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Spine Specialist


EDUCATION |  INNOVATION  |  RESEARCH  |  CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spine Specialist


EDUCATION |  INNOVATION  |  RESEARCH  |  CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rod J. Oskouian Jr., M.D., FAANS

Dedicated to providing clinical excellence in the treatment of neurological disorders through education, research and innovation.

Dr. Rod J. Oskouian is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders, with an expertise in:

  • Spinal Tumors, Including Metastatic Disease
  • Osteomyelitis/Discitis
  • Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Revision Fusion Surgeries
  • Spinal Procedures on the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Dr. Oskouian is currently the Medical Director of the Spine Program at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Director of the Neurosurgical Fellowship Program at the Swedish Medical Center.  He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed residencies in surgery and neurosurgery at the University of Virginia under the direction of Dr. John Jane.  In addition, he completed a specialty year of training as part of the New Zealand Brain & Spine Fellowship Program at the New Zealand National Hospital in Auckland.  Dr. Oskouian is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Oskouian is currently the Medical Director of the Spine Program at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Director of the Neurosurgical Fellowship Program at the Swedish Medical Center.  His research and clinical focus is on scoliosis, spinal deformities and anomalies, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury, degenerative disc disease, spinal oncology, stereotactic spinal radiosurgery, and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He has published in numerous medical journals and textbooks, including Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Clinics of North America, the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus and Spine.

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Leader in Spinal Deformity Surgery


COMPLEX AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGEON

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Leader in Spinal Deformity Surgery


COMPLEX AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGEON

What Makes This Practice Unique

While Dr. Oskouian’s practice addresses multiple spinal conditions, he is particularly interested in correction of spinal deformities, from scoliosis to deformities caused by metastatic tumors involving the spine. 


Education

Dr. Oskouian is extremely passionate about education, participating in and hosting national educational conferences each year for training and seasoned surgeons alike.  His courses cover current topics in spine that are evolving, combining both lecture and cadaver labs into the agenda, allowing for hands-on time to practice new and innovative surgical techniques. 

Research & Innovation

Dr. Oskouian is heavily involved in clinical research that targets improving surgical techniques for spinal procedures, with the goal of producing better patient outcomes, both immediately after surgery and for the long term.  In particular, he has been one of the leading surgeons in the nation to utilize the lateral approach for spinal deformity corrections.  Through this technique, patients typically experience less pain, quicker recovery time, shorter hospital stays, and better correction of their deformity.

 

Clinical Excellence

Dr. Oskouian has been involved in over 40 publications including medical journals and texts, and has presented both nationally and overseas on the lateral approach to spine surgery. 

In addition, he serves on the editorial board for the European Spine Journal.  He is also active in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as the North American Spine Association. 

Patient Cases


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Patient Experience


PATIENTS EXPRESS WHY DR. OSKOUIAN WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THEM

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Patient Experience


PATIENTS EXPRESS WHY DR. OSKOUIAN WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THEM

What Are People Saying . . .


Meet Shirley Cogswell

Spine Surgery: Meningioma

As an avid 75-year-old tennis player, Shirley was amazed when sudden sharp pain in her back turned out to be a benign spine tumor. In a painstaking 7-hour surgery, Dr. Rod Oskouian literally did take the pain away.

Meet Linda Swenson

Spine Surgery: Scoliosis

After exhausting all non-surgical spine treatment options, Linda Swenson was referred to Dr. Oskouian for her scoliosis.  Join Ms. Swenson as she describes her experience with spine surgery.
 

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News & Events


IMAGE: SPINE SURGERY MISSION TRIP - NAIROBI, KENYA 2014
 

 

 

 

 

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News & Events


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Latest News


Recorded CME: The Kenyan Perspective of Spine Surgery

August 14, 2014
49 Minutes

For the last four years, Richard Ombachi, M.D. and Soren Otieno, M.D., orthopaedic surgeons from Kenyatta National Hospital have collaborated with U.S. surgeons through the Spine Project to help more than 200 patients in critical need of corrective spine surgery. Their mission is to create a sustainable spine treatment program that will advance the quality of spine care in Kenya.  Click here to learn more.

Can DIY Medical Tourism Change the World?

The Seattle Globalist
Reagan Jackson

Here in Seattle it seems that more and more doctors are partnering with hospitals and clinics in developing nations to donate everything from medical supplies to free surgeries, though it is difficult to give concrete numbers because such programs are often piecemeal and based on individual relationships. People want to “help,” but often don’t know how to connect.

Recorded CME: Fifth Annual ONE Spine Residents and Fellows Course

August 15-17, 2014

This year, a record number of 19 world-class spine surgery faculty members volunteered their time for three days of presentations and hands-on training. Orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons from 36 hospitals and institutions from across the United States and as far as Kenya and Libya attended this year’s event. Coursework ranged from spinal tumors and the latest in minimally invasive surgery to spinal vascular malformations and managing thoracolumbar spine trauma.

 

Continuing Medical Education


October 25, 2014

Missoula Medical Conference Guest Speaker: Rod Oskouian, M.D. Missoula, MT

Missoula Medical Conference

Guest Speaker:
Rod Oskouian, M.D.
Missoula, MT

February 7, 2015

Lateral Spine - Cadaver Lab Seattle Science Foundation Seattle, WA 98122

Lateral Spine - Cadaver Lab

Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, WA 98122

November 8, 2014

Columbia Basin Medical Conference Guest Speaker: Rod Oskouian, M.D. Moses Lake, WA

Columbia Basin Medical Conference

Guest Speaker:
Rod Oskouian, M.D.
Moses Lake, WA

April 17, 2015

Multimodal Spinal Tumors Seattle Science Foundation Seattle, WA 98122 View 2014 Recorded Presentations

Multimodal Spinal Tumors

Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, WA 98122

View 2014 Recorded Presentations

December 5, 2014

Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Seattle Science Foundation Seattle, WA 98122

Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, WA 98122

May 16, 2015

Spine Trauma - Hands On Cadaver Lab Seattle Science Foundation Seattle, WA 98122  

Spine Trauma - Hands On Cadaver Lab

Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, WA 98122
 

January 16, 2015

Team Approach to Spinal Deformity Surgery Course Swedish Education Conference Center Seattle, WA 98122

Team Approach to Spinal Deformity Surgery Course

Swedish Education Conference Center
Seattle, WA 98122

June 26, 2015

Third Annual ONE Spine Masters Course: 2015 Controversies in Spine Surgery Seattle Science Foundation Seattle, WA 98122 View 2014 Recorded Presentations

Third Annual ONE Spine Masters Course: 2015 Controversies in Spine Surgery

Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, WA 98122

View 2014 Recorded Presentations

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Featured Videos


Second Annual ONE Spine Masters Course: 2014 Controversies in Spine Surgery

On June 27, 2014, the leading minds in orthopedic and neurological spine surgery gathered for a day of candid debate and discussion at the Seattle Science Foundation.  It was a favorite among the attendees due to the provocative topics and in-depth debates.

Spinal Fixation Yesterday to Tomorrow John Kostuik, M.D.

Spinal Fixation Yesterday to Tomorrow

John Kostuik, M.D.

Complication of Spine Surgery for Deformity Theodore Wagner, M.D.

Complication of Spine Surgery for Deformity

Theodore Wagner, M.D.

Thoracolumbar Spine D. Kojo Hamilton, M.D.

Thoracolumbar Spine

D. Kojo Hamilton, M.D.

Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery Isadore H. Lieberman, M.D.

Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery

Isadore H. Lieberman, M.D.

Should We Use BMP-2 Paul A. Anderson, M.D.

Should We Use BMP-2

Paul A. Anderson, M.D.

Complication Avoidance in Lateral Approaches to the Spine Rod J. Oskouian, M.D.

Complication Avoidance in Lateral Approaches to the Spine

Rod J. Oskouian, M.D.

Pearls and Pitfalls of Image Guidance J. Patrick Johnson, M.D.

Pearls and Pitfalls of Image Guidance

J. Patrick Johnson, M.D.

Management of Cervical Kyphotic Deformity Paul Santiago, M.D.

Management of Cervical Kyphotic Deformity

Paul Santiago, M.D.

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Photo Gallery


ONE Spine Residents & Fellows Course 2014

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ONE Spine Residents & Fellows Course 2014

Fifth Annual ONE Spine
Residents and Fellows Course

August 15-17, 2014

If you missed this year’s ONE Spine Fellows & Residents Course for orthopedic fellows and senior neurosurgical residents who will practice spinal surgery, photos are now available. This year, a record number of 19 world-class spine surgery faculty members volunteered their time to three days of presentations and hands-on training. Orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons from 36 hospitals and institutions from across the United States and as far as Kenya and Libya attended this year’s event. Coursework ranged from spinal tumors and the latest in minimally invasive surgery to spinal vascular malformations and managing thoracolumbar spine trauma.

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You will be connected with our spine intake nurse who will help evaluate your need for a surgical appointment.

(425) 313-7077

Our Locations

Swedish/Issaquah
751 N.E. Blakely Drive
Suite 4020, Level 4
Issaquah, WA 98029

 

 

Swedish/Cherry Hill (Seattle)
1600 East Jefferson
Jefferson Tower, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98122

 
 

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