Dr. Raukar is the Director for the Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine, she is dedicated to contributing to educating fellow physicians and the public as it relates to life-threatening diseases in athletes including sudden cardiac death, exertional heat illness, and head injury. She is also invested in research to improve outcomes in patients with these injuries. She is recognized nationally and internationally as an academician, teacher, researcher, and clinician. She frequently speaks to the media in an effort to educate the public on a wide range of emergency medicine and sports medicine topics.
As an emergency physician trained in sports medicine, she offers a unique skill set for athletes in the acute setting. Her sideline experiences include high school and collegiate athletics, the US Ski and Snowboard Team, UCI BMX, the Winter Dew Tour, the Women's US Golf Tour, mass participation events such as the Boston and New York Marathon and the Rock and Roll Half Marathon, The Pittsburgh Boxing Association, and the Special Olympics. She continues in her role at Brown as a team physician, volunteers as a team physician at area high schools. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science Committee on Sports Related Concussion in Youth. As a result of her efforts, she has earned the Top Doc RI award in Rhode Island for sports medicine numerous times.
She lectures nationally regarding the advancement of women in academic emergency medicine. She has been active nationally on creating a curriculum to prepare women for a productive career in academic emergency medicine, she co-created ExCITE (Emergency Medicine X: Creating Innovations Towards Equity) that creates, supports, and disseminates programs that foster the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in emergency medicine, and lectures nationally on a variety of topics to develop the academic physician.
She has a special interest in leveraging technology anchored in educational theory to improve education for residents and peers. As a mentor, she blends inspiration with unique strategies to help others become successful—whether it’s in the emergency department, in academic medicine, on the sideline, or in other aspects of their lives.
The health of a community is improved by delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care in a setting of active innovation and education and using research to inform policy change.