“I know this sounds cliché,” says Neuro- and Spine-Surgeon Dr. David Lundin, “but when we get people back to enjoying life, that feeling is really very exciting.” Lundin was recently recognized by Seattle Met Magazine as a 2016 Top Doc.*
While many people know Dr. Lundin as one of the top neurosurgeons in the region, they may not know is that he is also a generous philanthropist, actively doing a lot of charity work with domestic violence issues.
It turns out he’s also a fanatical golfer (his own words), “Almost to a fault,” says Lundin. “I like the precision and the escape. Much like in surgery, it’s you against you.” This comes as no surprise since throughout Dr. Lundin’s career he’s always pushed himself to be the best at what he does.
Dr. 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 Orthopedic 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.
* The 2016 Seattle Met Top Doctors survey polled doctors, nurses and physician assistants across King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce counties, asking “If you or a loved one needed medical care, whom would you choose?” Voters nominated their peers based on the provider’s level of experience and competency within their specialty, rapport with patients – including patient satisfaction and compliance with care recommendations – and ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best care for patients.