Gautam Ramakrishna , MD, FACC

Ramakrishna

Gautam Ramakrishna, MD specializes in general and nuclear cardiology, including the use of nuclear stress testing, stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography for diagnosis. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and adult comprehensive echocardiography and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine. “Although I utilize complex procedures, diagnostic testing and endorse medication management, I also emphasize the fundamental importance of lifestyle changes, including exercise and diet,” he said. “It is always preferable to prevent an illness if possible, rather than relying solely on treating it.”

Dr. Ramakrishna earned his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and pursued his residency at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, MN, where he also completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease.

In his free time, Dr. Ramakrishna enjoys running and playing tennis as well as reading about astronomy, astrophysics and quantum mechanics. He also enjoys traveling and has climbed Machu Picchu.

Affiliations & Awards

Leadership Positions

  • Member at Large, Medical Executive Committee (2017)  | Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Chair, MSET Committee (2008-present)  | Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine (2014-2016)  | Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Recognitions

  • Top Doctor (2015, 2016) | Washingtonian Magazine
  • Top Doctor (2010, 2016)  | Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Excellence in Teaching Award | Mayo Medical Clinic
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Society | MIT
  • Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • StoneSprings Hospital Center
  • Virginia Hospital Center

Publications

  • Wu LA, Chandrasekaran, Friedman PA, Ammash NA, Ramakrishna G , Hart CYT, Moon BS, Herges RM, Rosales AG, Malouf JF. Safety of expedited anticoagulation in patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiographic-guided cardioversion. The American Journal of Medicine, 2006, Vol 119(2); pp 142-146.
  • Ramakrishna G, Breen JF, Mulvagh SL, McCully RB, Pellikka PA. Relationship between coronary artery calcification detected by electron-beam computed tomography and abnormal stress echocardiography : association and prognostic implications. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2006, Vol 48(10); pp 2125-31.
  • Ramakrishna G, Miller TD, Hodge DO, O’Connor MK, Gibbons RJ. Differences in left ventricular ejection fraction and volumes measured at rest and poststress by gated sestamibi SPECT. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 2006, Vol 13(5); pp. 668-74.
  • Ramakrishna G, Miller TD, Breen JF, Araoz PA, Hodge DO, Gibbons RJ.  Relationship and prognostic value of coronary artery calcification by electron beam computed tomography to stress-induced ischemia by single photon emission computed tomography.  American Heart  Journal, 2007, Vol 153(5); pp. 807-814.
  • Wu LA, Chandrasekaran, Friedman PA, Ammash NA, Ramakrishna G , Hart CYT, Moon BS, Herges RM, Rosales AG, Malouf JF. Safety of expedited anticoagulation in patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiographic-guided cardioversion. The American Journal of Medicine, 2006, Vol 119(2); pp 142-146.
  • Ramakrishna G, Breen JF, Mulvagh SL, McCully RB, Pellikka PA. Relationship between coronary artery calcification detected by electron-beam computed tomography and abnormal stress echocardiography : association and prognostic implications. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2006, Vol 48(10); pp 2125-31.
  • Ramakrishna G, Miller TD, Hodge DO, O’Connor MK, Gibbons RJ. Differences in left ventricular ejection fraction and volumes measured at rest and poststress by gated sestamibi SPECT. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 2006, Vol 13(5); pp. 668-74.
  • Ramakrishna G, Miller TD, Breen JF, Araoz PA, Hodge DO, Gibbons RJ.  Relationship and prognostic value of coronary artery calcification by electron beam computed tomography to stress-induced ischemia by single photon emission computed tomography.  American Heart  Journal, 2007, Vol 153(5); pp. 807-814.

"I emphasize the fundamental importance of lifestyle changes such as exercise and dietary habits.  It is always preferable to prevent, as opposed to treat, illness."

- Dr. Gautam Ramakrishna