Christoph Hofstetter, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. He is a neurosurgeon specializing in complex spine surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques. His primary clinical focus is on the surgical treatment of degenerative spinal disorders, including disc herniation, lumbar spondylolisthesis, cervical myelopathy, as well as spinal oncology.
Dr. Hofstetter’s clinical research focuses on the development of novel minimally invasive motion preserving spinal procedures. In particular, he is investigating the use of endoscopic techniques for the treatment of disc herniations and foraminal stenosis. His research efforts strive to improve surgical tools, while studying clinical outcomes following these procedures. Dr. Hofstetter has extensive research experience in both clinical and basic science research and was awarded a prestigious NREF grant for his research efforts. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and numerous text book chapters and serves as a reviewer for several journals in neurosurgery and neuroscience.