Jesse M. Raiten, MD


  •  Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care | University of Pennsylvania
  •  Malaysia | Nepal | Rwanda
  •   Anesthesiology and Critical Care | Quality Improvement

Languages: English (native), French (proficient)


My work in global health focuses on educational development and capacity building in anesthesiology and critical care in Africa and Asia, most recently in Rwanda, Nepal and Malaysia. I strive to collaborate with local physicians and health care providers to improve quality of care and operational flow in the operating rooms and intensive care units, develop quality assurance programs, as well as assist with locally conducted clinical research.

Recent Global Health Projects

Anesthesiology and critical care education and infrastructure development in Rwanda, working with Human Resources for Health (on behalf of USAID and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, 2014 and 2016): I spent several months teaching anesthesia and critical care and helping improve capacity and infrastructure in the operating rooms and ICUs in two hospitals in Kigali, Rwanda.

Cardiac ultrasound education in Nepal (2018): I organized an international congress with faculty from 3 countries to teach cardiac ultrasound to Nepalese anesthesiologists in Kathmandu.

Selected Publications

Amatya A, Bajracharya SM, Acharya SP, Werlhof H, Gutsche JT, Raiten J, Sharma A. Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Services in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Aug;31(4):1481-1486.

Raiten JM. Lessons of the Gacaca. JAMA. 2015 Aug 4;314(5):451-2.

McCunn M, Speck RM, Chung I, Atkins JH, Raiten JM, Fleisher LA. Global health outreach during anesthesiology residency in the United States: a survey of interest, barriers to participation, and proposed solutions. J Clin Anesth. 2012 Feb;24(1):38-43.

Last Updated: 27 January 2022