Randall McCafferty, MD


Randall McCafferty


1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Suite E205
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 325-1202

Medical Education

  • Fellowship: Clinical Spinal Neurosurgery, Emory Clinic, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: General Surgery, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA
  • Medical School: F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

About Dr. McCafferty

The Desert Care Network continues to enhance specialty healthcare access to the Coachella Valley by growing our network of the best doctors, such as Dr. Randall McCafferty. Dr. McCafferty joins our network, so that we may ensure patient needs are met with the highest level of neurosurgical healthcare. His primary clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, spinal tumors, traumatic brain injuries and minimally invasive spine procedures. Dr. McCafferty achieves success, approaching each patient’s unique needs by leveraging evidenced based, state of the art technologies and procedures. Dr. Randall McCafferty is a nationally recognized, academically respected and clinically established surgeon. As a result of years of experience, he uses a patient-focused, team-based approach which has been clinically proven to generate the best patient outcomes.

After serving 30 years in the United States Air Force (USAF), and multiple military and humanitarian deployments, Dr. McCafferty recently retired as a Colonel. Much of his military career focused on the care of men and women in uniform, retirees, and their families. During this time, he also held numerous leadership positions to include Chief of Neurosurgery, Chief of Medical staff (at the USAF’s largest hospital) and Director of Joint Combat Casualty Research. He was honored throughout his service with several awards and medals, his favorite being the Air Force “Surgeon of the Year” for distinction in clinical care. Dr. McCafferty is widely considered a subject-matter expert on spinal cord injury and brain trauma for the Department of Defense. He is the author of numerous neurosurgery publications for best practices and has taught extensively both in the US and internationally. He remains dedicated to military and humanitarian neurotrauma efforts, while having extensive civilian practice exposure serving as a locums physician across the country. Dr. McCafferty brings an outstanding acumen for neurosurgical care, a caring patient-focused dedication and passion for healthcare excellence, to the Coachella Valley.
Dr. McCafferty is now accepting new patients and most major insurance plans.

Special Interests

  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Brain Tumors
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Cervical disc degeneration
  • Chiari Malfunction
  • Herniated Disc
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures