Saleem I. Abdulrauf, MD

Title: Neurosurgeon-in-Chief

Company: Saint Louis University Hospital

Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Saleem I. Abdulrauf, MD, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at Saint Louis University Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.

Dr. Abdulrauf is an award-winning expert in cerebrovascular surgery and skull base surgery who wrote the book for bypass procedures in neurosurgery, and was named 2005 to 2010 City’s Top Neurological Surgeons by St. Louis Magazine. Dr. Abdulrauf originally wanted to become a professional soccer player, but an injury sidelined his dream. After the injury, he began working for a neurosurgeon and piqued his interest in the field.

Dr. Abdulrauf attributes his success to great mentors, luck, and the personality traits he kept from being an athlete, including being a team player, drive and exceptionality. He studied biology with Washington University in St. Louis and earned an MD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1991. While serving his residency in neurosurgery at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Dr. Abdulrauf was awarded the 1997 Outstanding Resident Award by the board of governors of the hospital, following a number of recognitions and grants for his work as a resident. He excelled as chief resident from 1996 to 1997, and served a vascular neurosurgical fellowship with Yale School of Medicine, followed with a skull base neurosurgical fellowship with the University of Arkansas for Medical Science from 1998 to 1999.

As a practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Abdulrauf was named to Best Doctors in America from 2003 to 2011, and was a featured listee with “In Their Hands.” He is the president of the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society, and is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri. Dr. Abdulrauf was named neurosurgeon-in-chief with Saint Louis University Hospital in 2008, following a long clinical and teaching career with the hospital. He has supported numerous medical societies, particularly the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Abdulrauf is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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