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Jaishankar Raman, MD, PhD

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: St. John's Medical College, India
Residency: Royal Darwin Hospital, Australia - General Surgery
  St. Vincent's Hospital, Australia - General Surgery
Fellowship: Austin Hospital, Australia - Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
  Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aortic surgery
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Arrhythmia
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary bypass
  • Heart surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
  • Reoperative surgery
  • Thoracoscopic surgery
  • Ventricular assist devices
Research Interests:
  • Surgery for heart failure
  • Diastolic function and dysfunction
  • Extracardiac approaches to functional mitral valve disease
  • Topical therapy of the heart
Languages Spoken:
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. The arrowhead ministernotomy with rigid sternal plate fixation: a minimally invasive approach for surgery of the ascending aorta and aortic root.
    Russo MJ, Gnezda J, Merlo A, Johnson EM, Hashmi M, Raman J
    Minim Invasive Surg
  2. Reply.
    Raman J
    Ann. Thorac. Surg.
    2013 Sep
  3. Sternal closure with rigid plate fixation versus wire closure: a randomized controlled multicenter trial.
    Raman J, Lehmann S, Zehr K, De Guzman BJ, Aklog L, Garrett HE, MacMahon H, Hatcher BM, Wong MS.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2012
    2012 Dec
    94(6):1854-61. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.07.085. Epub 2012 Oct 25.
  4. Rigid plate fixation promotes better bone healing after sternotomy.
    Raman J.
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012
    2012 Autumn
    24(3):147-50. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2012.08.004.
  5. Can we repair the mitral valve from outside the heart? A novel extra-cardiac approach to functional mitral regurgitation.
    Raman J, Jagannathan R, Chandrashekar P, Sugeng L.
    Heart Lung Circ
    2011 Mar
  6. Subclavian artery access for ambulatory balloon pump insertion.
    Raman J, Loor G, London M, Jolly N.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2010
    2010 Sep
    90(3):1032-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.11.082.
  7. Postoperative pericardial calcification causing diastolic coronary compression.
    Weiss SA, Anderson AS, Raman J, Jolly N.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2010
    2010 Sep
    90(3):1001-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.02.045.
  8. Reasons for nonadherence to guidelines for aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis and potential solutions.
    Freed BH, Sugeng L, Furlong K, Mor-Avi V, Raman J, Jeevanandam V, Lang RM.
    Am J Cardiol. 2010
    2010 May 1
    105(9):1339-42. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.12.056. Epub 2010 Mar 11.
  9. Ventricular fibrillation following autologous intramyocardial cell therapy for inherited cardiomyopathy.
    Pytel P, Husain A, Moskowitz I, Raman J, MacLeod H, Anderson AS, Burke M, McNally EM.
    Cardiovasc Pathol
    2010 Mar-Apr
  10. Technique for left ventricular apical cannulation for short-term mechanical circulatory support.
    Akhter SA, Raman J, Jeevanandam V.
    Ann Thorac Surg
    2010 Mar
  11. Reversal of impaired myocardial beta-adrenergic receptor signaling by continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support.
    Akhter SA, D'Souza KM, Malhotra R, Staron ML, Valeroso TB, Fedson SE, Anderson AS, Raman J, Jeevanandam V.
    J Heart Lung Transplant
    2010 Jun
  12. Inability of intracoronary stenting to provide long-term relief for coronary compression secondary to chronic constrictive pericarditis.
    Jolly N, Goel A, Raman J.
    J Invasive Cardiol. 2010
    2010 Jan
    22(1):E13-5. Review.
  13. Rib osteotomy and fixation: enabling technique for better minithoracotomy exposure in cardiac and thoracic procedures.
    Raman J, Onsager D, Straus D.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
    2010 Apr
  14. Invited commentary.
    Raman J.
    Ann Thorac Surg
    2009 Sep
  15. Evaluation of a novel epicardial atrial fibrillation treatment system.
    Kiser AC, Nifong LW, Raman J, Kasirajan V, Campbell N, Chitwood WR Jr.
    Ann Thorac Surg
    2008 Jan
  16. Case 6--2008. An unusual case of right ventricular failure after orthotopic heart transplantation.
    Frogel J, Vodur S, Applefield D, Kruba R, Raman J, Mitter N.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
    2008 Dec
  17. Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in valve disease: comparison with surgical findings and evaluation of prosthetic valves.
    Sugeng L, Shernan SK, Weinert L, Shook D, Raman J, Jeevanandam V, DuPont F, Fox J, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr
    2008 Dec
  18. Live 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography initial experience using the fully-sampled matrix array probe.
    Sugeng L, Shernan SK, Salgo IS, Weinert L, Shook D, Raman J, Jeevanandam V, Dupont F, Settlemier S, Savord B, Fox J, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM.
    J Am Coll Cardiol
    2008 Aug 5
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