venkatakrishna rajajee, mbbs

Clinical Professor, Neurosurgery and Neurology
Neurocritical Care Fellowship Director


Dr. Venkatakrishna Rajajee attended medical school at the Madras Medical College in India and went on to do his residency in Neurology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He then completed Stroke Neurology and Neurological Critical Care fellowships at the UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles in 2005. He was in private practice as a General Medical/ Surgical Intensivist in India for 3 years prior to his return to the United States. Since January 2008, he has been a Neurointensivist at the University of Michigan and manages the care of critically ill patients in the Neuro-ICU. His primary research interest is in the use of Critical Care Ultrasound in the Neuro-ICU. He has published articles validating the use of Optic Nerve Ultrasound for the detection of intracranial hypertension in the ICU, the use of real-time ultrasound guidance for the performance of percutaneous tracheostomy and new methods for the predicting the risk of vasospasm-induced cerebral ischemia using Transcranial Doppler. He is the director of the Neurocritical Care fellowship at the University of Michigan.