Ramin Rak, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., is a board certified neurosurgeon who performs complex neurosurgery. He has extensive experience in performing awake craniotomies. Dr. Rak specializes in the treatment of neurological tumors and cerebrovascular and skull base diseases. He uses stereotactic radiosurgery, such as Cyberknife®, as well as complex and minimally invasive spinal procedures. Dr. Rak is an expert in micro-neurosurgical techniques which he utilizes to perform most of his surgeries.
“He’s a wonderful doctor. He’s a wonderful person. I don’t ever want to deal with a neurosurgeon again, but if anyone ever does, I would definitely recommend him. He made me very comfortable after all I went through.” – Barbara Nadel Tepper
Dr. Rak received his undergraduate degree with high honors in Medical Basic Sciences and his medical degree from the Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium. He then completed an externship followed by Internship and another year of General Surgery residency in the department of surgery at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Dr. Rak was a clinical neurosurgery fellow, NIH/NINDS/Surgical Neurology Branch, Bethesda, MD; then a neurosurgery resident at the department of neurosurgery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He then joined Dr. Sekhar at the Mid-Atlantic Brain and Spine Institute in Annandale, VA and University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD for a microneurosurgery clinical and research fellowship. He established the “Brain and Spinal Cord Foundation” with Dr. Sekhar in Northern Virginia.
Dr. Rak became a clinical neurosurgery fellow, cerebrovascular and skull base surgery under Dr. Sekhar at North Shore-LIJ, then chief neurosurgery resident, department of neurosurgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, where he also taught a neurosurgery lecture series.
For more than twenty years Dr. Rak has conducted basic neuroscience and clinical research in a variety of neurologicial conditions, including reperfusion injuries after treatment of stroke, micro-neurosurgical techniques and outcomes of difficult skull base and cerebrovascular diseases and usage of adult Olfactory Ensheathing Glial and Schwann Cells (OEC) in spinal cord injuries. He has published several dozen articles and book chapters in the main neurosurgical journals and book atlases.
Dr. Rak has presented at more than twenty professional meetings on topics such as Minimizing Reperfusion injuries after treatment of stroke, Neuronavigation in Skull Base Surgery, Reconstruction Options for the Complex Posterior Fossa and Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms, and Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injuries/Optic Nerve Injuries/Brain Stem Injuries in Patients Transplanted with Olfactory Ensheathing Glial and Schwann Cells (OEC.)
The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) appointed Dr. Rak to its Board of Directors in 2013. His committee assignment at SBMT will include a leadership position for the membership committee. He will also be involved in organizing 2018/19 World Brain Mapping in NYC. Dr. Rak is a member of the (AANS) American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the (CNS) Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is the President-elect of the (NYSNS) New York State Neurosurgical Society. Dr. Rak is the Secretary of the (SCMS) Suffolk County Medical Society and Suffolk Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Rak speaks fluent Persian and French.
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