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Published on March 11, 2021

EvergreenHealth Neurosurgery Welcomes Ryder Gwinn, MD

Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth recently welcomed Ryder Gwinn, MD, to its team of skilled providers in its Kirkland-based neurosurgery practice.

Dr. Gwinn is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who is board certified in neurosurgery. He specializes in open surgery, as well as stereotactic and minimally invasive procedures for a variety of disorders. Some of these disorders include, Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, brain tumors, epilepsy, spine instability and trigeminal neuralgia.

In addition, Dr. Gwinn was instrumental in pioneering a host of minimally invasive procedures such as, Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) used for epilepsy and MR-guided focused ultrasounds (MRgFUS) for movement disorders. Dr. Gwinn also performs a number of surgical procedures including, robotic brain surgery, vagus nerve stimulations and ventriculoperitoneal shunt placements.

“We are eager to have Dr. Gwinn join our team of skilled and compassionate physicians on our neurosurgery team,” said Aileen Mickey, MD, FCCP, chief administrative officer of EvergreenHealth Medical Group. “His demonstrated wealth of knowledge of traditional and new neurosurgery techniques, fascination of the brain and nervous system and dedication to his patients will serve as a valuable resource to our community.”

Dr. Gwinn’s approach to care is rooted in his ability to combine traditional neurosurgical techniques with the latest technology to find the least invasive therapy that also provides the highest chance of success for his patients. He also is passionate about collaborating with each of his patients and their loved ones throughout their health journey.

According to Dr. Gwinn, he chose to pursue a career in medicine because of his interest in the human body, specifically the brain and central nervous system.

Throughout his career, sharing his interest with others has become a passion, as he frequently speaks at regional events to educate medical professionals and patients about the latest advances in neurosurgery. In addition, he participates on the physician’s advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Washington. In 2020, he received Seattle Met’s Top Doctor award.

Outside of the health system, Dr. Gwinn, his wife and their three children love hiking and skiing the Cascade Mountains, sailing and fishing in the San Juan Islands and traveling to Walla Walla to visit friends and taste Washington wines.

To learn more about Dr. Gwinn or EvergreenHealth Neurosurgery, visit

About EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system serving nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties with a breadth of services and programs that are among the most comprehensive in the region. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland and a 72-bed hospital, EvergreenHealth Monroe, which is an accredited, full-service public hospital district established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. The system also includes a network of 12 primary care practices, six urgent care centers, more than two dozen specialty care practices, extensive home care and hospice services, and 24/7 emergency care from its Kirkland, Monroe and Redmond locations.

EvergreenHealth remains committed to its purpose to enrich the health and well-being of the community by providing clinical excellence in more than 80 specialties and through extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.

The health system is consistently named as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals and it is one of only 407 hospitals nationwide to hold a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS).

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