Rangasamy Ramanathan is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the USC with an M.D. degree. He is the Senior Associate Division Chief of Neonatal Medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Division Chief and Director of the NICU at LAC+USC. Dr. Ramanathan directs one of the largest neonatal fellowship programs in the country. He is Vice Chair of pediatrics and neonatology Chief at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan. He graduated from Stanley Medical College at Madras University and received Diploma in child health (DCH) and M.D. degree in pediatrics at the Institute for Child Health and Hospital for Children. His research interests are as follows: surfactant therapy for RDS and ARDS, noninvasive ventilation, pathophysiology of refractory hypotension in neonates, and oxygen toxicity in preterm neonates. He is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, American Journal of Perinatology, Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, and Journal of Perinatology and Neonatology, formerly known as Biology of Neonate and Pediatric Research, among others. He has written chapters in several textbooks, including Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn. He is a Member of the editorial boards of Pediatric Research, the Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology, and the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has been listed in Best Doctors in America each year by his peers since 2005. He was selected as “America’s Top Pediatricians” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2007 and America’s Top Doctors by US News, World Report, and Castle Connolly report in 2011. He received the Hero of the Medical Center Award from LAC+USC in 2011 for saving the world’s third smallest baby.
Biography Updated on 12 August 2013