UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center
Gary Wayne Raff, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Gary Raff, M.D., is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex congenital heart disease and chest-wall anomalies. He treats patients of all ages, newborns to adults and has a particular interest in minimally invasive approaches for treating neurologic-related heart and chest disorders. He also is interested in international medicine and participates in Heart to Heart International Children’s Medical Alliance. The Alliance is a non-profit group that provides care and training to sponsored hospitals in Russia.
Dr. Raff earned a medical degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He completed residencies in general surgery at University Hospital of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark and in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His training includes fellowships in adult cardiothoracic surgery at University Hospital in Newark and in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Raff is an assistant professor of clinical surgery at UCSF and the University of California at Davis and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and local medical societies.