Dr. Muri Raifu is an accomplished spine and neurosurgeon, with particular expertise in minimally invasive, endoscope-assisted spine surgery. Dr. Raifu obtained his BA in biology and black studies at Amherst College, where he designed single universal primers for blind PCR amplification of mice immunoglobin genes, which are currently used in many research laboratories across the world. He then went on to receive his MD at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His internship and residency were done at UCLA, where he was Chief Resident in Neurosurgery at Los Angeles VA Hospital in 2006, and Chief Resident in Neurosurgery from 2007-2008.

Throughout Dr. Raifu’s academic and medical career, he has been part of many humanitarian programs. These include being part of a visiting neurosurgery team to Shanghai Children’s Hospital in order to perform pro bono surgery for orphans needing medical clearance for adoption, volunteering to help bring solar energy solutions to rural Haiti as well as assess medical needs, and co-chairing the Student International Health Committee, a group dedicated to promoting trans-national and cross-cultural healthcare education.

In 2015, Dr. Raifu entered the global healthtech space with Talamus Health Inc. which focuses decentralizing and digitizing access to healthcare services improving efficiency in the provision of care thus improving patients’ outcomes and reducing mortality. Since launching the application in 2018, Talamus has partnered with over 1,000 healthcare practices across Africa.

Muri Raifu, MD has been a guest on 2 episodes.