Dr. Tung Ha is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and attended Brandeis University in Boston where he obtained his B.S. degree in Biology in 1997. He obtained early acceptance to the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his D.O. degree in 2001. He completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Kansas Hospital and served as Chief Resident from 2006- 2007.
Following residency, Dr. Ha served in the U.S. Army at the rank of Major at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. There, he had the honor of providing neurosurgical care to Active Duty Service Members including aviators, pilots, and the elite soldiers of the 2nd Ranger Battalion and 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). In 2010, he deployed with the 53rd Head and Neck Surgical Team to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. As the only military neurosurgeon for the U.S. and coalition forces in the Iraq, Dr. Ha served as Theatre Neurosurgery Consultant. For the care that he provided in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, Dr. Ha was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Ha was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army in 2011 and subsequently joined Fourth Corner Neurosurgical Associates.
Dr. Ha is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) and has expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Ha is a leader in cervical disk replacement surgery and has taught many other spine surgeons this complex procedure. As an osteopath he embraces a holistic approach to neurosurgical problems and patient care.
Dr. Ha spearheaded the development of the Cascade Outpatient Spine Center (COSC) and currently serves as the Medical Director. He is a Board Member of the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
When not operating, Dr. Ha’s passion is his family. He enjoys fitness, outdoor activities and traveling with his wife and two daughters. Lastly, he is currently serving as the Board President of The Franklin Academy, a PreK-8 independent private school in Bellingham.