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Dustin Hayward , MD Providence-employed provider



Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery
1717 Building
1717 13th St. Suite 401
Everett, WA 98201
P: (425) 297-6400
F: (425) 297-6405

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Hayward’s life-long commitment is high-quality, patient-centered neurosurgical care. He believes excellent medical care is achieved through a well-led, cohesive medical team. Dr. Hayward and his team are devoted to attaining the best possible outcome for each of his patients.

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Medical School

University of California, San Diego, CA


Neurological Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Neurological Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA


Awards & Achievements

  1. Recipient, National Institute of Health Research Grant 
  2. Research Associate, University of California at San Diego, Department of Bioengineering
  3. Research Associate and Clinic Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research
  4. Recipient, Cavalier Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of California at Berkeley
  5. Research Associate, University of California at Berkeley, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
  6. Recipient, Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Award, College of the Sequoias
  7. Teacher, Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program, Farmersville Unified School District


  1. Heiferman DM, Hayward DM, Ashley WW. Bilateral through-and-through trajectory of a low-velocity transcranial penetrating foreign object in a twelve-month-old. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2016; 51 (25): 25-29
  2. Hayward DM, Johans SJ, Rosenblum JD, Loftus CM, Ashley, WW. Balloon-occlusion catheter ONYX embolization of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage in a pediatric patient. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2016; 25(4): 46-49 
  3. Hayward DM, Yoo D, Wild E, Prabhu VC. Myoepithelioma of the skull base and orbit: Case report, immunocytopathology, and surgical considerations. Neuro-ophthalmology. 2014; 38(1): 14-20
  4. Heiferman DM, Ackerman PD, Hayward DM, Primeau MJ, Anderson DE, Prabhu VC. Bilateral supplementary motor area syndrome: Clinical presentation and patterns of recovery. Neuroscience Discovery. 2014; 7(2): 1-9
  5. Braca JB, Hayward DM, Katsevman GA, Amport J, Borys E, Nockels RP, Prabhu VC. Aneurysmal bone cysts of the neuraxis: Part1—Clinical presentation and pathogenesis. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2014; 36(9): 6-19
  6. Braca JB, Hayward DM, Katsevman GA, Amport J, Borys E, Nockels RP, Prabhu VC. Aneurysmal bone cysts of the neuraxis: Part 2—Management and follow-up. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2014; 36(10): 6-20
  7. Hayward D, Morgan C, Biller J, Emami I, Prabhu V. Jugular foramen syndrome as initial presentation of metastatic lung cancer. J Neurol Surg B. 2012; 73-A205
  8. Duarte AL, Ranganath C, Winward L, Hayward DM, Knight, RT. Dissociable neural correlates for familiarity and recollection during the encoding and retrieval of pictures: an ERP study. Cogn Brain Res. 2004; 18(3): 255-72


Medical Interests

  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Spine Disorders and Disease
  • Neurological Tumors of the Brain and Spine
  • Neurotrauma

Personal Interests

Dr. Hayward enjoys being with his family, spending time outdoors in the Northwest, learning history, reading, trying new foods, and watching movies.