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Raman named permanent chair of Department of Urology

Dr. Jay Raman has assumed the role of permanent chair of the Department of Urology at Penn State Health. Dr. Raman was named the interim chair of the newly created department in 2021.

Throughout his 16 years with Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, Raman has distinguished himself as a respected clinician, researcher, educator and leader in the field of kidney and prostate cancer. During his tenure as chief of the Division of Urology, the practice grew its team of faculty and residents, expanded practice sites across the system and was recognized among the Top 50 Best Hospitals for Urology in U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Raman is a leader in robotic-assisted surgery for upper and lower tract urologic cancers. His research centers on infectious complications post prostate needle biopsy, staging and therapy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma, and complications of urologic surgery.

He has co-authored over 375 manuscripts, book chapters and editorials and serves as editorial board member and reviewer for multiple journals. In addition, he has served as principal investigator on numerous prospective clinical trials funded by federal, foundation and industry sources.

Raman is currently chair of the American Urologic Association Office of Education, program chair for the Advisory Council of Urology within the American College of Surgeons and past president of the Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association section.

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