Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical Association Memberships: Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member of the Washington State Medical Association
Practice Philosophy: I put patients first and treat them the way I would want to be treated myself. I completed a rigorous training program thirty years ago, and since then I have gathered extensive experience treating a wide variety of neurological diseases. I take a conservative approach to problems whenever possible and resort to the surgical option only when there is no better alternative.
Professional School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Internship: Baptist Health System, Birmingham
Special Interests: Creative writing
Other Areas of Interest: Head Trauma, Intracranial Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Spinal Disease, Spine Surgery, Spine Trauma
Christopher Smythies, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon. Having spent his career serving patients in Auburn, Covington, Renton and Tacoma. Dr. Smythies is well-known and respected in the community. He is well connected to the resources of the MultiCare Neuroscience Center, including neuro-oncology services, CyberKnife and targeted radiation therapy for brain and spinal cord tumors, neurological rehabilitation services and a comprehensive referral network for all pediatric and adult neurologic specialties.
The services Dr. Smythies provides include: