- Chronic Sinusitis
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Nasal Polyps
- Sinus & Skull Base Tumors
Education & Training
- University of Texas (Austin, TX), BA
- Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX), MD
- University of Colorado Denver, General Surgery
- University of Colorado Denver, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
- University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia PA), Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
Chronic Rhinosinusitis is a disease process of local and systemic inflammation arising from a number of etiologic factors. I am interested in defining these inflammatory pathways, which will further understanding into the disease pathogenesis, outline different patient subtypes, and identify targets for novel targeted medical therapies. A second research interest is in the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques in the management of sinus, orbital, and skull base tumors, as well as in the reconstruction of complex skull base defects.
2010: American Board of Otolaryngology
Affiliations with the University of Colorado Denver
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Colorado Denver
American Academy of Otolaryngology
American Rhinologic Society
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Awards & Recognition
Journal Reviewer, Laryngoscope, American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, Allergy and Rhinology
American Rhinologic Society, Awards Committee
American Rhinologic Society, Information Technology Committee
Ramakrishnan VR, Meyers AD. Nonallergic Rhinitis. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated April 26, 2010. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/874171-overview.
Suh JD, Ramakrishnan V, Palmer JN. Biofilms. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2010;43(3):521-30.
Ramakrishnan VR, Yao W, Campana J. Skin paddle survival using pectoralis major myocutaneous flap reconstruction of head and neck defects. Archives Facial Plast Surg 2009;11(5):306-310.
Ramakrishnan VR, Hink EM, Durairaj VD, Kingdom TT. Outcomes after endoscopic DCR without mucosal flap preservation. Am J Rhinol 2007;21(6):753-757.
Scapa VI, Ramakrishnan VR, Mudd PA, Kingdom TT. Upregulation of RANTES in Nasal Polyps from Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Allergy and Rhinology 2010, (in press).