Ali I. Raja M.D.
Neurosurgery Specialists of Arkansas
As a neurosurgeon at Arkansas Surgical Hospital, Dr. Raja will focus on the treatment of degenerative disease of the spine, spinal injuries & illnesses such as back and neck pain, disc disease, decompressions and fusion operations. His practice will also include microsurgical cranial and other neurosurgical procedures, including brain tumors and other pathologies of the brain.
Dr. Raja received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore. His residency training took place in the departments of Surgery and Neurosurgery at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, including an in-training fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. In 2008, he completed a year-long fellowship as Clinical Instructor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, after which he joined UAMS Medical Center and Arkansas Children’s Hospital as attending neurosurgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. More recently, he was attending neurosurgeon at the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute at St. Vincent Infirmary.
Dr. Raja is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the Arkansas State Medical Board. He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Undergraduate: University of Punjab, MBBS 1998; University of Illinois at Chicago, MSc 2001
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgeons
Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Additional Professional Memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Family: Wife, 3 daughters
Hobbies: reading nonfiction and history, traveling, spending time with family