Ramin Rak MD has a long and decorated career as a neurosurgeon. During this career he has received many awards, distinctions, and appointments. Ramin Rak MD won multiple “Best Poster Presentation” awards while completing an externship and an internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Poster presentations are an opportunity for medical professionals in-training to present theories, research, and trial results to peers before submitting their findings to medical journals. The Washington Hospital Center is one institution that encourages research and self-education by offering cash prizes and awards for top presentations.
In 2000 Ramin Rak MD received two “Best Poster Presentation” awards, in addition to two “Resident First Place Poster Presentation” awards. Ramin Rak MD followed up those awards with two more “Resident Poster Presentation” awards in 2001.
Ramin Rak MD was also honored in the educational realm by receiving an appointment to the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine in Albuquerque. At UNM, Ramin Rak MD drew upon his expertise and experiences to teach courses on neurosurgery. His stint with the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine was part of a 5-7 year stint as a neurosurgery resident that Ramin Rak, MD had to complete before he could practice neurosurgery in the United States.
Ramin Rak MD has taken many additional steps to improve the quality of neurosurgical care for patients. His involvement with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) helps to inform other neurosurgical professionals about the technological innovations that make it easier for them to practice. Additionally, Ramin Rak MD has made other medical professionals aware of the research he has conducted by submitting articles to medical journals. These are highly selective, so it is a tremendous honor to have had dozens of articles published in these journals.