Vignesh Raman, MD

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Dr. Raman was born and raised in Singapore. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology summa cum laude from the University of California San Diego in 2010, his medical degree from Dartmouth College in 2016, and is currently a general surgery resident at Duke University. His research experience spans the gamut of basic, translational, and clinical work. He spent two years as a research officer in Temasek Life Sciences Laboratories in Singapore (2010-2012) working on classical cell biology. In medical school, he created a pig model of esophagectomy with his mentor, Dr. Cherie Erkmen, and used this model to investigate clinical questions in management of patients following esophagectomy. In residency, Dr. Raman works under the tutelage of Dr. David Harpole in characterization of the genetic and epigenetic properties of large cell lung neuroendocrine tumours using our institutional biobank; for this work, he is the recipient of a Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) resident research award and the Rajagopal Resident Research Prize. He is also obtaining his master’s degree in health sciences with the Duke-NIH Clinical Research Training Program, and conducts clinical outcomes research in cardiothoracic surgery using large nationwide registries like the National Cancer Database and the United Nations Organ Sharing registry. Dr. Raman’s work has been published in the Journal of Cell Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Chest, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and Annals of Thoracic Surgery. His interest lies in thoracic oncology, intrinsic lung disease, lung transplantation, extracorporeal mechanical support, right heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension.

Terms of Appointment: Sep 2019 - Aug 2021