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Title Director of Minimally Invasive Cranial and Pituitary Surgery Program
Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi, German
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Endoscopic repair of CSF leak
  • Adult Neuro-Oncology
  • Awake craniotomy
  • Balloon Compression for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Mapping
  • Brain Tumor Diagnosis
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cranial Radiosurgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
  • Endoscopic repair of CSF leak
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Treatment
  • Glycerol Injection for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Icp Monitoring
  • Laser
  • Laser ablation for Brain Tumors
  • Laser for Radiation Necrosis
  • Laser Interestitial Thermal Therapy
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Neuroendoscopic Cerebral Fenestration
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occipital Nerve Decompression
  • Rhizotomy for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shunt Replacement
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery
  • Ventricular Shunt Surgery
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
View all 41 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Basilar Invagination
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Skull Base Tumors
  • Brain abscess
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Invasion
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordomas
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorder
  • CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Leak
  • Cushing disease
  • Dandy -Walker Syndrome
  • Encephalocele
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Gliomas
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Laser for Radiation Necrosis
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Meningoencephalocele
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occipital Nerve Decompression
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Pineal Lesion
  • Pineal Tumors - Adult
  • Pituitary stalk lesions
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudotumor
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spine Tumors
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Cord
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibular Schwannomas
View all 61 Specialties +


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About Hamid Borghei-Razavi, MD

Hamid Borghei-Razavi, MD, is director of Minimally Invasive Cranial and Pituitary Surgery Program at Cleveland Clinic Florida, research director of the Neuroscience Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida Region and an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine specializing in Brain Tumor Surgery, Open and Endoscopic Skull Base surgery, Pituitary Surgery, and Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Dr. Borghei-Razavi received his medical degree from Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) and University of Lübeck (Universität zu Lübeck) in Germany. He completed his residency training at Clemenshospital, University of Münster, Germany. During his residency training he was awarded a scholarship by the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC) to participate in a resident exchange program at the prestigious Keio University Skull Base Center in Tokyo, Japan. After finishing his training in Germany, he performed a year Research Fellowship in Skull base Neuroanatomy at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He then completed two Clinical Fellowships in Neurosurgical Oncology and Advanced Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, devoting his efforts to minimally-invasive neurosurgical techniques.

Dr. Borghei-Razavi has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and is on the editorial board for multiple journals. He also received multiple national and international awards and scholarships in recognition of these accomplishments.

Watch Dr. Borghei-Razavi's involvement in this patients journey: Barry U professor's brain-tumor surgery successful thanks to technology, teamwork.

Dr. Hamid Borghei-Razavi said Hemphill’s condition was caused by a tumor on her pituitary gland which was causing her adrenal glands to produce excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol. Watch the whole story Rare condition called Cushing’s Disease may be underreported.

She thought her weight gain was due to giving birth. She learned it was tumor.

Watch a CBS interview on brain tumors.

Read an article on Intraoperative DynaCT Enhances Cannulation Planning for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Watch a video on treating Glioblastoma, one of the most common tumors of the brain.

Read an article on Second-Line Treatments Expanding for Recurrent Brain Cancers

Read an article on Nascent Pituitary Surgery Program Leaps Ahead

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Surgical Neuroanatomy Research Fellow
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - Clemens hospital- University of Muenster
Neurological Surgery
Muenster, Germany

Medical Education - Iran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran

Professional Highlights

  • Director of Minimally Invasive Cranial and Pituitary Surgery Program, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Research director, Neuroscience Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida Region 
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Associate program director, Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Scientific Advisory Board member, Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research (FCBTR)
  • Cranial Base Section Editor, World Neurosurgery Journal, Elsevier


  • Neurosurgery - Neurological Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery, Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) for Brain Tumors, Chiari Malformation

Awards & Honors

  • Scientific Advisory Board member, Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research (FCBTR), 05/2020
  • KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America MIS Lab Grant, 02/2020
  • Fellow of the European Board of Neurological Surgery (FEBNS), 03/2018
  • Poster of Distinction Award; 27th Annual Meeting of North American Skull Base Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 03/2017
  • Rolf Dierichs Research Grant; Münster, Germany, 04/2014
  • Karl-Storz Scholarship; German Soc. Skull Base Surgery, 10/2013
  • Carls-Zeiss German-Japan Exchange Program Scholarship;German Soc. Neurosurgery& Dept. Neurosurgery and Skull Base Surgery, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 05/2013
  • Karl-Storz Fellowship Award; 6th Intl. Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies/10th European Skull Base SocietyCongress, Brighton, England, 05/2012


  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • North American Skull Base Society (NASBS)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgery (Vascular and Tumor Section) (AANS)
  • European Association of Neurological Surgery (EANS)
  • German Society of Neurological Surgery (DGNC)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Hamid Borghei-Razavi, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/1/2020, Dr. Borghei-Razavi has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

148 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

I'm traveling 2.15 hrs to the clinic and love the staff and Doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Great communicator and compassionate health care provider!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Razavi is outstanding surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

I was very impressed with the care, attention and concern that Dr. Razavi displayed during my visit. Dr. Razavi was inquisitive and informative and made decisions keeping my wellbeing in mind. I am very grateful for his care and attention.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

I will definitely be recommending the Clinic specifically Dr. Razavi.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr Razavi is a kind and caring physician. Always very positive.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Thank you Dr.Razavi for taking the time to analyze in detail my situation and provide clear and helpful information about my diagnosis and treatment/s. As a patient, it is so reassuring to know that you listened to me, that I was treated with empathy and respect. After my first appointment with you, I am confident that your medical advised regarding possible treatment/s will help me take the best decision.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr Borghei-Razavi was amazing, he was sensitive, clear in his explanations of the procedure, he made me feel confident about the surgery, he even followed up with me personally a couple of days later to shove any questions.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr Razavi cares for his patients. He is respectful, friendly, cooperative, helpful, and go extra mile to make his patients comfortable. Reads MyChart questions and replies promptly. I wish him all the success in his professional and personal life.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr was direct & gave us full explanations & our course of action

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Once through registration staff was professional, courteous...Alexa, student doctor, Dr. Razavi.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Medical Assistant, PA and Physician all very attentive and I felt like they understood me and my concerns. Maybe even more than I did!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Great teamI had a nice experience with Dr.Borghei-razavi and his nurse Tiffany,very courteous,thoughtful and knowledgeable.thanks

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Our experience was very good.Dr Razavi and his teammates are very very good

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Good great set of care provider

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr Razavi and Kevin are excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Hoe nurse was very pleasant and knowledgeable. His PA also was very kind and easy to talk to ask was the Dr. They knew how to listen which is very important with all that's going on.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Razavi is an excellent care provider.(surgeon) He is caring, patient, kind and very knowledgeable. Absolutely recommendable,

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

The physician was kind and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain my problem in a way that I could understand. For an older woman like me, is reassuring to have a doctor like him showing so much interest in one's issues.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Very caring doctor. Listened to my concerns and explained his answers in an understanding manner.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr. Razavi listens to me and works with me to determine the best solutions for my condition. He is sincere, caring, genuine and a very nice person.

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