Matthew L. Dashnaw, MD


Spine Surgery


Main Location
WNY Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery Office of Dr. Maxwell)
1445 Portland Ave
Ste 304
Rochester, NY 14621
Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic
2 Coulter Rd
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Newark Wayne Community Hospital
1200 Driving Park Ave
Po Box 111
Newark, NY 14513
RGH Department of Surgery
1415 Portland Ave
Ste 245
Rochester, NY 14621



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
  • Spine Surgery
  • Surgery
  • EPIC Provider
  • 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.