John Ratliff, MD, FACS

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

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Dr. John Ratliff is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, Departmental Quality Officer, and Co-Director of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division. As a spine surgeon, he treats a diverse array of degenerative spinal conditions. He has a specific research emphasis on quality improvement, decreasing complications in spine surgery, and improving surgical treatment of intramedullary spinal cord tumors.

Dr. Ratliff serves on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Joint Section of Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves, is Corresponding Secretary for the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, and is on the Board of Directors of Neuropoint Alliance. He is chairman of the joint AANS/CNS Neurosurgery Quality Council.
4.8 out of 5
303 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Room A301
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Peripheral Nerve Surgery Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Room A301
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Neurocritical Care Program

Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Advanced Medicine Center Building

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

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Room A301
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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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)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I like that he was not rushing and took the time to listen and answer my concerns.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Hurried delivery of important information about propose surgery methodology.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

The best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent care provided.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

For a 15 min. appointment, care was very good to excellent, but it simply is not enough time.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Both the dr. and the fellow I saw were great. Spent more time with the fellow who was VERY polite, considerate and helpful. I was so impressed with my experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

The dr. gave me answers to my condition.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I have utmost confidence in all who attended me made me feel like center of attention instead of on side lines.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

The doctor spent two minutes telling me to stay with my current doctor and plan. My drive from Tracy was a huge waste of time. The students did an exam. The doctors didn't touch me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

This applies to nurse practitioner & to the doctor on the previous visit.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

All good, further testing scheduled.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Very good experiences.

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4.8 out of 5
303 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I like that he was not rushing and took the time to listen and answer my concerns.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Hurried delivery of important information about propose surgery methodology.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

The best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent care provided.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

For a 15 min. appointment, care was very good to excellent, but it simply is not enough time.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Both the dr. and the fellow I saw were great. Spent more time with the fellow who was VERY polite, considerate and helpful. I was so impressed with my experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

The dr. gave me answers to my condition.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I have utmost confidence in all who attended me made me feel like center of attention instead of on side lines.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

The doctor spent two minutes telling me to stay with my current doctor and plan. My drive from Tracy was a huge waste of time. The students did an exam. The doctors didn't touch me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

This applies to nurse practitioner & to the doctor on the previous visit.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

All good, further testing scheduled.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Very good experiences.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

More tests were needed before we could discuss treatment options.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. was kind, took time to explain, etc. - I appreciated not feeling rushed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

The appointment felt very rushed - there was A LOT of information given and decisions had to be made at that time - I would have liked to have spent more time evaluating my condition.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I didn't get time to talk about injuries meds & pain!