Meet the Neurosurgery Team


The Neurosurgery team at EvergreenHealth combines the talents of fellowship trained neurosurgeons with those of experts in diagnosis, nonsurgical treatment and rehabilitation.

Together, we offer the latest innovative treatments and comprehensive management of brain and spinal conditions, disorders and injuries. 


Mark Freeborn, MD

Dr. Mark Freeborn is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who's a pioneer in using minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery. His focus is on spinal trauma, revision surgery, cervical and thoracolumbar spine disorders and scoliosis. Read Dr. Freeborn's full profile   

Board Certified: Orthopedic Surgery

Watch Dr. Freeborn's video
Interview: The Value of Integrated Care

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Dustin Hayward, MD

Dr. Dustin Hayward is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms, endovascular treatment of stroke, spinal degenerative disease, pituitary tumors, and carotid and vertebral artherosclerotic disease. Read Dr. Hayward's full profile  

Board Eligible:  Neurosurgery

Podcast: Detecting and Treating Aneurysms 
Blog: Detecting and Treating Aneurysms

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Gerome Gepigon, PA-C

Gerome Gepigon is a physician assistant for Dr. Dustin HaywardRead Gerome Gepigon's full profile

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Jennifer Rothenberger, PA-C

Jennifer Rothenberger is a physician assistant for Dr. Dustin HaywardRead Jennifer Rothenberger's full profile

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Laura Skanse, PA-C

Laura Skanse is the physician assistant for Dr. Dustin HaywardRead Laura Skanse's full profile

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