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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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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.

(206) 320-4953

Our Locations

Swedish Cherry Hill Campus
1600 East Jefferson
Jefferson Tower, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98122

 

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