Faculty Profiles

Ravi Rajani, MD

Ravi Rajani, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Office Telephone: 404.251.8916

Email: r.rajani@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2011

Biography

Dr. Rajani attended medical school at the University of Michigan, did his general surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic, undertook his surgical critical care residency and trauma fellowship at Emory, and completed his vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Since joining Emory in 2011 as the chief of vascular and endovascular surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, he has been heavily involved with the development of cardiovascular services at the facility.

He is also the associate program director for the general surgery residency, and oversees surgical education at Grady. The vascular surgery service currently trains residents from both Emory University and the Morehouse schools of medicine, and includes trainees from vascular surgery, general surgery, interventional radiology, and trauma surgery.

Dr. Rajani has served as the principal investigator for several trauma-specific clinical trials, and is particularly interested in refining thoracic stent graft technology for treating blunt aortic injury. He is currently the national PI of a prospective, multicenter, non-blinded, non-randomized study of the RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Graft in subjects with traumatic injury of the descending thoracic aorta.

Publications

View Dr. Rajani's publications on PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 2002

  • General Surgery Internship and Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2002-2007

  • Surgical Critical Care Residency, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Emory University School of Medicine, 2007-2008

  • Trauma Surgery Fellowship, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Emory, 2008-2009

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2009-2011

Organizational Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society of Emory University

  • Society of Vascular Surgery: Education Council 2016-2018; Conflict of Interest Committee 2016-2018; Patient Safety Organization Communications Committee 2016-2018

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society: Program Committee 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017; Communications Committee 2013-2015

  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

  • American Medical Association

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • Endovascular Skills for Trauma and Resuscitative Surgery (ESTARS): Executive Committee, Board of Directors

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • American Association of Physicians from India

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor, Annals of Vascular Surgery

  • Editorial Board, Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program (VESAP)

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology

  • Editorial Board, Annals of Vascular Medicine and Research

  • Editorial Board, Surgical Research

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Dean's Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine

  • 2017 Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow, Emory University

  • Junior Resident Annual Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2016

  • America's Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America, 2013, 2014

  • Journal of Vascular Surgery, Key Reviewer, 2013

  • Journal of Vascular Surgery, Distinguished Reviewer, 2012-2015

  • 1st Place Research Award, Cleveland Vascular Surgery Society Research Meeting, 2010

  • 1st Place Research Award, Cleveland Surgical Society Research Meeting, 2007

Clinical Interests

  • Vascular trauma

  • Blunt aortic injury

  • Carotid artery disease

  • Renovascular hypertension

  • Lower extremity limb salvage

Research Interests

  • Further incorporation of endovascular techniques for the management of vascular trauma, with a specific concern being refinements in thoracic stent graft technology to allow for improvements after blunt aortic injury.