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Doctor Profile - Dr. Ram E. Rajagopalan

Senior Consultant
Dr. Ram E. Rajagopalan


MBBS, AB(Internal Medicine), AB(Critical Care)

Area(s) of Specialization:

Critical Care, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Intensive care, Ethics & End-of-life Care

For Appointment, Call:

044 - 45928500

Fellowships / Memberships:

  • Past President, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
  • Past Chairman, ISCCM, Chennai Branch
  • Fellow of the Indian College of Critical Care Medicine (FICCM)
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine (USA)


  • Comparative echocardiographic study of recovery of diastolic versus systolic function after brief periods of coronary occlusion.
  • Effects of staged versus sudden reperfusion after acute coronary occlusion in the dog.
  • Effects of intracoronary infusion of arterial blood or Fluosol DA® 20% on regional myocardial metabolism and function during brief coronary occlusions.
  • Factors influencing the physical characteristics of sonicated echo contrast agents.
  • Intracoronary nicardipine vs. nifedipine for myocardial protection during brief coronary occlusion.
  • Effects of intracoronary administered echo contrast agents on epicardial coronary flow, ECG and global and regional hemodynamics.
  • Beneficial effects of coronary vein retro-infusion of superoxide dismutase & catalase on reperfusion arrhythmias, myocardial function and infarct size in dogs.
  • Esmolol decreases tachycardia without impairing cardiac performance during inotropic treatment of cardiac failure.
  • Survival after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an urban Indian hospital.
  • Should we attempt to resuscitate individuals who arrest out of the hospital in India?
  • Early clinical prediction of neurological outcome following out of hospital cardiac arrest managed with therapeutic hypothermia.
  • Rapid Induction of Therapeutic Hypothermia Enhances Survival after CPR; A prospective Cohort Study.
  • Time interval to achieve therapeutic hypothermia in post-cardiac arrest patients in India.
  • Pre-hospital delay in acute myocardial infarction in an urban Indian hospital: A prospective study.
  • Critical care manifestations of acute leptospiral infections.
  • Serum albumin at admission is an excellent predictor of critical illness in acute leptospiral infections.
  • The effect of prolonged ventilation in the prone position on oxygenation and survival in ARDS meeting criteria for extra-corporeal support.
  • Nursing management during prone ventilation of patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Incidence & risk factors of post-extubation stridor in a cohort of adult intensive care patients in S. India.
  • Optic nerve ultrasonography for ICP estimation when invasive monitoring is unavailable- initial experience.
  • A survey of physician knowledge, competence and attitudes towards advanced cardiac life support in adults.
  • A Survey of physician attitudes towards end-of-life care
  • Predictors and Patterns of Colonization with Resistant Bacteria in patients admitted to a Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit; A prospective surveillance study.
  • Efficacy of a Transthoracic Doppler System to Assess Cardiac Function in Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
  • A study of quality-of-care indicators in a closed intensive care unit in an Urban Community Hospital.
  • “Guesstimating” the height and weight of patients: A quality of care issue in the intensive care unit.
  • Correlation between Gram Stain and Microbial Culture using non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage in Ventilator Associated Pneumonia. 

Awards and Honours:

  • The 11th Annual Dr. V.S. Prayag Memorial Oration (Int. Medicine), B.J. Medical College, Pune.
  • The 3rd Lt. Col. Dr. V.K. Nair Memorial Oration, Meenakshi Mission Hospital & RC, Madurai.
  • Past Presidents’ Oration; ISCCM; at the 18th Annual Conference of ISCCM.
  • Awarded the ISCCM Oration for 2017 (To be presented at ISCCM Annual Conference Kochi, Feb 2017)
  • Adjunct Professor (Honorary), Critical Care Medicine, The TN Dr. MGR Medical University.
  • Fellowship (Honorary) of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (FISCCM).

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