Ahmed M.T. Raslan M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Attending Neurosurgeon, Director of Epilepsy and Brain Mapping, 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 (345 Ratings, 116 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

Patient Ratings

4.5 out of 5 (345 Ratings, 116 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

  • Jun 29, 2019

    I just wanted to say that you did a wonderful job. It was very pleasant being there. I felt comfortable and relaxed and thank you again.

  • Jun 10, 2019

    Dr. Raslan provided excellent care as well as the whole surgical team including anesthesiologists to the nurses to everyone. This is the best care I received probably in my life going from VA Health Care to getting seen at OHSU for my spine injury is a world of difference. I would prefer to go to OHSU and see Dr. Raslan again for any neurological neurosurgery things in the future. So thank you very much for taking the time to listen to me and actually recommend and complete the surgery. That is all. Thank you.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    The employees here are absolutely amazing. They answered all of my questions, very polite and told me every step of the procedure in detail. I have no complaints at all.

  • May 16, 2019

    I had to wait for 3 hours in the waiting room for surgery relating to back and neck pain. The chairs in the waiting room are not designed for comfort at all and it was an excruciatingly painful 3 hours. They need to get some recliners for patients awaiting surgery to be comfortable before their procedure.

  • May 06, 2019

    Dr. Raslan was absolutely wonderful. We were extremely impressed with his demeanor, professionalism, knowledge, and ability to communicate. He was very kind and reassuring. I am confident in his surgical abilities moving forward.

  • May 03, 2019

    Yes, my appointment was at 3:30. Not even the doctor but some other student or something came in after I'd been there for 40 minutes to finally say something to us and then he left the room and it was another 35 minutes before the doctor even came in. I was in that room for an hour and 15 minutes before I seen, D. Raslan. That's what I have to say about that.

  • May 03, 2019

    Was very pleased by the manner in which we were treated. Very pleased with the outcome of the visit. Awaiting the outcome with much enthusiasm.

  • May 02, 2019

    Everything was great. We were treated very well.

  • May 01, 2019

    Thorough, well explained, concise, and felt as if he really wants to achieve the ultimate goal in my treatment.

  • May 01, 2019

    The entire staff within my exposure was professional and predominantly soulful.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Very thorough, professional. Communicates well. Also, Lee Ann(sp?), Dr. Raslan's assistant is a real gem!

  • Apr 27, 2019

    One and a half hour wait!!!!

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Professional, compassionate care. Seemed to understand the issues my son was facing. Had sound advice on a treatment plan.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Very positive

  • Apr 26, 2019

    The provider was so kind to my dad who has chronic pain. He seemed sincerely, sorry and wanting to help. Which isn't always the case. We've seen other providers that are stressed by my dad's chronic pain and they have even told, one doctor told my dad stop stressing your doctor's so they have a caring man like Dr. Raslan, Oh, that means the world to us.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    This is my second time working with the doctor. He's extremely honest and he answers all my questions and was very clear about his type of an of a providing how they actually do it in that he allows me to be awake so he can operate in the right area. I find him kind and wonderful. That's my deal. Thank you.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Dr. Raslan is very thorough and detailed in his discussions with patients and he takes the time to truly explain and look at different outcomes, as well as scenarios for care and he is just one of the best I've ever had. Great, great guy.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Hardly spends anytime with you, always seems rushed and wants to follow up again 18 months after surgery but didn’t tell me what I need to do to improve a complication I’m having after surgery.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    He is attentive, focused, and for the first time I felt like I was being taken seriously

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Very nice man. Gave me the information I needed to know. Suggested another MRI, Then a meeting with his colleagues. The only problem I had with him is that I had a difficult time understanding him because he spoke low and his speech was difficult to hear.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    showed up for x-rays at 2pm as recommended on 3rd floor then showed up for appointment early on 8th floor, appt was to be 2:45. at about 3:15 we were told the doctor was running 30min late, got called in about 3:35 and saw the doctor about 3:55

  • Apr 12, 2019

    he and his resident were prompt--early even--and to the point. I have a fairly simple issue which he was happy to help me with and told me other options exist int he future if I need to pursue them.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    kind, and thorough, very professional.

  • Apr 10, 2019

    Very happy with fast and professional service at OHSU. Wonderful Neuro Surgery dept. Every thing explained well.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    I'm very grateful that Dr. Roslan is a provider who takes time to explain himself make some sales available and does very thorough and and the questions and in the the way that he's able to make enough understood to me the patients and then very happy and very grateful for that.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Very interested in the illness and pays attention. He's your doctor.

  • Mar 23, 2019

    Dr. Raslan is both a highly qualified surgeon and also a demonstrably compassionate and kind physician who obviously cares about his patient's well being.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Dr. Raslan was very friendly and polite and took the time and listened to the problem and gave us a few different options and explained things and sounded and looked very knowledgeable and articulate and had a very good bedside manner and yeah everything you would hope for a doctor to be.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Dr. Raslan has added expertise and helpfulness to decades-long quest for relief from severe and constant pain. On March 15th, he performed a surgical implantation of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS), which seems to be the best option I have during the current anti-opioid hysteria (editorial remark).Dr. Raslan greeted me before surgery and outlined the risks. His team seemed able and were generally supportive of me throughout the process. It’s too soon to characterize the outcome, but I have no issues with the process or implementation of the agreed-upon course of treatment.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    I don't know what you want. I was pleased, very happy and I would recommend you at all times.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    He seems very knowledgeable and is helping me the best he can with the things I'm dealing with.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Professional, skilled, timely, welcoming.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    We saw him for ... in ... for divet from a surgery that I had back in October brain surgery, bleeding in the ear. He is sending me to an ENT, explained things a little bit better somewhat. Would prefer to have referrals down in at Salem Hospital. It's easier for me to get to then up to OHSU. He is a good doctor so I would recommend him and he is you know. a good neurosurgeon

  • Mar 09, 2019

    I have been thankful from the first day I met Dr. Raslan in 2015. He takes the time necessary to explain existing conditions, treatment(s) and expectations for my long term health. I feel well informed and comfortable with his recommendations. I appreciate that he takes time to see his patients, personally. He comes across truly caring and concerned about how I am progressing, not hesitating to make referrals to better my recovery process. How ever long or short the appt. I feel he is thorough.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    think we are on the right path to figuring this problem of extreme head pressure out.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Dr Raslan was amazing and I couldn’t have had a better experience. I consider myself lucky to go to OHSU.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    He enter the room gave eye contact and shook our hands. He's polite and honest in his explanation of what is needed as far as testing. He also examined my right arm weakness. I trust him. He's a good doctor.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Dr. Raslan was thorough in his explanation. He was very pleasant, answered questions, and they asked if we had any more. My only wish is that I could have asked him a couple of things 2 or 3 days afterwards cuz of course you think of things after the fact.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Everyone is always caring, compassionate and honest about the procedures and expected outcomes. They take the time to explain things so that inexperienced people understand what is happening. Thank you so much.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Thorough & reassuring.

  • 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.