Mikhail S. Gelfenbeyn M.D., Ph.D. Accepting new patients

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Mikhail Gelfenbeyn, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified neurological surgeon, Chief of Neurosurgery at Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and a UW assistant professor of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Gelfenbeyn strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Gelfenbeyn earned his M.D. at Moscow Second Medical Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. His clinical interests include spine degenerative conditions and peripheral nerve conditions and his research interests include spine degenerative conditions.

Personal Interests

Dr. Gelfenbeyn enjoys books and art in his spare time.
UW - Dept. of Neurosurgery

Fellowship, 2009, Neurological Surgery

UW - Dept. of Neurosurgery

Residency, 2008, Neurosurgery

UW - Dept. of Neurosurgery

Fellowship, 2004

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Internship, 2004, General Surgery

UW - Dept. of Neurosurgery

Fellowship, 2003

Moscow 2nd Medical Institute

Medical education, 1978


Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery, 2013, American Board of Neurological Surgery