Praveen Ramakrishnan, M.D., M.S., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Ramakrishnan serves as the Director of the Aggressive Lymphoma Program and he specializes in treating lymphoma and other hematologic malignancies.

Originally from India, Dr. Ramakrishnan received his initial medical training at the Medical College University of Kerala, India. He completed internal medicine residency training at the Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education and Research in Puducherry, India. Drawn by the opportunity for the integration of clinical medicine, hematologic malignancies, and stem cell transplantation, he completed advanced training in hematology and medical oncology at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also earned a master's degree in pharmacology through the NIH K30 Training Program in Human Investigation.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and in hematology and medical oncology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

Dr. Ramakrishnan's research interests include developing targeted and cellular therapies for treating patients with lymphomas.

Dr. Ramakrishnan is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, American Association for Cancer Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Primary CNS Lymphoma Collaborative Group.​

Personal Note

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

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
  • Lymphoma Research
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Cellular Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Hematologic Malignancies

Clinical Focus

  • Lymphoma Treatment
  • Cellular Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Rare and Orphan Hematologic Disorders
  • Histiocytic Disorders
  • Malignant Hematology
  • Ocular Lymphoma

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