krishnan raghavendran, md

Professor, Surgery
Fellowship Director: Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Dr. Raghavendran is a trauma, critical care, and general surgeon. His primary research interests are lung contusion and aspiration-induced lung injury. He completed his medical education at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Pondicherry, India. He then completed his surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He was an attending trauma surgeon at University at Buffalo, SUNY and was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2007. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2008.

Dr. Raghavendran has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2006 and currently has an R0-1 award from NHLBI. His laboratory research focuses on studying the chemokine modulation in inflammatory mechanisms associated with lung contusion and its interaction with gastric aspiration. Additional areas of interest center on the role of Toll-like receptors and micro RNA in the pathogenesis of acute inflammatory response in direct forms of lung injury. The focuses of his clinical interests are with Surfactant replacement therapy, ARDS and Ventilator-associated pneumonia. He is as an associate faculty in Global reach at the medical school focusing on delivery of trauma care in India. He is currently the program director for the University of Michigan  fellowship in surgical critical care and acute care surgery.