Neurosurgery

Eric C. Holland M.D., Ph.D.

Eric C. Holland M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Eric Holland earned a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago and a medical degree from Stanford University. He completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. His postdoctoral training included work with two Nobel laureates: Dr. Paul Berg, who pioneered recombinant DNA technology at Stanford, and Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. 

Mikhail Semenovich Gelfenbeyn M.D.

Mikhail Semenovich Gelfenbeyn M.D.

Dr. Gelfenbeyn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and Chief of Neurosurgery at Seattle VAMC.

He was born and grew up in Moscow, USSR. After graduating from the medical school he worked for 20 years at the Moscow Sklifosovsky Emergency Care Institute where he was a Chief of Neurosurgery Department for the last five years. Dr. Gelfenbeyn immigrated to the US at the end of 2000 and redid his residency. He currently works at the Seattle VAMC.

Michelle C. Chowdhary, M.D.

Michelle C. Chowdhary, M.D.

Dr. Michelle Chowdhary is an assistant professor in neurological surgery. She practices general neurosurgery with specialty interest in spine disorders, brain tumors, intraventricular pathology, Chiari malformation, and syringomyelia.

Dr. Chowdhary earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her M.D. at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Dr. Chowdhary then finished residency in neurological surgery at University of Washington in 2015.  She also completed a spine fellowship during that time.

Randall M. Chesnut M.D., F.C.C.M., F.A.C.S.

Randall M. Chesnut M.D., F.C.C.M., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Chesnut, based at Harborview Medical Center, is a UW professor with appointments in two departments: Neurological Surgery, and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He has particular expertise in surgery and critical care for traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, failed back surgery, and adult spondylolisthesis, as well as sports-related spine and brain injuries.