South Florida Hospital News
Thursday February 27, 2020

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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3




Baptist Health Neuroscience Center Names Raul A. Vasquez, M.D., Director of Complex Spine Surgery

Neurosurgeon Raul A. Vasquez, M.D., is the new director of complex spine surgery at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center and a new member of Baptist Health Medical Group. Dr. Vasquez specializes in the surgical treatment of complex spinal conditions, including tumors, degenerative spine diseases, spinal deformities, scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis and neurotrauma.

Dr. Vasquez earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, graduating summa cum laude. He completed his internship and residency in neurosurgery at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. His postdoctoral training also includes two fellowships – one in clinical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, and the other in complex spine surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Prior to joining Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, Dr. Vasquez was assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Lexington VA Health Care System and in Lexington, KY.
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