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Dr. Lakshmi Raman’s interest is in brain injury and the care of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) patients. She has concentrated her lab interest in the effect of chronic hypoxia on the brain to her clinical expertise in critical care medicine.

As the Medical Director of the ECMO program and the ICU liaison for trauma patients at Children’s Health, she has focused her interest in the development of the program and advancing the field through research in these areas. She has been involved in doing some prospective studies in patients on ECMO and a study comparing different concentrations of hypertonic saline in the management of intracranial hypertension in traumatic brain injury. She is also an active member in the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization helping with their educational goals.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Madras Medical College (1983-1989)
  • Internship - State University New York Downstate (1997-1998), Pediatrics
  • Residency - State University New York Downstate (1998-2001), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - University of Minnesota Medical School (2001-2004), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2000)
  • Society of Pediatric Research (2008)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (2013)
Honors & Awards
  • Principal Investigator 2004, Vikings Children’s Fund-Grand in aid
  • Press Ganey Award for Outstanding Patient Care 2011, Children's Medical Center
  • Center of Excellence with special recognition of the ECMO team 2014, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)
  • Distinction in Anatomy and Biochemistry 1984, Universtiy of Madras
  • Distinction in Surgery 1988, Universtiy of Madras
  • Sixth Annual Residents Night Award 2001, Academy of Medicine of Richmond, NY
  • Jay H. Fisher Memorial Award for excellence in teaching 2001, SUNY, Brooklyn
  • Co-investigator 2002, Center for Neurobehavioral Development Research Grant
Books & Publications
Research
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Near infrared spectroscopy
  • ECMO

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