Dr. Srinivasa N. Raja is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Raja serves as director of pain research and director of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Raja’s clinical interests include management of chronic pain states, such as complex regional pain syndromes, sympathetically maintained pain, post-therapeutic neuralgia and post-amputation pain.
He received his early medical training in India, his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Washington and post-doctoral training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He received diplomate certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1982. He added qualifications in pain management in 1993 and was recertified in 2002.
Dr. Raja served as editor of Anesthesiology from 1998 to 2006. He established the “Classic Papers Revisited” section in 2000 and served as its section editor. He is presently a section editor (Clinical:Science, Epidemiology and Clinical Notes) for the journal Pain. He is vice chair of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), a neuropathic pain special interest group.
Dr. Raja and his collaborators have published more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Anesthesia and Analgesia, Anesthesiology, Brain, Journal of Neurophysiology, The Journal of Neuroscience, Nature, Neurology, Pain and Science. He is an editor of four books and has written numerous book chapters. He has been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally and has been invited to several universities as a visiting professor.
Dr. Raja’s awards include the 14th annual Benjamin G. Covino lecture at Harvard University in 2008, the Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award from the American Pain Society in 2008 and the John J. Bonic Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in 2010.