Raj Narayan, MD

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

Raj Narayan, MD

Associate Professor;
Director, Continuous Professional Development

Narayan, Raj, MD

July 15, 2013  |  Doctors

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. He was also voted Best Doctors® in 2011-2012.

He has written many publications.

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

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

Areas of Expertise

Raj Narayan, MD

Raj Narayan, MD

  • 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

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
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
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"

In the News

Faculty Presenting at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27

Faculty Presenting at MCW’s Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27

Drs. Kristina Kaljo, Cresta Jones, Amy Domeyer-Klenske, Mona Farez, Raj Narayan and Michael Lund have been chosen to present their research posters at MCW’s Innovations… Read More ›

2015-2016 Awards for Residents & Faculty

2015-2016 Awards for Residents & Faculty

Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan Endowed Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hillary McLaren was presented the Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan Endowed… Read More ›

Best Doctors

Best Doctors 2014-2015

462 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America
A total of 462 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed… Read More ›

MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award 2014-2015

MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award 2014-2015

The Office of Educational Improvement would like to congratulate the 246 winners of MCW’s Outstanding Medical Student Teachers for 2014-2015. Course, Clerkship, Sub I, and… Read More ›

Best Doctors 2013-2014

Best Doctors 2013-2014

02/03/2014  |  Awards & Recognition

458 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America

A total of 446 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed… Read More ›

Michael Lund, MD and Raj Narayan, MD announced as Inaugural Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Directors for the Discovery Curriculum.

Michael Lund, MD and Raj Narayan, MD announced as Inaugural Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Directors for the Discovery Curriculum.

It is our privilege to introduce our inaugural Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Directors for the Discovery Curriculum.

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2013 News from the Residency Program Campuses

2013 News from the Residency Program Campuses

06/18/2013  |  Resident & Alumni News

News from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital
Once again, we bring a successful year to a close in the MCWAH Obstetrics and Gynecology… Read More ›

Best Doctors 2012-2013

Best Doctors 2012-2013

02/11/2013  |  Awards & Recognition

458 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America

A total of 458 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed… Read More ›

2012 News from the Residency Program Campuses

2012 News from the Residency Program Campuses

06/01/2012  |  Resident & Alumni News

News from the Medical College of Wisconsin
This year we held the 2nd annual Eleanor Delfs, MD Lectureship for Pioneers. David G. Mutch, MD was our… Read More ›

Best Doctors 2011-2012

Best Doctors 2011 – 2012

12/02/2011  |  Awards & Recognition

415 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America
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