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Raul A. Vasquez, MD

  • About

    Dr. Raul Vasquez received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, graduating first in his class. He completed his general surgery internship at the University of Puerto Rico and completed his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

    During his residency, Dr. Vasquez completed a year at the National Institutes of Health as a clinical associate and research fellow. He recently completed a distinguished complex spine fellowship at Vanderbilt University under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph S. Cheng, thus becoming an AOSpine North America Fellow. Dr. Vasquez is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the AOSpine North America, the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Neurosurgical Society.

    Faculty Rank

    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

    Degree

    University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, San Juan

    Residency

    University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville

    Fellowship

    Spine, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville

    Research Fellowship, Neurosurgery, NIH - Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education, Bethesda, Md.

  • Research

    Having participated in numerous nationally acclaimed neurosurgery forums, Dr. Vasquez has demonstrated a profound dedication to the field’s academia. During his year at the NIH he investigated and published on acoustic schwannomas and neuro bromatosis 2. In 2012, he was presented with the Neurosurgery Research Award by the University of Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery. In 2015, he was awarded the Sam Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons for his work on “The Profile of a Smoker and its Impact on Outcomes After Cervical Spine Surgery.” Dr. Vasquez and his research team will continue to focus on translational clinical research in the areas of spine surgery outcomes, spinal cord injury and spine tumors.