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Congratulations to Dr. Raju Thomas!

posted: November 18, 2021

Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

Louisiana Urological Society congratulates Dr. Raju Thomas on his AUA presidency! Dr. Thomas will serve as president throughout the 2022 AUA Meeting taking place in New Orleans! In addition to holding the AUA President position, Dr. Thomas is a past president of LUS (1999-2000), past president of SESAUA (2010-2011),and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2016 by the AUA!

Dr. Thomas’s career is marked by many accomplishments. Dr. Thomas is the current chair of the Department of Urology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and professor of urology and the residency program director for the department. Dr. Thomas obtained his medical degree from the University of Bombay, India in 1975 and graduated in 1982 from the urology residency program at Tulane. He completed a fellowship program at the Tulane Primate Center co-sponsored by the American Urological Association and the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr. Thomas has the distinction of introducing urologic laparoscopy in 1991 and was the first surgeon to perform robotic surgery in the entire Gulf South in 2002. He also rescued and rebuilt the Department of Urology at Tulane University following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Louisiana Urological Society is proud to call Dr. Thomas a member, mentor, and friend to countless Louisiana urologists!