Dr. Selden is the Campagna Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. He was raised in Portland, Oregon, and educated at Stanford University. As a Marshall Scholar, he completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Cambridge University, England. He also graduated from Harvard Medical School, with honors in neuroanatomy.
Dr. Selden trained in neurological surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and in pediatric neurosurgery at Northwestern University. His post-doctoral research won the 1998 Academy of Neurological Surgery Award.
Dr. Selden’s clinical focus is on neurosurgery for children, including epilepsy, congenital malformations, brain tumors, and hydrocephalus. In 2007, he performed the first ever transplantation of neuronal stem cells in a human patient. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles on pediatric neurosurgical and scientific topics and three times served as an author of the Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines. His scientific work has been funded by the NIH, the Oregon Child Health Research Center, and the Cameron Foundation.
Dr. Selden is a leader in the science of neurosurgical education. He chaired the national group that developed new educational outcome measures for all U.S. neurosurgery training programs, the ACGME Milestones. He also founded the Neurosurgery PGY1 Boot Camps, safety and professionalism courses attended by all incoming U.S. neurosurgery residents. In 2013, Dr. Selden received the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the ACGME.
Dr. Selden is Secretary of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, representing academic department chairs and residency directors, and is a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He is a Past-President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Selden serves on the Management Committee of the OHSU Practice Plan (physician organization) and is Chair-elect of the OHSU Professional Board.