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Jay D. Raman, M.D.

Chief, Division of Urology Head, Robotic Urologic Oncology Professor of Surgery

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Surgical Specialties
200 Campus Drive, Entrance 4, Suite 3100
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-8887 Fax: 717-531-4475



Patient Services Provided

Bladder cancer Kidney cancer Oncology Prostate cancer Robotic Surgery Testis cancer

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Jay D. Raman, M.D. is currently Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Urology at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduated AOA from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Raman completed his urology residency at Cornell Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Laparoscopy and Endourology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. 

Dr. Raman’s clinical practice focuses on robotic-assisted surgery for upper and lower tract urologic cancers having completed over 1000 such cases. His basic science research centers on infectious complications following prostate needle biopsy, while his major clinical research efforts revolve around staging and therapy for upper-tract urothelial carcinoma. To date, he has co-authored over 190 manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials and serves on the editorial board for 3 journals and as a reviewer for 12 journals. 

Dr. Raman is currently Chair of the American Urologic Association (AUA) Video Education Committee, Course Director of the Fundamentals in Urology AUA Course, Secretary of the Mid-Atlantic AUA section, and was named as a Young Urologist of the Year by the AUA in 2015 for his clinical and scholarly activity.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) (2008) Residency, Urology, New York and Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus (2007) Residency, Surgery, General, New York and Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus (2003) M.D., Cornell University Medical College (New York) (2001)

Research Interests

  • Urothelial carcinoma (upper-tract and bladder)
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer imaging
  • Prevention of urologic infections
  • Kidney ischemic injury
  • Complications of urologic surgery
  • Kidney tumor ablation
  • Urinary stone disease


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Jay D. Raman, M.D.
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Honors and Awards

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgeons as Leaders Program (2015) American Urologic Association (AUA) Young Urologist of the Year (2015) Journal of Urology Best Reviewer of the Year (2014) Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Leadership Academy (2014) American Urologic Association Leadership Program (2013)