Sekhar  Dharmarajan, MD

Sekhar Dharmarajan, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

MD, cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000

Post Doctoral Education

Intern, General Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2000-2001

Resident, General Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2001-2002

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2002-2005

Resident, General Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2005-2007

Chief Resident, General Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2007-2008

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis VA Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

US Veterans Health Administration
VA Medical Center
John Cochran Division
915 North Grand Blvd 
St Louis, MO  63106
314-652-4100
800-228-5459
Fax: 314-289-6557

Selected Publications

Dharmarajan S, Hunt SR, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG. The efficacy of nonoperative management of acute complicated diverticulitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jun;54(6):663-71.

Dharmarajan S, Shuai D, Fajardo AD, Birnbaum EH, Hunt SR, Mutch MG, Fleshman JW, Lin AY. Clinically enlarged lateral pelvic lymph nodes do not influence prognosis after neoadjuvant therapy and TME in stage III rectal cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Aug;15(8):1368-74.

Fajardo AD, Dharmarajan S, George V, Hunt SR, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG. Laparoscopic versus open 2-stage ileal pouch: laparoscopic approach allows for faster restoration of intestinal continuity. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Sep;211(3):377-83.

Ray M, Dharmarajan S, Freudenberg J, Zhang W, Patterson GA. Expression profiling of human donor lungs to understand primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2007 Oct;7(10):2396-2405.

Dharmarajan S, Schuster DP. Molecular imaging of the lungs. Acad Radiol. 2005 Nov;12(11):1394-1405.

Dharmarajan S, Schuster DP. Molecular imaging of pulmonary gene expression with positron emission tomography. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2005;2(6):514-516, 549-552.

Dharmarajan S, Hayama M, Kozlowski J, Ishiyama T, Okazaki M, Factor P, Patterson GA, Schuster DP. In vivo molecular imaging characterizes pulmonary gene expression during experimental lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2005 Jun;5(6):1216-1225.

Kuo E, Bharat A, Dharmarajan S, Fernandez F, Patterson GA, Mohanakumar T. Animal models for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome following human lung transplantation. Immunol Res. 2005;33(1):69-81.

Ishiyama T, Dharmarajan S, Hayama M, Moriya H, Grapperhaus K, Patterson GA. Inhibition of nuclear factor kappaB by IkappaB superrepressor gene transfer ameliorates ischemia-reperfusion injury after experimental lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jul;130(1):194-201.

Tagawa T, Dharmarajan S, Hayama M, Ishiyama T, Suda T, Itano H, Patterson GA. Endobronchial gene transfer of soluble type I interleukin-1 receptor inhibitor ameliorates lung graft ischemia-reperfusion injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Dec;78(6):1932-1939.

Chapters

1Dharmarajan S, Halpin VJ, Hawkins WG. Stomach. In: Klingensmith ME (ed.). Washington University Manual of Surgery. 5th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2008.

Dharmarajan S, Freeman BD. Life Support. In: Klingensmith ME (ed.). Washington University Manual of Surgery. 4th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2005.