Ahmed M.T. Raslan M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Neurosurgeon, Director of Neurological Surgery Clinical Operations, and Medical Director of OHSU Neuroscience Quality

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.5 out of 5 (328 Ratings, 80 Comments)

Expertise

  • Neurological Surgery

Special focus on

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders

Education

  • M.B.B.C.H., Ain Shams University, Cairo Egypt 1994
  • M.S., Ain Shams University, Cairo Egypt 1998
  • M.D., Ain Shams University, Cairo Egypt 2002
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health and Science University, 2006-2012
    • Ain Shams University, 1996-2002
  • Fellowship:

    • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2004-2005
    • Neurological Surgery, University of British Columbia, 2005-2006
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Biography

Dr. Raslan is an associate professor of neurological surgery; he manages patients with a spectrum of neurosurgical disorders, his focused practice is epilepsy surgery, brain mapping for tumors and epilepsy which often involves awake craniotomy, surgery for chronic and cancer pain (Trigeminal neuralgia, spinal pain and many other chronic pain syndrome), and movement disorders.

In 2004, Raslan joined OHSU as a neurosurgical instructor. Already a fully qualified neurosurgeon, in 2012 he completed the OHSU neurological surgery residency program (required for practice in the US). Dr. Raslan joined the faculty of neurological surgery in July 2012 as an assitant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2017.

Dr. Raslan's research is focused on  the physiology of nociception and pain modulation , pathophysiology of trigeminal neuralgia , outcomes of functional neurosurgery, functional localization using intraoperative and extraoperative mapping, surgical education and operative efficiency.

Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences, residency and fellowships.

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Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • North American Neuromodulation Society

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Patient Ratings

4.5 out of 5 (328 Ratings, 80 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Feb 28, 2019

    He is very knowledgable and has a great bed side manner.

  • Feb 23, 2019

    Very kind,knowledgeable, and explains and easy for me to understand about my surgery.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    OHSU is a Great Hospital Medical Center. I will always try to use them when I need a Hospital or Medical Center.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Dr. Raslan seems quite kind and very experienced in neurosurgery.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    more test ordered for me is the main thing we did

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Very informative and very professional. On time.

  • Jan 29, 2019

    Dr. Raslan is helping me through the process of obtaining pain control through a Spinal Cord Stimulator system. While he’s a busy in-demand neurosurgeon, he nevertheless gives one the sense that he has time to grasp one’s situation and offer possible solutions. The department’s staff is always helpful and alert. I have no reason to expect anything other than excellence from Dr. Raslan and his team.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    I like Dr. Raslan being very concerned and caring and very thorough about explain what was going on with my traffic injury. I just think that he was dead. very professional and I really appreciate it looking forward to trying to stop this issue I got (INAUDIBLE). Want to thank him.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Absolutely the best! From the waiting room to my discharge I was treated with respect and patience.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    Hi, I like Dr. Raslan, but I wish that he could have come in and talked to me. He called my son and he never ever talked to me that I can remember anyway. And I do wish that he would have come in and talked to me before I went home. That's the only thing I had that was, that I didn't like. Okay, I'm done.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Dr. Raslan operated on my lower spine in 2014. And even though it’s been a hard painful journey I’d still trust him with my life.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Dr. Raslan took the time to talk with me and my parents about my progress post surgery. He discussed different aspects of the initial injury and my recovery so far. His assistant Dr. Bowden also took time to speak with us. Dr. Raslan is referring me to Dr. Chestnut to follow my ongoing recovery from the TBI.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Yes, I really like the doctor. He makes me feel comfortable. I feel safe with him. Keep up the job doctor.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    He was courteous, helped me out with everything I needed to know; did a good job. I would recommend it. Thank you.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    The provider Ahmed Raslan seemed to know everything that is going to happen and what he needs and what will happen exactly once he gets all the information needed.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    After the surgery on the 18th note surgeon surgeons assistant nurse. Nobody come down to speak to me about the procedure how the procedure wear what to expect nothing. I had plenty of questions and I was not able to ask any of those questions because nobody come down to see me. I'm extremely upset about that besides the fact that my wife has passed away now. Yeah, so yeah, I would never have anything to do with Dr. Raslan again ever.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    Well, I was there for 4 days and they were all next to me the whole time telling me how to experience what I was feeling and all of my feedback amazing and I love them that and I would recommend them to anyone who had the same problem. And I hope that anyone who has the same problem as me would meet with them and get the same problem cured like I did. Thank you so much.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Hello, Dr. Raslan performed a craniotomy on me for a tumor removed. Couldn't be happier with the care. Every best case scenario happened. He's an amazing doctor and and has a great staff and I would recommend him to anybody. And I'm truly blessed that he was able to take care of me.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    He was very polite, attentive, and admitted he is human, and that was exactly what people should hear. I really enjoyed talking with him, and like I said, he was just down to earth, and explained everything where I could understand it, so I really appreciate it.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    It took months for me to get through to the scheduler at OHSU to get the surgery scheduled. The doctor did not talk to me personally on the day of the surgery. (However, he did squeeze me in, so I guess he did not have time.) Part 2 of the surgery was scheduled for Dec. 11. He called me the morning of the surgery to cancel. I wished I had had more notice--my sister was already on her way from Tualatin to pick me up in Gresham. I get the impression that everyone in this department is overworked. Perhaps you need to hire more people.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    Dr. Raslan is an excellent doctor. He saved my life. He got a tumor all out and it hasn't grown back. Tell him thank you so very much and I will highly recommend him and OHSU to anybody.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    I would not recommend Dr. Raslan as I quite literally didn?t see or speak with him before, during, or after the surgery he preformed on 12/4/18. He has been unreachable during the entire process of getting the spine stimulator done. I did send him a MyChart message expressing my frustration with him and I was disrespectful and sarcastic. I apologize for that. I felt like a number and the experience was an assembly line. Even the R.N. said they were not staffed appropriately and I finally just stopped talking as she wasn?t listening anyway.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    I'm very appreciative for Dr. Raslan and the whole staff is unbelievably professional, just excellent work and they're going to do a follow up in two weeks to make sure the implant's working, and right now I can feel it working. They said to give it ... give it 2 weeks to settle in, so I'm just a greatly appreciative. Very professional, caring, just excellent.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    On time, pleasant, informative, caring, professional.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    INFORMATIONexcellent

  • Nov 26, 2018

    I had a very good experience. I was scared going into this new procedure, the surgery and everything and my surgeon and all the rest of the staff helped me through very well.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    This visit was typical of the high standards of OHSU, and my experiences over multiple visits to CHH. The building is welcoming and well-maintained, which is great, but what blows my mind is how every person I encounter, at every level, exudes a commitment to get it right that I haven't always found in other area medical centers, and never so universally-practiced, based on the past thirty years of far more than an equal share of reasons to visit hospitals and medical practices large and small.As for 11/8/18, at my appt to re-stablish with Dr. Raslan:. Reception was friendly and efficient (as always). I was seen promptly and settled well by the med assistant. Dr. Mazerhart (spelling?) did intake with a quick neuro exam & listened to my summary of woes (excellent manner). Dr. Raslan addressed my needs and concerns succinctly and very satisfactorily. Everyone was fully engaged except the med assistant or nurse, who seemed a little bit elsewhere, but did his job perfectly and respectfully.Medical outcomes should not be the issue when evaluating medical services, but rather the sense that everyone is giving their best effort to help one find the best path to ones best available health. The learning environment of OHSU means people are always bringing everything they know to bear. The welcoming nature of nearly everyone is what makes it easier to bear the negative parts of needing medical support and care.[editorial: the approach to excellence described above should be the universal standard with which we treat all others around us or in our purview, and that would lighten the load of all the humans on this astral pebble.]Thanks for letting me tell you how great you are. Don't let it flag.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    He is professional in his work but does not have a good bed side manner.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    If it wasn't for Dr. Roslyn. I probably would be in a wheelchair by now, but he's kept me from being. Incapacitated and has help me with my spine injury. And there's still a lot to do on it.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    I thought he was very professional. I think he's the best oral surgeon that you can find, and he was very knowledgeable and he knew what to do, and in his hands I feel safe.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    I just had surgery yesterday and am so glad thanks to the Dr. and staff everything went perfect so nice

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Raslan proved to be very knowledgeable and I was very comfortable of my interaction with him.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Has always been informative and answered all my questions

  • Oct 29, 2018

    Awesome

  • Oct 27, 2018

    Very direct in giving evaluation of symtoms and possible causes. Will follow up with an appointment for a scan soon

  • Oct 27, 2018

    I thought he was very nice. He seemed very knowledgeable. And that's what I know, and I don't know. I've got to have another MRI. I don't understand that. He didn't say anything about it when I was there, but I don't know if something else is up or what so that's what I know. Thank you.

  • Oct 14, 2018

    Waited too long to find out what time I was supposed to check in.Never even met the doctor on the day of surgery. All people attending to me before and after surgery were outstanding!

  • Oct 08, 2018

    Dr. Raslan is a fine doctor. Doctor Roseland explains everything in layman's terms.

  • Oct 07, 2018

    Professional and approachable. Was concerned about me and exhumed confidence.

  • Oct 07, 2018

    ElpfEveryone at OHSU was extremely friendly & helpful. I always will tell people what a great hospital & that everyone we came in contact with were most helpful!

  • Sep 30, 2018

    dr Raslan was very good

  • Sep 29, 2018

    I was very appreciative of his comprehensive view of my diagnosis. His knowledge base and the care with which he is going to proceed with my issue is comforting and commendable.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    Dr. Raslan was running about 25 minutes late and that could possibly explain why I had the experience I did with him. The interaction between Dr.Raslan and I lasted just under 7 minutes (I timed the appointment starting when he came into the exam room. I felt so rushed and pressured that I was literally stuttering in my efforts to verbalize questions about the treatment being considered. He is a surgeon and his time must be limited as I suspect he has very little time for explaining things to the many patients he has to see when he is in the clinic. I came away unsure about several issues including, abnormal imaging of my low back. He was clearly in a hurry. What he did say was not in laymen?s terms nor was it provided in an after visit summary. There were huge differences between what he said to me at our first assessment visit some months ago. I understand that his time is extremely valuable and he must see a lot of patients on the days he is not in surgery. What I am unable to obtain regarding my condition and it?s treatment; or, what Dr. Raslan was saying is an unhurried explanation of the aforementioned condition and treatment in words I can understand. I had been waiting for months to see him and for years to find a way to decrease the severity of my back pain. I really could have benefited from having another professional in the neurosurgical clinic who has the time to speak with me about my condition and the proposed treatment and physical therapy options. I am not faulting Dr. Raslan at all but just trying to obtain information at my own speed and in consideration of the challenges I face from a psychiatric standpoint (easily overwhelmed).

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Dr. Was straight forward and direct with his diagnosis. It is the first time in over a year I have had hope at pain relief without the use of drugs.

  • Sep 24, 2018

    He was nice, straightforward

  • Sep 22, 2018

    Dr. Raslan is very kind and knowledgable. He helped me understand my situation, and my options. He worked deftly and efficiently in the short time we had together to help me feel strong and able to make wise decisions.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    I was sitting there for 3 hrs before surgery!

  • Aug 31, 2018

    I remain under care at OHSU.

  • Aug 31, 2018

    He was very good doctor. Nice, professional, and explained in detail. Answered my questions before I even asked them. Felt comfortable.

  • Aug 31, 2018

    I felt that he knows how to handle TN and I can not be thankful enough for this dept.

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