Anthony Michael Avellino M.D., M.B.A.

Anthony Michael Avellino M.D., M.B.A.

Bio

Dr. Avellino is the director of UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute and chief of neurological surgery at UW Medical Center. He is a UW professor of…

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Patient Care Philosophy

Patient/family-centered care is critical to achieving the very best outcomes.

Clinical Interests

His clinical practice focuses on all aspects of neurosurgery with special expertise in minimally invasive endoscopic neurosurgery; complex spine problems; brain and spinal cord tumors; peripheral nerve surgery; and normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Research Interests

Investigations in the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus using proteomic and genomic techniques; identifying biomarkers for the prognosis of cognitive outcome in hydrocephalus; and establishing a human ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) databank for the investigations of CSF biomarkers in hydrocephalus.

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • Columbia UniversityMedical education1992
  • Johns Hopkins School of MedicineTeaching Appointment
  • UW - Dept. of NeurosurgeryFellowship
  • UW - Dept. of NeurosurgeryResidency
  • UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternship

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery2004
Dr. Avellino is the director of UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute and chief of neurological surgery at UW Medical Center. He is a UW professor of neurological surgery and professor of orthopaedics and sports medicine, and an attending neurosurgeon at Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center and Seattle Children’s. He is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Avellino received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1992. After completing an eight-year residency in neurological surgery at the University of Washington and a one-year pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at Seattle Children’s, he joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital in January 2001. He also was a member of the consulting medical staff at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He subsequently returned to the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Seattle Children’s in January 2003 and served as chief of pediatric neurosurgery from 2007 to 2009. In addition, he was the UW Department of Neurological Surgery residency program director from 2005 to 2009.

In 2007, Dr. Avellino completed the certificate program in medical management in the Department of Health Services at the UW School of Medicine, and in 2008, he received his master's of business administration degree from The George Washington University School of Business.

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