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David W. Newell, MD

Neurosurgeon
Languages: Arabic, Swahili, Somali, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
For more information see: seattleneurosciences.com David W. Newell, M.D. is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, brain aneurysms, spine surgery, stroke and arteriovenous malformations. Dr. Newell previously held the position of Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In addition to directing the University’s Cerebrovascular Lab, he was Chief of Neurosurgery at Harborview Medical Center, where he specialized in the care of brain injury and spinal cord injury. Dr Newell was one of the original authors of “Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury “by the Brain Trauma Foundation, which were established as the first evidence based guidelines in Neurosurgery, to be endorsed by multiple professional societies. Dr. Newell’s research interests have included mechanisms of regulation of cerebral blood flow and the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. He was the first neurosurgeon in the United States to perform research and publish results on the use of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in neurosurgical patients and helped introduce this technology in the United States as part of the care and treatment of patients with cerebral aneurysms. Dr. Newell has won numerous honors, awards and distinctions including: Best Doctors in America®, Super Doctors, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Washington Magazine, Consumer’s Guide to Top Doctors, Health Network Service Excellence Award, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and Av vo, one of the nation's leading companies involved in quality metrics in health care. He was the recipient of 1989 National Stroke Association Fellowship Award and the William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is the principal investigator for many clinical trials, holds multiple NIH grants and is an author of numerous medical journal publications and books, including the No. 1 medical textbook on brain aneurysms titled "Management of Cerebral Aneurysms" (Elsevier Inc., 2004). Currently he serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Directors for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Case Western Reserve University
Medical School
University of Washington
Residency
Department of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Bern, Switzerland
Fellowship
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Surgery, Neurological
Services
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal vertebrae
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acromegaly
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • aneurysm
  • arachnoid cyst
  • arnold chiari malformation
  • arterial bypass graft
  • arteriovenous fistula
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • astrocytoma tumors
  • back fracture
  • back injury
  • back surgery
  • benign neoplasm of brain
  • berry aneurysm
  • biopsy of brain
  • biopsy of skull
  • bone growth stimulator
  • bone tumor
  • brachial nerve tumors
  • brachial plexus injury
  • brain laceration
  • brain neoplasms
  • brain surgery
  • bulging disc
  • burr hole
  • capillary telangiectasia
  • carotid artery angioplasty
  • carotid endarterectomy
  • carotid stenosis
  • carotid stent
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • cavernous hemangioma
  • cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar tumor
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral angiogram with stenting
  • cerebral angiogram with tumor embolization
  • cerebral arteritis
  • cerebral atherosclerosis
  • cerebral contusion
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral decompression
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cerebrovascular disorders
  • cerebrovascular insufficiency
  • cervical arthritis
  • cervical laminoplasty
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical spinal fusion
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • chiari decompression
  • chordoma
  • clipping of brain aneurysm
  • cns lymphoma
  • colloid cyst
  • compression fracture
  • congenital hydrocephalus
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • cranial nerve repair
  • cranial puncture
  • cranial vault malformations
  • craniectomy
  • craniocele
  • craniocervical junction disorders
  • craniocervical junction surgery
  • craniopharyngioma
  • craniotomy
  • cranium bifidum
  • csf shunt removal
  • cyberknife
  • decompression laminectomy
  • decompression median nerve at elbow
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • disc arthroplasty
  • disc replacement
  • disc surgery
  • diskectomy
  • dissection carotid artery
  • dissection of vertebral artery
  • dorsal column stimulator
  • dural sinus thrombosis
  • electrical sacral stimulation
  • encephalocele
  • encephalocele repair
  • encephalomegaly
  • endovascular coiling of aneurysm
  • ependymoma
  • epidermoid cysts
  • epidural hematoma
  • epidural hemorrhage
  • epilepsy surgery
  • extradural abscess
  • facet injection
  • facial pain
  • facial spasm
  • flow diversion for cerebral aneurysms
  • gamma knife
  • ganglioganglioma
  • ganglioma
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • ganglioneurocytoma
  • glioma
  • gliomatosis cerebri
  • gliosarcoma
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • head reconstruction
  • hearing loss
  • hemangiopericytoma
  • hemispherectomy
  • herniated disc
  • herniation syndrome
  • hydrocephalus
  • hydrorhachis
  • hyperhidrosis
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • injury of optic chiasm
  • intermittent cerebral ischemia
  • intracranial abscess
  • intracranial angioplasty
  • intracranial arterial bypass
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial artery stenosis
  • intracranial hemangioma
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial hypertension
  • intracranial mass
  • intraoperative mri
  • intraspinal abscess
  • janetta procedure
  • kyphosis
  • laminectomy
  • lesion of median nerve
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of posterior tibial nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • lesion of ulnar nerve
  • lipomyelomeningocele
  • lobectomy of brain
  • low back surgery
  • lower back injuries
  • lower back pain
  • lumbar drain
  • lumbar spine fusion
  • lumboperitoneal shunt placement
  • lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • malignant brain neoplasm
  • malignant neoplasm cerebellum
  • malignant neoplasm of frontal lobe
  • malignant neoplasm spinal cord
  • median nerve entrapment at elbow
  • meningioma
  • meningitis
  • meningocele
  • metastatic brain cancer
  • microvascular surgery
  • migraine surgery
  • migraine treatment
  • minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • moyamoya
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myelopathy surgery
  • nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • neck fracture
  • neck injury
  • neck pain
  • needle biopsy of brain
  • needle biopsy of cerebral meninges
  • neoplasm of brain stem
  • neuroablation
  • neuroblastoma
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • neuroendoscopy
  • neurofibrosarcoma
  • neurogenic claudication
  • neuronal glial tumors
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • nontraumatic epidural hemorrhage
  • nontraumatic extradural hemorrhage
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • olfactory neuroblastoma
  • oligodendroglioma
  • open biopsy of brain
  • optic nerve decompression
  • optic nerve surgery
  • orbital nerve decompression
  • osteomyelitis
  • parkinsons surgery
  • peripheral nerve injury
  • peripheral nerve surgery
  • peripheral nerve tumors
  • periventricular mass
  • petrous apex tumor
  • pilocytic astrocytoma
  • pineal tumor
  • pineoblastoma
  • pituitary adenoma
  • post-laminectomy kyphosis
  • post-laminectomy syndrome
  • prolactinoma
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • radiculopathy
  • removal acoustic neuroma
  • repair of brain
  • resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformation
  • ruptured brain aneurysm
  • ruptured intervertebral disc
  • sacroiliitis
  • scheurmanns disease
  • sciatica
  • shevel procedure
  • skull fracture
  • spinal abscess
  • spinal cord anomaly
  • spinal cord compression
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal dural graft
  • spinal embolization
  • spinal fracture
  • spinal fusion
  • spinal instrumentation
  • spinal meningioma
  • spinal schwannoma
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal tumor
  • spine fracture
  • spine injuries
  • spine stapling
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis with myelopathy
  • spondylosyndesis
  • spongioblastoma
  • spontaneous occlusion of the circle of willis
  • standard transphenoidal approach
  • stereotactic brain biopsy
  • stereotactic radiosurgery
  • stereotactic radiotherapy
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • subcaudate tractotomy
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • surgery for spasticity
  • surgical treatment of myelopathy
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarlov cysts
  • tethered spinal cord
  • thoracoscopy
  • thrombolysis
  • tic disorder
  • transient cerebral ischemia
  • transient ischemic attack
  • transient limb paralysis
  • transient monocular vision loss
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ulnar nerve decompression
  • ulnar nerve surgery
  • ultrasound steroid injection of the spine
  • vagal nerve stimulator
  • vascular anomaly
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular malformations of the spine
  • vascular myelopathy
  • vasculitic neuropathy
  • venous angioma
  • venous sinus thrombosis
  • ventricular shunt
  • ventriculo peritoneal shunt
  • ventriculocisternostomy
  • ventriculostomy
  • vertebral artery stenosis
  • vertebral epiphysitis
  • vertebral fracture
  • vertebral transposition
  • vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • visual cortex injury
  • von hippel-lindau disease
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