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Gary W. Raff, MD

  • Thoracic Diseases
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Gary Wayne Raff, M.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Shriners Children's Northern California and holds the position of clinical professor of surgery in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.

He previously served as attending surgeon of pediatric cardiac surgery at Children's Hospital of Illinois and attending surgeon of adult cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at St. Francis Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center and Proctor Hospital.

Board certified with the National Board of Medical Examiners and a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Raff's professional affiliations include the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and the California Medical Association.

Dr. Raff provides the type of care for patients that he would expect to have for his own children. His goal is to treat patients in a safe and cost-effective way that allows them to grow and thrive.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Diseases, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Education and Training

Medical Education
Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA

Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Academic Positions and Locations

UC Davis Medical Center

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, American Board of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member, American College of Cardiology
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Medical Association, Northern California Chapter
  • Member, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
  • Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Awards and Honors
  • 2020, Faculty Excellence in Medical Student Education, UC Davis Medical Center
  • 1994, Winner of Resident Trauma Paper Competition, New Jersey Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons
  • 1985, Letter of Recognition, Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
  • 1985, Service Citation, Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps.


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