• Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Male


Thomas Michael Raffay, MD, FAAP, is a neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Instructor, Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Raffay is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine and is certified in extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and neonatal resuscitation. His special interest is in lung and respiratory problems in newborns. He joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2013.

Dr. Raffay earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Case Western Reserve University and his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and a William Randolph Hearst Neonatology Fellowship at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

As a fellow, Dr. Raffay won several awards for basic research. His current research interest is lung development in the newborn infant. He presently is participating in a basic science research project in this field and has published abstracts and papers and presented lectures at local and national medical meetings about it.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Awards and Recognition

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
William Randolph Hearst Neonatology Fellowship, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, 2011

Research Interests

Lung development in the newborn infant

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Education & Training


2003, Case Western Reserve University

Medical / Professional School(s)

2007, The Ohio State University College of Medicine


2010, Pediatrics - Nationwide Children's Hospital


2013, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Neonatology
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
Get Directions

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

About Our Survey

At University Hospitals, we believe in providing patients with all the information they need to make educated decisions about their health care and to choose the right doctor to meet their needs. That is why we partner with the independent patient satisfaction company Press Ganey to survey patients about their experiences at UH facilities and with UH physicians. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of care and are dedicated to creating a positive patient experience for every individual who sees a UH doctor.

Learn More

Patient Comments

There are no comments for this practitioner.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Thomas Raffay, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

There is no publicly available rating for this medical professional because he or she either does not see patients or has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is statistically reliable and a true reflection of patient satisfaction.

UH Quality Care Network, is a collaboration among independent and UH employed providers. The focus is on improving the quality and efficiency of care, as well as reducing the cost of care.