Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Company: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Location: Bellaire, Texas, United States

Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements and leadership in academia.

With nearly 10 years of professional experience, Dr. Rajagopal has been an assistant professor of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston since 2015. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor of cardiac surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center from 2012 to 2015. In addition to his primary roles, Dr. Rajagopal holds patents for a class of medications and for a type of cannula.

Dr. Rajagopal first pursued an education with the University of Pittsburgh, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, magna cum laude, in 1994. He continued his studies with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, earning an MD and PhD in medicine and immunology, with honors, in 2002. He then joined Duke University Medical Center, completing a residency in surgery from 2002 to 2009, a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular cardiology and physiology from 2004 to 2006 and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery from 2009 to 2012. Dr. Rajagopal has been certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Rajagopal was isnp0ired to pursue a career in the field by his father, who is an engineering professor, and his brother, who is a cardiologist. For his contributions to the field, he has been recognized throughout his career. Dr. Rajagopal is also the recipient of the Norman Shumway Career Development Award from the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Resident Research Award from Duke University and the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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