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Raul Vasquez, MD

About Raul Vasquez, MD

Raul Vasquez, M.D., director of complex spine surgery at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute, is a neurosurgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of complex spinal conditions, including tumors, degenerative spine diseases, spinal deformities, scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis and neurotrauma. He has unique expertise in minimally invasive techniques that result in less pain and complications in a quicker recovery time.  

Dr. Vasquez serves as an editorial reviewer for World Neurosurgery Journal and Operative Neurosurgery Journal. He is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals and an invited speaker at national and international scientific symposiums. His extensive teaching experience includes serving as assistant professor of neurosurgery at University of Kentucky College of Medicine.


University of Florida College of Medicine

Residency Program, Neurological Surgery, 2015


Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fellowship Program, Complex Spinal Surgery, 2015


National Institutes of Health

Fellowship Program, Surgical Neurology, 2012


University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

Internship Program, Surgery, General, 2008


University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (San Juan)

Medical School, MD, 2007



Neurological Surgery

American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2020


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