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Jay D. Raman, M.D.

Office Location

Penn State Hershey Surgical Specialties
500 University Drive, UPC II, Suite 3100
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-8887 Fax: 717-531-4475



Patient Services Provided

Robotic Surgery Prostate cancer Kidney cancer Testis cancer Oncology

Biographical Information

Dr. Raman is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Urology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. He received his undergraduate degree from 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. His clinical practice focuses on robotic-assisted surgery (da Vinci) for upper and lower tract urologic malignancies as well as endourology. Dr. Raman’s basic science research centers on markers of kidney injury following renal surgery and prevention of infectious complications following prostate needle biopsy. His major clinical research efforts revolve around staging and therapy for upper-tract urothelial carcinoma. To date, he has co-authored over 150 manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials and serves as a reviewer for 10 journals. Dr. Raman is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urologic Association (AUA)  and is the Program Chair for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic AUA meeting.

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)


Raman JD, Lin YK, Kaag M, Atkinson T, Crispen P, Wille M, Smith N, Hockenberry M, Guzzo T, Peyronnet B, Bensalah K, Simhan J, Kutikov A, Cha E, Herman M, Scherr D, Shariat SF, Boorjian SA.
High rates of advanced disease, complications, and decline of renal function after radical nephroureterectomy.
Urol Oncol. 2013 Oct 17. doi:pii: S1078-1439(13)00285-8. 10.1016/j.urolonc.2013.06.015. [Epub ahead of print]
Eggener SE, Large MC, Gerber GS, Pettus J, Yossepowitch O, Smith ND, Kundu S, Kunnavakkam R, Zorn K, Raman JD.
Empiric antibiotics for an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level: a randomized, prospective, controlled multi-institutional trial.
BJU Int. 2013 Nov;112(7):925-9. doi: 10.1111/bju.12241. Epub 2013 Jul 26.
Raman JD.
Infectious complications following prostate biopsy: a problem with need for solution.
Can J Urol. 2013 Jun;20(3):6815.
Smith P, Mandel J, Raman JD.
Conservative nephron-sparing treatment of upper-tract tumors.
Curr Urol Rep. 2013 Apr;14(2):102-8. doi: 10.1007/s11934-013-0305-1.
Lin YK, Gettle L, Raman JD.
Significant variability in 10-year cumulative radiation exposure incurred on different surveillance regimens after surgery for pT1 renal cancers: yet another reason to standardize protocols?
BJU Int. 2013 May;111(6):891-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11531.x. Epub 2013 Jan 18. Review.
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