World-Renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Johnny Delashaw Joins Swedish Neuroscience Institute

October 18, 2013

By Swedish News

SEATTLE — October, 16 2013 — Swedish Medical Center, Seattle’s leading nonprofit health care provider, announced today that Johnny Delashaw, M.D. will join Swedish Neuroscience Institute as a staff neurosurgeon. The Swedish Neuroscience Institute includes a team of world-renowned neurosurgeons and neurologists dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of brain, spine and central nervous system ailments.

Dr. Delashaw specializes in skull base, pituitary, spinal and cerebrovascular surgery and has performed thousands of procedures throughout his career. His expertise is a strong fit with Swedish Neuroscience Institute’s existing surgery and treatment services.

“Dr. Johnny Delashaw is an outstanding new addition to our team and we’re excited to have him join us,” said Dr. Marc Mayberg, Executive Director of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. “His skills add valuable depth and expertise to our staff. In addition, he brings a strong academic background which complements our ongoing research and teaching programs. ”

Dr. Delashaw 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.

“The atmosphere at Swedish Neuroscience Institute is unlike any other in the country,” Dr. Delashaw said. “SNI gives me an opportunity to change the way neurosurgery is performed here in the United States and the world. I’m looking forward to complementing what is already an excellent staff.”

Dr. Delashaw will work alongside a high-profile team of specialists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute including Charles Cobbs M.D., Stephen Monteith, M.D., David Newell, M.D., Marc Mayberg, M.D. and Douglas Backous, M.D. This team is equipped to provide the full spectrum of neurological care for ailments including brain tumors, epilepsy, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, pituitary disorders, spinal and cerebrovascular disorders, among others.

Dr. Delashaw will practice out of the Swedish Cherry Hill campus at 550 17th Ave., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98122, as well as his clinic in Longview, WA located at Kirkpatrick Family Care at 783 Commerce Ave # 300, Longview, WA 98632. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Delashaw, call (206) 320-2800.

About The Swedish Neuroscience Institute

The acclaimed Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) provides advanced, progressive treatment for a wide range of brain, spine and central nervous system conditions. It is home to a roster of world-class neurologists and neurosurgeons, leading-edge operating rooms, TeleHealth access for patients outside the area, and a specially-trained Inpatient Neurology Team – all with a level of care and compassion focused on improving outcomes and renewing hope. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at SNI are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of neurological disorders. Through multiple fellowships, SNI is also training the next generation of neurosurgery subspecialists.

About Swedish

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2012, Providence affiliated with Swedish Health Services, expanding both organizations’ ability to carry out their individual missions. Swedish Health Services is a secular, not-for-profit organization founded in 1910 with five hospitals, primary care and specialty clinics, ambulatory care centers and 8,900 employees in the greater Seattle and western Washington areas. Providence and its affiliates includes 32 hospitals, 400 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The affiliated health system employs more than 64,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington – with its system office located in Renton, Washington. In 2012, Providence provided more than $693 million in community benefit across the West Coast and Swedish provided more than $130 million in community benefit in Western Washington. Together, Providence and Swedish are working to improve quality, increase access and reduce the cost of care in all of the communities we serve.