Together, We Make A Difference

To improve the lives of people affected with disabilities by
Offering public awareness and advocacy around SB
Gathering to lend our experience and energy to others in need
Equalizing opportunities for those at all levels of ability
Teaching our youth to advocate for themselves
Helping inspire empathy & understanding of disabilities
Educating the importance of prenatal vitamins and folate to prevent SB
Reaching out to assist individuals and families affected by SB

Dr. Shurtleff

David B. Shurtleff, M.D. is the SBAWS’s medical advisor. He received his M.D. degree from Tuft’s University Medical School and received postgraduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Orthopedic Hospital & Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical School. He’s held numerous faculty positions at the UW Medical School. Currently retired but previously on staff at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, University Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, and has held numerous other staff positions at various medical institutions. He has received too many honors to mention, maintains 2 board certifications, is licensed in three states, belongs to many professional organizations, has had numerous special national and local responsibilities, been a reviewer for many medical journals, has guest lectured on innumerable occasions and has been published in the world’s most prestigious medical publications. Throughout his career, Dr. Shurtleff has been on the “cutting edge” in his treatment of patients with Spina Bifida

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