Nathan R. SeldenM.D., Ph.D., FACS, FAAP

  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine

Expertise

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Neurological Surgery (Pediatric)

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Biography

Dr. Selden is the Campagna Professor and Chair of the OHSU Department of Neurological Surgery. After 15 years at Doernbecher-OHSU as Head of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, he was appointed department chair in 2016.

Dr. Selden cares for premies, infants, children, and adolescents with surgical diseases of the brain and spine. He has advanced training in pediatric neurosurgery and extensive experience in caring for children with brain tumors, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, Chiari malformation, synostosis (birth defects of the skull), brain and spinal trauma, cerebral palsy with spasticity, and vascular malformations.

Dr. Selden grew up in Portland, although he was educated and trained around the world, as far away as Cambridge University in England and Harvard Medical School, before returning home to practice at Doernbecher and raise his family.

As a leader in neurosurgery, Dr. Selden is involved in the education of neurosurgeons here in Oregon and around the world. He has published over 140 articles in medical journals devoted to advanced techniques and new methods of caring for children with disorders of the nervous system and neurosurgical education.

Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences.

Education

  • A.B., 1986, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., 1990, Cambridge University
  • M.D., 1993, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency:

    • Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, 1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric neurological surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, 2000
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 2011
    • American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2004

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Past-President
  • Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  • Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Patient ratings

4.6 out of 5 (131 Ratings, 37 Comments)

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