Dr. Raman

Dr. Jai Raman

Dr. Jai Raman

Dr. Jai Raman, MD, FRACS, PHd

Dr. Jai Raman, MD, FRACS, PhD is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

An internationally recognized leader in cardiac surgery, Dr. Raman has pioneered numerous new surgical procedures, focusing primarily on heart transplantation and the treatment of heart failure. These innovations include techniques to stop the heart from enlarging in heart failure patients; a method of restoring the shape and size of scarred heart chambers; the development of new surgical instruments for the minimally invasive removal of tissue that causes abnormal heart rhythm; and new techniques for repairing the heart’s mitral and tricuspid valves. He has the largest experience in the Chicago region with minimally invasive cardiac surgery, including aortic surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, and procedures to treat arrhythmias and valve problems.

Dr. Raman received a medical degree from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India; a master’s degree in medicine with a thesis in microsurgery from University of Sydney, Australia; and a doctoral degree from the University of Melbourne for his study of ventricular containment in heart failure patients. He completed a rotating residency in cardiovascular-thoracic surgery and fellowships in general and thoracic surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery in Australia.

Raman has been the principal investigator for several multicenter trials. He has also published more than 100 journal articles and holds patents for several new medical devices.

  • 1979 - PUC
    St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, India (Science)

    1984 - MBBS
    St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India, (equivalent to MD)

    1993 - MMed
    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia – (Thesis in Microsurgery)

    1997 - FRACS
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

    2003 - PhD
    University of Melbourne, Australia (Heart failure – ventricular containment)

  • Aug 1985 – Dec 1985
    Resident, Royal Darwin Hospital Casuarina NT, Australia

    Jan 1986 – Jan 1987
    Medical Registrar, Royal Darwin Hospital Casuarina, NT, Australia

    Jan 1987 – July 1987
    General Surgical Registrar, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia

    July 1987 – Jan 1988
    General Surgical Registrar, Nepean Hospital Sydney, Australia

    Jan 1998 – Jan 1989
    Research Registrar, General Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia

    Jan 1989 – Jan 1990
    General Surgery Registrar, Preston & Northcote Comm. Hospital Melbourne, Australia

  •  Jan 1990 – Jan 1991
    Cardiothoracic Surgical Registrar, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

    Jan 1991 – Jan 1992
    General Surgical Registrar, Westmead Hospital Sydney, Australia

    Jan 1992 - Jan 1993
    Cardiac & Thoracic Surgical Registrar, Austin Hospital Melbourne

    Jan 1994 – Jan 1996
    Cardiac Surgery Registrar, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre Melbourne, Australia

  • Jan 1993 - Jan 1994
    General & Thoracic Surgical Registrar, Austin Hospital, Melbourne

    Jan 1996 – July 1996
    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Registrar, Children’s Hospital Westmead Sydney, Australia

    July 1996 - Jan 1997
    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Registrar, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia