Meet the provider: Kumar Rajamani, M.D.
March 11, 2022
Kumar Rajamani, M.D., Department of Neurology, joined Wayne Health in 2005. His special interest is vascular neurology—stroke and cerebrovascular disease being in his area of expertise.
Dr. Rajamani attended high school and medical school in Pune, India at the B.J. Medical College where he completed residency training in internal medicine and neurology. He did a four-year senior registrar training in England before he came to the United States. Dr. Rajamani completed a fellowship in stroke and cerebrovascular disease at the University of Southern California.
One of the reasons Dr. Rajamani chose to specialize in strokes is because it’s a devastating disease and is extremely common. Stroke is currently the leading cause of disability in the US. Thanks to his at Wayne Health and Wayne State, he is currently the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Program at the Detroit Medical Center. He works in an inner-city hospital with its attendant challenges and rewards. While offering to his patients the advances in acute treatments in stroke is exciting and rewarding and unheard of a few decades ago, his role in preventing this dreadful disease is what gives him immense satisfaction. He has worked tirelessly in the building of the stroke program, and the achievement and constant ongoing maintenance of the joint commission-accredited primary stroke center.
Dr. Rajamani takes immense pride in practicing neurology with strong emphasis on stroke prevention. While pioneering treatments for acute stroke treatment with a multi-disciplinary approach – he is Medical Director of the Stroke Program- his main focus is helping patients live a stroke-free life. His patients have taught him to be humble, respectful and resilient. Stroke patients go through a lot of suffering, but when he sees how his patients and their families negotiate the tough times, it fills him with hope and gratitude that he was able to be a part of their journey and they have chosen to put their trust in his judgement and expertise.
So far in his career, Dr. Rajamani is most proud of the job he does in the clinic and that the hospital allows him to teach and train the next generation of Vascular Neurologists. Seeing them start their careers and make positive impacts in southeast Michigan and beyond gives him immense satisfaction.
In his free time, Dr. Rajamani enjoys jogging and exercising. He loves reading, spending time with his family and watching movies – both Hollywood and Bollywood! He hopes to travel more once the pandemic is over.
To request an appointment with Dr. Rajamani, visit our appointments page.