John Raaf Day Lecture

John RaafThe Department of Neurological Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine is proud to recognize the accomplishments of John Raaf, M.D., (1905 – 2000), widely regarded as the father of neurosurgery in Oregon. Raaf advanced the profession during his years as chairman of neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital by creating an outstanding resource for the neurosciences community in the Pacific Northwest.

The 25th John Raaf Day Lecturer — Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Center for Health & Healing, 3rd floor; 3070-Room 4
3303 SW Bond Ave, Portland

9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am Skull Base Surgery: The Sacred and Profane
10.30 am Break
10.45 am Dharma, Dixie, and Dilemmas in Public Health
11.30 am Discussion

Anil Nanda, MD

A native of New York, Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS, graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Madras University, Pondicherry, India, with a MBBS and honors in physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, medicine, and surgery in 1982. He spent an internship year in surgical oncology at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York followed by a general surgery internship at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, in 1989. He then completed fellowship training in microneurosurgery and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990.  In the spring of 2012, he received a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.  Dr. Nanda is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport.  He has held the post since the department’s establishment in 1995. Dr. Nanda is committed to the expansion of higher education. He has published over 380 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as two books including the recently published “Principles of Posterior Fossa Surgery.”  He has been honored with the Living Legend Award (1996), recognition as an Outstanding Leader of 2005 by The Times in Shreveport, induction into the Junior Achievement of North Louisiana 2011 Business Hall of Fame for leadership, determination, ethics, and giving back to the community. He has served as President of the North American Skull Base Society (2005-2006), Louisiana State Neurosurgical Society (2005-2007), Southern Neurosurgical Society (2006-2007), and Society of University Neurosurgeons (2010-2011). He was awarded with the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of University Neurosurgeons in 2015. Dr. Nanda specializes in general and spinal neurosurgery, as well as skull base tumors, AVMs, aneurysms, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Accreditation: Accreditation:Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicans.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Neurological surgeons and the neuroscience community.

Course Objectives: To further education of the neuroscience community by introducing innovative, state-of-the art techniques in the field of neurological surgery. RSVP 503-494-6207,

Past John Raaf Day Lecturers

  • Lawrence F. Marshall, M.D. — 1991
  • John A. Jane, M.D., Ph.D. — 1992
  • Julian T. Hoff, M.D. — 1993
  • Albert L. Rhoton Jr., M.D. — 1994
  • Martin H. Weiss, M.D. — 1995
  • Robert H. Wilkins, M.D. — 1996
  • John M. Tew Jr., M.D. — 1997
  • Donlin M. Long, M.D., Ph.D. — 1998
  • Robert Grossman, M.D. — 1999
  • William A. Buchheit, M.D. — 2000
  • Russel Hugo Patterson Jr., M.D. — 2001
  • Charles B. Wilson, M.D. — 2002
  • H. Richard Winn, M.D. — 2003
  • R. Michael Scott, M.D. — 2004
  • David G. Piepgras, M.D. — 2005
  • Edward R. Laws Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. — 2006
  • Volker K.H. Sonntag, M.D. — 2007
  • A. John Popp, M.D. — 2008
  • William F. Chandler, M.D. — 2009
  • Robert Spetzler, M.D., F.A.C.S. — 2010
  • Roberto C. Heros, M.D., F.A.C.S. — 2011
  • Donald O. Quest, M.D. — 2012
  • Duke Samson, M.D. — 2013
  • Jon H. Robinson, M.D. — 2014