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Gary Wayne Raff, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Gary Raff 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.

Title:

Associate Professor

Specialty:

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Department:

Surgery

Division:

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pediatric Surgery

Address/Phone:

Pediatric Heart Center
2315 Stockton Blvd., Suite 7133
Sacramento, CA 95617
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2160

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Education:

M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1990
B.S., State University of New York, Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, 1985

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, 1995-96
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, 1996-98
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark , New Jersey, 1997-98

Fellowships:

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, 1998-99
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999-2000
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, 1992-93

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery,
American Board of Thoracic Surgery,
National Board of Medical Examiners,

Professional Memberships:

American Medical Association
Candidate Member American College of Cardiology
Candidate Member American College of Surgeons
Candidate Member Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Select Honors and Awards:

Deans Excellence Award, University of California, Davis Medical, 2010

Winner 1994 Resident's Trauma Paper Competition (New Jersey Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons), 1994

Letter of Recognition, Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 1985

Service Citation, Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 1985

Select Recent Publications:

Salmi D, Bhat A, Corman L, Raff G, Satake N. Diagnostic challenges in native valve fungal endocarditis producing a massive septic pulmonary embolus. Japanese Journal of Medical Mycology, 2010;51.

Yeo KK, Davenport J, Raff G, Laird J. Life-threatening coronary sinus thrombosis following catheter ablation: case report and review of literature. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2010 11(262e1): 262e5.

Parsapour, P, R. Pullela, G.W. Raff, R. Pretzlaff. Type B lacticacidosis and insulin-resistant hyperglycemia in an adolescent following cardiac surgery. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2008 9(1): e6-e9.

Raff, G.W., M.S. Wong. Sternal plating to correct an unusual complication of the Nuss procedure: erosion of a pectus bar through the sternum. Annuals of Thoracic Surgery, 2008 85(3): 1100-1101.

Anagnostopoulos, P.V, Alphonso, N, .Nolke,L, Hornberger, L, , G.W. Raff, Azakie,A, Karl, T. Neonatal Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Repair for In Utero Papillary Muscle Rupture. Ann Thorac Surg: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2007 (83) 1458-1462.

Alphonso, N., P.V. Anagnostopoulos, L.Nolke, A. MoonGrady, A. Azakie, G.W. Raff, T. Karl. Anomalous coronary artery from the wrong sinus of Valsalva. A Physiologic Repair Strategy. Ann of Thoracic Surgery By The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2007 (83) 1472-1476.

Alphonso, N., P.V. Anagnostopoulos, S. Scarpace, P. Weintraub, A. Azakie, G.W. Raff, T. Karl. Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatric cardiac surgery. Cardiology in the Young.2006

To see if Gary Wayne Raff is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).