Dr. Rohan Jeyarajah will be the first academic chair of surgery at TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.where he will oversee planning, operations, and oversight within the surgery department.
Jeyarajah is currently the director of Gastrointestinal Surgical Services at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, where he also directs the Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery Fellowship. His practice focuses on surgery in the pancreas, liver, bile duct, stomach, and esophagus.
Born in Sri Lanka, Jeyarajah grew up in Africa before training at the University of Chicago. He was an associate professor at UT Southwestern Medical School, eventually being named to his current position. Author of more than 100 articles and book chapters, he also helped develop the curriculum for the new medical school, which will welcome its first class this summer.
“I am so happy and so proud to be a part of the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine and this new approach to medical education,” Dr. Jeyarajah said via release.
“Dr. Jeyarajah is an ideal addition in the critical department of surgery for our medical school. His surgical talents and knowledge about the complexities of surgery are a valuable asset to our faculty and students,” TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Dean Dr. Stuart Flynn said via release. “And equally important, his compassion for his patients and his wonderful communication skills with them, sometimes in difficult situations, are role model qualities that our students will be able to carry forward throughout their career. Our students will benefit immensely from Dr. Jeyarajah’s mentoring and leadership.”