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Charles E. Nussbaum, MD
Charles E. Nussbaum, MD
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Brain Cancer
Neuroscience Institute

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-7525

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumors

Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery

Joined VM - August 1990

Areas(s) of Expertise
Brain and pituitary tumors
Vascular neurosurgery
Spinal surgery, including kyphoplasty for osteoporotic fractures
Stereotactic radiosurgery
Trigeminal neuralgia
Interdisciplinary management:
Tumors – Neuro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
Vascular – Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurology
Spine surgery

Special Interest(s)
Brain and Spine Tumors/Cysts, Spine Conditions (Peripheral or Pinched Nerve), Brain Tumors, Blood Vessel Abnormalities (Aneurysm, AVM), Trigeminal Neuralgia, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, subarachnoid hemorrhage

University of Rochester, N.Y., 1984

General Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, 1985

Neurosurgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, N.Y., 1990

Personal Information
Enjoys skiing, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children.

On Patients
"Our section strives to provide prompt and sensitive care to our patients. The patient always comes first."

On Specialty
"Recent technological advances permit neurosurgeons to aggressively treat a wide variety of problems while restoring neurologic functions and alleviating pain."

On Virginia Mason
"As part of the Virginia Mason Medical Center team, we are able to give our patients integrated care on one campus."

Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Medical Association Member, Washington State Medical Association Member, King County Medical Society Member, Seattle Surgical Society Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Member, Western Neurosurgical Society Board member, Think First of Washington Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009. Voted one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2010.

Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts

  • Lymphocytic hypophysitis with involvement of the cavernous sinus and hypothalamus.
  • Use of Vicryl (polyglactin 910) mesh to limit epidural scar formation after laminectomy.
  • Vicryl (polyglactin 910) mesh as a dural substitute in the presence of pia arachnoid injury.
  • Links to Other Sites

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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