Ali C. Ravanpay, MD, PhD

Portrait of Ali C. Ravanpay M.D. , Ph.D.
Job Title
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Residency Director
Chief of Neurological Surgery Service at Seattle VA Medical Center
Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Healthcare Simulation Science Div., Surgery Dept.

Dr. Ravanpay practices general neurosurgery covering brain tumors, spine disorders and peripheral neuropathies at the Seattle Veterans Affairs Hospital and Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Ravanpay earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley (Dual major in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Near Eastern Studies). He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at University of Washington, earning dual M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He completed his neurological surgery internship and residency at University of Washington.

Clinical Interest

Brain and spine tumors; spine disorders; peripheral neuropathies

Research Interests

Dr. Ravanpay’s research and publication focus is on longitudinal studies of spinal cord injury in the veteran population, spinal cord neuronal regeneration and/or repair in adult humans, and neurosurgical education.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my wife and two sons. We spend most of our free time reading, biking, skiing and travelling. Movies are a serious matter in our home, and every Saturday is family movie night.


Medical Education

University of Washington


University of Washington


University of Washington


Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery - 2020
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