Dr. Raven has been on Rocketship’s board since 2015 and brings a wealth of experience as a nationally recognized surgeon, physician executive, visionary, and business leader. Since receiving his latest advanced business degree in 2019, he has led his medical group to an average of 20% growth per year.Dr. Raven is also a board member for the OSS Health Foundation, as well as the California Orthopaedic Association, where he will be president in 2025.
Dr. Raven’s life experience inspired him to join the Rocketship board. Born and raised in East Side San Jose, he attended local public schools. If not for his mother, he would have been placed in remedial classes rather than in the gifted program. Yet, her diligence and persistence helped propel his journey to become the only member of his family to attend college. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, he went on to earn a medical degree from UC San Francisco. After medical school, Dr. Raven completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Francisco and advanced fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at Columbia University-Roosevelt. While practicing medicine, he earned a Master in Business Administration from UC Irvine and a Master in Health Care Innovation from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Raven now runs a thriving medical group and management company in Southern California.
Dr. Raven has seen firsthand how a strong education can open doors to a new life. He and his wife, Despina, support Rocketship Public Schools, so more children will have the opportunity to receive the quality early education necessary to compete and succeed in our increasingly competitive world.