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Raphael P. Davis Neurosurgeon, Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery, Co-Director of the Neurosciences Institute, Co-Director of the Skull Base Surgery Center Neurosurgery School of Medicine

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080 Health Sciences Center

Stony Brook, 11794



Raphael Davis’ surgical expertise includes the treatment of pituitary tumors and acoustic neuromas, as well as complex spinal surgery. He is pursuing research in the areas of novel vaccines for the treatment of glioblastomas, the development of an artificial disc, and the use of digital technology in the management of acoustic neuroma patients (vestibular schwannomas).


  • Medical School, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Neurological Surgery
  • Internship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Surgery

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
A Prospective, Multi-Centered, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Clazosentan in Reducing Vasospasm-Related Morbidity and All-Cause Mortality in Adult Patients with Aneuri 2009-03-16T00:00:00 2012-01-27T00:00:00 Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd Nonfederal 65250 Closed
Site 03: NuSeal 100 Dural Sealant Feasibility IDE Study 2009-07-14T00:00:00 2012-03-24T00:00:00 HyperBranch Medical Technology Incorporated Nonfederal 42475 Closed
Evaluation of a Top Loading Mechanical Construct for Spinal Deformity Correction 2008-11-01T00:00:00 2010-10-31T00:00:00 Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc Nonfederal 6420 Closed
The Relationship Between Sagittal Plane Correction and Qualtiy of Life in Adult Deformity Patients Treated with Posterior Instrumentation 2013-05-20T00:00:00 2014-05-12T00:00:00 Medicrea USA Corporation Nonfederal 1 Closed
Vascular Biogenics: A Phase 3, Randomized, Controlled, Double-Arm, Open-Label, Multi-Center Study of VB-111 Combined with Bevacizumab vs. Bevacizumab Monotherapy in Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma 2016-05-25T00:00:00 2016-10-07T00:00:00 PPD Investigator Services LLC Nonfederal 1 Approved
Fixed Price Balance Account for the Department of Neurological Surgery 2011-10-01T00:00:00 2017-12-31T00:00:00 Balance-Multiple Sponsors Nonsponsored 7293.82 Approved
A Prospective, Multi-Center, Randomized Study Compaing the VertiFlex Superion Interspinous Spacer (ISS) to the X-STOP Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD) System in Patients with Moderate Lumbar Spinal Stenosis 2010-07-22T00:00:00 2017-01-12T00:00:00 VertiFlex Incorporated Nonfederal 145267.9 Approved
Clinical Research Offset Award for Neurological Surgery 2012-09-01T00:00:00 2016-08-31T00:00:00 Multiple Sponsors - Nonsponsored Nonsponsored 1 Approved
A Phase III Clinical Trial Evaluating DCVax-L, Autologous Dendritic Cells Pulsed With Tumor Lysate Antigen for the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) 2013-07-12T00:00:00 2016-12-02T00:00:00 Northwest Biotherapeutics Nonfederal 93854.1 Approved
A Phase 2/3 Randomized, Open-Label Study of Toca 511, a Retroviral Replicating Vector, Combined with Toca FC versus Standard of Care in Subjects Undergoing Planned Resection for Recurrent Glioblastoma or Anaplastic Astrocytoma (Toca 5) 2016-07-26T00:00:00 2018-03-22T00:00:00 Tocagen Incorporated Nonfederal 16875.66 Approved


  1. Author Article Pituitary Rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst following trauma: a case report 2007 10 1 103
  2. Author Article Urology Testicular presentation of sarcoidosis and organ preservation: Case report and review of management strategies 2006 67 1 200
  3. Author Article The Laryngoscope Conservative Management of Acoustic Neuroma: A Meta-Analysis and Proposed Treatment Algorithm 2005 115 3 450 - 454