Y. Pritham Raj M.D.

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 73 Comments)


  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine

Special focus on

  • General Internist, Psychosomatic Medicine


  • M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland 1997
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • Internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003


Dr. Raj specializes in the interface between general internal medicine and psychiatry. In addition to the practice of general medicine, he has developed a novel med-psych teaching clinic, working with the internal medicine housestaff to care for patients using a “mind-body” approach.  To date, Dr. Raj has done clinical research in obesity, depression in the critically-ill and mild cognitive impairment/dementia. He relocated to Portland in 2006 after serving on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center.

In his spare time, Dr. Raj enjoys spending time with his family. He is a classical trumpet player who also enjoys writing and traveling. During the fall, you can usually expect to find Dr. Raj at FedEx Field in his hometown of Washington, D.C. rooting for his beloved Redskins.


  • English
  • French (some)

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow: American College of Physicians

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 73 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • May 03, 2019

    I found him very professional. He spent a lot of time with me to learn exactly where I was health wise and where I wanted to be and he offered any number of helpful hints on what to do. And basically I found him to be great and I'm looking forward to working with him in the future.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr. Raj is great at providing guidance and exploring all possible options. He is patient and detailed, does not make me feel like is in a rush.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    He is kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable. During his appointments he feels relaxed and engaged.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Pleasant, comfortable, and considered.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Totally thorough and he LISTENS!

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Excellent as always

  • Apr 13, 2019

    He is my doctor. I have a lot of faith in him and I get to talk to him about everything and I appreciate all his help.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Very cordial and thorough. Smiles and remembers me. Easy to talk to. Does not act preoccupied with other patients. Patiently and thoroughly answers my questions. Pro-active with my immunizations and wellness.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Dr. Raj was incredible! He listened to me and together we came up with a good plan.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Ok. Came in long after resident.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Raj is very conscientious, he takes the time to listen, he's very knowledgeable, and I appreciate the care he provides.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    As always, my provider is extremely respectful of my opinions and questions and always provides good answers.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Knowledgable, caring, explains things thoroughly and in a way I can understand, answers all my questions. Best care ever.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Very professional, yet projected a caring and warm response.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    I was generally satisfied with Dr. Raj. He ... today what I asked him to do as far as describing a med and it was general interview that I responded to and he seemed to ... we seemed to get along well, and I really had no problem with him except that it's less than the system that he is working with an I suppose but he referred me to a doctor who is not taking new patients. When I called to make an appointment with this doctor the phone person referred me to another doctor and he said that I would find out within 7 days whether I got an appointment well then he got back to me*

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Dr. Raj is super personable and when he is in the room with you, he is focused and present. He makes every effort possible to discuss what's going on and the path for treatment.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Listens well, competent, thoughtful and kind. Highly recommended.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Very professional, very evidence based care. Dr. Raj is the right stuff. Gratitude.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Dr. Raj was engaging and provide caring, competent attention to my concerns.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Treats us with respect.Clearly knowledgeable, yet consults appropriately. Rapid in his response to questions, and to relay lab results. Takes my concerns seriously.Not haughty.

  • Feb 09, 2019

    The assistant when you go in he was wonderful, prompt, courteous, did everything right, and Raj is one of the best doctors thorough, real considerate, and he should be given a raise.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    compassionate and responsive

  • Feb 07, 2019


  • Feb 02, 2019

    He is very thorough. He knows this stuff. He is he has a great background. I do highly recommend him. And he's also personable. But his technical skills are the ones that I value the most.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Dr. Raj was amiable, attentive, and thorough.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    I was very impressed with Dr. Raj. I was glad to get appointment on the same day. I didn't even know who he was, but he gave me excellent care, answered a number of questions. I was very impressed and thankful.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Excellent in ALL ways !

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Dr. Raj is an excellent doctor. He always treats me like a friend, takes his time. I couldn't ask for a better primary care provider. He is excellent.

  • Jan 10, 2019


  • Jan 10, 2019

    Raj is consumate professional with compassion and heart for his patient (me)!

  • Jan 05, 2019

    The intern I met with was very empathetic and kind. Realized that there was a great deal of background they needed to know and understand when considering changing my medication. They needed to know where I was today vs where I have been over the last ten years. Dr. Raj also seemed to understand this. The most important thing I have discovered about OHSU is that everyone listens to the patient and the patient is allowed to have a say and participate in decisions making.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    The provider took an hour longer to be seen than I was scheduled for.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Yes, this is [Name] Dr. Raj is very attentive and very considerate. And his assistant is typing all the information down. He looks up my report, the details of my medical record very carefully before he comes in to see me. So yes, I appreciate what he does a lot. Thank you.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Yes, I'm [Name] and Dr. Raj is my doctor, and I think that he did a very good job with me and get through the years, and I'm fortunate to have them as my care provider. So, I appreciate that. And if there's any questions, give me a call. Bye.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr. Raj is just the best.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    I was very surprised and glad to have a physician who agreed with me and agreed with my prior physicians also and didn't think that I really need to see him again.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Technicien ( Yohanes ) and physicien were very professional in a friendly maner. Nothing but praise for their work.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Knowledgeable and takes the time to listen to concerns and answer questions.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    This is off the cuff, but Dr. Raj was... he's always been extremely bright. He pin pointed the problem very quickly, where another doctor... it... it went on for a year of going to physical therapy and it never solved the problem because it wasn't diagnosed correctly. Dr. Raj got it within moments and he took time to figure out how he was going to approach testing the issue to figure it out and he covered all the bases and I'm very pleased with the results. So I just think very highly of Dr. Raj.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    It was an, excuse me, it was an excellent experience.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Hello. I had good care up at OHSU, the nurses and the doctors have always taken good care of me, and I deeply appreciate the help you've given me and I'll definitely definitely try it again. Thank you.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Dr. Raj is really great at listening. He's really cares a lot and I have a good time when I visit him as well as getting information I am still waiting to hear. However, if you can recommend me to go to take that for that procedure a blood won't pay for about other than that. Have a nice day. Bye.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    I felt Dr. Raj spent quality time with me and did not rush which I appreciate. I had all questions answered. Experience with all staff very professional and efficient. Good job!!

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Dr. Raj is great and has been from the start. He is a great listener, and is quick to articulate your concerns. His recommendations are reasonable and effective. I feel lucky to be in his care.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    It was a very thorough experience, as it always is. Dr. Raj. is very careful to examine all the details of my health so, I'm very pleased to have him be my health....main health care provider.

  • Oct 30, 2018

    I felt heard and understood.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    Always informative, great experience.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Good listener. Happy to have him as my PCP.

  • Oct 16, 2018

    As always, Dr. Raj listened to my concerns and included me in how to address my concerns.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Dr. Raj is my new OHSU GP and this was my 2nd meeting with him. He is very smart, incisive and he has the ability to "stimulate" me to take charge of my health issues and help make his job and my senior years a better place to be.

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