Department of Neurological Surgery

John Raaf Day Lecture

John Raaf
Dr. Raaf

The 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 28th John Raaf Day Lecturer — Daniel L. Barrow, M.D.

Saturday, December  8, 2018
Center for Health & Healing, SW Waterfront

9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am The Role of Neurosurgery in Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
10.30 am Break
10.45 am How to Build a Successful Career
11.30 am Discussion

Daniel Barrow
Dr. Barrow

Daniel L. Barrow was raised in rural Illinois, the son of a general practitioner. He graduated magna cum laude from Westminster College and received his M.D. degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals and obtained his neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Upon completing his neurosurgical residency, he completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and obtained additional training at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the Pamela R. Rollins Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Emory Stroke Center at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Barrow has authored more than 250 scientific articles and chapters in medical textbooks. He has authored or edited fourteen monographs, including a major textbook of neurosurgery, The Practice of Neurosurgery. He has been a visiting professor at major universities throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.  His research interests have focused on cerebrovascular disease and stroke. During his career in medicine, he has won many awards, including induction into the honorary medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. In 1997, Dr. Barrow received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and in 1998, he received the Alumni Achievement Award from Westminster College.  He was the 2010 Honored Guest of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Barrow has been active in organized neurosurgery, holding a variety of leadership and editorial positions. He was on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons from 1989 – 2001 and served as Scientific Program Committee chairman (1991), Annual Meeting Committee chairman (1992), Secretary (1992-1995), and President (1999-2000). He was President of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society and member of the AANS/CNS Washington Committee. Dr. Barrow has been on the editorial boards of Clinical Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Consultations, Neurologia Medico Chirurgica, The Journal of the Korean Neurosurgical Society; has co-edited Contemporary Neurosurgery (1985-1995); edited Perspectives in Neurological Surgery (1989-1992); and chaired the AANS Publications Committee. He has been a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, has served as Secretary and Chairman of the Board. He is past Vice President, Treasurer, secretary and President of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons and President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons.

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 physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 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,