Skip to main content

About Rajeev Raghavan, MD, M.Ed, FASN

I joined HCA Healthcare as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine program in July 2021.  Though I am new to HCA Healthcare and this program, I have lived in Houston since 2005. I am originally from the great state of Ohio where I completed my undergraduate education at Case Western Reserve University in Chemical Engineering and medical education at The Ohio State University. I arrived in Houston for my post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). I wasn’t born in Texas, but I sure got here as fast as I could.

I am super passionate about medical education. Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, I was a faculty member at the BCM for 11 years. At BCM, I directed the Renal Pathophysiology course for 10 years and the Nephrology fellowship training program for 6 years. I still maintain an adjunct professor appointment at BCM. In the spirit of lifelong learning, I completed a Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Health Sciences at the University of Houston from 2019 to 2021. Some of my recent accomplishments include induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Chapter by the 2019 BCM graduating class, 7-year member of the undergraduate medical curriculum committee, and serving on the ACGME Nephrology Milestones 2.0 committee. I am an active member of the Diversity and Workforce Committee at the American Society of Nephrology. I love educating primary care physicians about kidney disease, and I have been an invited guest lecturer on the national PriMed circuit for several years.
One of my areas of research is in health disparities, particularly on the care of undocumented immigrants with chronic kidney disease. My publications have garnered nationwide interest in this topic and have appeared in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. Finally, I am a dedicated, caring clinician who enjoys forming a close connection with my patients. My clinical interest lies in treating glomerular diseases, such as lupus nephritis and membranous nephropathy.
My creative outlet is in music and I perform as a cellist with the critically acclaimed Texas Medical Center Orchestra and World Doctor’s Orchestra, even performing at Carnegie Hall in 2013. I have a physician wife, three daughters, and a dog named Oreo. We enjoy traveling, socializing, and just chilling.


2021 - Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
2021 - Present Professor of Medicine, University of Houston
2021 - Present Program Director, Internal Medicine, HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood, HCA Healthcare HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
2016 - 2021 Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
2010 - 2016 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Curriculum Vitae


2019 - Present DUPLEX: Page 3 Trial for Sparsenten in Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Role: Principal Investigator
2020 - 2020 Kidney Diet Challenge
BCM Education Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
2018 - 2019 Phase 2 Trial for 6 months for patients with C3 Glomerulopathy
Achillion - ACH471-204
Role: Principal Investigator
2017 - 2018 Difficult Conversations in Nephrology: Communications Workshop
BCM Education Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
2013 - 2015 ATLAS: Proof-of-Concept Study to study BIIB-023 in patients with active lupus nephritis
Role: Principal Investigator
2011 - 2014 ChART: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled, parallel-group, double-blind study for H.P. ACTHar gel in Treatment Resistant Subjects with Persistent Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome due to Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy
Role: Principal Investigator
2011 - 2013 REAL-ICU: A multi-center study to evaluate the NGAL marker in patients admitted to the ICU
Role: Principal Investigator
2010 - 2012 A multi-center, randomized, double-blind, active-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of 24 weeks treatment with Vildagliptin (50 mg) versus Sitagliptin (25 mg) in patients with type 2 diabetes and severe renal insufficiency
Role: Sub-Investigator
2005 - 2005 Patient-Reported Religiosity and Outcome of Treatment for Hepatitis C
Frank Lanza and Gulf Coast Digestive Disease Fund
Role: Fellow Investigator
Colleague(s): Richard Goodgame, MD
2002 - 2002 Retrospective Analysis of Patients in a Long Term Care Service
American Federation on Aging Research
Role: Fellow Investigator
Colleague(s): Wayne McCormick, MD
Enter a valid date range.

Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Fellow, American Society of Nephrology
Present Member, American College of Physicians
Present Member, Harris County Medical Society
Present Member, Texas Medical Society
Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • Case Western Reserve University College of Engineering Connie Elcin Award to the Most Outstanding Senior in Chemical Engineering: May 2001
  • John McGovern Museum of Medical Health and Science. Neuroscience Instructor: November 2004
  • Texas Rising Stars – Voted by peer review, best physicians in Texas: June 2013
  • Baylor ICTR Clinical Investigator Award: Quarter 2, March 2014
  • “You First!” Nephrology section for highest score in patient satisfaction: April 2014
  • Fulbright & Jaworski Award (BCM) for Teaching and Evaluation: April 2014
  • Named to Peer-Reviewed America’s Best Physicians: October 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • POP - Professionalism Award, Baylor College of Medicine Centers for Professionalism: February 2017
  • “That’s The Way 10k Award” Nephrology section award for most improvement in patient satisfaction: May 2017
  • Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care (BCM) – February 2019
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2019 Graduating Medical Student Class Inductee (6 awardees
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Award (BCM) for Educational Leadership: July 2019
  • Houstonia Top Physicians: January 2021
  • “That’s The Way” Top Physician at BCM by Press Ganey (BCM): May 2021
  • “Physician of the Quarter” at HCA Kingwood: January 2022


2019 - 2021 Master of Education, University of Houston
2008 - 2010 Fellowship, Nephrology, Baylor College of Medicine
2005 - 2008 Residency, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
2005 MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Research Works (33)