Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is pleased to welcome neurosurgeon Dr. Peter Nora to EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care. Dr. Nora is one of the region’s leading specialists in treating comprehensive spine disease and his practice focuses on deep brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders.
Dr. Nora brings extensive clinical expertise and leadership experience to his new position with EvergreenHealth. He is credited with developing well-respected movement disorder and surgical programs within the organizations he’s served, often leading those programs as their medical director.
“We are honored to have Dr. Nora join EvergreenHealth’s spine and neurosurgery practice where our providers are passionate about creating innovative solutions for our patients’ most complex challenges. Dr. Nora’s expertise in deep brain stimulation brings an exciting complement to the practice’s ongoing work in this field and his patient-centered approach is an ideal fit with EvergreenHealth’s purpose to enrich our patients’ lives,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte.
As a leader in his practice area, Dr. Nora’s experience includes roles as principal investigator in several clinical studies focused primarily on utilizing deep brain stimulation to treat neurological disorders. He is nationally known as a published author in medical journals and industry publications, including the Journal of Neurosurgery and the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and he has presented at numerous neurological conferences across the country. Locally, Dr. Nora was recently featured in a two-part series on deep brain stimulation on Seattle’s NPR radio station, KUOW.
When caring for patients, Dr. Nora’s philosophy focuses on listening and understanding the unique concerns and symptoms of each individual. He partners with patients to explore nonsurgical treatments that can often help alleviate pain before pursuing surgical options to improve the patients’ quality of life. One of his primary goals is to have patients and their family members leave EvergreenHealth feeling comfortable and educated about every phase of their care.
Dr. Nora earned his medical degree at the Tulane University School of Medicine and he completed his residency at George Washington University, eventually becoming chief neurosurgery resident. He is board certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS), and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, among other industry associations. He served as president of the Washington State Association of Neurological Surgeons (WSANS) from 2006 to 2008 and was twice named one of Seattle Magazine’s “Top Doctors”, and appeared on the Seattle Met “Top Doctors” list in 2013.
EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care specializes in diagnosing, treating and repairing the conditions that cause back pain, with the goal of helping patients get back to a normal lifestyle, using some of the latest advances available to reduce or eliminate their pain.
The practice is located on the EvergreenHealth Medical Center campus in Kirkland, Washington. To learn more about Dr. Nora and EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/spine-and-neurosurgical.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 10 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Virginia Mason, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated EvergreenHealth Partners network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
In 2016, EvergreenHealth achieved its eighth designation in the last nine years (2009-2012, and 2014-2017) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, and in 2017 it was named one of Healthgrades 2017 America’s 100 Best Hospitals placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on its outstanding clinical performance. EvergreenHealth was also named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™ in the “Large Community Hospitals” category for outstanding achievements in patient care, operational efficiency and financial strength, two years in a row. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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