Brian T Ragel, M.D.

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Dr. Ragel specializes in general neurosurgical treatment of problems and abnormalities of the spine and complex brain tumors.

He plays a vital role in our neurosurgical team. His expertise in spine and brain tumors, and his surgical skills, strengthen our capabilities in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Ragel works with a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neuro-oncologists, orthopaedists, and other specialists, collaborating on patient evaluations and treatment options to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.

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Summary of Current Research

Flight Surgeon, United States Air Force, Fairchild AFB, WA, 1999 - 2001

Staff Neurosurgeon, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA, 2007 - 2009

Adjunct, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, F.E. Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, 2008 - 2009

Selected Publications

"Career satisfaction and burnout among U.S. neurosurgeons: A feasibility and pilot study," World Neurosurgery (Vol: 80, Issue: 5, Page E59-E68) - 2013

"Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the third ventricle resembling a colloid cyst," Acta Neurochirurgica (Vol: 155, Issue: 4, Page 737-739) - 2013

"Timing of cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy for ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke: Clinical article," Journal of Neurosurgery (Vol: 118, Issue: 1, Page 109-114) - 2013

"Commentary," Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice (Vol: 3, Issue: 3, Page 255-257) - 2012

"Decompressive craniectomy in a neurologically devastated pregnant woman to maintain fetal viability: Case report," Journal of Neurosurgery (Vol: 116, Issue: 3, Page 487-490) - 2012


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