Laligam N. Sekhar M.D.

 Laligam  N. Sekhar M.D.

Bio

Dr. Sekhar is known around the world for his expertise in treating complex neurosurgical problems, particularly skull base tumors, such as acoustic…

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Patient Care Philosophy

I like to give my patients the right choices for their care, and when they make my service their main choice, I like to deliver the best care possible in the world at present.

Personal Interests

My personal interests are my wife, children and their happiness. I also enjoy tennis, cricket and spirituality.

Clinical Interests

Treatment of complex neurosurgical disorders, particularly cerebrovascular disorders (aneurysms, arterovenous malformations), cerebral revascularization (for intractable ischemia), skull base tumors (acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, chordomas), complex brain tumors (deep-seated or difficult), microvascular compression disorders (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, disabling vertigo), craniocervical junction and cervical problems.

Research Interests

Robotics and their application to medicine, stem cell therapies to improve outcomes for neurosurgical patients, continuous quality improvement in vascular and skull base neurosurgery, thought experiments on technology and the future of sentient beings.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Madras Medical CollegeMedical education1973
George Washington University Medical CenterTeaching Appointment
Hospital FochFellowship
Institute of Neurology, National HospitalFellowship
John H. Stronger, Jr., Cook County HospitalInternship
Nordstadt Hospital HanoverFellowship
Univ. of Cincinnati College of MedicineResidency
Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidency
Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical CenterTeaching Appointment
University Hospital ZurichFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1973

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery1986
Dr. Sekhar is known around the world for his expertise in treating complex neurosurgical problems, particularly skull base tumors, such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, chordomas and complex brain tumors. He is also an expert on surgical treatment of blood vessel disorders in and around the brain.

Based at Harborview Medical Center, he is a UW professor and vice-chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. In addition, he is president of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and president of the Washington State Association of Neurological Surgeons.