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Daniel L. Silbergeld, MD

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 Resume


  • Professor, Neurological Surgery Department, University of Washington School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Adult brain tumors, pituitary tumors, neurosurgery

Education And Training

  • Medical/Graduate School: University of Cincinnati, 6/84
  • Residency: University of Washington Hospitals, 7/85-7/92
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Hospitals, 1/91-4/91
  • University of Washington Hospitals, 9/89-12/89

More Information

  • Dr. Silbergeld was recognized as a 2016 "Top Doctor" in Seattle magazine's annual survey.
  • Dr. Silbergeld was recognized in 2013 and 2014 as a "Top Doctor" in Seattle Met magazine's annual survey.

Dr. Silbergeld's Story

Dr. Daniel Silbergeld is the Arthur A. Ward Jr. professor of neurological surgery and chief of neurological surgery at UW Medical Center. He is also an adjunct professor of pathology. A neurosurgical oncologist with over 15 years of experience, Dr. Silbergeld specializes in brain tumors located in or near important functional brain areas (such as areas important for language, movement, sensation, and memory).

Working closely with a large surgical team that includes neurologists, EEG technologists, nurses, anesthesiologists, and interpreters, Dr. Silbergeld performs surgery on over 200 brain tumors each year. Details of some of the surgical techniques developed by University of Washington physicians can be found here.

Dr. Silbergeld’s research program focuses on gliomas, a type of brain tumor, and on methods to break the blood/brain barrier, like using high-intensity focused ultrasound, to deliver chemotherapy to malignant brain tumors. His expertise is in treating epilepsy and performing neurosurgery for brain tumors. Other clinical interests include functional brain mapping for language, movement and sensation, treating pituitary tumors, and performing Gamma knife radiosurgery.

When Dr. Silbergeld isn’t taking care of his patients, he’s usually fly-fishing, working out, or spending time with his family.

Read about Functional Brain Mapping.