University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Bio for Renju S. Raj, M.D.
Renju S. Raj, M.D.

Renju S. Raj, M.D.

Instructor, WRHR Scholar
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Contact Information
Office Location:
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Given Room D-201, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405


2010     Residency - Maricopa Medical Center & St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
2005     M.S. - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
2001     M.B.B.S. - Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Research Interests

Dr. Raj is a Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Scholar involved in research, career development, and clinical activities including resident training.  Current research interest is in implantation biology and abnormal placentation in relation to early pregnancy loss, specifically looking at the role of the peptide kisspeptin in this area.


Brown LY, Bonney EA, Raj RS, Nielsen B, Brown S. Generalized disturbance of DNA methylation in the uterine decidua in the CBA/J x DBA/2 mouse model of pregnancy failure. Biol Reprod. 2013 Nov 21;89(5):120. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.113.113142. Print 2013 Nov. PubMed PMID: 24108302.
Phillips JK, Vance AM, Raj RS, Mandala M, Linder EA, Gokina NI. Impact of experimental diabetes on the maternal uterine vascular remodeling during rat pregnancy. Reprod Sci. 2012 Mar.19(3):322-31.

See PubMed listing here.