Dr. Rajsekar “Raj” Rajaraman is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurology at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. He completed his Pediatric Neurology residency, Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship, and Epilepsy fellowship training here at UCLA.
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Rajaraman completed his pediatrics residency at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey. During his pediatric residency, his exposure to seizures and the effects that epilepsy has on the patient and family led to him pursuing a career in pediatric epileptology at UCLA. Currently, his clinical and research interests involve adolescent epilepsy, post-traumatic epilepsy, seizures in the critical care setting, and infantile spasms. Dr. Rajaraman is currently establishing a Center of Excellence for CDKL5 syndrome and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, both catastrophic epilepsies affecting children. He has presented research at multiple conferences, including the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, and the American Epilepsy Society, receiving achievements including the 2014 American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award. Dr. Rajaraman has first-author publications on infantile spasms and cannabidiol (CBD). He is currently obtaining a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCr) at UCLA, supported by the Pediatric Victory Foundation.
In addition to his clinical and research interests, Dr. Rajaraman is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Epilepsy Society (AES). He volunteers for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, including helping at their annual Walk to End Epilepsy at the Rose Bowl, as well as the Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland.