Nathan R. Selden

2015, New Orleans

Dr. Nathan Selden is the Campagna Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), neurosurgery residency program director, and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery.

He was raised in Oregon and graduated 'With Distinction' from Stanford University, winning the Dinkelspiel Commencement Award. As a Marshall Scholar, he earned his doctorate from Cambridge University and rowed for Jesus College. At Harvard Medical School, he won the John Thayer Scholarship. He trained in neurosurgery at the University of Michigan and in pediatric neurosurgery at Northwestern University. His post-doctoral scientific work won the 1998 Academy of Neurological Surgery Award.

In 2006, Dr. Selden performed the world's first transplantation of neural stem cells in a human patient. The NIH, the Oregon Child Health Research Center, and the Cameron Foundation have all funded his scientific work. He has authored over 130 peer-reviewed articles, 80 other print and electronic publications, and has served as an invited lecturer or visiting professor over 140 times.

Dr. Selden is Chair of the national group that developed new educational outcomes measures for all US neurosurgery training programs, the ACGME Milestones. He also founded the Neurosurgery PGY1 Boot Camps, which are attended by all incoming US neurosurgery residents. In 2013, he received the ACGME Courage to Teach Award.

Dr. Selden has served on the CNS Executive Committee since 2005, including as Secretary, as Chair of the Scientific Program, Annual Meeting, Education, and Strategic Planning Committees, and as Editor of SANS Lifelong Learning. He is also Chair of the Committee on Resident Education of the Society of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Selden is married to his medical school classmate, Dr. Karen Selden, a plastic surgeon. They enjoy skiing, rafting, and hiking in the Oregon Cascades as well as travel at home and abroad with their three children, Ryan, Lauren, and Megan.