Dr. Ramin Rak is a highly-decorated neurological surgeon who has used his expertise to author dozens of journal articles that appeared in professional medical journals. Dr. Ramin Rak has even presented his techniques for procedures like awake craniotomies and skull-based surgeries at nearly 20 professional medical conferences. One way that Dr. Ramin Rak stays abreast of the latest microneurosurgical trends is by maintaining membership in the following neurological surgeon societies:
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
The AANS focuses on improving the quality of patient care by making it easier for neurological surgeons to practice. Dr. Ramin Rak and other neurological surgeons benefit from the AANS because the organization:
- Lobbies congress for legislation that makes it easier for neurosurgeons to practice
- Serves as the primary spokesperson for the neurosurgical community when interacting with the public, media, government, other medical organizations, and insurance companies
- Supports aspiring neurosurgeons by providing grants and scholarships, while also providing educational resources for established neurosurgeons like practice information and funds for continuing education
- Facilitates social interaction among neurosurgical professionals. One way that social interaction is encouraged is at their annual conference, where in 2010 Dr. Ramin Rak led a presentation for VYCOR’s VBAS.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
The CNS seeks to advance the field of neurosurgery by providing members with educational and career development resources. One way that the CNS improves the flow of information is by publishing and distributing journals like Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosurgery, and its newsmagazine Congress Quarterly. Dr. Ramin Rak also uses the CNS career center to provide support and knowledge to aspiring neurosurgeons. Additionally, the CNS makes it a priority to foster innovation within the neurosurgical community. The CNS encourages members to take part in volunteerism and leadership development to enhance their own careers, and also by developing programs that improve the level of quality, access, and safety of professional neurosurgical care.