Dr. Ratcliff was born and raised in Austin. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his medical degree at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. After a General Surgery Internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital, he remained at UT-Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital to complete a total of six years of research and Otolaryngology training in 2003. Dr. Ratcliff returned home to Austin in 2007 after several years of private practice in Santa Fe, NM. His medical research has been selected for publication as well as presentation at national meetings. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery as well as the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.