Koteeswaran, Rajasekaran



  • Dr. Raja Koteeswaran is a trained Anatomical Pathologist with over 20 years of teaching experience. He also has the unique experience of working in both the Australian and American medical curriculum. He is currently appointed as an Associate Professor of Microbiology/Pathology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA since Feb'2016. He is also the module director for Skin, Muscle, and Bones module in the MD curriculum.

    His scholarship of teaching includes re-structuring pathology teaching delivery around the flipped classroom concept and curriculum reforms at EVMS towards the integration of basic science, clinical sciences, and Health system sciences for the MD Care Forward Curriculum. Dr. Koteeswaran is also exploring adaptive learning tools that are fast revolutionizing medical education and digital virtual images using annotation tools from the BEST (Biomedical Education and Skills Training) Network image bank (https://www.best.edu.au/slice/), a non-profit organization targeted towards easy sharing of knowledge, expertise, courseware and, technologies.

    'Dr. Koteeswaran is an active member of an international organization, GRIPE (Group for Research in Pathology Education, https://www.gripeweb.org/) and currently serves as GRIPE's Secretary. In the past, he has also served as a chair for the 2019 & 2020 GRIPE Program Committee. Further, Dr. Koteeswaran has membership in the Academy of Medical Educators (AOME), UK, an organization that sets rigorous standards for membership which include peer review and demonstration of achievement in domains of teaching, planning, assessment, scholarship, and leadership. In 2019, Dr. Koteeswaran was instituted as a LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Development) Fellow on successful completion of the certificate course offered by the AAMC.


    1. Koteeswaran, R., Dudrey, E., da Silva, L.F.F. et al. Group for Research In Pathology Education (GRIPE) 2019 Annual Winter Meeting-Making Pathology Relevant for Millennials. Med.Sci.Educ. 29, 877-880 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-019-00748-8

    2. Koteeswaran, R., Simpson, P., Bartle, E. et al. Flipping Pathology: Our Experience at an Australian Medical School. Med.Sci.Educ. 27, 409-415 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-017-0406-4

    3. Herrmann, F.E.M., Lenski, M., Steffen, J., Kailuweit, M., Nikolaus, M., Koteeswaran, R., et al. A survey study on student preferences regarding pathology teaching in Germany: a call for curricular modernization. BMC Med Educ 15, 94 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-015-0381-7

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  • Associate Professor-Microbiology/Pathology

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  • Rajasekaran Koteeswaran, MD


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