Project Description

Anjali Raghuram, MD


Anjali was born in Kansas City, Kansas and spent her childhood growing up in Bangalore, India, Atlanta, Georgia, and Amarillo, Texas. She completed her undergraduate and medical degree training in Houston, Texas as one of 12 selected Rice Baylor Medical Scholars. At Rice University, she received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biochemistry, Minor in Business, and was a Trustee Distinguished Merit Scholar. Prior to joining Baylor College of Medicine, she completed a degree in General Management through the Stanford Graduate School of Business. While a medical student, Anjali received the Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Excellence in Research Award from the American College of Surgeons for her work investigating discrepancies in cardiac surgery institutional ratings. She then went on to complete a research fellowship in the Keck School of Medicine Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Alex Wong. During this time, she pursued her basic, translational, and clinical science interests in irradiated wound healing, prevention of post-surgical lymphedema, and microsurgical free tissue transfer. Through her medical training, Anjali has been recognized for her commitment to compassionate patient care, graduating with High Honors and election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Why Pitt?

The Pitt Plastic Surgery program offers an unparalleled opportunity to receive an education in surgical craft and clinical decision-making under the guidance of international leaders in the field. I was also drawn to the collaborative network of residents, researchers, and faculty who share a drive for innovation to improve patient care and advance research shaping the landscape of our field. I could not be more fortunate to be a member of this genuinely supportive program and train among such inspiring individuals.


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • High Honors, Baylor College of Medicine
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons Cannon Scholarship
  • Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Excellence in Research
  • Baylor College of Medicine Department of Surgery & American College of Surgeons Scholarship
  • Rice Baylor Medical Scholar
  • Trustee Distinguished Merit Scholar


Anjali has co-authored 51 publications, textbook chapters, scientific abstracts, and presentations. She has also co-authored 3 grants through the NIH and the Center for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Tissue & Organ Regeneration.

Areas of Interest

My research interests encompass wound healing and tissue engineering, pediatric plastic surgery, head and neck reconstruction, and lymphedema prevention, management, and QOL outcomes.