Benjamin L. Grannan, MD, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in epilepsy, movement disorders and neuromodulation. He performs general neurological surgeries as well as brain tumor, epilepsy, movement disorders, and peripheral nerve surgeries. He also provides deep brain stimulation and surgical pain treatment.
Dr. Grannan believes that focusing on an individual patient's quality of life is key to providing excellent and meaningful neurosurgical care. Understanding how surgery can maintain or improve a patient's wellbeing and happiness is essential. He feels this requires clear communication of medical information, goals, and expectations. He values working with a team that is compassionate and responsive to both patients and their loved ones.
Dr. Grannan is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Grannan's research focuses on the use of clinical intracranial brain recordings to study aspects of human cognition including language processing.
Dr. Grannan received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School and completed neurosurgery residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. During residency, he was a recipient of the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation and NIH T32 research grants, which supported his postdoctoral research fellowship in the Ziv Williams Lab at MGH.
Dr. Grannan enjoys skiing, biking and spending time with family.