Raj Narayan, MD

Professor;
Director, Continuous Professional Development

"I believe in empowering women with knowledge and encouraging them to make their own
health care decisions."

Narayan, Raj, MD

Introduction

Dr. Raj Narayan joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in October 2005. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India in 1982. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Narayan completed his Ob-Gyn Residency in India and then moved to the United Kingdom for further training. After five years as a general Ob-Gyn, he completed a Clinical Research Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, in London, U.K. In the United States, Dr. Narayan has completed his residencies in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Family Practice and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Family Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Narayan practiced as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for five years before joining the MCW faculty in 2005.

Dr. Narayan is interested and involved in resident education as well as medical student education. Before joining MCW, he was an Associate Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee. He currently serves as the Director of Continuous Professional Curriculum of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Narayan believes in empowering women with knowledge and encourages them to make their own health care decisions. He sees his role as a facilitator in the process of health maintenance as well as healing.

Dr. Narayan’s practice includes general ob-gyn, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, primary care. He performs robotic gynecologic surgery in addition to general obstetrics and gynecologic practice.

His research interests include environmental effects of exposures in pregnancy, cytologic screening for cervical cancer, effective ways to educate the next generation of doctors and ob-gyn. He recently published an article in CytoJournal concerning Pap smear evaluation. His current research projects include “Patient Centered Communication Skills training for obstetrics and gynecology residents using simulated patient encounters”, “Effectiveness of Ultrasound Simulator in teaching and evaluating transvaginal sonography skills in obstetrics and gynecology residents”, “Offspring meconium: The optimal biospecimen matrix for human intrauterine toluene and trichloroethylene biomonitoring?”, “Effects of in utero exposure to volatile organic compounds on umbilical cord blood derived hematopoietic progenitor cell differentiation”.

Areas of expertise include Robotic Gynecology Surgery, Infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Uterine Fibroids, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, Contraceptive Management, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Colposcopy, and Primary Care for Women.

He has received numerous awards including the Medical College of Wisconsin Outstanding Medical Student Teacher in 2009 and 2010, the National Faculty Award for Excellence from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and the Teaching Academy, University of Wisconsin – Madison both in 2005. He received the American Association of Family Practice Recognition of Teacher Award in 2004 and the Fellowship, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG), U.K. and the Fellowship, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) both in 2003. Dr. Narayan has been inducted into MCW’s Society of Teaching Scholars in 2017 in recognition of his teaching excellence and outstanding contributions as educational scholars and educational leaders. He was also voted Best Doctors® every year since 2011.

Dr. Narayan speaks many different languages including English, Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam.

At a Glance

Areas of Expertise

  • Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Menopause
  • Contraceptive Management
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Colposcopy
  • Primary Care for Women

Board Certification(s)

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Family Practice

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant (0-12 months)
  • Child (1-12 yrs)
  • Adolescent (13-18 yrs)
  • Adult (18 + )
  • Senior (60 +)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research – Pondicherry, India (1982)
  • Residency in Family Medicine Practice – Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI (1994-1997)
  • Residency – Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI (1997-2000)
  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology – Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research – Pondicherry, India (1981-1985)
  • Residency – National Health Services – United Kingdom (1986-1991)
  • Fellowship in Assisted Reproduction – Churchill Clinic IVF & Fertility Center – London, UK (1991-1994)

MCW Start Date

  • 10/01/2005

Publications

Research

Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Farez, Mona, MD, Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Lund, Michael, MDImplementation and feasibility of a resident – student mentorship rogram and its impact on student satisfaction and resident evaluations
* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
* Presented at the 2019 CREOG/APGO Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 27-March 2, 2019
Narayan, Raj, MD, Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Farez, Mona, MD, Lund, Michael, MD, Reinforcing Skills of the Novice Surgeon through Online Learning, Video Recording, and Self-Assessment
* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
* Presented at the 2018 CREOG/APGO Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD, February 28-March 3, 2018
Narayan, Raj, MDRe-visiting the Discriminatory Zone/Prenatal Counseling and Pregnancy Weight Gain
Narayan, Raj, MD"Correlation with Beta hCG & Ultrasound Ability to Detect Pregnancy"
Narayan, Raj, MD"NST Length: Does the duration of a reactive fetal non-stress test affect management decisions?"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Predictability of Urinalysis in detecting bacteruria in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Effects Of In Utero Exposure To Volatile Organic Compounds On Umbilical Cord Blood Derived Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Differentiation"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Effect of Depo-Provera on Rates of Postpartum Depression"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Effectiveness of Ultrasound Simulator in teaching and evaluating transvaginal sonography skills in obstetrics and gynecology residents"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Communication Skills Training for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Using Simulation"
Narayan, Raj, MD"First trimester pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and correlation with fetal weight and gestational age at time of delivery"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Meconium Study: Offspring meconium: The optimal biospecimen matrix for human intrauterine toluene and trichloroethylene biomonitoring?"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Detecting Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnant Women"

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Testimonials

All of the staff were wonderful. I was referred to Dr. Narayan this year and he is exceptionally warm, sensitive, gracious, and comforting in addition to his technical skill. (I also appreciate his sense of humor.)

Dr. Narayan is an awesome doctor. I would not trade him.

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