Biography & Education

Biography

Additional Information 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.
 


In the News

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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Specialties
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
Education Background
Medical School University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency University of Virginia General Surgery Residency; University of Virginia Neurosurgery Residency
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Brain & Spine Specialists
1600 East Jefferson Street
Jefferson Tower, Suite 101
Seattle 98122
Fax 206-320-2205
550 17th Ave.
Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax 206-320-2827
Swedish Longview
Kirkpatrick Family Care
783 Commerce Ave., #300
Longview 98632
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Specialties

Specialties
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Aneurysms (Brain/Cerebral)
  • Back/Spine Surgery
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Cervical/Lumbar Degen. Disorders
  • Lumbar Spine Trauma/Disease
  • Neurosurgeons at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Neurosurgery
  • Physicians
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Skull-Base Tumors
  • Spine Surgeons
  • Spine Surgery
  • The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
  • The Pituitary Specialists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Tumors (Spine and Cranial)

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (86 Ratings, 13 Comments)

10

03/22/2015
Provider spent less than 5 minutes with me. Didn't receive exam. Provider denied me when tried to discuss symptomology. Spoke down to me, no interest in why I was there as a [...] patient.
Swedish Patient
90

12/23/2014
On the whole, he is an excellent Neurosurgeon.
Swedish Patient
100

12/14/2014
We were very satisfied with *Dr. Delashaw - The best medical visit I have experienced.
Swedish Patient
100

11/30/2014
Nurse came to give me a shot without prior explanation by the doc!
Swedish Patient
90

11/30/2014
Dr. Delashaw and his nurse, [...], were both great.
Swedish Patient
100

10/28/2014
Great.
Swedish Patient
 

10/22/2014
wouldn't recommend Dr. Delashaw to anyone!
Swedish Patient
80

09/30/2014
*Dr. Delashaw is a very good neurosurgeon. However for my next surgery for a smaller tumor I am looking for something less invasive.
Swedish Patient
100

09/02/2014
Great experience, during a very difficult medical issue.
Swedish Patient
10

08/13/2014
*Dr. Delashaw is arrogant and dismissive of patient concerns & questions.
Swedish Patient
100

07/16/2014
Everybody is great!
Swedish Patient
100

06/15/2014
*Dr. Delashaw is a true professional. He is very compassionate & caring.
Swedish Patient
100

06/02/2014
He was kind helpful and understanding.
Swedish Patient