Dr. Raghavendran is a Professor of Surgery and the Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery in the Section of General Surgery. He received his medical education in India and immigrated to the United States in 1991, wherein he completed his Surgical Residency and subsequent fellowship in Surgical Critical Care.
He has a long standing interest in global health and established research collaborations between India and the University of Michigan medical school. He serves as one of the lead physicians for the University of Michigan India collaborative, a distinct platform under Global reach. The collaborative extends across multiple sub-specialties and is currently working with many institutions across India. He has also been working on similar collaborative efforts in Ethiopia and Taiwan.
Dr. Raghavendran specializes in Acute Care Surgery including trauma and care of the critically ill. Areas of publication include VTE, aspiration-induced lung injury, pulmonary surfactant biology and decompressive craniectomy for TBI. He has also been involved in the study of TBI and trauma systems in the global arena.