Ciara Harraher, MD
Neurosurgeon, Spine neurosurgeon, Trauma neurosurgeon
Dr. Harraher is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz and leads the Stanford Neurosurgery Outreach Clinic. She has a general neurosurgery practice that predominantly treats patients with brain tumors, degenerative spine conditions and carotid stenosis. She is active in her community and regularly speaks at health care events and educational sessions for primary care physicians.
Dr. Harraher is an associate faculty of the Educators for Care (E4C) Program at Stanford Medical School and teaches Principles of Medicine to MD students. Her research interests include surgical outcomes and she is a co-investigator on a clinical trial related to surgical management of stroke. She has co-authored several papers relating to vascular disorders, spine conditions and brain tumor management. She has also spoken internationally on issues related to diversity in neurosurgery.
- Internship: Dalhousie University (2005) Canada
- Residency: Dalhousie University (2010) Canada
- Medical Education: Harvard School of Public Health (2008) MA
- Medical Education: McMaster University Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine Registrar (2004) Canada
- Board Certification: Neurosurgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2011)
- Medical Education: University of King's College (1999) NSCanada
- Chief of Neurosurgery, Dominican Hospital (2014 - Present)
- Medical Director, Dominican Hospital (2011 - Present)
Spinal Pilocytic Astrocytoma in an Elderly Patient
Harraher, C. D., Vogel, H., & Steinberg, G. K. (2013). Spinal Pilocytic Astrocytoma in an Elderly Patient. WORLD NEUROSURGERY, 79(5-6).
Long-Term Angiographic Findings in Patients Treated With Microsurgical Clipping of Intracranial Aneurysms
Harraher, C. D., & Steinberg, G. K. (2014). Long-Term Angiographic Findings in Patients Treated With Microsurgical Clipping of Intracranial Aneurysms. Long-Term Angiographic Findings in Patients Treated With Microsurgical Clipping of Intracranial Aneurysms, 6(11).
Harraher, C. D. (2011). Scalp Tumors. Youmans Neurological Surgery.
Delayed Presentation of Sciatic Nerve Injury after Total Hip Arthroplasty: Neurosurgical Considerations, Diagnosis, and Management.
Xu, L. W., Veeravagu, A., Azad, T. D., Harraher, C., & Ratliff, J. K. (2016). Delayed Presentation of Sciatic Nerve Injury after Total Hip Arthroplasty: Neurosurgical Considerations, Diagnosis, and Management. Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports, 77(3), e134–8.
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