Education and Training

Board certified neurosurgeon Dr. Ramin Rak is very respected within his field. He specializes in performing awake craniotomies, skull-based surgeries, complex spine surgeries, and treatment of tumors at Neurological Surgery P.C. using his advanced knowledge of micro-neurosurgical techniques. He is able to complete this work thanks to his education and training with some of the best neurosurgical professionals in the world. Before a neurosurgeon can practice in the United States, he or she is required to complete four years of college, four years of medical school, a one year internship, and 5-7 years of medical residency.

Dr. Ramin Rak earned his undergraduate degree in Medical Basic Sciences with high honors, and then obtained his medical degree from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. He actually spent these eight years at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, which is the French language arm of the Free University of Brussels. Next, he went to Washington, DC, to complete an externship followed by an internship and a year of General Surgery residency at the Washington Hospital Center’s Department of Surgery. Dr. Ramin Rak became a Neurosurgical Fellow at the NIH/NINDS/Surgical Neurology Branch, in Bethesda, Maryland, and then a Neurosurgery Resident in George Washington University’s Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Ramin Rak then moved to North Shore-LIJ, where he was a Clinical Neurosurgery Fellow, Cerebrovascular and Skull Based Surgery, under Dr. Sekhar. Later he would become the Chief Neurosurgery Resident for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. While there, Dr. Ramin Rak also taught a neurosurgery lecture series.