Gary Rajah, Jr. MD

Gary Rajah, Jr. MD

Neurosurgery, Year 6

Gary Rajah, Jr. MD

Narrative Bio

Gary Rajah attended high school in Lakeview, Michigan, and went to college at Grand Valley State University, where he was a member of the Honors College. He then earned his MD from Wayne State University, graduating at the top his class.

He is currently a resident in Neurosurgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center. His clinical interests include open and endovascular neurosurgery.

In his spare time, Gary enjoys running, music, and spending time with his family. 


Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan


Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, Michigan


BS, Biomedical Sciences
Grand Valley State University Honors College
Allendale, Michigan

Awards & Honors

  • AOA
  • Senior Alumni Scholarship Award


Holt AG, Bissig D, Mirza N, Rajah G, Berkowitz B (2010) Evidence of Key Tinnitus-Related Brain Regions Documented by a Unique Combination of Manganese-Enhanced MRI and Acoustic Startle Reflex Testing. PLoS ONE 5(12): e14260. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014260

Schreckinger M, Francis T, Rajah G, Jagannathan J, Guthikonda M, Mittal S. Novel strategy to treat a case of recurrent lymphocytic hypophysitis using rituximab. Journal of Neurosurgery, 116(6): 1318-1323, 2012

Rajah, G. and Hornyak, M. (2014) Intra-Operative Rupture of Remote Aneurysm during Transphenoidal Resection of Pituitary Macroadenoma. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 4, 64-68. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2014.42014

Rajah G, To CY, Sood S, Ham S, Altinok D, Poulik J, et al: Epidural spinal cord compression in a patient with blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics:1-4, 2014

Rajah, G; Altshuler D; Sadiq, O; Nyame, V; H. Eltahawy, N. Szerlip , Predictors Of Delayed Failure of Structural Kyphoplasty for Pathological Compression Fracutres in Cancer Patients. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. Published online ahead of print May 8, 2015; DOI 10.3171/2014.11.SPINE14909

Rajah, G; Jung-Min Kim, Omar Sadiq, Eltahawy, H, Szerlip N: Preliminary Results: The Role of Modality and Resident Level in Pedicle Screw Accuracy and Neurosurgical Education. Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery 2015

To, C; Rajah, G; Ham, S; Haridas, A; Kupsky, W; Marin, H; Sood, S. Treatment of Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma with associated Giant Aneurysm - Case Report. Child Neurology 2015

Eltahawy; H, Ransom; A, Rajah, G. Neurological Recovery at Age 92 after Acute Trauma and Operative Spinal Decompression: Brief Case Report and Discussion.. Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics (recently accepted to Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)

Rangel-Castilla L, Rajah GB, Shakir HJ, Davies JM, Snyder KV, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI, Hopkins LN: Acute Stroke Endovascular Treatment: Tips and Tricks. J Cardiovasc Surg (epub September 21, 2016). PMID 27654099

Rangel-Castilla L, Rajah GB, Shakir HJ, Davies JM, Snyder KV, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI, Hopkins LN: Endovascular Prevention and Treatment of Stroke Related to Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease (Review Article). Accepted for publication in J Cardiovasc Surg on December 2, 2016 (in press, January 2017

Rajah GB, Ding Y: Experimental neuroprotection in ischemic stroke: a concise review. Neurosurgical Focus 42:E2, 2017

Rangel-Castilla L, Rajah GB, Shakir HJ, Shallwani H, Gandhi S, Davies JM, et al: Management of acute ischemic stroke due to tandem occlusion: should endovascular recanalization of the extracranial or intracranial occlusive lesion be done first? Neurosurgical Focus 42:E16, 2017

Rajah, G., Boylan, A., Schreckinger, M., & Rangel-Castilla, L. (2017). Multimodality Treatment of a Temporal Grade II Arteriovenous Malformation: Operative Video. Operative Neurosurgery.

Rajah, G., Narayanan, S., & Rangel-Castilla, L. (2017). Update on flow diverters for the endovascular management of cerebral aneurysms. Neurosurgical Focus, 42(6), E2.