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Meet Dr. Raman


Dr. Jai Raman is a cardiothoracic surgeon and a global citizen. He currently works at the Austin Hospital & St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, with private affiliations at Warringal, St Vincent's Private & Knox Private Hospitals. He is a Professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Geelong & Melbourne, and James Cook University. He is also adjunct professor of surgery at the School of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Clinical Overview

Dr. Raman's Clinical Activities encompass patient care, surgical procedures, ICU management, collaborative care with cardiology, active participation in the heart & lung transplant team.

  • Elements from CV

  • Largest experience with minimally invasive cardiac surgery in Chicago – 2004-15

  • Many new techniques – in mechanical support, valve repair, sternal plating, etc.

  • Large experience with ECMO, VAD, transplants

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Current Employment

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at

  • Austin Hospital

  • St Vincent's Hospital

  • University of Melbourne

  • Deakin University

  • James Cook University

  • Research Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

         Past Employment

  • 2016-19 - Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery & Quality Co-Chair, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA

  • 2011 - 16-  Professor, Director of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

  • 2002-8 – Associate Professor of CT Surgery, & Director of Research, University of Chicago Medical Center

  • 2008to11- Professor & Director of Adult Cardiac Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center

  • 1997-2002 – Principal Fellow & Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne & Austin Hospitals, Melbourne University,

  • 1992-1997 – Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainee, Austin Hospital, Melbourne; Pediatric CT Surgery at RCH, Melbourne & Westmead Childrens Hospital, Sydney

  • 1987-92 – Surgical Training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney & PANCH, Melbourne

  • 1985-86 – Medical training & Microsurgery training, Darwin


  • Publications from cv

  • Link to books

  • Full text articles.

Research Projects

  • iSpectrom - Advanced Composite Imaging through Light, Sound, and Touch

  • BACE for Functional Mitral Regurg

  • Multi-disciplinary group on Climate Change & Cardiovascular Health

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