Dr. Ramsey Araj is a Bay Area native who as a boy developed a passion for
fixing things and compassion for all people, which he now credits as the
driving forces to his becoming a surgeon. Dr. Araj completed his education
locally, earning his BS from Cal State University, Hayward and his MD
from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Araj then completed his
internship, residency, and chief residency in the Department of Surgery
at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, California.
Dr. Araj is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American
Board of Surgery. He comes to Washington Township Medical Foundation from
his practice of 25 years Gearhart/Araj Surgeons Medical Group, here in
Fremont. Currently, he serves as the Director of the EPIC System, ensuring
that patient records are able to travel seamlessly with the patient throughout
the Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS).
Dr. Araj specializes in the use of robotic surgical techniques and lends
his expertise to WHHS as the Medical Director of the Institute for Minimally
Invasive and Robotic procedures. He is one of the first surgeons to use
robots in performing minimally invasive surgery for patients suffering
from gastroesophageal reflux disease and he performed the first completely
robotic laparoscopic colectomy in the United States in 2003 using the
Zues® Robotic System.
Dr. Araj lives in the East Bay with his wife and enjoys spending time with
his five children whenever he can. In addition to his practice, Dr. Araj
currently serves the community as an adult leader for the Boy Scouts of
America and for the last 12 years as the trauma surgeon for the Pleasanton
Police Department SWAT Team.