Scott Raffa, MD

Raffa Scott
Specialties
Neurosurgery
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 300
Hollywood, FL 33021

About Me

I am a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon at Memorial Neuroscience Institute where I treat patients with various neurological disorders of the brain and spine, with a focus on complex spinal pathologies. Disorders treated include neck and back pain, sciatica/pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spine trauma, spinal deformity and more. I specialize in a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including lateral retroperitoneal and endoscopic approaches to the spinal column.

I also treat various cranial disorders such as primary and metastatic brain tumors, subdural and epidural hematomas, intracerebral hemorrhages, skull fractures, Chiari malformations, and vascular malformations, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment and more.

I am continually drawn to the field of neurosurgery by its individualized approach to patient care. I always appreciate working closely with patients and their families, knowing that any day could improve someone’s quality of life. For me, patients should come to expect an honest, transparent, and friendly conversation that yields an individualized and tailored care plan, consistent with Memorial’s overall goals and values.

In addition to providing patient care, I also hold an MBA degree from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and have professional interests in health administration, practice management and intraoperative efficiencies.

Education

Education
  • University Of South Florida College Of Medicine, 2011
Internships
  • University Of South Florida College Of Medicine, 2012, Neurosurgery
Residencies
  • University Of South Florida, 2018, Neurosurgery
Fellowships
  • University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, 2019, Neurosurgery

Achievements

Publications

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons 
  • North American Spine Society 
  • Florida Medical Association 

Awards

  • 2008 Research Presentation Award, Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting 
  • 2008 Travel Fellowship Award, Florida Society of Neurology Annual Presentation
  • 2007 Recent Accomplishments of Miami Project Trainees, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Research Review

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons 
  • North American Spine Society 
  • Florida Medical Association 

Research

Abstracts

  • Validation of the radiosurgery-based arteriovenous malformation score in a large linear accelerator Radiosurgery experience. Research Presentation. USF Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Repair. AANS Annual Meeting. May 2009.
  • A calpain inhibitor enhances the survival of Schwann cells in vitro after transplantation into the adult rat spinal cord. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Miami, FL. 35th Annual Eastern Atlantic Research Forum. February 2009.
  • Treatment of a persistent iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid-pleural fistula with a cadaveric dural-pleural graft. Florida Society of Neurology Annual Meeting. September 2008.

Presentations

Oral

  • An Introduction to Lateral Access Surgery. Grand Rounds. University of Miami Department of Neurological Surgery. September 2018.
  • When Doctors go to Business School. Grand Rounds. USF Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Repair. May 2017.
  • A Timeline of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Grand Rounds. USF Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Repair. April 2014.
  • Validation of the radiosurgery-based arteriovenous malformation score in a large linear accelerator radiosurgery experience. Research Presentation. UF Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Repair. February 2009.

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