Laligam N. Sekhar M.D.

 Laligam  N. Sekhar M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Brain tumors, Cerebrovascular, Neurological surgery, Skull base surgery, Stroke


Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Stroke Center, UW Medicine Pituitary Program


English, German, Tamil


Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

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

Neurology Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th 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 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 


Laligam N. Sekhar, M.D., is a neurosurgeon at the Cerebrovascular, Neurological Surgery and Neurology clinics at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Sekhar is also a UW professor and vice-chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Sekhar is a world-renowned expert in treating complex neurosurgical problems, particularly skull base tumors. Dr. Sekhar is also an expert on surgical treatment of blood vessel disorders in and around the brain. He beleives in creating active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Sekhar’s clinical interests include treatment of complex neurosurgical disorders, particularly cerebrovascular disorders, cerebral revascularization for intractable ischemia, skull base tumors, craniocervical junction and cervical problems, complex brain tumors and microvascular compression disorders.

His research interests include 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.

Personal Interests

Dr. Sekhar's personal interests are his wife, children and their happiness. He also enjoys tennis, cricket and spirituality.


Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidencyNeurological Surgery1982
Madras Medical CollegeMedical education1973


Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery1986
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