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Anthony M. Avellino, MD, MBA

Anthony M. Avellino, MD, MBA

Neurosurgery, Craniofacial, Hematology-Oncology

On staff since January 2003

Academic Title: Professor


JessicaCoeur d'Alene, ID10.23.13
Dr. Avellino has made it possible for my fiance to be somewhat comfortable. He has a rare subarachnoid cyst that Dr. Avellino has installed a shunt two different times for my fiance. Although without the initial help of Dr. Richard Rapport years back, my fiance would be worse off today. Avellino prescribed proper non-narcotic prescription as well for pain and discomfort that my fiance found as a breakthrough in easing pain and discomfort without pain killers. Each day is still a challenge for my fiance. Now, I think about how he can help get his hands and fingers moving again. There has to be medical progress to help with "permanent nerve damage." There is still constant maintenance to ensure the shunt doesn't get clogged or off-track. So commuting from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle may have to end for us...we have to move back to Seattle.
AshleighSeattle, wa01.27.13
He is so helpful, he rocks! Thank you so much!
SarahOlathe, KS10.30.12
Dr. Avellino is an amazing surgeon. He did a repair for Lipomyelomeningocele on my son at 4 months old. It was one of the hardest things I went through. Dr. Avellino reassured me and kept me updated throughout the 4 hr. surgery. He did an amazing job and my son is 10 years old now. He has no symptoms of the lipomyelomeningocele. I am grateful for the amazing surgery he did. My son lives a normal and active life with no complications from his condition and I am confident this is because of the surgery performed by Dr. Avellino. Simply the best neurosurgeon! If my son ever needs this surgery again, I will be flying him from where we live in Kansas to Seattle for the neurosurgeons at Children's to perform.
KathyAnnapolis, MD05.11.12
Dr. Avellino saved my son's life 11 years ago! Nick fell out of a shopping cart and hit the side of his head on the ground. I brought him to our area hospital, who then called for Hopkins to come get Nick by ambulance. Hopkins was told to take their time, Nick was stable. Four hours later, the crew from Hopkins was quite worried when they saw my son's original scans. He was rushed to Hopkins, where is epidural hematoma had gone from a small bleed to blood filling up a third of his skull! Dr. Avellino operated on Nick and saved his life! We were even told during the operation that Nick was probably going to die. If he survived, he would have severe mental disabilities! Thanks to the AMAZING job of Dr. Avellino, Nick is about to turn 16 and is finishing his sophomore year in high school with over a 3.6 GPA in all honors classes!
NicoleTukwila, Wa03.30.11
Dr Avellino is one of the best doctors I have meet. He did a neck surgery for my 5 year old son and he did an awsome job. He is the only doctor I would trust to do any furture surgeries on my son. Thank you Dr Avellino for everything you have done for us!
Recommend Dr. Anthony Avellino


Board Certification(s)
Neurological Surgery
Medical/Professional School
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgery, New York
Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Hydrocephalus Complex Pediatric Spine

Research Focus Area

Neuroscience / Neurodevelopment

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014

Primary Office

Harborview Medical Center
HMC Box 359766 - Neurological Surgery
325 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Neurosurgery
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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