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Rhoda A. Raji, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


Meritus Medical Center 1116 Medical Campus Road Hagerstown, MD 21742

Education and Training

  • Kenyon College, AB, 2002
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD, 2008
  • Temple University Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship, 2009
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, 2012
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Critical Care Fellowship, 2013


Dr. Raji joined the University of Maryland faculty in 2014 and brings a unique perspective as an Obstetrician & Gynecologist with subspecialty training in Surgical Critical Care.  As a Critical Care physician, Dr. Raji is part of a team of clinicians dedicated to optimizing outcomes in patients with acutely life-threatening illnesses and injuries.  As an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Dr. Raji focuses on the care of women throughout their lifespan.  When these two areas meet, Dr. Raji provides advanced insight and expertise in recognition and management of life threatening conditions in a population of patients – pregnant women – whose distinct physiology often creates a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for clinicians.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Shock, sepsis, massive transfusion, obstetric trauma, pre-eclampsia, health disparities, global health, patient safety.

Highlighted Publications

Raji RA, Guzzo F, Carrara L, Varughese J, Cocco E, Bellone S, Betti M, Todeschini P, Gasparrini S, Ratner E, Silasi D, Azodi M, Schwartz PE, Rutherford TJ, Buza N, Pecorelli S, Santin AD. Uterine and ovarian carcinosarcomas overexpressing Trop-2 are sensitive to hRS7, a humanized anti Trop-2 antibody. Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research. 2011, Nov; 30:106.

Wilken JA, Badri T, Cross S, Raji RA, Santin AD, Schwartz PE, Branscum A, Baron AT, Sakhitab AI, Maihle NJ. EGFR/HER-targeted therapeutics in ovarian cancer. Future Medicinal Chemistry. 2012 Mar; 4(4): 447-469.

Ratner ES, Staib LH, Cross SN, Raji R, Schwartz PE, McCarthy SM. The Clinical Impact of Magnetic Resonance Imaging on Indeterminate Pelvic Masses. Amer. J. Roentgenology 2015 Mar; 204 (3): 674-680.

Abstracts and Selected Presentations

Raji RA, ElSahwi K, Azodi M. Robotic Assisted Anterior Exenteration for Urethral Cancer. International Journal of Medical Robotic and Computer Assisted Surgery. 2011 Nov, 7(7): 29.

Raji RA, ElSahwi K, Azodi M. A Peculiar Vascular Injury In Robotic Hysterectomy. International Journal of Medical Robotic and Computer Assisted Surgery. 2011 Nov, 7(7): 26.

Raji RA, ElSahwi K, Azodi M. Use of an Intrauterine Manipulator and the Effect on Lymphovascular Space Invasion in Robotically Assisted Endometrial Cancer Staging. Minimally Invasive Robotic Association Annual Meeting; Athens, Greece. 2011.

Raji RA, ElSahwi K, Hooper C, Ratner E, Silasi D, Schwartz P, Rutherford T, Azodi M. Does Using a Uterine Manipulator Increase Lymphovascular Space Invasion in Patients Undergoing Robotic Uterine Cancer Staging?  National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, New Orleans, LA, 2012.

Raji RA, Upadhyay G, Kawada K, Thayer S, Juong K, Yajnik V.  Modeling Invasive Pancreatic Cancer. Student National Medical Association Wilbert C Johnson Research Forum; San Francisco, CA, 2007.