Kunal Raygor MD

Kunal Raygor MD

Expected Graduation Date: 2022




Education, Training, and Previous Positions

2010: AB, Harvard University
2015: MD, University of California, San Francisco

Selected Honors and Awards

2016: Krevans Award for Excellence in Patient Care, San Francisco General Hospital
2013: UCSF Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Program
2011: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
2010: Summa Cum Laude for senior honor’s thesis, Harvard University
2009: PRISE Fellow, Harvard University
2018: William H. Sweet Young Investigator Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Selected Professional Memberships

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Recent Publications

Winkler EA, Burkhardt JK, Rutledge WC, Rick JW, Partow CP, Yue JK, Birk H, Bach AM, Raygor KP, Lawton MT. Reduction of shunt dependency rates following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage by tandem fenestration of the lamina terminalis and membrane of Liliequist during microsurgical aneurysm repair. J Neurosurg. 2017 Dec 15:1-7. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.JNS163271. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29243978.

Hafez A, Raygor KP, Lawton MT. Contralateral Anterior Interhemispheric Approach to Medial Frontal Arteriovenous Malformations: Surgical Technique and Results. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Aug 1;13(4):413-420. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx004. PubMed PMID: 28838107.

Wang DD, Raygor KP, Cage TA, Ward MM, Westcott S, Barbaro NM, Chang EF. Prospective comparison of long-term pain relief rates after first-time microvascular decompression and stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia. J Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;128(1):68-77. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.JNS16149. Epub 2017 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 28298026.

Chang EF, Breshears JD, Raygor KP, Lau D, Molinaro AM, Berger MS. Stereotactic probability and variability of speech arrest and anomia sites during stimulation mapping of the language dominant hemisphere. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jan;126(1):114-121. doi: 10.3171/2015.10.JNS151087. Epub 2016 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 26894457.

Chang EF, Breshears JD, Raygor KP, Lau D, Molinaro AM, Berger MS. Stereotactic probability and variability of speech arrest and anomia sites during stimulation mapping of the language dominant hemisphere. J Neurosurg 2016;19:1-8.

Raygor KP, Mooney MA, Snyder LA, Levitt MR, Albuquerque FC, Spetzler RF. Pseudoaneurysm of distal anterior cerebral artery branch following external ventricular drain placement: Case report and review of literature. Neurosurgery, In Press.

Raygor KP, Than KD, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Comparison of minimally invasive transspinous and open approaches for thoracolumbar intradural-extramedullary spinal tumors. Neurosurg Focus 2015;39: E12.

Englot DJ, Nagarajan SS, Imber BS, Raygor KP, Honma SM, Mizuiri D, Mantle M, Knowlton RC, Kirsch HE, Chang EF. Epileptogenic zone localization using magnetoencephalography predicts seizure freedom in epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia 2015;56:949-958.

Chang EF, Raygor KP, Berger MS. Contemporary model of language organization: An overview for neurosurgeons. J Neurosurg 2015;122:250-261.

Englot DJ, Raygor KP, Garcia PA, Knowlton RC, Auguste KI, Chang EF. Factors associated with failed focal neocortical epilepsy surgery. Neurosurgery 2014;75:648-656.

Raygor KP, Rowland NC, Cooke DL, Soloman DA, Huang MC. Aneurysm of the posterior meningeal artery embedded within a dorsal exophytic medullary hemangioblastoma: surgical management and review of literature, J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg 2014;16:293-298.

Li A, Zhou C, Moore J, Zhang P, Tsai TH, Lee HC, Romano DM, McKee ML, Schoenfeld DA, Serra MJ, Raygor K, Cantiello HF, Fujimoto JG, Tanzi RE. Changes in the expression of the Alzheimer’s disease-associated presenilin gene in drosophila heart leads to cardiac dysfunction. Curr Alzheimer Res 2011;8:313-322.

Gianni D, Li A, Tesco G, McKay KM, Moore J, Raygor K, Rota M, Gwathmey JK, Dec GW, Aretz T, Leri A, Semigran MJ, Anversa P, Macgillivray TE, Tanzi RE, del Monte F. Protein aggregates and novel presenilin gene variants in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, Circulation 2010;121:1216-1226.