Dr. Delashaw specializes in skull base, pituitary, spinal and cerebrovascular surgery and has performed thousands of procedures throughout his career. He comes to Swedish following his position as chief of neurological surgery for UC Irvine Health, where he developed a national surgical referral network for cranial disease and helped establish a facility for quality treatment of spine problems. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.
Dr. Delashaw also held various positions at Oregon Health & Science University. His contributions as chief of Neuro-Oncology and Skull Base Surgery and professor of Neurological Surgery, Otolaryngology and Neurology were instrumental in establishing OHSU as one of the largest neurosurgical practices in the nation. Dr. Delashaw also served as chief of Neurosurgery at Gainesville Veteran’s Administration Hospital and as assistant professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Florida.
He received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors and distinction from Stanford University.
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Suffering from a pituitary tumor that was compromising her vision, Haimanot came to Swedish thanks to local author (Snow Falling on Cedars) David Guterson. David arranged to have Haimanot brought to Seattle, and Swedish/Seattle and SNI leadership agreed to provide treatment free of charge. The procedure, performed by Dr. Delashaw, was a success. The story was even more extraordinary because Haimanot is the cousin of Hana Williams, the young Ethiopian girl who tragically died in 2011 after years of abuse and neglect (her adoptive parents have since been convicted in a very high-profile case that Guterson plans to profile in his next book).
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Medical School University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency University of Virginia General Surgery Residency; University of Virginia Neurosurgery Residency