J. Usha Raj, MD, MHA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Phone: 310-980-2899
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine and Pediatrics

Specialty Focus: Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension, Neonatal Lung Diseases (Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumonia, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia), Prematurity, Limits of Viability, Birth Asphyxia, Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, Cerebral Palsy, Birth trauma, Intraventricular hemorrhage

Education: MBBS, MD (Pediatrics), University of Bombay; Neonatal Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco; MHA, University of Illinois at Chicago

Years in Practice: 35


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• Practiced at UCSF, Harbor-UCLA, and the University of Illinois Chicago • Director of NICU at Harbor-UCLA for 12 years • Chief of Neonatology Harbor-UCLA for 13 years • Director Neonatology Fellowship Training Programs at Harbor-UCLA and UIC • Published over 192 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews and chapters • Teaches Neonatal Fellows • Researcher in Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypertension with a laboratory continuously funded by National Heart Lung Blood Institute for over 34 years. • Scientific Recognition, Distinguished Achievement and Elizabeth Rich Awards from the American Thoracic Society • Julius Comroe Jr. Distinguished Lectureship and election as a fellow by the American Physiological Society • Honorary doctorate (honoris causa) from the University of Lausanne in recognition of her clinical, scientific and educational achievements • External Advisor to the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network of North America. • Selected for the “U.S.News & World Report” Top Doctors list.