Sudha Jayaraman

Professor of Surgery, Director of Global Surgery, Director of Research, Center for Medical Innovation
University of Utah

Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS is a Professor of Surgery, Director of the Center for Global Surgery and Director of Research at the Center of Medical Innovation at the University of Utah.

She is a practicing trauma surgeon and surgical intensivist in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was previously on faculty at the Department of Surgery at VCU School of Medicine and founding Co-Director of the Program for Global Surgery at VCU.

Dr. Jayaraman received her MD from University of California Davis School of Medicine and completed her General Surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco. She also received her MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and went on to do her Acute Care Surgery, Burn and Surgical Critical Care fellowships at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She received the Harvard Medical School Post-Graduate Health Disparities Fellowship to work on injury epidemiology in Kigali, Rwanda.

She has had a long-standing collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Rwanda, colleagues at University of Rwanda, University Teaching Hospital Kigali and SAMU, the national ambulance service in Rwanda on trauma and emergency systems capacity building. She has been funded by the Rotary Foundation Global Grant, the Fogarty International Center and the National Cancer Institute of the NIH for her work in Rwanda.

Dr. Jayaraman has been licensed by the Rwandan Medical Board and has been an External Examiner at Department of Surgery, University Teaching Hospital- Kigali, Rwanda as well as for the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa MCS and FCS exams. Dr. Jayaraman has published extensively in global surgery and trauma emergency systems and is particularly interested in innovation.