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John Ratliff

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Department of Neurosurgery 300 Pasteur Dr R291 MC 5327 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 497-8000 Fax (650) 497-8101
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Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Adult reconstructive spinal surgery
  • Spinal cord neoplasms
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal metastatic disease
  • Spinal disc herniation
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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Vice Chair, Operations and Development, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University (2013 - present)
  • Chair, Quality Improvement Workgroup, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2010 - present)
  • Co-Director, Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University (2011 - present)
  • Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - present)
  • Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008 - 2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2005 - 2008)
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Honors and Awards

  • Walsh Foundation Research Grant, Walsh Foundation (2013)
  • Stanford University Department of Neurosurgery Excellence in Education and Mentorship Award, Stanford University Department of Neurosurgery (2013)
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation research grant award, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (2012)
  • Robert Florin, MD Award for Excellence in Research, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2010)
  • Brandeis University Health Policy Leaders Program Scholarship, American College of Surgeons (2009)
  • Chicago Institute for Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch Foundation Research Grant, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch Foundation (2003)

Professional Education

Residency: Louisiana State University - New Orleans LA (2001)
Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2005)
Fellowship: New York University Medical Center NY (2002)
Internship: Louisiana State University - New Orleans LA (1996)
Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine LA (1995)
MD: Tulane Medical School, Medicine (1995)

Courses

2013-14

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

At present, I am working on a prospective measure to assess the risk of complications in spine surgery procedures. I am studying the impact of patient disease process, choice of operative approach, and patient pre-operative comorbidities on complication occurrence. The goal of this effort will be to develop a clinical tool that may be used in patient counseling.

Presently, a prospectively developed measure of comorbidities is being modeled to ICD-9 nomencature for use in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database.

My longer term research goals are to develop clearer means of assessing outcomes in spine surgery procedures and developing patient-centered outcomes assessments that may be scalable for larger populations.

Publications

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