Michael Levitt M.D.

 Michael Levitt M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Gamma Knife, Neurological Surgery


Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Stroke Center




Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Cerebrovascular Lab at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 1st Floor, Ste. 127
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.3905|Map It 

Gamma Knife Center at Harborview

325 9th Ave., Center Tower, Ground Floor, GCT 44
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.8067|Map It 


Michael Levitt, M.D. is an assistant professor of neurological surgery and radiology and an adjunct assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. Dr. Levitt graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed his neurological surgery residency at the University of Washington and completed additional fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Levitt specializes in minimally invasive treatment of cerebrovascular diseases of the brain and spine including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulas, carotid stenosis and stroke. He provides both microsurgical and endovascular expertise, often in combination, to approach each patient’s unique medical needs.

Patient Care Philosophy

The patient’s quality of life is the most important factor in medical care. Our team listens to each patient’s unique needs and develops a customized care plan to achieve this goal.

Personal Interests

Guitar, piano, jujutsu, skiing, hiking, yoga, fiction, cooking and world travel.

Research Interests

Dr. Levitt’s research has received multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NINDS). His research interests center around translational efforts to understand how cerebral aneurysms form, grow and rupture. By using cutting-edge technology including patient-specific blood flow measurements and computational fluid dynamics, his team hopes to develop methods to predict the long-term outcomes of minimally invasive aneurysm treatment. He leads a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, mechanical engineers and physicists.


Loyola University, Stritch SOMMedical education2007
Barrow Neurological InstituteFellowshipEndovascular Neurosurgery
UW - Dept. of NeurosurgeryResidencyNeurological Surgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternshipGeneral Surgery

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