Dr. Raja is the Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Raja received his MPH from Harvard, holds MD and MBA degrees from Duke, and after training in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati, completed a research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is board-certified in both emergency medicine and clinical informatics and is appointed to both the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at HMS.
A practicing emergency physician and author of over 200 publications, his federally-funded research focuses on improving the appropriateness of resource utilization in emergency medicine. Dr. Raja is also an expert on the management of critically ill patients in the emergency department and prehospital arenas. He has served as a critical care air transport team commander for the US Air Force, a civilian flight physician, a tactical physician for a number of local, state, and federal agencies, and a physician with MA-1 DMAT.