Charles Cobbs, MD

Dr. Cobbs is currently the Director of the Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) in Seattle. He is an international expert in brain tumor surgery and molecular biology. Dr. Cobbs received his clinical training at UCSF in 1997. From 1997-2005 he was Chief or Neurosurgery at the Birmingham VAMC and faculty at UAB from 1997-2005. From 2005-2013, he practiced neurosurgery at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and ran a brain tumor research lab at CPMC Research Institute and UCSF in San Francisco. In 2013 he moved to his current position in Seattle, where he oversees the largest brain tumor clinical and research program in the Pacific Northwest at SNI, where they treat over 1000 patients with gliomas, PCNSL, meningioma, pituitary and metastatic tumors per year. As director of the Ivy Research Center, he supervises a laboratory with over 6 grant-funded brain tumor research projects. Dr. Cobbs’ own research investigates the potential role of cytomegaloviru in glioma pathogenesis and therapy.

Dr. Cobbs enjoys triathlons, rowing , skiing, and relaxing with his family.