Hannah Emily Goldstein, MD

  • Biography

    Dr. Hannah Goldstein is an attending pediatric neurosurgeon at Seattle Childrens' Hospital.  Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Goldstein received her BS in neuroscience from Brown University, and then went on to complete her medical school training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, during which time she was the recipient of a Doris Duke research fellowship.  Dr. Goldstein completed her seven-year neurological surgery residency at Columbia University, prior to moving to Seattle, where she completed her pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Seattle Childrens' Hospital.

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Katie Eagle River, AK 10.11.23

      Dr. Goldstein is an extremely talented and compassionate doctor. Before and after our daughter's surgery, she took time to explain and encourage us. She always wanted to make sure all our questions were answered and was very kind and humble. We are so thankful for her and her team!!

    • Stacy Bellingham Washington 12.31.21

      I can’t say enough on how much we appreciated Dr. Goldstein. She is one of the best of the best. We had the absolute pleasure of having Dr. Goldstein on our daughter’s surgical team for her temporal lobectomy. She made our family feel relaxed in such a stressful time. She was so thorough in answering all our questions before surgery and took the time after surgery to answer additional questions. To say that we will miss her is such an understatement. We couldn’t have asked for a better surgical team. We are so thankful!

  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Goldstein HE, Hauptman JS
      The Putative Role of mTOR Inhibitors in Non-tuberous Sclerosis Complex-Related Epilepsy.
      33643212 Frontiers in neurology, 2021 : 12639319 PMCID:PMC7907183
    • Shao B, Tariq AA, Goldstein HE, Alexiades NG, Mar KM, Feldstein NA, Anderson RCE, Giordano M
      Multimodal Analgesia After Posterior Fossa Decompression With and Without Duraplasty for Children With Chiari Type I.
      32321740 Hospital pediatrics, 2020 May : 10(5)447-451
    • Shao B, Tariq AA, Goldstein HE, Alexiades NG, Mar KM, Feldstein NA, Anderson RCE, Giordano M
      Opioid-Sparing Multimodal Analgesia After Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.
      31862854 Hospital pediatrics, 2020 Jan. : 10(1)84-89
    • Goldstein HE, Smith EH, Gross RE, Jobst BC, Lega BC, Sperling MR, Worrell GA, Zaghloul KA, Wanda PA, Kahana MJ, Rizzuto DS, Schevon CA, McKhann GM, Sheth SA
      Risk of seizures induced by intracranial research stimulation: analysis of 770 stimulation sessions.
      31509808 Journal of neural engineering, 2019 Nov 11 : 16(6)066039 PMCID:PMC8381291
    • Goldstein HE, Shao B, Madsen PJ, Hartnett SM, Blount JP, Brockmeyer DL, Campbell RM, Conklin M, Hankinson TC, Heuer GG, Jea AH, Kennedy BC, Tuite GF, Rodriguez L, Feldstein NA, Vitale MG, Anderson RCE
      Increased complications without neurological benefit are associated with prophylactic spinal cord untethering prior to scoliosis surgery in children with myelomeningocele.
      31267182 Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2019 Nov. : 35(11)2187-2194
    • Goldstein HE, Youngerman BE, Shao B, Akman CI, Mandel AM, McBrian DK, Riviello JJ, Sheth SA, McKhann GM, Feldstein NA
      Safety and efficacy of stereoelectroencephalography in pediatric focal epilepsy: a single-center experience.
      30028270 Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2018 Oct. : 22(4)444-452
    • Goldstein HE, Neira JA, Banu M, Aldana PR, Braga BP, Brockmeyer DL, DiLuna ML, Fulkerson DH, Hankinson TC, Jea AH, Lew SM, Limbrick DD, Martin J, Pahys JM, Rodriguez LF, Rozzelle CJ, Tuite GF, Wetjen NM, Anderson RCE
      Growth and alignment of the pediatric subaxial cervical spine following rigid instrumentation and fusion: a multicenter study of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society.
      29676682 Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2018 July : 22(1)81-88
    • Brockmeyer DL, Sivakumar W, Mazur MD, Sayama CM, Goldstein HE, Lew SM, Hankinson TC, Anderson RCE, Jea A, Aldana PR, Proctor M, Hedequist D, Riva-Cambrin JK, Pediatric Craniocervical Society.
      Identifying Factors Predictive of Atlantoaxial Fusion Failure in Pediatric Patients: Lessons Learned From a Retrospective Pediatric Craniocervical Society Study.
      29189644 Spine, 2018 Jun 1 : 43(11)754-760
    • Pisapia JM, Akbari H, Rozycki M, Goldstein H, Bakas S, Rathore S, Moldenhauer JS, Storm PB, Zarnow DM, Anderson RCE, Heuer GG, Davatzikos C
      Use of Fetal Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis and Machine Learning to Predict the Need for Postnatal Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion in Fetal Ventriculomegaly.
      29255892 JAMA pediatrics, 2018 Feb 1 : 172(2)128-135 PMCID:PMC5796744
    • Goldstein HE, Solomon RA
      Epidemiology of cavernous malformations.
      28552146 Handbook of clinical neurology, 2017 : 143241-247
    • Goldstein HE, Anderson RC
      Classification and Management of Pediatric Craniocervical Injuries.
      27886884 Neurosurgery clinics of North America, 2017 Jan. : 28(1)73-90
    • Goldstein HE, Kennedy BC, Santos J, Anderson RC, Feldstein NA
      Bilateral occipital endoscopic choroid plexus cauterization for persistent hydrocephalus following frontal endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization--the "bowling ball" technique.
      26458905 Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2016 April : 32(4)697-701
    • Goldstein HE, Feldstein NA, Anderson RC
      Ventriculoiliac shunt: a single case experience.
      26161718 Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2015 Oct. : 16(4)477-8
    • Goldstein HE, Anderson RC
      Craniovertebral Junction Instability in the Setting of Chiari I Malformation.
      26408066 Neurosurgery clinics of North America, 2015 Oct. : 26(4)561-9


Medical/Professional School

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY


Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA