Matthew L. Dashnaw, MD



Main Location
WNY Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery Office of Dr. Maxwell)
1445 Portland Ave
Ste 304
Rochester, NY 14621
Accepting New Patients? Call the Office
Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic
2 Coulter Rd
2100 Wing
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Accepting New Patients? Call the Office
Newark Wayne Community Hospital
1200 Driving Park Ave
Po Box 111
Newark, NY 14513
Accepting New Patients? Call the Office



Dr. Dashnaw specializes in degenerative spine conditions, brain and spinal tumors, traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus, trigeminal neuralgia/cranial nerve compression, peripheral nerve disorder and spinal trauma.

After earning his Pharm. D. degree and working for a year as a pharmacist, Dr. Dashnaw earned a full scholarship to pursue his Doctor of Medicine at Ross University in New Jersey. There, he specialized in neurosurgery, publishing research on treating cognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia, malignant glioma metastatic brain tumors, and traumatic brain injury and CSF movement.

He then completed his Neurological Surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Dashnow trained with both Paul Maurer, MD, and James Maxwell, MD, and is a respected author and surgeon who has earned national recognition for his efforts.

  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgery
  • 2009, Ross University School of Medicine, MD
  • 01/01/2010-06/30/2016, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital Department of Surgery
  • 07/01/2009-12/31/2009, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital Department of Surgery


Matthew Dashnaw, PharmD, MD provides an explanation of spinal stenosis and available treatment options.


Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna Healthcare (RGH does not participate with the Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan)
  • CareIQ
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • ElderONE
  • Empire Plan
  • Excellus BCBS
  • Fidelis Care of NY (RGH does not participate with Fidelis Medicare Plans)
  • First Niagara Business Works
  • Emblem Health
  • HealthNow NY (RGH does not participate with HealthNow Medicaid Plans)
  • Health Republic
  • Humana (RGH does not participate with Humana Medicare. Some patients are still covered in full while others may incur a 50% Co-insurance bill.)
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Benefits (formerly RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin's Point - US Family Health Plan
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Monroe Plan
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • North American Administrators
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options (Behavioral Health)
  • Wellcare of New York