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Raul Vasquez-Castellanos, MD

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Dr. Vasquez, a Clinical Lecturer within the Department of Neurosurgery, focuses on general neurosurgery and complex spine pathologies. Throughout his training he was distinguished for his excellent patient care, clinical performance, and research involvement.

During his residency, he completed a year at the National Institutes of Health as a Clinical Associate and Research Fellow during which he investigated and published on acoustic schwannomas and neurofibromatosis 2. In 2012, he was presented with the Neurosurgery Research Award by the Department of Neurosurgery. Having participated in numerous nationally acclaimed neurosurgery forums, Dr. Vasquez has demonstrated a profound dedication to the field’s academia.

Dr. Vasquez completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, graduating 1st of 121 students and where he was selected as a junior medical student into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Vasquez completed his general surgery internship at the University of Puerto Rico and completed his Neurosurgical Residency training at the University of Florida.
He was selected to join the prominent complex spine fellowship at Vanderbilt University beginning in January 2015 under the mentoring of Dr. Joseph S. Cheng.

Dr Vasquez is a member of the Florida Medical Association, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and the Florida Neurosurgical Society.

In his free time, Dr. Vasquez enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and reading. He is fully bilingual in both Spanish and English.

See publications by Dr. Vasquez:

PMID: 21990434
PMID: 23049959
PMID: 19069356