Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Jay Raman, MD

Jay Raman, MD

Thomas J. Rohner Jr., MD, and Jessie F. Rohner, DrPH, Professor in Urology, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Urology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Genitourinary Cancer

Research Interests

  • Carcinoma
  • Neoplasms
  • Kidney
  • Survival
  • Nephrectomy
  • Recurrence
  • Therapeutics
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
  • Biopsy
  • Urinary Tract
  • Kidney Neoplasms

Clinical Trials

Collection of Blood for Investigation and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) in Cancer Patients with Microdevices
A Phase III Randomized Study Comparing Perioperative Nivolumab vs. Observation in Patients with Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma Undergoing Nephrectomy (PROSPER RCC)
Creation of a Clinical and Pathologic Tissue Microarray Registry for Radical Cystectomy Specimens

Recent Publications


the members of the French Committee of Urologic Oncology (CCAFU) 2019, 'A preoperative nomogram to predict major complications after robot assisted partial nephrectomy (UroCCR-57 study)', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 577.e1-577.e7.
Walker, JB, Gogoj, A, Saunders, B, Canter, DJ, Lehman, K & Raman, J 2019, 'Accuracy of the NSQIP risk calculator for predicting complications following adrenalectomy', International Urology and Nephrology, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 1291-1295.
Segel, JE, Schaefer, EW, Raman, J & Hollenbeak, CS 2019, 'Association Between Hospitals’ Risk-Adjusted Emergency Department Visits and Survival and Costs in Kidney Cancer Patients Undergoing Nephrectomy', Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. e650-e657.
McDonald, A, Raman, J, Shen, J, Liao, JJ, Pandya, B & Vira, MA 2019, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma before and after radical prostatectomy', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.
Zaleski, M, Gogoj, A, Walter, V, Raman, J, Kaag, MG, Merrill, S, Drabick, J, Joshi, M, Holder, S, Degraff, D & Warrick, J 2019, 'Mitotic activity in noninvasive papillary urothelial carcinoma: its value in predicting tumor recurrence and comparison with the contemporary 2-tier grading system' Human Pathology, vol. 84, pp. 275-282.
Syed, JS, Nguyen, KA, Suarez-Sariemento, A, Leung, C, Casilla-Lennon, M, Raman, J & Shuch, B 2019, 'Outcomes of upper tract urothelial cancer managed non-surgically' The Canadian journal of urology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 9699-9707.


Knoedler, J & Raman, J 2018, 'Advances in the management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma: improved endoscopic management through better diagnostics', Therapeutic Advances in Urology, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 421-429.
Xia, L, Taylor, BL, Patel, NA, Chelluri, RR, Raman, J, Scherr, DS & Guzzo, TJ 2018, 'Concurrent inguinal hernia repair in patients undergoing minimally invasive radical prostatectomy: A national surgical quality improvement program study', Journal of Endourology, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 665-670.
Rieken, M, Boorjian, SA, Kluth, LA, Capitanio, U, Briganti, A, Thompson, RH, Leibovich, BC, Krabbe, LM, Margulis, V, Raman, J, Regelman, M, Karakiewicz, PI, Rouprêt, M, Abufaraj, M, Foerster, B, Gönen, M & Shariat, SF 2019, 'Development and external validation of a pathological nodal staging score for patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma', World Journal of Urology, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 1631-1637.
Blair, BM, Robyak, H, Clark, JY, Kaag, MG, Lehman, EB & Raman, J 2018, 'Impact of United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on prostate biopsy characteristics and disease presentation at a tertiary-care medical center', Prostate International, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 110-114.
Kocher, NJ, Rjepaj, C, Lehman, E & Raman, J 2018, 'Incidence and histologic features of mixed renal tumors' Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 117, no. 3, pp. 430-433.
Blair, BM, Lehman, EB, Jafri, SM, Kaag, MG & Raman, J 2018, 'Predicted versus observed 30-day perioperative outcomes using the ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator in patients undergoing partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma' International Urology and Nephrology, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 1249-1256.
Kaag, MG & Raman, J 2018, 'Sarcopenia is a reliable predictor of outcomes following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer', Translational Andrology and Urology, vol. 7, pp. S732-S734.
Peyton, CC, Abel, EJ, Chipollini, J, Boulware, DC, Azizi, M, Karam, JA, Margulis, V, Master, VA, Matin, SF, Raman, J, Sexton, WJ, Wood, CG & Spiess, PE 2018, 'The Value of Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio in Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Nephrectomy with Thrombectomy' European Urology Focus.
Park, R, Gyorfi, J, Dewan, K, Kirimanjeswara, GS, Clark, JY, Kaag, MG, Lehman, K & Raman, J 2018, 'Topical rectal antiseptic at time of prostate biopsy: how a resident patient safety project has evolved into institutional practice', International Urology and Nephrology, vol. 50, no. 9, pp. 1563-1568.
Raman, J 2018, 'Urothelial cancer: Optimizing and integrating cisplatin-based chemotherapy across the disease spectrum', Nature Reviews Urology, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 139-140.


Raman, J 2017, 'Author Reply' Urology, vol. 110, pp. 43-44.
Rieken, M, Shariat, SF, Karam, JA, Foerster, B, Khani, F, Gust, K, Abufaraj, M, Wood, CG, Weizer, AZ, Raman, J, Guo, CC, Rioux-Leclercq, N, Haitel, A, Bensalah, K, Lotan, Y, Bachmann, A, De Marzo, AM, Robinson, BD & Margulis, V 2017, 'Frequency and Prognostic Value of PTEN Loss in Patients with Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Treated with Radical Nephroureterectomy' Journal of Urology, vol. 198, no. 6, pp. 1269-1277.
Wenger, H, Razmaria, A, Eggener, S & Raman, J 2017, 'Nerve bundle hydrodissection and sexual function after robot prostatectomy', Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, vol. 21, no. 4, e2017.00068.


Kaag, MG & Raman, J 2016, 'Clinical guidelines: Clearing murky water-a guideline-based approach to haematuria' Nature Reviews Urology, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 243-244.
Raman, J & Gherezghihir, A 2016, Indications for Pelvic Lymphadenectomy. in Prostate Cancer: Science and Clinical Practice: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., pp. 245-252.
Raman, J 2016, 'Prognostic markers for urologic cancers' Canadian Journal of Urology, vol. 23, no. 1.
Mbeutcha, A, Lucca, I, Margulis, V, Karam, JA, Wood, CG, de Martino, M, Mathieu, R, Haitel, A, Xylinas, E, Kluth, L, Rouprêt, M, Karakiewicz, PI, Briganti, A, Rink, M, Rieken, M, Weizer, AZ, Raman, J, Rioux-Leclecq, N, Bolenz, C, Bensalah, K, Lotan, Y, Seitz, C, Remzi, M, Shariat, SF & Klatte, T 2016, 'Prognostic role of ERCC1 protein expression in upper tract urothelial carcinoma following radical nephroureterectomy with curative intent', World Journal of Urology, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 1155-1161.


Raman, J, Rjepaj, C & Otteni, C 2015, 'A single 80 mg intravenous gentamicin dose prior to prostate needle biopsy does not reduce procedural infectious complications' Central European Journal of Urology, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 229-231.
Raman, J 2015, 'Considerations regarding active surveillance for small renal masses' Canadian Journal of Urology, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 7536.
Waldert, M, Karakiewicz, PI & Raman, J 2015, 'Erratum: A delay in radical nephroureterectomy can lead to upstaging (BJU International (2010) 105: (812-7) DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2009.08821.x)' BJU International, vol. 115, no. 6, pp. E13.
Raman, J & Taylor, JA 2015, 'Introduction for seminar series on urothelial carcinoma with squamous differentiation', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 33, no. 10.
Raman, J, Lehman, KK, Dewan, K & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2015, 'Povidone iodine rectal preparation at time of prostate needle biopsy is a simple and reproducible means to reduce risk of procedural infection' Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol. 2015, no. 103, e52670.
Blum, RD & Raman, J 2015, 'Significant methodologic variations in calculating renal function changes following kidney tumor surgery: A quality reporting issue?' World Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 89-91.
Warrick, J, Kaag, MG, Raman, J, Chan, W, Tran, T, Kunchala, S, Degraff, D & Chen, G 2015, 'Squamous Dysplasia of the Urinary Bladder', International Journal of Surgical Pathology, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 306-314.
Raman, J & Jafri, SM 2015, 'Surgical management of bladder urothelial carcinoma with squamous differentiation' Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 429-433.
Jafri, SM & Raman, J 2015, 'Systemic chemotherapy and radical nephroureterectomy' International Urology and Nephrology, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 709-710.
Youssef, RF, Krabbe, LM, Shariat, SF, Lotan, Y, Sagalowsky, AI, Raman, J, Wood, CG, Weizer, A, Roscigno, M, Montorsi, F, Bolenz, C, Remzi, M, Bensalah, K, Kassouf, W & Margulis, V 2015, 'TALL score for prediction of oncological outcomes after radical nephroureterectomy for high-grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma' World Journal of Urology, vol. 33, no. 12, pp. 1965-1972.
Haddad, AQ, Kapur, P, Singla, N, Raman, J, Then, MT, Nuhn, P, Buchner, A, Bastian, P, Seitz, C, Shariat, SF, Bensalah, K, Rioux-Leclercq, N, Sagalowsky, A, Lotan, Y & Margulis, V 2015, 'Validation of mammalian target of rapamycin biomarker panel in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma', Cancer, vol. 121, no. 1, pp. 43-50.
Raman, J 2015, 'Volumetric changes following partial nephrectomy' Canadian Journal of Urology, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 7797.

Clinical Trials Search

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