Dr. C. Venkata S. Ram conferred prestigious Padma Award

NEW YORK (TIP): Dr.C.Venkata S.Ram, a well known expert in the treatment of hypertension has been conferred the prestigious “Padma Shri” award by the Government of India for his “distinguished” and “impactful” services in the field of medicine on the eve of Republic Day 2013. Indian government bestows civilian awards annually to people from various walks of life. Padma Shri is one of the highest civilian recognitions in India. Dr. Ram’s professional career in Dallas, Texas has established him as a recognized global expert in the treatment of hypertension. He worked for a long time at University of Texas Southwestern medical school, Dallas, Texas, where he earned a reputation as a master clinician, excellent teacher, and a careful researcher. Along with renowned Dr. Norman Kaplan, he has contributed immensely to our understanding of the patho-physiology and treatment of hypertension.

Dr.Ram has published 310 articles and co-authored a book along with Dr. Kaplan. After his long tenure at UT Southwestern medical school , Dr. Ram joined Dallas Nephrology Associates as its director of blood pressure institute, medical education, and clinical research; and is now a consultant to DNA . Dr.Ram served the American Association of Physicians from India ( AAPI) in various capacities and served as its president in 1995-1996.

He received numerous recognitions from various professional organizations for his expertise in hypertension, as a clinician, and as an educator and researcher At present, Dr.Ram is serving as the President and C.E.O of MediCiti Medical College, MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences, and MediCiti group of hospitals, Hyderabad, INDIA; for over 30 years, he has passionately and consistently championed preventive cardiology in India by controlling cardiovascular disease risk factors in the community such as hypertension. Indian-American community is honored to have one of its own as a Padma Shri awardee by the government of India in 2013.

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