Daniel L. Silbergeld, M.D.Dr. Silbergeld is the Chief of Neurosurgery and an attending neurosurgeon at the University of Washington School of Medicine, holding both an Professor of Neurosurgery and an Adjunct Professor of Pathology.
Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Professor
Chief of Neurosurgery at U.W.M.C.
He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1984. Dr. Silbergeld then completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of Washington, followed by a two-year research fellowship in the Northwest Neuro-Oncology Research and Therapy Section as well as two additional fellowships -- one in neuro-oncology and the other in epilepsy surgery. After spending five years at Washington University in St. Louis as assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, he returned to Seattle in 1997 after being appointed to the faculty in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington.
Dr. Silbergeld's clinical practice focuses on brain tumors as well as epilepsy surgery with special expertise in functional brain mapping for language, movement and sensation.
Dr. Silbergeld’s research laboratory is currently investigating glioma invasion and motility. His laboratory is working with Dr. Pierre Mourad to investigate the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound to temporarily disrupt the blood-brain barrier to enable delivery of chemotherpeutic agents to brain tumors.
"When participating in teaching, research and patient care, caring for the patient and providing continuity of care is my primary mission. Participating in multi-disciplinary teams allow a unique patient-based system that offers excellent state-of-the-art care that cannot be provided by individual physicians." - Dr. Dan Silbergeld
Education and Training
1979 BS in Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC
1984 MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
1984-85 Internship in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1985-90 Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1987-88 Research Fellow, Northwest Neuro-Oncology Research and Therapy Section, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1988-89 Registrar in Neurological Surgery, Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, St. George Medical School, Wimbledon, England
1989 Fellow, Neuro-Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1990-92 Acting Instructor, Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1991 Fellow, Epilepsy Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1992-97 Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1997- Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA