Dr. Raghu Ramakrishnaiah receives Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence, Best Consulting Physician, at the 2022 Dean’s Honor Day.
Raghu Ramakrishnaiah, MBBS, is a highly respected neuro-radiologist who is appreciated by faculty in the Department of Pediatrics for going above and beyond in the consults he provides.
Nominator Joana Mack, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, frequently crosses paths with Ramakrishnaiah in her care of children with hematologic and oncologic disorders. “My colleagues and I are always trying to make sense of imaging,” Mack explained. “Dr. Raghu takes the time to walk us through all of it, even if we just pop into his reading room unannounced.”
“He calls us immediately to discuss worrisome scans in order to get a better clinical picture,” Mack continued. “He coordinates scans to occur immediately, to help patients get answers quicker and/or to decrease the amount of NPO (no food prior to surgery) time. He goes above and beyond what is called of him, and he does it all in a respectful and kind manner.”
“Dr. Raghu is the best consulting physician,” she said. “He helps me do my job better. He helps patients get healthier today for a better tomorrow.”