Corey Raffel MD, PhD

Corey Raffel MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery 

 










Dr. Corey Raffel is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon and leads UCSF's pediatric neurosurgery outreach service at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA. Dr. Raffel joined UCSF from Ohio State University, where he served as professor and vice chair. He has also served as chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and been the principal investigator of several research programs aimed at finding new treatments for childhood brain tumors.

At Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Raffel brings his outstanding expertise in diagnosis and surgical management of pediatric neurosurgical disorders to the community surrounding San Jose. He is available for consultation or referrals regarding all types of pediatric neurological disorders.

Education, Training, and Previous Positions

1974: AB, Harvard University
1980: MD, University of California, San Diego
1980: PhD, University of California, San Diego
1980-1986: Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
1986: Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow, Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto
1987: Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow, UCSF
1987: Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
1987-1992: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
1992-1995: Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
1996-1999: Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
1999-2007: Professor of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
2007-2012: Professor of Neurological Surgery, Ohio State University School of Medicine
2008-2012: Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery, Ohio State University School of Medicine

Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Society for Neuro-Oncology
American Academy of Neurological Surgery
Society of Neurological Surgeons
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Neurosurgery
Editorial Board Member, Neurosurgery

Selected Recent Publications

Hutzen B, Pierson CR, Russell SJ, Galanis E, Raffel C, Studebaker AW. Treatment of medulloblastoma using an oncolytic measles virus encoding the thyroidal sodium iodide symporter shows enhanced efficacy with radioiodine. BMC Cancer 2012;12(1):508.

Raffel C. Editorial: glioblastoma subtype. J Neurosurg 2012;117(3):474; discussion 475.

Studebaker AW, Hutzen B, Pierson CR, Russell SJ, Galanis E, Raffel C. Oncolytic measles virus prolongs survival in a murine model of cerebral spinal fluid-disseminated medulloblastoma Neuro Oncol 2012;14(4):459-70.

Raffel C, Rutka JT. Central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal tumors: still a useful classification? Neurosurg Focus 2011;30(1):Introduction.

Hnojciková M, Nickels KC, Wetjen NM, Buchhalter JR, Raffel C, Wirrell EC. EEG and neuroimaging studies in young children having epilepsy surgery. Pediatr Neurol 2010;43(5):335-40.

Peruzzi P, Corbitt RJ, Raffel C. Magnetic resonance imaging versus ultrasonography for the in utero evaluation of central nervous system anomalies. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2010;6(4):340-5.

Gill K, Zachary B, Williams C, Raffel C, Boue D, Barson W. Recurrent meningitis in a teenager. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2010;29(10):984, 988-9.

Niazi TN, Klimo P Jr, Anderson RC, Raffel C. Diagnosis and management of arteriovenous malformations in children. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2010;21(3):443-56.

Studebaker AW, Kreofsky CR, Pierson CR, Russell SJ, Galanis E, Raffel C. Treatment of medulloblastoma with a modified measles virus. Neuro Oncol 2010;12(10):1034-42.

Johnson JN, Hartman TK, Barbaresi W, Raffel C, Colby CE. Developmental outcomes for neonatal dural arteriovenous fistulas. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2009;3(2):105-9.