Biography

Praveen Ramakrishnan, M.D., 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 residency from the 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 Pharmacology through the NIH K30 Training Program in Human Investigation.

Dr. Ramakrishnan’s ongoing research is on targeted and cellular therapies in hematologic malignancies. He brings to UTSW a strong background in medical oncology, malignant hematology, and medical education; he currently specializes in blood and bone marrow transplantation and his clinical practice emphasizes patient and family-centered care.

Dr. Ramakrishnan’s interests outside of medicine include reading, watching movies, travel, and quizzing.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Sidney Kimmel Medical College (2014-2017), Hematology Oncology
  • Medical School - Medical College University of Kerala (2000-2007)
  • Residency - Einstein Medical Center (2011-2014), Internal Medicine
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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