Seattle Neurosciences Institute
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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.