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Jai Raman M.D., Ph.D., F.R.A.C.S.

    • Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Jai Raman specializes in complex heart surgery, including minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery and surgery for heart failure. He has pioneered many new procedures in use of arterial grafts (as opposed to veins) in bypass surgery, minimal access surgery for both valves and bypass, better closure methods of the chest after heart surgery and improved management of heart patients. He is passionate about personalized care of patients.

He is currently developing new methods of evaluating tissue characteristics (such as integrity of bone, the nature of the heart, the presence of cancer in the lung, etc.) at the time of surgery to get a sense of the underlying disease states without the need for an invasive biopsy. He also has interests in improving safety of medical devices.

A longtime practitioner of yoga, Dr. Raman hopes to ensure that regular exercise and meditation helps provide a calming influence to his patients. In his spare time, he enjoys music, reading, biking, skiing, and cooking vegetarian food with his wife and three boys.

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Areas of interest

  • Complex heart surgery, including minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery and surgery for heart failure


  • M.B.B.S., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore India 1985
  • M.Med., Sydney University, Sydney Australia 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia 2002
  • Residency:

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 1991
    • General Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 1992
  • Fellowship:

    • Adult Cardiac & General Thoracic Surgery, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1994
    • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1997

Memberships and associations

  • American Heart Association

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