Rajanya Petersson, M.D.

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Dr. Petersson specializes in pediatric otolaryngology.


Dr. Petersson is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Virginia Society of Otolaryngology. She is dedicated to the education of medical students and otolaryngology residents at Virginia Commonwealth University, and to the pursuit of research to further advance the field of pediatric otolaryngology. She has presented at national meetings, as well as authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, on various topics in pediatric otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery. She regularly participates in surgical humanitarian trips to perform cleft lip and palate surgery.


Dr. Petersson joined the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in August 2012, and has been practicing in the area since then. Her practice interests span the entire spectrum of pediatric ear, nose, and throat disease, including pediatric facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is experienced in the care of the following common and complex pediatric head and neck problems:
  • 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
  • Facial paralysis and facial reanimation
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Surgical and non-surgical correction of ear deformities
  • Salivary gland disorders


Dr. Petersson obtained her M.D. from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY in 2006. She completed a residency in otorhinolaryngology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 2011, and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, with a focus on pediatric facial plastic surgery, from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Dr. Petersson is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.


Dr. Petersson, her husband, and two young sons are enjoying the weather in Richmond after spending most of their lives in cold climates. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her kids play various sports, running, tennis, travelling, and reading.


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award

VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 323-0830 
Fax: (804) 327-8076

VCU Medical Center - Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
4th Floor; Pod F
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804) 628-4368
Fax: (804) 828-4180

VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology


  • Ear Nose and Throat


  • Adenoidectomy
  • Ear Tubes
  • Functional nasal surgery
  • Nasal obstruction surgery
  • Otoplasty
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal