Christopher Graffeo, MD,MS

  • Accepting New Patients
  • Position: Neurosurgeon
  • Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Gender: Male

About Christopher Graffeo

Christopher Graffeo, MD, is a neurosurgeon with OU Health in Oklahoma City where he primarily focuses on brain tumors, as part of OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Christopher was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, where he studied literature, art history, and philosophy. After returning to New York City and working for several years as an editor and a musician, he enrolled in the post baccalaureate premedical program at Columbia University, and went on to medical school at NYU.

As a resident and fellow at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Christopher's academic and clinical activities focused on complex cranial surgery, with a special interest in open cerebrovascular techniques, skull base tumors, radiosurgery, and neuroanatomy. After residency graduation in 2021, Christopher completed an open cerebrovascular and skull base fellow with Dr. Michael Lawton at the Barrow Neurological Institute.He has joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Department of Neurosurgery as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, where his practice will focus on skull base and cerebrovascular diseases.

Christopher has published 190 peer-reviewed publications and 6 book chapters, and serves on multiple editorial boards, including Journal of Neurosurgery. He has received dozens of state, national, and international awards, including the Balfour Award and Mayo Brothers Foundation Award, which are the highest honors given to Mayo Clinic trainees for research and clinical achievements, respectively.

Christopher is proud to lead the AANS Early Career Neurosurgeons Committee as Vice Chair and Chair-elect, as well as to serve as the Director of Social Media for the North American Skull Base Society. His favorite pastimes include skiing, rock climbing, cycling, reading, live music, and hanging out with his wife, Audrey, and their sons, Leif and Hal.

Affiliations OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Health Physicians – Neurosurgery Clinic
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine New York University School of Medicine
    New York City, NY
  • Residency
  • Neurosurgery Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
  • Fellowship
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery Mayo Clinic
    New York City, NY
  • Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery Barrow Neurological Institute
    Phoenix, AZ
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • 3D modeling for virtual, augmented, and mixed realities
  • Advanced modeling strategies for stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
  • Skull base neurosurgery
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