Kumar Rajamani, MD

Narrative Bio

Dr. Kumar Rajamani, M.D., DM, is a Professor in the Department of Neurology, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Program and Program.  He is the Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship training program.  He completed his Neurology residency at the WSU-DMC program and his vascular Neurology Fellowship at the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine. He is ABPN board certified in Neurology as well as Vascular Neurology, and ASN board certified in Neurosonology.

His special interests include carotid and intracranial atherosclerosis, antiphospholipid antibodies and cerebrovascular disorders, stroke prevention strategies and delivery of stroke-care by hospital systems. He is currently involved with several stroke prevention trails and is also site principal investigator of some of them. He is currently also a recipient of a grant to study differences in Stroke Care delivery in hospitals across Michigan.

Office Address

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology, Suite 8C- UHC
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201

Office: (313) 577-1245 / 313-745-1540 / (313) 745-1687
Office Fax: (313) 577-4641
Clinic Fax: (313) 745-4468

Other Information

New research funding in 2011

A Randomized Double-Blind Parallel Group Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Desmoteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Sponsor: Lundbeck. Kumar Rajamani, PI.


BJ Medical College, Pune, India, MD, 1985

Position Title

Professor of Neurology, Medical Director Comprehensive Stroke Center DMC,  Program Director Vascular Neurology Fellowship training program  and Chief of Neurology at Detroit Receiving Hospital


Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, 2002-2005; Sir JJ Hospital, Bombay, India, 1988-1990


University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1995-1997

Prior Appointments

Consultant Neurologist, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, India, 1997-2000


Cerebrovascular diseases, neurosonology, and general neurology


Detection of Carotid Stenosis in African Americans with ischemic heart disease. K. Rajamani, M. Sunbulli, B. Jacobs, E Berlow, J Marsh, M Kronenberg, P McLaughlin A Voyouka, SR Levine, Z Lai. S Chaturvedi. . Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2006;43:1162-65.

Transcranial Doppler in Stroke. K.Rajamani, M.Gorman. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - 2001: 55: 247 -257.

10 most commonly asked questions about intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage. Rajamani K, Barrett RJ, Carhuapoma JR. Neurologist. 2003 Jul;9(4):214-9.

Primer Review of Carotid Endarterectomy. K Rajamani and S. Chaturvedi. Nature clinical practice Cardiovascular Medicine 2007, Nov;4(11):621-9.

New Strategies in the medical treatment of carotid artery disease. K Rajamani, and S. Chaturvedi, Current treatment Options-Cardiovascular medicine 2008 10(2) 156-163

Rajamani K, Millis S, Watson S, Mada F, Salowich-Palm L, Hinton S, Chaturvedi S. Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke in Joint Commission-certified and -noncertified hospitals in Michigan. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2011 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21852156

Kuruvilla A, Bhattacharya P, Rajamani K, Chaturvedi S. Factors Associated with Misdiagnosis of Acute Stroke in Young Adults. J Stroke Cerebrovasc  Dis 2010 Aug 17 [Epub ahead of print]

K. Rajamani, S Millis ; S R Watson, ; F Mada, L Salowich-Palm; S Hinton; S Chaturvedi. Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Joint Commission certified and non certified Hospitals in Michigan.J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2011 (in press)

Kuruvilla A, Bhattacharya P, Rajamani K, Chaturvedi S. Factors associated with misdiagnosis of acute stroke in young adults. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 2011;20:523-527.
Rajamani K and Chaturvedi S. Stroke Prevention: Surgical and Interventional approaches to Carotid Disease. Neurotherapeutics 2011;8:503-514.
Bhattacharya P, Norris G, and Rajamani K. Stroke: new treatments. Receiving Advantage, 2011(March).

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