Seth Oliveria MD, PhD

Seth Oliveria MD, PhD

TEL: 503-935-8500
FAX: 503-935-8505

“I am attracted to the challenging problems that confront neurosurgeons because I recognize that I can have an extraordinary impact on the lives of the patients I treat. It is my goal to guide my patients through the entire surgical process.”

After attending Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, Dr. Oliveria earned his MD and his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Colorado, where his research focused on neuronal calcium channels. He completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Florida including a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.

Dr. Oliveria is a Functional Neurosurgeon who performs general cranial and spinal neurosurgery and is particularly interested in deep brain stimulation and the surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Learn more about Functional Neurosurgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Oliveria also enjoys backpacking, photography, and snowboarding.

Other Activities

Member, Society for Neuroscience

Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Member, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons


Internship and Residency, University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery, Gainesville, FL, 2017

Enfolded Fellowship, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Florida, Kelly D. Foote, Mentor, Gainesville, FL, 2014

MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Medical Scientist Training Program, Aurora, CO, 2010

PhD, Neuroscience, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 2008

BS, Biology, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR, 2001




Director of Functional Neurosurgery, Providence Brain and Spine Institute


National Institutes of Health Predoctoral National Research Service Award

Medtronic Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship

University of Florida Resident Research Award and Award for Professionalism in Neurosurgery

Dr. Seth Oliveria talks to KGW about robotic neurosurgery.

Dr. Seth Oliveria talks to KGW about laser ablation for epilepsy and brain tumors.

Dr. Seth Oliveria speaks with KPTV about treating epilepsy.


Oliveria SF, Gomez LL, Dell’Acqua ML (2003) Imaging kinase-AKAP79-phosphatase scaffold complexes at the plasma membrane in living cells using FRET microscopy. J Cell Biol, 160 (1).

Oliveria SF, Dell’Acqua ML, Sather WA (2007) AKAP79/150 anchoring of calcineurin controls neuronal L-type Ca2+ channel activity and nuclear signaling. Neuron, 55 (2).

Oliveria SF, Thompson EM, Selden NR (2010) Lumbar Lipomyelomeningocele and Sacrococcygeal Teratoma in Siblings: Support for an Alternative Theory of Spinal Teratoma Formation. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 5: 626-629.

Abd-El Barr M, Oliveria SF, Hoh B, Mocco JD (2011). Arteriovenous Malformations. Textbook of Neurointensive Care. 2nd Edition. Editors: Layon, Gabrielli, Friedman.

Oliveria SF, Dittmer PJ, Youn DH, Dell’Acqua ML, Sather WA. Localized calcineurin confers Ca2+-dependent inactivation on neuronal L-type Ca2+ channels. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 31;32(44):15328-37.

Oliveria SF, Hooten KG, Roper SN (2011). Understanding Human Neurophysiology through Epilepsy Surgery. Epilepsy: A Century of Discovery. 1st Edition. Editor: Bautista.

Oliveria SF, Hooten KG, Foote KF (2014). Radiofrequency Lesioning: Introduction and Technical Aspects. Neuromodulation for Psychiatric Disease, 1st Edition. Editors: Hamani, Lozano.

Morishita T, Oliveria SF, Roper SN. Masters of Neurosurgery: Temporal Lobectomy

Hooten KG, Oliveria SF, Sadrameli SS, Gandhi S, Yachnis AT, Lewis SB. Bilateral internal auditory canal gangliogliomas mimicking neurofibromatosis Type II. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Apr 13;7:39.

Oliveria SF, Rodriguez RL, Bowers D, Kantor D, Hilliard JD, Monari EH, Scott BM, Okun MS, Foote KD. Safety and efficacy of dual-lead thalamic deep brain stimulation for patients with treatment-refractory multiple sclerosis tremor: a single-centre, randomised, single-blind, pilot trial. Lancet Neurol. 2017 Jun 19. S1474-4422(17): 30166-7