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John Hart Raaf was American surgeon, educator, health facility administrator. Diplomate American Board Surgery.


Raaf, John Hart was born on August 10, 1941 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of John E. and Lorene (Rardin) Raaf.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1963;M.D. cum laude, Harvard University, 1970;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 1966.


Intern, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1970-1971;resident in surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1971-1973, 75-77;research fellow, Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York City, 1973-1975;fellow in immunology, Memorial Hospital, New York City, 1973-1974;faculty associate in surgery, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, 1977-1978;assistant professor surgery, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, 1978-1979;assistant professor surgery, Cornell Univercity Medical College, New York City, 1979-1981;associate professor surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, 1981-1985;director, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, 1985-1990;department chairman surgery, Meridia Huron Hospital, Cleveland, 1990-1994;chief surgical service, VA Medical Center Cleveland, since 1994;professor surgery, Case Western Reserve U., since 1994;vice department chairman surgery, Case Western Reserve U., since 1994. Member selection committees for Rhodes scholarships, Vermont, 1969-1971, New England,1969-1971, Louisiana, 1977, Texas, 1978, Ohio, 1989-1994. Member soft tissue sarcoma discussion group National Cancer Institute, 1980.

Member clinical trials committee National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 1984-1988.


Fellow American College of Surgeons. Member American Association Cancer Research, American Association Endocrine Surgeons, American Society Clinical Oncology, Association Academy Surgery, Association American Rhodes Scholars, Center Surgical Association, Society Surgical Oncology (publications committee 1981-1984, working group on education 1982, membership committee 2000), Memorial Hospital Alumni Society (chairman program committee 1982), River Place Athletic Club, Charaka Club (New York City).


Married Heather Neilson, June 15, 1965. Children– Jennifer, John, Sabrina.