Rod J Oskouian Md

Surgical Director, Spinal Tumors and Spinal Trauma
Co-Director, Spine Fellowship Program

Location: Cherry Hill, Issaquah

Rod J. Oskouian Jr., M.D., is the surgical director for spinal tumors and spinal trauma at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Oskouian specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders, including complex spinal cases such as fractures, spinal deformities and revision surgery for those patients who have had multiple procedures. With the understanding that each patient is unique, Dr. Oskouian spends time educating his patients so they understand the treatment options and outcomes. With an experienced, multi-specialty team of physicians, Dr. Oskouian's goal is to return his patients to a healthy, normal life.

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed
Back Injuries, Back Pain, Back/Spine Injuries, Back/Spine Surgery, Cervical Injury/Problems, Cervical Spine Problems/Proc., Cervical/Lumbar Degen. Disorders, Chordoma, Congenital Deform. Extr/Spine, CyberKnife, Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Gamma Knife, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neck Disorders, Neck Injuries, Neck Pain, Osteoporosis, Peripheral Nerve Disorder, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Peripheral Neuropathy, Sarcoma, Schwannoma, Sciatica, Scoliosis - Adult/Pediatric, Scoliosis Surgery, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain, Spine Trauma & Disease, Sports Injuries, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Thoracic Spine Trauma/Disease, Vertebroplasty

Philosophy of Care
My philosophy of care is to provide comprehensive individualized medical care for my patients based on the most recent scientific advances. I also believe prevention, communication and education are a vital component of a patient's long term health and well-being.

Personal Interests
Dr. Oskouian is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders. As a key member of the Spine Center at SNI, his clinical practice will include the Swedish/Cherry Hill campus in Seattle and various locations in Eastside King County. Oskouian received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed residencies in surgery and neurosurgery at the University of Virginia and a neurosurgery fellowship at the New Zealand National Hospital in Auckland. Prior to coming to Swedish, Oskouian was at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Oskouian's research and clinical focus will be on scoliosis, spinal deformities and anomalies, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury, degenerative disc disease, spinal oncology, stereotactic spinal radiosurgery, and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Oskouian has published in numerous medical journals and textbooks, including Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Clinics of North America, the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus and Spine.

Medical School
UCLA School of Medicine

University of Virginia

New Zealand National Hospital

Board Certifications
Board Eligible, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Additional Information
Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Surgery

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