John Ratliff, MD, FACS

Spine neurosurgeon, Stereotactic neurosurgeon, Neuro-oncologist, Peripheral nerve surgeon

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Peripheral Nerve Surgery Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Neurocritical Care Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 866-742-4811
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Advanced Medicine Center Building

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Professional Education

Residency: Louisiana State University - New Orleans (2001) LA

Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2005)

Fellowship: New York University Medical Center (2002) NY

Internship: Louisiana State University - New Orleans (1996) LA

Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine (1995) LA

MD, Tulane Medical School, Medicine (1995)

Honors & Awards

Walsh Foundation Research Grant, Walsh Foundation (2013)

Stanford University Department of Neurosurgery Excellence in Education and Mentorship Award, Stanford University Department of Neurosurgery (2013)

Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation research grant award, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (2012)

Robert Florin, MD Award for Excellence in Research, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2010)

Brandeis University Health Policy Leaders Program Scholarship, American College of Surgeons (2009)

Chicago Institute for Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch Foundation Research Grant, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch Foundation (2003)

Administrative Appointments

Vice Chair, Operations and Development, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University (2013 - Present)

Member at Large, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2014 - 2016)

Corresponding Secretary, Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (2015 - 2016)

Chair, Quality Improvement Workgroup, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2010 - Present)

Co-Director, Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University (2011 - Present)

Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - Present)

Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008 - 2011)

Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2005 - 2008)

Director of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Rush University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (2002 - 2005)

Assistant Professor, Rush University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (2002 - 2005)

Instructor, New York University, Manhattan Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center, New York University, New York, New York (2001 - 2002)

Usage of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Cervical Spine Procedures: Analysis of the MarketScan Longitudinal Database.
Cole, T., Veeravagu, A., Jiang, B., & Ratliff, J. K. (2014). Usage of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Cervical Spine Procedures: Analysis of the MarketScan Longitudinal Database. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 96(17), 1409-1416.

The perils of comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and value of care research: lessons learned from washington state.
Ratliff, J. K. (2014). The perils of comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and value of care research: lessons learned from washington state. Neurosurgery, 61, 12-15.

ASA grade and Charlson Comorbidity Index of spinal surgery patients: correlation with complications and societal costs
Whitmore, R. G., Stephen, J. H., Vernick, C., Campbell, P. G., Yadla, S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2014). ASA grade and Charlson Comorbidity Index of spinal surgery patients: correlation with complications and societal costs. SPINE JOURNAL, 14(1), 31-38.

Impact of bone morphogenetic proteins on frequency of revision surgery, use of autograft bone, and total hospital charges in surgery for lumbar degenerative disease: review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2008
Dagostino, P. R., Whitmore, R. G., Smith, G. A., Maltenfort, M. G., & Ratliff, J. K. (2014). Impact of bone morphogenetic proteins on frequency of revision surgery, use of autograft bone, and total hospital charges in surgery for lumbar degenerative disease: review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2008. SPINE JOURNAL, 14(1), 20-30.

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Single Level Spinal Procedures: A Retrospective Propensity Score-Matched Analysis in a National Longitudinal Database.
Cole, T., Veeravagu, A., Zhang, M., Li, A., & Ratliff, J. K. (2014). Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Single Level Spinal Procedures: A Retrospective Propensity Score-Matched Analysis in a National Longitudinal Database. Spine.

Revision rates and complication incidence in single- and multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures: an administrative database study
Veeravagu, A., Cole, T., Jiang, B., & Ratliff, J. K. (2013). Revision rates and complication incidence in single- and multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures: an administrative database study. THE SPINE JOURNAL.

Patient comorbidity score predicting the incidence of perioperative complications: assessing the impact of comorbidities on complications in spine surgery Clinical article
Campbell, P. G., Yadla, S., Nasser, R., Malone, J., Maltenfort, M. G., & Ratliff, J. K. (2012). Patient comorbidity score predicting the incidence of perioperative complications: assessing the impact of comorbidities on complications in spine surgery Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 16(1), 37-43.

Geographic variation and regional trends in adoption of endovascular techniques for cerebral aneurysms
Smith, G. A., Dagostino, P., Maltenfort, M. G., Dumont, A. S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Geographic variation and regional trends in adoption of endovascular techniques for cerebral aneurysms. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 114(6), 1768-1777.

Comparison of ICD-9 based, retrospective, and prospective assessments of perioperative complications assessment of accuracy in reporting Clinical article
Campbell, P. G., Malone, J., Yadla, S., Chitale, R., Nasser, R., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Comparison of ICD-9 based, retrospective, and prospective assessments of perioperative complications assessment of accuracy in reporting Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 14(1), 16-22.

Longitudinal incidence and concurrence rates for traumatic brain injury and spine injury - A twenty year analysis.
Ghobrial, G. M., Amenta, P. S., Maltenfort, M., Williams, K. A., Harrop, J. S., & Prasad, S. (2014). Longitudinal incidence and concurrence rates for traumatic brain injury and spine injury - A twenty year analysis. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 123, 174-180.

Gender differences in compensation in academic medicine: the results from four neurological specialties within the University of California Healthcare System
Henderson, M. T., Fijalkowski, N., Wang, S. K., Maltenfort, M., Zheng, L. L., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2014). Gender differences in compensation in academic medicine: the results from four neurological specialties within the University of California Healthcare System. SCIENTOMETRICS, 100(1), 297-306.

Revision rates and complication incidence in single- and multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures: an administrative database study
Veeravagu, A., Cole, T., Jiang, B., & Ratliff, J. K. (2014). Revision rates and complication incidence in single- and multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures: an administrative database study. SPINE JOURNAL, 14(7), 1125-1131.

Acute Lung Injury in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Study
Veeravagu, A., Chen, Y.- ren, Ludwig, C., Rincon, F., Maltenfort, M., & Ratliff, J. K. (2014). Acute Lung Injury in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Study. WORLD NEUROSURGERY, 82(1-2), E235-E241.

Acute Lung Injury in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Study.
Veeravagu, A., Chen, Y. R., Ludwig, C., Rincon, F., Maltenfort, M., & Ratliff, J. K. (2014). Acute Lung Injury in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Study. World neurosurgery.

Minding the stroke business.
Gonzalez, L. F., Jabbour, P., Ratliff, J., Tjoumakaris, S., Dumont, A., & Rosenwasser, R. H. (2013). Minding the stroke business. World neurosurgery, 80(3-4), 228-229.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury in patients with vertebral column fracture(s) and spinal cord injury: a nationwide inpatient sample study
Veeravagu, A., Jiang, B., Rincon, F., Maltenfort, M., Jallo, J., & Ratliff, J. K. (2013). Acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury in patients with vertebral column fracture(s) and spinal cord injury: a nationwide inpatient sample study. SPINAL CORD, 51(6), 461-465.

Considering the diagnosis of occipitocervical dissociation.
Kalani, M. A., & Ratliff, J. K. (2013). Considering the diagnosis of occipitocervical dissociation. spine journal , 13(5), 520-522.

The Prevalence and Impact of Mortality of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome on Admissions of Patients With Ischemic Stroke in the United States.
Rincon, F., Maltenfort, M., Dey, S., Ghosh, S., Vibbert, M., & Bell, R. (2013). The Prevalence and Impact of Mortality of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome on Admissions of Patients With Ischemic Stroke in the United States. Journal of intensive care medicine.

A biologic without guidelines: the YODA project and the future of bone morphogenetic protein-2 research
Carragee, E. J., Baker, R. M., Benzel, E. C., Bigos, S. J., Cheng, I., & Weiner, B. K. (2012). A biologic without guidelines: the YODA project and the future of bone morphogenetic protein-2 research. SPINE JOURNAL, 12(10), 877-880.

The incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) after spinal fusions
Senders, Z. J., Zussman, B. M., Maltenfort, M. G., Sharan, A. D., Ratliff, J. K., & Harrop, J. S. (2012). The incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) after spinal fusions. CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, 114(7), 897-901.

Anatomical relationships of the anterior blood vessels to the lower lumbar intervertebral discs: analysis based on magnetic resonance imaging of patients in the prone position.
Vaccaro, A. R., Kepler, C. K., Rihn, J. A., Suzuki, H., Ratliff, J. K., & Albert, T. J. (2012). Anatomical relationships of the anterior blood vessels to the lower lumbar intervertebral discs: analysis based on magnetic resonance imaging of patients in the prone position. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 94(12), 1088-1094.

Patient Comorbidities and Complications After Spinal Surgery A Societal-Based Cost Analysis
Whitmore, R. G., Stephen, J., Stein, S. C., Campbell, P. G., Yadla, S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2012). Patient Comorbidities and Complications After Spinal Surgery A Societal-Based Cost Analysis. SPINE, 37(12), 1065-1071.

The influence of medical school and residency training program upon choice of an academic career and academic productivity among otolaryngology faculty in the United States of America: Our experience of 1433 academic otolaryngologists
Leng, T., Jaben, K. A., Zheng, L., Yang, J., Paulus, Y. M., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2012). The influence of medical school and residency training program upon choice of an academic career and academic productivity among otolaryngology faculty in the United States of America: Our experience of 1433 academic otolaryngologists. CLINICAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 37(1), 58-62.

International Classification of Disease Clinical Modification 9 Modeling of a Patient Comorbidity Score Predicts Incidence of Perioperative Complications in a Nationwide Inpatient Sample Assessment of Complications in Spine Surgery.
Chitale, R., Campbell, P. G., Yadla, S., Whitmore, R. G., Maltenfort, M. G., & Ratliff, J. K. (2012). International Classification of Disease Clinical Modification 9 Modeling of a Patient Comorbidity Score Predicts Incidence of Perioperative Complications in a Nationwide Inpatient Sample Assessment of Complications in Spine Surgery. Journal of spinal disorders & techniques.

Complications related to instrumentation in spine surgery: a prospective analysis
Campbell, P. G., Yadla, S., Malone, J., Maltenfort, M. G., Harrop, J. S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Complications related to instrumentation in spine surgery: a prospective analysis. NEUROSURGICAL FOCUS, 31(4).

Medical School and Residency Influence on Choice of an Academic Career and Academic Productivity Among US Neurology Faculty
Campbell, P. G., Lee, Y. H., Bell, R. D., Maltenfort, M. G., Moshfeghi, D. M., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Medical School and Residency Influence on Choice of an Academic Career and Academic Productivity Among US Neurology Faculty. ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, 68(8), 999-1004.

Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among neurosurgery faculty in the United States Clinical article
Campbell, P. G., Awe, O. O., Maltenfort, M. G., Moshfeghi, D. M., Leng, T., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among neurosurgery faculty in the United States Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 115(2), 380-386.

Preoperative Diagnosis and Early Complications in Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery A Single Center Prospective Study
Yadla, S., Malone, J., Campbell, P. G., Maltenfort, M. G., Sharan, A. D., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Preoperative Diagnosis and Early Complications in Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery A Single Center Prospective Study. JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES, 24(2), E16-E20.

Lumbar Decompression Using a Traditional Midline Approach Versus a Tubular Retractor System Comparison of Patient-Based Clinical Outcomes
Anderson, D. G., Patel, A., Maltenfort, M., Vaccaro, A. R., Ratliff, J., & Albert, T. J. (2011). Lumbar Decompression Using a Traditional Midline Approach Versus a Tubular Retractor System Comparison of Patient-Based Clinical Outcomes. SPINE, 36(5), E320-E325.

Incidence of Early Complications in Cervical Spine Surgery and Relation to Preoperative Diagnosis A Single-center Prospective Study
Yadla, S., Malone, J., Campbell, P. G., Nasser, R., Maltenfort, M. G., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Incidence of Early Complications in Cervical Spine Surgery and Relation to Preoperative Diagnosis A Single-center Prospective Study. JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES, 24(1), 50-54.

High-resolution ultrasonography in the diagnosis and intraoperative management of peripheral nerve lesions Clinical article
Lee, F. C., Singh, H., Nazarian, L. N., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). High-resolution ultrasonography in the diagnosis and intraoperative management of peripheral nerve lesions Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 114(1), 206-211.

Neurologic Improvement After Thoracic, Thoracolumbar, and Lumbar Spinal Cord (Conus Medullaris) Injuries
Harrop, J. S., Naroji, S., Maltenfort, M. G., Ratliff, J. K., Tjoumakaris, S. I., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2011). Neurologic Improvement After Thoracic, Thoracolumbar, and Lumbar Spinal Cord (Conus Medullaris) Injuries. SPINE, 36(1), 21-25.

Impact of total disc arthroplasty on the surgical management of lumbar degenerative disc disease: Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2000 to 2008.
Awe, O. O., Maltenfort, M. G., Prasad, S., Harrop, J. S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Impact of total disc arthroplasty on the surgical management of lumbar degenerative disc disease: Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2000 to 2008. Surgical neurology international, 2, 139-?.

Defining "Complications'' in Spine Surgery Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgeons' Survey
Lebude, B., Yadla, S., Albert, T., Anderson, D. G., Harrop, J. S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2010). Defining "Complications'' in Spine Surgery Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgeons' Survey. JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES, 23(8), 493-500.

Early complications in spine surgery and relation to preoperative diagnosis: a single-center prospective study Clinical article
Yadla, S., Malone, J., Campbell, P. G., Maltenfort, M. G., Harrop, J. S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2010). Early complications in spine surgery and relation to preoperative diagnosis: a single-center prospective study Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 13(3), 360-366.

Early Complications Related to Approach in Cervical Spine Surgery: Single-Center Prospective Study
Campbell, P. G., Yadla, S., Malone, J., Zussman, B., Maltenfort, M. G., & Ratliff, J. K. (2010). Early Complications Related to Approach in Cervical Spine Surgery: Single-Center Prospective Study. WORLD NEUROSURGERY, 74(2-3), 363-368.

Complications in spine surgery A review
Nasser, R., Yadla, S., Maltenfort, M. G., Harrop, J. S., Anderson, D. G., & Ratliff, J. K. (2010). Complications in spine surgery A review. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 13(2), 144-157.

Obesity and spine surgery: reassessment based on a prospective evaluation of perioperative complications in elective degenerative thoracolumbar procedures
Yadla, S., Malone, J., Campbell, P. G., Maltenfort, M. G., Harrop, J. S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2010). Obesity and spine surgery: reassessment based on a prospective evaluation of perioperative complications in elective degenerative thoracolumbar procedures. SPINE JOURNAL, 10(7), 581-587.

Impact of a Standardized Protocol and Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheters on Ventriculostomy Infection Rates in Cerebrovascular Patients
Harrop, J. S., Sharan, A. D., Ratliff, J., Prasad, S., Jabbour, P., & Rosenwasser, R. H. (2010). Impact of a Standardized Protocol and Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheters on Ventriculostomy Infection Rates in Cerebrovascular Patients. NEUROSURGERY, 67(1), 187-191.

Dorsal Epidural Intervertebral Disk Herniation With Atypical Radiographic Findings: Case Report and Literature Review
Teufack, S. G., Singh, H., Harrop, J., & Ratliff, J. (2010). Dorsal Epidural Intervertebral Disk Herniation With Atypical Radiographic Findings: Case Report and Literature Review. JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, 33(3), 268-271.

Pilomatrix Carcinoma of the Thoracic Spine: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Yadia, S., Randazzo, C. G., Malik, S., Gressen, E., Chasky, M., & Ratliff, J. K. (2010). Pilomatrix Carcinoma of the Thoracic Spine: Case Report and Review of the Literature. JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, 33(3), 272-277.

Correlation of C2 Fractures and Vertebral Artery Injury
Ding, T., Maltenfort, M., Yang, H., Smith, H., Ratliff, J., & Harrop, J. (2010). Correlation of C2 Fractures and Vertebral Artery Injury. SPINE, 35(12), E520-E524.

Early Complications Related to Approach in Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Single Center Prospective Study
Campbell, P. G., Malone, J., Yadla, S., Maltenfort, M. G., Harrop, J. S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2010). Early Complications Related to Approach in Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Single Center Prospective Study. WORLD NEUROSURGERY, 73(4), 395-401.

Cervical Myelopathy A Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation and Correlation to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Harrop, J. S., Naroji, S., Maltenfort, M., Anderson, D. G., Albert, T., & Vaccaro, A. (2010). Cervical Myelopathy A Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation and Correlation to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. SPINE, 35(6), 620-624.

Adult scoliosis surgery outcomes: a systematic review
Yadla, S., Maltenfort, M. G., Ratliff, J. K., & Harrop, J. S. (2010). Adult scoliosis surgery outcomes: a systematic review. NEUROSURGICAL FOCUS, 28(3).

Potential financial impact of restriction in "never event" and periprocedural hospital-acquired condition reimbursement at a tertiary neurosurgical center: a single-institution prospective study Clinical article
Teufack, S. G., Campbell, P., Jabbour, P., Maltenfort, M., Evans, J., & Ratliff, J. K. (2010). Potential financial impact of restriction in "never event" and periprocedural hospital-acquired condition reimbursement at a tertiary neurosurgical center: a single-institution prospective study Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 112(2), 249-256.

Cervical Myelopathy: A Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation and Correlation to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy.
Harrop, J. S., Naroji, S., Maltenfort, M., Anderson, D. G., Albert, T., & Vaccaro, A. (2010). Cervical Myelopathy: A Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation and Correlation to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Spine.

Iliac Bolt Fixation An Anatomic Approach
Harrop, J. S., Jeyamohan, S. B., Sharan, A., Ratliff, J., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2009). Iliac Bolt Fixation An Anatomic Approach. JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES, 22(8), 541-544.

Complications in spinal surgery: comparative survey of spine surgeons and patients who underwent spinal surgery Clinical article
Ratliff, J. K., Lebude, B., Albert, T., Anene-Maidoh, T., Anderson, G., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2009). Complications in spinal surgery: comparative survey of spine surgeons and patients who underwent spinal surgery Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 10(6), 578-584.

Clinical survey: patterns of utilization of lumbar epidural steroid injections by a cohort of spinal surgeons.
Lebude, B., Wang, D., Harrop, J. S., Maltenfort, M., Anderson, D. G., & Ratliff, J. K. (2009). Clinical survey: patterns of utilization of lumbar epidural steroid injections by a cohort of spinal surgeons. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation, 1(4), 329-334.

Pseudarthrosis Following Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: Intraoperative and Histopathologic Findings
Whang, P. G., O'Hara, B. J., Ratliff, J., Sharan, A., Brown, Z., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2008). Pseudarthrosis Following Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: Intraoperative and Histopathologic Findings. ORTHOPEDICS, 31(10), 1031-1034.

Traumatic spondyloptosis of the thoracolumbar spine
Yadla, S., Lebude, B., Tender, G. C., Sharan, A. D., Harrop, J. S., & Ratliff, J. K. (2008). Traumatic spondyloptosis of the thoracolumbar spine. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 9(2), 145-151.

Spine-related expenditures and self-reported health status
Ratliff, J., Hilibrand, A., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2008). Spine-related expenditures and self-reported health status. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 299(22), 2627-2627.

Spinal injuries after falls from hunting tree stands
Fayssoux, R. S., TALLY, W., SANFILIPPO, J. A., Stock, G., Ratliff, J. K., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2008). Spinal injuries after falls from hunting tree stands. SPINE JOURNAL, 8(3), 522-528.

Whiplash: diagnosis, treatment, and associated injuries.
Yadla, S., Ratliff, J. K., & Harrop, J. S. (2008). Whiplash: diagnosis, treatment, and associated injuries. Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine, 1(1), 65-68.

Acute cervical fracture or congenital spinal deformity?
Harrop, J. S., Jeyamohan, S., Sharan, A., Ratliff, J., Flanders, A., & Vaccaro, A. (2008). Acute cervical fracture or congenital spinal deformity?. JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, 31(1), 83-87.

Cervical extradural meningioma: Case report and literature review
Frank, B. L., Harrop, J. S., Hanna, A., & Ratliff, J. (2008). Cervical extradural meningioma: Case report and literature review. JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, 31(3), 302-305.

Perioperative complications of minimally invasive surgery (MIS): comparison of MIS and open interbody fusion techniques.
Bagan, B., Patel, N., Deutsch, H., Harrop, J., Sharan, A., & Ratliff, J. K. (2008). Perioperative complications of minimally invasive surgery (MIS): comparison of MIS and open interbody fusion techniques. Surgical technology international, 17, 281-286.

Mortality rates in geriatric patients with spinal cord injuries
Fassett, D. R., Harrop, J. S., Maltenfort, M., Jeyamohan, S. B., Ratliff, J. D., & Sraran, A. D. (2007). Mortality rates in geriatric patients with spinal cord injuries. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 7(3), 277-281.

The influence of fracture mechanism and morphology on the reliability and validity of two novel thoracolumbar injury classification systems
Whang, P. G., Vaccaro, A. R., Poelstra, K. A., Patel, A. A., Anderson, D. G., & Carrino, J. A. (2007). The influence of fracture mechanism and morphology on the reliability and validity of two novel thoracolumbar injury classification systems. SPINE, 32(7), 791-795.

Minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy via a dual-tube technique: evaluation in a cadaver model
Musacchio, M., Patel, N., Bagan, B., Deutsch, H., Vaccaro, A. R., & Ratliff, J. (2007). Minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy via a dual-tube technique: evaluation in a cadaver model. SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, 67(4), 348-352.

Obesity and spine surgery: relation to perioperative complications
Patel, N., Bagan, B., Vadera, S., Maltenfort, M. G., Deutsch, H., & Ratliff, J. K. (2007). Obesity and spine surgery: relation to perioperative complications. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 6(4), 291-297.

Evaluation of neurologic deficit without apparent cause: the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.
Smith, H. E., Rynning, R. E., Okafor, C., Zaslavsky, J., Tracy, J. I., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2007). Evaluation of neurologic deficit without apparent cause: the importance of a multidisciplinary approach. journal of spinal cord medicine, 30(5), 509-517.

Regional variability in use of a novel assessment of thoracolumbar spine fractures: United States versus international surgeons.
Ratliff, J., Anand, N., Vaccaro, A. R., Lim, M. R., Lee, J. Y., & Gahr, R. H. (2007). Regional variability in use of a novel assessment of thoracolumbar spine fractures: United States versus international surgeons. World journal of emergency surgery : WJES, 2, 24-?.

Minimally invasive thoracolumbar costotransversectomy and corpectomy via a dual-tube technique: evaluation in a cadaver model.
Musacchio, M., Patel, N., Bagan, B., Deutsch, H., Vaccaro, A. R., & Ratliff, J. (2007). Minimally invasive thoracolumbar costotransversectomy and corpectomy via a dual-tube technique: evaluation in a cadaver model. Surgical technology international, 16, 221-225.

Central cord injury: pathophysiology, management, and outcomes.
Harrop, J. S., Sharan, A., & Ratliff, J. (2006). Central cord injury: pathophysiology, management, and outcomes. spine journal , 6(6), 198S-206S.

An aneurysmal bone cyst in the cervical spine of a 10-year-old girl: A case report
Beiner, J. M., Sastry, A., Berchuck, M., Grauer, J. N., Kwon, B. K., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2006). An aneurysmal bone cyst in the cervical spine of a 10-year-old girl: A case report. SPINE, 31(14), E475-E479.

Palsies of the fifth cervical nerve root after cervical decompression: prevention using continuous intraoperative electromyography monitoring
Jimenez, J. C., Sani, S., Braverman, B., DEUTSCH, H., & Ratliff, J. K. (2005). Palsies of the fifth cervical nerve root after cervical decompression: prevention using continuous intraoperative electromyography monitoring. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 3(2), 92-97.

Metastatic spine tumors
Ratliff, J. K., & Cooper, P. R. (2004). Metastatic spine tumors. SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 97(3), 246-253.

Cervical laminoplasty: a critical review
Ratliff, J. K., & Cooper, P. R. (2003). Cervical laminoplasty: a critical review. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 98(3), 230-238.

Convection-enhanced delivery in intact and lesioned peripheral nerve
Ratliff, J. K., & Oldfield, E. H. (2001). Convection-enhanced delivery in intact and lesioned peripheral nerve. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 95(6), 1001-1011.

Gunshot wounds to the neck
Tender, G. C., Ratliff, J., Awasthi, D., & Buechter, K. (2001). Gunshot wounds to the neck. SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 94(8), 830-832.

Root and spinal cord compression from methylmethacrylate vertebroplasty.
Ratliff, J., Nguyen, T., & Heiss, J. (2001). Root and spinal cord compression from methylmethacrylate vertebroplasty. Spine, 26(13), E300-2.

Outcome study of surgical treatment for axial neck pain
Ratliff, J., & Voorhies, R. M. (2001). Outcome study of surgical treatment for axial neck pain. SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 94(6), 595-602.

Multiple pituitary adenomas in Cushing's disease
Ratliff, J. K., & Oldfield, E. H. (2000). Multiple pituitary adenomas in Cushing's disease. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 93(5), 753-761.

Osteochondroma of the C5 lamina with cord compression - Case report and review of the literature
Ratliff, J., & Voorhies, R. (2000). Osteochondroma of the C5 lamina with cord compression - Case report and review of the literature. SPINE, 25(10), 1293-1295.

Increased MRI signal intensity in association with myelopathy and cervical instability: Case report and review of the literature
Ratliff, J., & Voorhies, R. (2000). Increased MRI signal intensity in association with myelopathy and cervical instability: Case report and review of the literature. SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, 53(1), 8-13.

Tethered cord syndrome in adults
Ratliff, J., Mahoney, P. S., & Kline, D. G. (1999). Tethered cord syndrome in adults. SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 92(12), 1199-1203.

Arteriovenous fistula with associated aneurysms coexisting with dural arteriovenous malformation of the anterior inferior fair - Case report and review of the literature
Ratliff, J., & Voorhies, R. M. (1999). Arteriovenous fistula with associated aneurysms coexisting with dural arteriovenous malformation of the anterior inferior fair - Case report and review of the literature. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 91(2), 303-307.

Intramedullary tuberculoma of the spinal cord - Case report and review of the literature
Ratliff, J. K., & Connolly, E. S. (1999). Intramedullary tuberculoma of the spinal cord - Case report and review of the literature. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 90(1), 125-128.

Cholesterol levels in 1,084 healthy New Orleans males.
Simopoulos, D. N., Ratliff, J., Elahi, P., Brown, M., Waters, M., & McMahon, F. G. (1993). Cholesterol levels in 1,084 healthy New Orleans males. journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society , 145(8), 346-351.