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Saadi Ghatan, MD
Vice Chair, Departments of Neurosurgery and Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, St. Luke's-Roosevelt and Beth Israel
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American Board of Neurosurgery
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1993
Neurosurgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1994-1997
Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, 2001
From the doctor
Dr. Ghatan operates at both Roosevelt Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center.
Dr. Ghatan specializes in all aspects of pediatric and adult neurosurgery, with special emphasis on epilepsy surgery, including focal resective surgery, multilobar resections, temporal lobectomies, corpus callosotomies, vagal nerve stimulator placement,, multiple subpial transections, and hemispherotomies. He also specializes in minimally invasive surgeries, including resections of hypothalamic hamartomas, stereotactic surgery, and gamma knife surgery. Other areas of expertise include placement of ventriculo-peritoneal shunts, cranial based surgery. He performs surgery on both children and adults
Dr. Ghatan is committed to improving the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families and caregivers. He cares for the developmentally delayed and those with catastrophic epilepsies, from birth to adulthood.
Dr. Ghatan has recently taken the lead in the creation of a multidisciplinary spasticity center, which will provide botox injections, baclofen pump implantation and management, and other treatment options for people with cerebral palsy and dystonia, in conjunction with the already existing
Dr. Ghatan has spearheaded the growth and success of the epilepsy surgery program at Beth Israel and Roosevelt, working hand in hand with Steve Wolf MD and Patty McGoldrick NP. His most recent research includes epilepsy surgery outcomes and surgical treatment for epilepsies associated with vascular malformations, autism, and strokes.
In addition to the epilepsy program, Dr. Ghatan takes a special interest in the management of brain tumors and hydrocephalus, as well as spinal cord tumors, and other abnormalities.
Dr. Ghatan has authored numerous chapters and has authored and co-authored peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and has presented posters and presentations at many regional, national and international meetings, including the American Epilepsy Society and the International Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Conference. He is frequently invited to speak on all aspects of neurosurgery.
He is consistently named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and a Super Doctor. He participates in a telemedicine program to bring neurosurgical care to residents of upstate New York, who have limited access to world class neurosurgical centers and may be unable to travel easily to a major center.
Dr. Ghatan is a graduate of Princeton University. He attended medical school at the University of Washington, where he also did his neurosurgery residency and his fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery.
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