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Christoph Hofstetter, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon at UW Medicine and a UW associate professor of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Hofstetter specializes in complex spine surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques and a focus on degenerative spinal disorders and spinal oncology. He believes in creating active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Hofstetter earned his M.D. from University of Vienna, and Ph.D. at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Dr. Hofstetter’s research interests include minimally invasive motion preserving spinal procedures, endoscopic techniques to treat disc herniations and treatment strategies to enhance nerve fiber plasticity and regeneration following spinal cord injury.

Personal Interests

Dr. Hofstter is married and has three children. His hobbies include hiking, biking, yard and house work, playing the violin and cooking. 

Neurosurgery Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center

3100 Northup Way Bellevue, WA 98004


Neurological surgery

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, Surgical Pavilion Seattle, WA 98195


Back/spine injury treatment, Brain tumors, Chronic pain, Head & neck surgery

University of Miami

Fellowship, 2014, Spine

Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ

Residency, 2013, Neurosurgery

Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ

Internship, 2007, General Surgery

Mayo Clinic

Fellowship, 2006

Karolinska Institute

Medical education, 2005

Medical University of Vienna

Medical education, 2005


Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery, 2017, American Board of Neurological Surgery