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David Dhanraj, MD, MBA


Polycystic ovarian syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding, vulvar disorders, contraception, cervical dysplasia


Dr. Dhanraj is a provider in the adolescent young adult clinic at Dayton Children's Hospital.  He provides provide medical and surgical expertise and specializes in polycystic ovarian syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding, vulvar disorders, contraception, and cervical dysplasia. Dr. Dhanraj is also a Chair and associate professor in the department of OB/GYN at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Dr. Dhanraj helps lead maternal/infant/GYN health projects in Madagascar with Caring Response Madagascar Foundation (CRMF) and travels yearly to teach and provide care onsite.

education and training

medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine

internship: TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

residency: Trihealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH OB/GYN

board certification: The American Board of Gynecologoly

awards, honors or organizations

awards and honors:  

  • Dayton Business Journal 2022 Health Care Hero; “Dayton Best Docs 2022”
  • Dayton Magazine; Council on Resident Education in OB/GYN (CREOG) National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education 2020

publications and presentations

  • Gordon SS, Dhanraj DN, Ganga Devaiah C, Lambers DS. A Pilot Study of Exposure to Nicotine in Human Pregnancy and Maternal and Fetal Testosterone Levels at Birth. Reprod Sci. 2022 Jun 6;. doi: 10.1007/s43032-022-00967-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35668167.
  • Reisinger-Kindle K, Dethier D, Wang V, Nandi P, Bradley ET, Evans ML, Ireland LD, Dhanraj D, Bryant AS. Health Equity Morbidity and Mortality Conferences in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Dec 1;138(6):918-923. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004575. PubMed PMID: 34735374.
  • Gottula J, Thomas M, Devaiah G, Lambers D, Dhanraj D. Racial Differences in Substance Use During Pregnancy and Neonatal Birth Measurements. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020 May; 135(5):35S.
  • Gottula J, Thomas M, Lambers D, Dhanraj D. Racial Differences in Substance Use Patterns During Pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020 May; 135:23C.
  • Howard DS, Dhanraj DN, Devaiah CG, Lambers DS. Cannabis Use Based on Urine Drug Screens in Pregnancy and Its Association With Infant Birth Weight. J Addict Med. 2019 Nov/Dec;13(6):436-441. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000516. PubMed PMID: 30908346.
  • Browning E, Bdeir S, Iloka S, Martin J, Hussain L, Gandhi N, Beiter E, Zitelli S, Putnam B, Gordon S, Hennen E, Morrison C, Williams B, Johnson S, Dhanraj D. The Effect of a Mobile Produce Market on Dietary Habits in Two Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods. Ochner Journal. 2018 March; 18(S1):40-41.
  • Richards A, Dhanraj D, Wilder C, Hill T, Wagner D, Jaeger S, Marcotte M. The HOPE Program (Helping Opiate Addicted Pregnant women Evolve). Macy Midwest Regional Conference on GME Innovations. 2016 May; Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
  • Gordon S, Mullan S, Molitoris J, Hills K, Griffin A, Dhanraj D, Marcotte M. TriHealth Hospital: Start Strong Program/Cradle Cincinnati. Macy Midwest Regional Conference on Innovations in GME. 2016 May; Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
  • Louis MY, Hussain LR, Dhanraj DN, Khan BS, Jung SR, Quiles WR, Stephens LA, Broering MJ, Schrand KV, Klarquist LJ. Improving Patient Safety Event Reporting Among Residents and Teaching Faculty. Ochsner J. 2016 Spring;16(1):73-80. PubMed PMID: 27046410; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4795509.
  • Dhanraj D, Moran H, Peters D, Marcotte M. Improving Postpartum Care of Gestational Diabetes Patients. Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. 2015 December; Orlando, FL, USA.
  • Dhanraj D, Stephens L, Welling R, Fulbright A, Galvin L, Kumar A, Uebele A, Singletary B, Warsi F, Khan B. A Systemwide Resident Quality Improvement Program. Oschner Journal. Spring 2014; 14(Spec. AIAMC):32-33.
  • Galloway ML, Dhanraj DN, Ventolini G. Resident Training in Robotic Assisted Gynecologic Surgery. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2011 November; 18(6):S14.
  • Holland L, Galloway M, Dhanraj D. Three Port Robotic Hysterectomy Using Harmonic Scalpel. Journal of minimally invasive gynecology. 2010 November; 17(6):S179.
  • Galloway M, Dhanraj D, Yaklic J, Amesse L, Ventolini G. Gynecological Findings at Laparoscopy for Tubal Sterilization in the Pre-Digital Era. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2010 November; 17(6):S130.
  • Dhanraj D, Watson K, Amesse L, Ventolini G. Giant Abdominal Morgagni Cysts: Intricate Presurgical Identification of Their Origin. Case Reports and Literature Review. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2009 November; 16(6):S121.
  • Ventolini G, Barhan S, Glover M, Dhanraj D, Belcastro M, McKenna D. Reducing Emergency Births by Reducing Oxytocin Utilization. ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting. 2009 May; Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Bidwell M, Dhanraj D, Amesse L, Ventolini G. Unusual Hysteroscopy Findings Causing Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2008 November; 15(6):52S.
  • Dhanraj DN, Baggish M. The Vacuum Extractor (Ventouse) for Obstetrical Delivery. In: Apuzzio JJ, Vinzileos AM, Iffy L, editors. Operative Obstetrics 3rd ed. London: Taylor and Francis; 2005. Chapter 24; p.299-310.
  • Dhanraj D, Lambers D. The incidences of positive Kleihauer-Betke test in low-risk pregnancies and maternal trauma patients. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 May;190(5):1461-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2004.02.029. PubMed PMID: 15167869.
  • Struble RG, Dhanraj DN, Mei Y, Wilson M, Wang R, Ramkumar V. Beta-amyloid precursor protein-like immunoreactivity is upregulated during olfactory nerve regeneration in adult rats. Brain Res. 1998 Jan 5;780(1):129-37. doi: 10.1016/s0006-8993(97)01187-6. PubMed PMID: 9473628.
  • Davies MG, Barber L, Dhanraj DN, Gettys TW, Ramkumar V, Hagen PO. The temporal sequence of G-protein expression in intimal hyperplasia. J Surg Res. 1996 Jun;63(1):115-22. doi: 10.1006/jsre.1996.0233. PubMed PMID: 8661183.
  • Ramkumar V, Wilson M, Dhanraj DN, Gettys TW, Ali H. Dexamethasone up-regulates A3 adenosine receptors in rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-2H3) cells. J Immunol. 1995 May 15;154(10):5436-43. PubMed PMID: 7730645.
  • Maggirwar SB, Dhanraj DN, Somani SM, Ramkumar V. Adenosine acts as an endogenous activator of the cellular antioxidant defense system. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1994 Jun 15;201(2):508-15. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1994.1731. PubMed PMID: 8002980.
  • Gordon SS, Dhanraj DN, Devaiah G, Lambers DS. Exposure to Nicotine in Pregnancy Does Not Cause Elevations 2020 in Maternal or Fetal Testosterone Levels in Humans at Birth does not cause elevations in Maternal or Fetal Testosterone Levels in Humans at Birth. Society for Reproductive Investigation Annual Meeting; 2020 March; Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Verma N, Dhanraj D. Postpartum LARC Uptake Rates Following Implementation of Improved Access Programs. ACOG District V,VIII,XI Meeting; 2019 October; Kapalua, HI, USA.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I get the chance to provide care that empowers patients to achieve their goals for reproductive and gynecologic health.

I like working with kids because...

I am often able to provide care that allows them get back to being a kid/young person.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I wanted to bring my expertise to the best hospital for kids and adolescents in the region.

Dayton Children's is special because...

I wanted to bring my expertise to the best hospital for kids and adolescents in the region.

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