Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He received his medical degree from Madras Medical College, India. He graduated as the Valedictorian of his class after winning eight gold medals during medical school.
Dr. Subramanyan then moved to the United States and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Southern California in 2008, graduating with the outstanding scholar and best resident teacher awards. During his residency, he also completed a PhD in Pathobiology studying angiogenesis and blood vessel maturation in the laboratory of Parkash S. Gill, MD.
His dissertation was funded by the Tobacco-related Disease Research Program of the State of California. He then continued his cardiothoracic surgery training under Vaughn A. Starnes, MD at the University of Southern California and his Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Surgery Internship
University of Southern California, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Surgery Residency; University of Southern California, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Thoracic Surgery Residency
American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Subramanyan is a surgeon-scientist who runs a basic science research lab studying molecular signaling by endothelial and endocardial membrane proteins. His research focuses on the mechanisms governing the development of heart and blood vessels in humans and animal models. Such information is applied in the translational realm of pro-angiogenic stimuli to improve end-organ perfusion and tissue recovery from ischemia, and anti-angiogenic mechanisms to favorably impact vascular proliferative disorders, including cancer. Dr. Subramanyan has over 30 peer-reviewed publications, has co-authored two books, sevral textbook chapters and has made over 20 presentations in a variety of conferences.