Ramón Navarro Balbuena, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Originally from Spain, Dr. Navarro has an extensive international experience in Neurosurgery.
Prior joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Navarro practiced as a neurosurgeon at number of US-based hospitals, including Stanford University Hospital and Florida-based Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Navarro has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters in neurosurgical literature. During his time practicing as a neurosurgeon, he has performed neurosurgical humanitarian work in Honduras and Kenya.
Dr. Navarro earned his medical degree from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. He completed his Neurosurgical residency at Hospital de Bellvitge in Barcelona, and then spent two years in the US, where he gained further experience in Pediatric and Complex Spinal Neurosurgery. He completed four fellowships, including one in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, US, and another in Spinal Neurosurgery via a hospital rotation in Miami, Florida, US.