Rajiv Saigal M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.

 Rajiv Saigal M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.

Specialties and Expertise

Minimally invasive surgery, Neurological surgery, Neurotrauma, Scoliosis, Spinal cord injury (SCI), Spinal deformity, Spine surgery, Spine tumors


Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Spine Center


English, Spanish


Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

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


Dr. Saigal is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at UW. He specializes in spinal deformity, spinal tumors, minimally invasive techniques, spinal cord injury, and neurotrauma.

Dr. Saigal completed neurosurgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), training with international leaders in spinal deformity and tumors. He then completed an orthopedic spine deformity fellowship at Scripps / San Diego Spine Foundation and a neurosurgery / minimally invasive spine fellowship at the University of Miami.

Prior to UCSF, Dr. Saigal completed a PhD in medical engineering at Harvard-MIT and an MD at Tufts. He is the recipient of numerous awards for research, teaching, and leadership, including the Boldrey Young Investigator Award, UCSF Neurosurgery Research and Rosegay awards, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Whitaker Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Washington Spinal Cord Injury Consortium grant.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Saigal enjoys martial arts, football, snowboarding and travel


San Diego Spine Foundation, ScrippsFellowshipSpine Surgery2016
University of MiamiFellowshipSpine Surgery2016
UCSF - Dept. of Neurological SurgeryResidencyNeurosurgery2015
UCSF - Dept. of Neurological SurgeryInternshipNeurosurgery2010
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and TechnologyPh.D2009
Tufts University School of MedicineMedical Education2009

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