Nathan Selden, MD, PhD


  • My Specialties:

    Neurological Surgery, Board-certified; Pediatric Neurosurgery, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Traumatic brain injury, Arteriovenous Malformations, Brain & Spine Tumors, Craniosynostis and skull deformities, Chiari Malformation, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurotrauma, Pediatric Brain Care, Spina Bifida, Tethered cord
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Where I see patients

Randall Children's Neurosurgery

  • 501 N. Graham St., Suite 585
    Medical Office Building 2, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
    Portland, OR 97227-2009
  • 503-413-3690
  • 503-413-3660
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About Me:

Dr. Selden's research interests include neural transplantation and surgical outcomes for pediatric neurotrauma, spina bifida, and Chiari malformation, as well as neurosurgical education and simulation. He has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles. He is a Past-president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Secretary of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Selden is also interested in the history of medicine, and is co-author (with classicist Nigel Nicholson) of "The Rhetoric of Medicine: Lessons on Professionalism from Ancient Greece" (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Fellowship: Northwestern University
Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Doctor of Philosophy: University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Arts: Stanford University
Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Year I Started Practice: 1999
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Publication: Oxford University Press

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