Ali J. Naini, M.D.


  • Board Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgery.
  • Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University.
  • Medical School:
    • Harvard Medical School,
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital.
  • Residency: University of Illinois.
  • Junior Faculty:
    • Oncologic Neurosurgery
    • M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
  • In Practice Since: 1989.
  • Offices: Kirkland and Bellevue, WA.
  • Appointments: 425-899-6200
  • FAX: 425-899-6228
Supplemental Information
Dr. Naini is a native of the Puget Sound Area with extensive experience performing thousands of microsurgical and minimally invasive operations on the brain, spinal column and peripheral nerves.  In 2008 and 2010, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine listed him as one of the "Top Doctors" in Seattle ("Golden Stethoscope Awards") based upon balloting of physicians in the Seattle Area.
Practice Volume
Roughly 4 to 5 sugeries per week since 1989.
Clinical Interests
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery (discectomy, stenosis)
  • Complex Spinal Surgery (spinal reconstruction/fusion, scoliosis surgery)
  • Minimally invasive brain surgery (tumors, aneurysm, shunts)
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Minimally invasive carpal tunnel and peripheral nerve surgery
  • Kyphoplasty (for spinal compression fractures)
  • Tumors of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  • Computer guided and stereotaxic neurosurgery
  • Stereotaxic Radiosurgery (Gamma Knife, Linac)
  • Second Opinion Neurosurgical Consultations

Professional Philosophy
“My goal during the remainder of my professional career is to maintain a limited volume, high quality practice that will allow me to devote an ample amount of time to each of my patients."
Sample Vignettes
Please note that the vignettes below are all in Adobe PDF format - if you happen to not have Adobe Reader on your computer it can be downloaded for free at Adobe
Insurance Plans Accepted
  • No insurance (uninsured patients are given special consideration)
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • First Choice Health Network
  • First Health
  • Great West Life (formerly One Health Plan)
  • Group Health Options
  • Labor and Industries
  • Medicare
  • Pacificare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Private Health Care System
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Secure Horizons
  • TriCare
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcare
After you have been scheduled for a new patient appointment at either the Bellevue or Kirkland office, please review the corresponding welcoming letter below (these letters are identical except for the different street directions for each office).  We would be particularly appreciative if you could print out and complete (at your convenience) the Health Profile Form.  This form will expedite our review of your past medical history and allow us to spend more time during your appointment focusing on diagnosis and treatment.
(The documents below are in Adobe PDF format if you happen to not have Adobe Reader on your computer it can be downloaded without charge at Adobe)  Please note that it is possible to type directly into (and tab between) the fields of the Health Profile Form (to activate this function just click on the "Highlight Fields" button in the top Right hand corner of this form).  We prefer that you either fax the form to us (at 425-899-6228) or bring it with you at the time of the appointment (rather than submit via email) because of confidentiality issues related to transmission over the Internet.  We would, of course, be grateful for any suggestions as to how we might improve this webpage or any other aspect of our care.
  1. Welcoming Letter-Bellevue
  2. Welcoming Letter-Kirkland
  3. Health Profile Form

With best wishes,