Rajiv Saigal M.D., Ph.D.

 Rajiv Saigal M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery (Spine), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Spinal Deformity, Spine Trauma, Spine Tumors


Neurological Surgery, Spine Center


English, Spanish


Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

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


Rajiv Saigal, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon specializing in general neurosurgery and complex spine surgery.

Dr. Saigal earned his M.D. at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, and Ph.D. in medical engineering at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He completed a neurosurgery residency in spinal deformity and spinal tumors at University of California, San Francisco; an orthopedic spine deformity fellowship at Scripps and the San Diego Spine Foundation, California; and a spine fellowship at the University of Miami, Florida.

Dr. Saigal’s clinical research interests include spine surgery and neurotrauma, and his pre-clinical translational research focuses on use of biomaterials and drug delivery systems for treatment of spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Saigal is an assistant professor of neurological surgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Personal Interests

Dr. Saigal enjoys martial arts, football, snowboarding and traveling in his spare time.


Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and TechnologyPh.D2009
Tufts University School of MedicineMedical Education2009
San Diego Spine Foundation, ScrippsFellowshipSpine Surgery
UCSF - Dept. of Neurological SurgeryInternshipNeurosurgery
UCSF - Dept. of Neurological SurgeryResidencyNeurosurgery
University of MiamiFellowshipSpine Surgery

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