Laligam N. Sekhar M.D. Accepting new patients

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


English, German, Tamil


Laligam Sekhar, M.D., is a board certified neurosurgeon at Harborview, vice chair of UW Neurological Surgery and a UW professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology.

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

Dr. Sekhar earned his M.D. at Madras Medical College in India. His clinical interests include treatment of complex neurosurgical 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.
Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Brain tumors, Cerebrovascular, Epilepsy, General neurology


Neurology Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


General neurology


Cerebrovascular Lab at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 1st Floor, Ste. 127 Seattle, WA 98104


Cerebrovascular, Neurological surgery, Ultrasound

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109


Breast cancer, Cancer care, Colorectal cancer, Gynecologic oncology

Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency, 1982, Neurological Surgery

Madras Medical College

Medical education, 1973

George Washington University Medical Center

Teaching Appointment

University Hospital Zurich


Institute of Neurology, National Hospital

Fellowship, Neurosurgery

Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Teaching Appointment

Nordstadt Hospital Hanover


Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency, Neurology

John H. Stronger, Jr., Cook County Hospital

Internship, Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery, 1986, American Board of Neurological Surgery