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Rajanya Shah Petersson, MD, MS, FACS

Associate Professor; Section Director, pediatric otolaryngology
71 Ratings
10 Comments
Specialties

Otolaryngology (ENT), Neurofibromatosis program

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and neck surgery

Locations

Nelson Clinic
401 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Stony Point 9109
9109 Stony Point Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
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VCU Medical Center Main Hospital
1250 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Areas of interest

All aspects of pediatric ear
nose
and throat disease
Cleft lip and palate
Head and neck tumors and nevi
Neck masses
Vascular anomalies
Airway reconstruction
Hearing loss and cochlear implantation Surgical and non-surgical correction of ear deformities Salivary gland disorders Facial paralysis and facial reanimation Vocal cord paralysis

Languages

Bengali

Bio

Dr. Petersson is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (member of AAO-HNS Cleft Surgeon Alliance), American Broncho-Esophageal Association (Council member, Social Media Committee Chair), Pediatric Head and Neck Surgical Society (President and founding member), American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Virginia Society of Otolaryngology (board member-at-large) and American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

She was a member of the women's national rowing team 1997-2000, and the 2000 Olympic rowing team.

 

Education

Education San Diego State University, MS Biology
Medical School Albany Medical College
Residency Mayo Clinic
Fellowship University of Minnesota/Children's ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery

Research interests

Outcomes in pediatric otolaryngology, Subglottic stenosis and factors leading to open reconstruction, Surgical technical advances, Multicenter quality improvement studies

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES:

  • DeHart AN, Korpon JR, Petersson RS. Transoral approach to type 1 laryngeal cleft repair: a novel, non-endoscopic approach. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018;114:97-100.
  • Puthanpurayil SK, Francis GL, Kraft A, Prasad U, Petersson RS. Papillary thyroid carcinoma presenting as acute suppurative thyroiditis: A case report and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018;105:12-15.
  • Petersson RS, Sampson DE, Sidman JD. Dynamic facial reanimation with orthodromic temporalis tendon transfer in children. JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2014;16:432-436.
  • Petersson RS, Carey WA, Thompson DM. Airway management in an infant with alobar holoprosencephaly and cebocephaly associated with maternal diabetes mellitus. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013;92:215-218.
  • Holman MA, Carlson ML, Driscoll CLW, Grim KJ, Petersson RS, Sladen DP, Flick RP. Cochlear implantation in children 12 months of age and younger. Otol Neurotol. 2013;34:251-258.
  • Petersson RS, Recker CA, Martin JRK, Driscoll CLW, Friedman O. Identification of congenital auricular deformities during newborn hearing screening allows for non-surgical correction: a Mayo Clinic pilot study. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012;76:1406-1412.
  • Petersson RS, Wetjen NM, Thompson DM. Neurologic variant laryngomalacia associated with Chiari malformation and cervicomedullary compression: case reports. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2011;120:99-103
  • Petersson RS, Friedman O. Current trends in otoplasty. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;16:352-358.
  • Shah RD, Gonzales F, Golez E, Augustin D, Caudillo S, Abbott A, Morello J, McDonough PM, Paolini PJ, Shubeita HE. The antidiabetic agent rosiglitazone upregulates SERCA2 and enhances TNF-alpha- and LPS-induced NF-kappaB-dependent transcription and TNF-alpha-induced IL-6 secretion in ventricular myocytes. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2005;15:41-50.
  • Shah DM, Darling RC 3rd, Kreienberg PB, Wirth G, Shah R, Lloyd WE, Chang BB, Paty PS, Leather RP. A critical approach for longitudinal clinical trial of stretch PTFE aortic grafts. Cardiovasc Surg. 1997;5:414-418.

CHAPTERS:

  • Evans B, Quinn K, Petersson RS, Wills T, Kromah F. Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery. In: Obstetric Anesthesia Practice. R.D. Urman, A.D.Kaye, Eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • O'Reilly AG, Van Abel KM, Petersson RS. Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Rapid Clinical and Board Review. M. L. Carlson, Ed. New York: Thieme,2015,1-53.
  • Van Abel KM, O'Reilly AG, Petersson RS. Pediatric Malignancies. In: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Rapid Clinical and Board Review. M. L. Carlson, Ed. New York: Thieme,2015,54-72.
  • Petersson RS. Current Trends in Otoplasty. In: Advanced Cosmetic Otoplasty: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques.M. Shiffman, Ed. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer,2013,65-80.

Ratings & reviews

71 Ratings
10 Comments

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July 2021
Dr. Petersson is exceptional. I am very fortunate to be treated by her.
April 2021
Dr. Petersson is fantastic! She has always listened to our concerns and answered any questions thoroughly, ensuring understanding.
August 2020
Dr. Petersson is amazing and one of the best doctors I've ever worked with
August 2020
Provider has very poor bedside manner. Constantly interrupted my questions with complete answers. Did not seem interested in solving the problem at all.
August 2020
Very good doctor excellent their professional ethic.
August 2020
Dr. Peterson provided the best care we could ask for and took lot of time to explain and answer the concerns.
June 2020
Dr. Petersson is very knowledgeable, caring and efficient.
June 2020
I'm so happy we found Dr. Petersson!! [...]
January 2020
Dr. Petersson and staff is excellent [...]
July 2019
Felt rushed like she didn't have enough time for us & questions.

Related videos

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  • Specialty: Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT) Pediatric Neurofibromatosi
      

Board Certifications


Clinical Interests

  • All aspects of pediatric ear
  • nose
  • and throat disease
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Head and neck tumors and nevi
  • Neck masses
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Airway reconstruction
  • Hearing loss and cochlear implantation Surgical and non-surgical correction of ear deformities Salivary gland disorders Facial paralysis and facial reanimation Vocal cord paralysis

Provider Videos

  • Behind the scenes with Dr. Raj Petersson l The Smike Maker

Locations