Biography

Vasan Ramachandran, MD
Principal Investigator
Co-Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory, Framingham Heart Study
Chief, Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

73 Mt. Wayte Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-935-3450
Fax: 508-626-1262
Email: vasan@bu.edu

Dr. Vasan S. Ramachandran received his medical degree from and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Vascular and Echocardiography Laboratory at the Framingham Heart Study. He is also the Co-Director of the Framingham Heart Study fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology. He is the recipient of several RO1 awards from the NHLBI/NIH and a mid-career clinical investigator award (K24).

Dr. Ramachandran is the recipient of many prestigious awards including: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Prizes for excellence in general surgery (1982), the Jagdish Lal Kapila gold medal for excellence in cardiology (1989), and the Searle Award, the highest award of the Cardiology Society of India (1989).

Dr. Ramachandran's research interests include heart failure, echocardiography, high blood pressure, and risk prediction. Dr. Ramachandran has published on a wide range of cardiology-related topics, authoring or co-authoring over 180 referenced articles, book chapters, and abstracts. His research has appeared in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, British Medical Journal, Stroke, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. His numerous professional association memberships include the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.