Jay D. Raman, MD

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Jay D. Raman, MD
Urologic Oncology, Urology

Academic Appointments

Chief, Division of Urology
Professor of Surgery
Head, Robotic Surgery

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About Me

Jay D. Raman, MD, FACS has been Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Urology at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center since 2015. He received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduated AOA from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Raman completed his Urology Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center followed by a Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Raman's clinical practice focuses on robotic-assisted surgery for upper and lower tract urologic cancers, having completed over 2,500 cases. His clinical research centers on quality of care for prostate cancer patients, novel treatments for upper-tract urothelial carcinoma, as well as complications of urologic surgery. To date, he has co-authored over 290 manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials and serves on the editorial board for three journals and as a reviewer for 12 journals.

Dr. Raman is currently Chair-Elect of the American Urologic Association (AUA) Office of Education and President-Elect of the Mid-Atlantic AUA section. He currently serves as the Head of the Prostate Program for the Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaboration (PURC).

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Professional Education

Education

Medical School, Cornell University Medical College (New York) - 2001

Fellowship

Fellowship, Urology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) - 2008

Residency

Residency, Surgery, General New York and Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus - 2003

Residency, Urology New York and Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus - 2007

Research Interests

  • Kidney cancer
  • Urinary stone disease
  • Clinical trials
  • Urothelial carcinoma (upper-tract and bladder)
  • Kidney tumor ablation
  • Prostate cancer imaging
  • Complications of urologic surgery
  • Kidney ischemic injury
  • Biomarkers of cancer
  • Urologic cancers
  • Prevention of urologic infections

Academic Interests

  • Urologic complications
  • Kidney cancer
  • Urologic infections
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urothelial cancer
  • Prostate cancer imaging

Awards

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgeons as Leaders Program (2015)
  • Journal of Urology Best Reviewer of the Year (2014)
  • Mid-Atlantic AUA Gold Cystoscope Award Nominee (2016)
  • Mid-Atlantic AUA Distinguished Service Nominee (2020)
  • Consumer Research Council America's Top Surgeons (2017)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2020)
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Inspired Award (2015)
  • HCAHPS > 99% Inpatient Peak Performer Penn State (2017)
  • American Urologic Association (AUA) Young Urologist of the Year (2015)

Honors

  • American Urologic Association (AUA) Young Urologist of the Year (2015)
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Leadership Fellow (2016)
  • Mid-Atlantic AUA Gold Cystoscope Aware Nominee (2016)
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Leadership Academy (2014)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS): Surgeons as Leaders Program (2015)
  • President-Elect Mid-Atlantic Section American Urologic Association (2020)
  • American Urologic Association Leadership Program (2013)
  • Chair-Elect American Urologic Association Office of Education (2020)