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Adj A/Prof Dharmaraj Rajesh Babu

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Designations:

  • Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Vascular Surgery, Alexandra Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Qualifications:

MBBS (Rajiv Gandhi), MRCS (Ire), M Med (Surg)(NUS), MCI (NUS), FRCS (Edin)

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Aortic Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Special Interests:

Arterial Diseases, Diabetic Limb Salvage, Open and Endovascular Treatment, Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections, Venous Diseases including Varicose Veins, Renal Access Surgery

Biosketch

Adj. Associate Professor Rajesh Dharmaraj is the Head of Division of Vascular Surgery, and Senior Consultant at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS).

He graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science in 2004. During his internship training in 2004, he developed a keen interest in Vascular Surgery during his work with Prof Sanjay Desai and then decided on a career in Vascular Surgery. He moved to Singapore in 2006 and got into the Advanced Specialty Training in General and Vascular Surgery. He gained valuable experience in Vascular Surgery during his Advanced Specialty Training years at the National University Hospital.

He also spent a year as Specialist Senior Registrar and gained valuable experience in Vascular Surgery at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. He completed his specialist training and became a fellow with Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in March 2013. He was then appointed Consultant of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS), National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS). He also has a keen interest in research and has obtained a Masters in Clinical Research from the National University of Singapore. He has been an investigator in a number of clinical trails and has special interest in innovation of medical devices.

Adj. A/Prof. Rajesh is also actively involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching at the National University Health System and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He has special interest in advancing Vascular Surgery in the region and has conducted many workshops for surgeons around the region. He has been an invited speaker in many international vascular surgery conferences and contributed as invited faculty. He also has served as a Lecturer in Surgery at Christchurch Medical School, University of Otago, New Zealand from 2009 to 2010. He has full registration with Indian Medical Council, New Zealand Medical Council, Singapore Medical Council and General Medical Council UK.

Journals & Publications

  1. Experience from a Singapore tertiary hospital with restructuring of a vascular surgery practice in response to national and institutional policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ng JJ, Gan TRX, Niam JY, Raj KM, Ho P, Dharmaraj RB, Wong JCL , Choong AMTL J Vasc Surg. 2020;S0741-5214(20)31281-7. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2020.05.026
  2. The global impact of COVID-19 on vascular surgical services. Ng JJ , Ho P , Dharmaraj RB , Wong JCL , Choong AMTL J Vasc Surg. 2020 Apr 1. pii: S0741-5214(20)30466-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.03.024.
  3. Assessment of Flow after Lower Extremity Endovascular Revascularisation: A Feasibility Study Using Time Attenuation Curve Analysis of Digital Subtraction Angiography. Ng JJ, Papadimas E, Dharmaraj RB. EJVES Short Rep. 2019 Aug 26;45:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvssr.2019.07.005. eCollection 2019
  4. Successful Endovascular Management of a Case of Aorto-oesophageal Fistula Presenting as Life Threatening Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed. Majumder A, Dharmaraj RB. EJVES Short Rep. 2018 May 3;39:29-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvssr.2018.04.003.
  5. Surgeon Modified Fenestrated Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Repair (F-EVAR) for Subacute Multifocal Mycotic Abdominal and Iliac Artery Saccular Aneurysms. Sule JA, Dharmaraj RB. EJVES Short Rep. 2016 May 9;32:7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvssr.2016.03.007. eCollection 2016
  6. Post –traumatic recurrent acute pancreatitis – _Successful treatment using laterl pancreatico- jejunostomy. R. B. Dharmaraj, K. K. Madhavan. Injury Extra- June 2012(Vol 43, Issue 6, pages 37-39) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2012.03.013
  7. Cystic Adventitial Disease of the External Iliac Artery with Imaging Features of A Complicating Proximal Dissection. R. B. Dharmaraj, J . Griffin, A . Ramanathan, T . Buckenham EJVES Extra- June 2011(Vol .21, Issue 6, Pages e36-e38. DOI:10.1016/j.ejvsextra.2011.04.001)
  8. Unusual case of thracic outlet syndrome. Khashram M, Dharmaraj RB, Ramanathan A, Buckenham T. N Z Med J. 2011 Mar 4;124(1330):78-80. PMID:21681256
  9. A thrilling mass. Dharmaraj RB, Samah AH, Griffin J, Ramanathan A. N Z Med J. 2010 Dec 17; 123(1327): 138-40. PMID:21358794
  10. Pang SC, Tan RY, Choke E, Ho J, Tay KH, Gogna A, Irani FG, Zhuang KD, Toh L, Chan S, Krishnan P, Lee KA, Leong S, Lo R, Patel A, Tan BS, Too CW, Chua J, Tng RKA, Tang TY, Chng SP, Chong TT, Tay HT, Yap HY, Wong J, Dharmaraj RB, Ng JJ, Gopinathan A, Loh EK, Ong SJ, Yoong G, Tay JS, Chong KY, Tan CS. SIroliMus coated angioPlasty versus plain balloon angioplasty in the tREatment of dialySis acceSs dysfunctION (IMPRESSION): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2021 Dec 20;22(1):945. doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05920-3. PMID: 34930401; PMCID: PMC8687634.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Endinburgh - Fellow
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland - Member
  • Singapore Medical Association - Member
  • Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of Singapore - Founding Member
  • Vascular Society of India - Overseas Member
  • Society of Dialysis Access Specialists - Member Executive Committee
  • Asia Pacific Association for Diabetic Limb Problems - Member
  • International Society of Endovascular Specialists - Member
  • Society of Vascular Ultrasound, Southeast Asia - Member

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