Srinivasa N. Raja, MD, is professor in the department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, and director of Pain Research and the Division of Pain Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Raja is Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology, and Director of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore USA. He received his early medical training in India, his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and post-doctoral training at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. He was awarded the Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1982, and added Qualifications in Pain Management in 1993 and was recertified in 2002.
Clinical interests of Dr. Raja’s include management of chronic pain states, such as sympathetically maintained pain, postherpetic neuralgia, and post-amputation pain. His recent research efforts are aimed at understanding the peripheral and central mechanisms of neuropathic pain and in determining the role of opioid and adrenergic receptor mechanisms in mediating or maintaining chronic neuropathic pain states. He has also conducted controlled clinical trials to develop better evidence-based practices for the pharmacological treatment of neuropathic pain.
In 1993, Dr. Raja joined the editorial board of the journal, Anesthesiology as an Associate Editor and subsequent served as an Editor from 1998-2006. He established the section “Classic Papers Revisited” in 2000, for which he served as the Section Editor. He is also an Associate Editor for the journal Pain. Dr. Raja is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the 12th World Congress on Pain, 2008 in Glasgow.
Dr. Raja and his collaborators have published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as: Anesthesia and Analgesia, Anesthesiology, Brain, J. of Neurophysiology, J. of Neuroscience, Neurology, Pain, and Science. He is an Editor of three books and has written numerous book chapters. He has been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally, and has been invited as a Visiting Professor to several universities. He was recently invited to present at the 14th annual Benjamin G. Covino lecture at Harvard University. He will be the recipient of the Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award at the annual meeting of the American Pain Society in May, 2008.