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THE RANE CENTER at St. Dominic's Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients with Venous and Lymphatic Diseases. A scientific approach to provide optimal treatment requires thorough clinical and laboratory evaluation and continuing long term follow up and interventions. The diagnostic and venous laboratory facilities of St. Dominic's hospital provide the necessary support for this mission. This comprehensive approach is unique and has become noted nationally as a model. Only a handful of other facilities in US offer such a comprehensive support.

Raju Seshadri, MD, FACS

Dr. Seshadri Raju received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, after which he completed a 5 yr. surgical residency in that institution and was certified.  After immigrating to USA, he again repeated general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery residencies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) receiving Board certification in those specialties. He also holds Board Certification in Vascular Surgery. He subsequently joined the UMMC faculty and retired as Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Honorary Surgeon after 27 years of service . He is currently in private practice specializing in venous and lymphatic diseases.

Dr. Raju is a founding member of the American Venous Forum, the premier organization for venous disease, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous other national and international specialty societies in Transplantation, Vascular Surgery and Phlebology. He has over 250 wide ranging publications including peer reviewed articles, book chapters and a book on Venous Surgery (Williams & Wilkins). He has been a guest speaker at numerous national and international forums, and often has visiting physicians from USA and overseas observing his venous interventions. He was recently given the prestigious AVF ‘Founders Award’ in recognition of his work in venous disease.



  • Christian Medical School, Vellore, India, MB,BS (1957-61)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center


Board Certifications 


  • American Board of Surgery (1977)
  • Recertification (1995)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (1978)
  • Recertification (1996)
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Special Certificate in Vascular Surgery (1984)
  • Recertification (2004)




  • State of Ohio (No. 34288) (1972)
  • State of Mississippi (No. 6665) (1973)




  • American Venous Forum
  • American College of Chest Physician (Fellow)
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Gulf Coast Vascular Society
  • European Society for Organ Transplantation
  • International Federation of Surgical Colleges
  • International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • International Society for Endovascular Specialists
  • International Society of Surgery (United States Chapter)
  • Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Southern Surgical Association
  • The Transplantation Society
  • Society of Sigma Xi
  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Vascular Surgery


Academic/Hospital Appointments:


  • Staff Physician, St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital Covering Staff Physician, MS Baptist Medical Center
  • Consulting Medical Staff, MS Methodist Rehabilitation Center
  • Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Honorary Surgeon, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS


Publications and Presentations: 


  • Dr. Raju has presented numerous scientific papers and lectured in the U.S. abroad. He is the author of a book, 40 book chapters and over 150 journal articles, mostly on venous disease.




  • The Best Doctors in America®
  • Distinguished Fellow (Society for Vascular Surgery)
  • The Founder’s Award (The American Venous Forum)





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The RANE Center
971 Lakeland Drive, Suite 401
Jackson, MS 39216