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