Neuroscience Institute

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Phone: 425-690-3585 (Toll-Free: 1.888.686.4964)
Fax: 425.690.9585
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Where should you go for treatment?

Adult & Pediatric Neurology
Northwest Pavilion
400 S 43rd St
Renton, WA 98058
Ph: 425.690.3585
(Toll-Free: 1.888.686.4964)
Fax: 425.690.9585

  • Epilepsy Clinic
  • General Neurology
  • Headache Clinic
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Stroke Center

Neurosurgery Clinic
Medical Arts Center
4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 520
Renton, WA, 98055
Ph: 425.690.3586
Fax: 425.690.9586

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Spine Center





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Neuroscience Institute (NI) at Valley Medical Center provides regional, pioneering care in the field of neuroscience, encompassing a vast array of neurological specialties. The Institute's neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, stroke and epilepsy specialists,

technicians and neuropsychologist bring decades of nationally renowned study and practice to this education and treatment center.
NI practitioners diagnose and treat conditions in adults and children affecting the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system. Common disorders include: headache, epilepsy, tremor, sleep disorders, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injuries, brain tumors and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

NI is proud to offer specialized programs focused on specific conditions, allowing for a personalized plan of care for each patient. These include:

Learn more about the Neuroscience Institute at Valley Medical Center


  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Hospitalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585
  • Alameddine_Lama 2017

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neuro-psychology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 230
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    • LGBTQ+ ally
  • Peter A Balousek

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurosurgery
    • Secondary: Epilepsy, Neuro-oncology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 520
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3586Phone: 425.690.3586
    Fax: 425.690.9586

    Biography

    Peter Balousek, MD graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology at the University of California, where he was an assistant clinical professor of radiology.

    Dr. Balousek is one of the few neurosurgeons in Seattle with special training and expertise in general and endovascular neurosurgery and radiosurgery. His interests include treatment of cerebral aneurysms, AVMs, and cerebrovascular disease/stroke, as well as treatment of brain tumors by both open surgery and with VMC's BrainLab radiosurgery unit.

  • Cheng Sophie

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Chinese

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Sophia Cheng, MD graduated from Shanghai Medical College, Fudan Undiversity with additional medical research training and faculty positions at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed her residency in Neurology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport and further fellowship in Neurophysiology at University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Before joining the Valley Medical Center, she was in private practice in Ohio.

    Other Interests

    Dr. Sophia Cheng is board certified in neurology and psychiatry. She practices all aspects of general neurology medicine, with special interests in dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, neuropathy and neuromuscular disease.

    In her spare time she likes traveling, cooking, music and spending time with her family.

  • CzaplicikiPatrick7

    Specialties

    • Primary: Occupational Medicine
    • Secondary: Neurosurgery, Physiatry

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Occupational Health Services - Specialty Care
    3600 Lind Ave SW Ste 170
    Renton, WA 98057
    Phone: 425.690.3555Phone: 425.690.3555
    Fax: 425.690.9555

    Other Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 520
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3586
    Fax: 425.690.9586
  • DavisJennifer7

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Jennie Davis, DO, is board certified neurologist and movement disorder specialist. She earned a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton,Florida, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. Dr Davis completed an internal medicine internship and three years of neurology residency training, followed by one year sub-specialty fellowship training in movement disorders at Medical College of Georgia.

    She has sub-specialty training in the diagnosis and management of conditions with either a paucity or excess of movement. This encompasses a wide variety of conditions like Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, and tics.

    Dr Davis also has sub-specialty training in DBS patient selection and programming and offers surgical options such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) which help reduce medications and improve symptoms.

    In addition, she specializes in botulinum toxin injections for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cervical dystonia, and spasticity.

    Her approach to management of Parkinson's disease is tailored to each patient. Dr Davis recognizes the importance of addressing both the motor and non-motor features of Parkinson's disease to improve quality of life.

    Dr Davis' other sub-specialty interests include dementia, post-stroke care, and management of post-stroke spasticity.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Stroke Management

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Affiliated Community Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.369.0358Phone: 425.369.0358
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Erin received her Master’s in Nursing Degree from the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle. She is board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is a member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Erin has worked for UW Medicine for 12 years and at Valley Medical Center since 2016 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Stroke Coordinator. She is passionate about the care of stroke patients and community education. Erin is native to the Northwest. She enjoys camping, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology

    Meet the Provider

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    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Polish

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585

    Biography

    Wojciech Gryc, MD, is a board-certified neurologist. Hi special interests include treating patients with a variety of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia, ataxia, and many more. He advocates for a patient-centered multidisciplinary approach and use of the most recent advancements in the field to provide the best care for his patients. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan. He completed neurology residency at University of Washington, and then continued his training at University of Washington, where he completed a fellowship in movement disorders.

    His interests outside of medicine include hiking, backpacking, traveling, photography, and cooking. He speaks Polish fluently.

  • Han, Jennifer MD

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Jennifer Han, MD, is board-certified in Neurology and fellowship-trained in Movement Disorders. She has special interests in the management of acute neurologic conditions in the hospital and in the long-term care of patients with movement disorders. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, medical degree from University of Maryland and trained at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for residency and fellowship. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurohospitalist Society, and the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.

    In addition to clinical care, Dr. Han enjoys participating in the education of Residents and Medical Students . She also enjoys traveling, hiking, concerts, and gardening. She is new to the Seattle area and looks forward to exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neuro-psychology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Spanish

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 230
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Jennifer Jenkins, PhD, specializes in neuropsychological assessment of patients presenting with various neurologic conditions as well as more general cognitive changes impacting functional independence and quality of life. It is her practice and belief that every patient is unique and deserves individualized care and treatment respecting, while honoring the diversity each patient brings to the table. Her primary goal is to offer patients useful information in a manner that is comprehensible, compassionate, and rehabilitative. She is bilingual in Spanish and has spent several years training in culturally-sensitive practices.

    Dr. Jenkins was born and raised in California where she completed her graduate degree in clinical psychology in the beautiful Bay Area. Doctoral training and neuropsychology-specific training took her to New England where she accepted her first position as a staff neuropsychologist. After 10 wonderful years of learning, growing, and traveling she happily returned home to the West Coast to be with family in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. Dr. Jenkins is a firm believer in living a healthy lifestyle prioritizing brain and body health through a well-balanced diet, staying active, and finding respite and joy in spending time with her family.

  • Kevin R. Joseph

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Pediatric Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Epilepsy

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    4033 Talbot Road S
    MAC 230
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Other Locations

    The Sleep Center
    400 S 43rd Street
    Renton, WA 98055

    Biography

    Kevin Joseph, DO, earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2001. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center in the Washington, DC area. From 2006–2010, Dr. Joseph served as the Chief of Child Neurology at Madigan Army Medical Center.

    Dr. Joseph is board certified in Child Neurology, Sleep Medicine and Epilepsy. He strives to provide the best medical care possible with compassion and empathy to children with epilepsy, sleep disorders, headaches and tic disorders.

    Dr. Joseph is married to an OB/GYN physician and has two young boys. He enjoys music, reading and spending time with his family.

    • Dr. Joseph was voted a Top Doctor in Seattle Met Magazine in 2015, 2018 and 2019.

    To learn more about pediatric neurology services at Valley, go to the web page

  • kawaguchiKrista2

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585
  • LiJudy5

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Pediatric Neurology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    4033 Talbot Road S
    MAC 230
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Hailing from New York, Judy Li, DO, completed her undergraduate work at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and received her doctorate of osteopathy from PCOM in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Li completed her pediatric residency in Brooklyn, NY at Maimonides Medical Center before joining Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital to complete her child neurology residency. Dr. Li is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in child neurology. She also has interests in headache, epilepsy, movement disorders and developmental disorders.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Hospitalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Jonathan LoVoi, PA-C, has a strong interest in neurological disease processes and how they relate to the functioning of the brain. He values continued education and believes that a personal commitment to lifelong learning will help ensure the best care for his patients. He strives to ensure that patients feel respected and their voices heard. Jonathan completed his Bachelor of Science in psychology at City University of New York, and then earned his Master of Science in health sciences for physician assistants at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has also completed postgraduate coursework in neuroanatomy and cellular neuroscience and maintains active membership with the American Academy of Neurology.

    In his free time, Jonathan enjoys cooking, sampling cuisine from different cultures, reading, collecting antiques, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

  • LoweryDavid5

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurosurgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 520
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.656.5566Phone: 425.656.5566
    Fax: 425.656.5596
  • David A. Lundin

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurosurgery
    • Secondary: Spine Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 520
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3586Phone: 425.690.3586
    Fax: 425.690.9586

    Biography

    David A. Lundin, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his internship and residency in Neurological Surgery at the UW and served as a Senior Registrar at the renowned Atkinson Morley's Hospital in London, England. He then completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the UW with the departments of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery followed by a Chief Residency in Neurological Surgery. He served as Director of Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine at the Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine in Los Angeles before joining the WNI as the Neurosurgery Medical Director of the Spine Center in 2008. Dr. Lundin specializes in all types of complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery, including non-fusion techniques such as artificial disk replacement.

    Dr. Lundin has been widely published in numerous medical and neurology journals.

    • LGBTQ+ ally

    Certifications

    Fellow of the American Association of NeurologicalSurgeons (FAANS)
  • Natalie_Roman-Morgan

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Movement Disorders

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Natalie has a passion for working with people to manage their chronic neurological disease to achieve the best quality of life possible.

    Natalie is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with a Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Hawaii Pacific University. She has been a nurse within the Neurosciences since 2003 and a Nurse Practitioner since 2012. She also holds a certification from the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Stroke Management

    Meet the Provider

    Watch Video

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Rachel Nginyi-Munyoli, ARNP, is a board-certified adult gerontology nurse practitioner at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center, Neurosciences Institute. She has a passion for developing meaningful relationships that nurture and move patients toward their health goals and needs in a collaborative approach. She also believes in creating a space for significant growth.

    Rachel completed her Master of Science in nursing at Texas Woman’s University and her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Western Governors University. She started her nursing career in 2005 and has practiced in several setting including internal medicine, general surgery, bariatric surgery, cardiothoracic critical care, and oncology. One of Rachel’s favorite quotes by Viktor Frankl inspires her philosophy of care: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that, space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

    “As a nurse practitioner, I have been trained to treat the whole person. It is from this lens that I approach every visit. My goal is to create an empowering space for my patients to find their response to health challenges in a way that works positively for them.” In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, volunteering and traveling.

  • Michael-Previti

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Stroke Management

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Michael Previti, MD, received his medical doctorate at the University of Massachusetts after obtaining his undergraduate degree in the biological basis of behavior from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Previti completed his internship and neurology residency at the University of Washington, as well as a vascular neurology fellowship. He served two years as a neurohospitalist in Winston-Salem North Carolina at Forsyth Medical Center. During that time, Dr. Previti actively met with community groups to help spread the word about stroke prevention and symptom recognition.

    “I believe that public education, in addition to motivating providers to participate in a team-based approach for acute stroke care and creating and maintaining an efficient system of care for our acute and sub-acute stroke patients, can have a significant, positive impact on the community,” he says.

    When he’s not working, Dr. Previti enjoys photography, traveling, skiing and spending time with friends and family.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurosurgery

    Meet the Provider

    Watch Video

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 520
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3586Phone: 425.690.3586
    Fax: 425.690.9586

    Biography

    Ryan D. Salinas, MD, is a neurosurgeon who provides surgical treatment for diseases of the brain and spine through both minimally invasive and conventional approaches. His goal is to provide patient centered care through carefully listening to patient concerns, thoroughly explaining patient-specific treatment options, and employing shared decision making when forming a treatment plan. He also strives to remain current with and contribute to advances in the field so as to offer the latest, tailored treatment options in order to maximize patient safety and achieve optimal patient outcomes.

    After graduating from Yale University, Dr. Salinas received his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Salinas subsequently completed a seven-year residency in neurological surgery at University of Pennsylvania. During this time, he received additional fellowship experience in cranial oncology as a senior registrar at Wellington Regional Hospital in New Zealand. He has a particular interest in the surgical treatment of brain tumors with a research interest in fluorescent imaging and patient-specific tumor models. He has co-authored numerous research articles and book chapters in the medical and scientific literature including top level journals and textbooks such as Cell, Cell Stem Cell, and Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology. Outside of work, Dr. Salinas enjoys playing and watching sports of all kinds, cooking/experimenting in the kitchen and grill, and reading to his young daughter.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurosurgery
    • Secondary: Hospitalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 520
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.656.5566Phone: 425.656.5566
    Fax: 425.656.5596

    Biography

    Danielle Satow, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant in the neurosurgery service at Valley Medical Center. Danny grew up in Brooklyn, NY, before moving to the west coast for college and to be closer to her family. She received her Master of Clinical Health Services in physician assistant studies from University of Washington’s MEDEX Northwest PA program. At graduation she was presented the Spirit of MEDEX award which recognizes those who have shown compassion and sensitivity to others while displaying great dedication to their medical profession. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in psychology at Portland State University, with an emphasis on behavioral neuroscience. Her undergraduate research contributed to several topics in the neurological field, including seizure therapy, CSF analysis, and migraines.

    Danny remains active in the community by supporting policy change to improve healthcare as a committee board member and videographer with the Washington Academy of Physician Assistants. On her days off, she likes to visit with her grandparents, spend time gardening, or produce local films with her fiancé.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Hospitalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.656.5566Phone: 425.656.5566
    Fax: 425.656.5567
  • Sultan-Qurraie, Ali MD

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurointervention
    • Secondary: Neurology, Stroke, Stenosis, TIA

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Persian, Turkish

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Ali Sultan-Qurraie, MD, is native to the Seattle area. He specializes in interventional neurology and treating strokes. He also has expertise in treating transient ischemic attack, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), carotid cavernous fistula (CCF), arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the brain and spine, and intracranial arterial stenosis.

    Dr. Sultan attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate education and completed medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University. He returned to Seattle to complete residency training in neurology, again at UW. He then completed a cerebrovascular fellowship at Harborview/University of Washington, and moved on to become the stroke director in Monterey County, California. Seeking to provide more complete care to his patients, he embarked on additional training in neurocritical care and interventional neurology at Medical College of Wisconsin and St. Vincent Medical Center in Ohio. After a long academic road he is happy to be at UW Medicine-Valley Medical Center to care for patients suffering stroke-related injuries.

    Dr. Sultan loves to spend his free time trail running, playing soccer, and enjoying all of the benefits of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He also loves dogs; he's working on loving cats.

  • Don Q. Thai

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Hospitalist, Stroke Management

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • No

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Don Thai, MD obtained his medical degree from the University of Washington, School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed his internship and residency in the department of pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles California and at the University of Washington. He also served as Chief Resident of Pediatric Neurology at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle.

    Dr. Thai is board certified in neurology and psychiatry with an exceptional expertise in child neurology. He also acquired a subspecialty certification in pain medicine.

    Dr. Thai holds a number of academic and committee appointments. He has been an active member of the American Academy of Neurology for over a decade and received an AMA Physician Recognition award in Continuing Medical Education.

  • ThankappanBaburaj2

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Hindi

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Baburaj Thankappan, M.D is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine. He is a member of American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, American Medical Association and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

    After graduating from University of Kerala, India, he completed an internal medicine residency. He did further training in internal medicine in the United Kingdom and is a member of the college of physicians, M.R.C.P (U.K). He then completed residency in Neurology from Wayne state University, Michigan and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy from Cleveland Clinic.

    Other Interests

    He practices general neurology with focus on epilepsy, long term EEG monitoring and evoked potentials. His clinical interests also include sleep medicine.

  • David G. Vossler

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Epilepsy, Neurophysiology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    David Vossler, MD holds his Doctor of Medicine degree, cum laude from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and Bachelor or Arts, magna cum laude from University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He completed his Neurology Residency at Boston University in 1987. He completed an additional Fellowship in Clinical Neuro-physiology in 1989 at University of Washington.

    Dr. Vossler is the Medical Director of The Neuroscience Institute and a national authority on epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He has authored over 50 scientific articles and has served on journal editorial boards and boards of national neurology organizations. Dr. Vossler treats people with seizure disorders using standard medical and surgical techniques, and conducts ongoing research. He has received numerous professional honors. He was also named "Best Doctor" in the category of neurology by Washington State Travel and Life magazine.

    In his personal time, he is an active volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, conducts epilepsy research and, with his wife, raises four children. He enjoys skiing, camping, hiking, motorcycle touring and bicycling.

    Certifications

    Neurophysiology
  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Sophia Wang, MD, is a board-certified general neurologist at Valley Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed her training at Georgetown University. Outside of the hospital her hobbies include traveling, hiking, acoustic guitar, and board games.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology

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    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.656.5566Phone: 425.656.5566
    Fax: 425.656.5567

    Biography

    Derek Wood, MD enjoys caring for adult patients with all forms of neurologic disease and strives to build collaborative relationships with patients and their families. He has a special interest in treating neuromuscular disorders such as peripheral neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and muscle disorders as well as performing EMGs to help diagnose neuromuscular conditions.

    Dr. Wood is originally from Michigan and has a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from University of Michigan. He obtained his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and graduated at the top of his class. He completed his residency training in neurology and a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN before coming to Valley Medical Center. Dr. Wood is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    While away from the clinic, Dr. Wood enjoys exploring new restaurants, hiking and mountain biking, and spending time with his fiancée and their dog.

  • Yahua Yu

    Specialties

    • Primary: Neurology
    • Secondary: Headache Medicine, Epilepsy, Stroke Management

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Chinese, Mandarin

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Neuroscience Institute - Specialty Care
    Northwest Pavilion
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3585Phone: 425.690.3585
    Fax: 425.690.9585

    Biography

    Yahua Yu, MD, is a board certified general Neurologist. She completed her residency in Neurology at the University of Washington in 2002 and has been an active member of the American Academy of Neurology since. She graduated from Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

    Dr. Yu practices the entire range of Neurology and has professional interests in Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG, EMG), treatment of headaches, seizures, neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and stroke care.

    She enjoys music and travel and spending time with her two kids and family.