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Rajaratnam Skantharaja

Rajaratnam Skantharaja, M.D.

3601 Faudree Road
Odessa, TX  79752
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (M.D. 1972)
University of M.& D. of NJ - Thoracic Residency (1987 - 1990)
Cleveland Clinic OH - Fellowship in C.T. Surgery (1990 - 1991)
Lenox Hill Hospital, NY NY Private practice (1992 - 1995)
Hackensack Medical Center, NJ - Associate Surgeon (1996 - 2000)
Medical Center Hospital, TX - Private practice (2001 - 2002)
Texoma Medical Center, TX - Private practice (2002 - 2004)
VCU Medical Center, VA - Advanced Cardiac Training (2004 - 2006)
University of Maryland Medical Center, MD - Advanced Cardiac Training ( 2006-2007)
Beth Israel Medical Center, MA - Associate Cardiac Surgery (2007 - Present)

Other Interests

ThoroCAB (left thoracotomy approach with IMA takedown and full revascularization)
Peripheral Vascular Surgery/Carotid surgery
Heart Transplantation/Lung Transplantation
Vascular surgery (i.e. carotids, peripheral vascular)
New Devices - Coalescent U- Clips for distal interrupted anastamosis
Aortic surgery (i.e. aneurysms, dissections, traumatic, Bentall, valve sparing root replacement)
Heart valves (mitral and aortic valve repair & reconstruction), Carpentier techniques, Gortex neocho
Thoracic surgery (VATS, lobectomies)
Off pump CABG, MIDCAB,arterial revascularization, ITA, RA, GEA
Pacemakers, TMR

Additional Educational Information

Fellow in Vascular Surgery, Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - 1983-1984
MBBS, University of London, London, UK, 1973
Fellow in Cardiac Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ - 1985-1987
Surgical Training & Preparation, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK ? 1973-1977
Resident, University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ, Newark, NJ (Resident), 1987-1990
Resident in General Surgery, St. Vincent?s Medical Center, Worcester, MA ? 1977-1978
Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 1990-1991
Resident in General Surgery, Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY ? 1978-1982
MD, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, 1972

Practice Areas

  • Vascular
  • Thoracic
  • Cardiac