Biography

Praveen Ramakrishnan, M.D., M.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Ramakrishnan is originally from India and received his initial medical training at the Medical College, University of Kerala, India. He then completed a residency in internal medicine from the prestigious Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India. Drawn by the opportunity for the integration of clinical medicine, hematologic malignancies, and stem cell transplantation, he completed his hematology and medical oncology fellowship at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He also earned a Masters of Science in Human Investigation and Pharmacology through the NIH K30 Training Program.

Dr. Ramakrishnan specializes in taking care of patients with aggressive lymphomas and other complex hemato-lymphoid malignancies. His research focuses on developing targeted and cellular therapies for treating patients with lymphomas. In his clinical practice, patients are managed with state-of-the-art therapies with a specific focus on personalized innovative clinical trials. Along with his colleagues in neurosurgery and radiation oncology, he is leading an effort to build a regional program of excellence dedicated to taking care of patients with CNS lymphomas at UT Southwestern. He is a strong proponent of practicing medicine centered around the individual patient and their families.​

Personal Note

Dr. Ramakrishnan’s interests outside of medicine include reading, watching movies, travel, and quizzing. During his residency, he was a three-time national champion at the ACP Doctor's Dilemma competition.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - Einstein Medical Center (2011-2014), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Sidney Kimmel Medical College (2014-2017), Hematology Oncology
  • Medical School - Medical College University of Kerala (2000-2007)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Medical Association (2011), Member
  • American College of Physicians (2011), Member
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology (2013), Member
  • American Society for Hematology (2014), Member
  • Indo-American Cancer Association (2015), Member
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2015), Member
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016), Member
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2016), Member
  • Texas Medical Association (2017), Member
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2017), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Dr. Chandrasekar Memorial Gold Medal - Best Outgoing Post Graduate, Internal Medicine 2010, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
  • Certificate of Merit for First Prize 2012, ACP National Doctors Dilemma Competition (Medical Jeopardy) New Orleans, LA
  • Sonia Stupniker, M.D. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarly Activity 2014, Albert Einstein Medial Center Convocation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Gold Medal, Best Research Dissertation 2010, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
  • Gold Medals in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology, and Biophysics 2005, Government Medical College, University of Kerala, India
  • Gold Medals in Cardiology, Neurology, and Internal Medicine 2010, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
Books & Publications
Research
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Cellular Therapy

Clinical Focus

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Myeloma Treatment
  • Malignant Hematology
  • Lymphoma Treatment
  • Leukemia Treatment

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