Rohan Ramakrishna   Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna is an award-winning neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and other central nervous system tumors. Dr. Ramakrishna treats patients with gliomas, metastatic disease, skull base lesions, and pituitary disorders. He employs advanced awake mapping, imaging techniques, and microsurgery to ensure maximal tumor removal and achieve the safest possible surgical outcomes. Furthermore, Dr. Ramakrishna works with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the best possible treatment strategies are offered to his patients. He sees patients at the Brain Tumor Center at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center as part of the surgical neuro-oncology team.

Training

Dr. Ramakrishna received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Biology and Philosophy, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society upon graduation. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramakrishna completed his neurosurgery residency and served as chief resident at the University of Washington. He then went on to complete a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Research

Dr. Ramakrishna’s research interests include novel drug delivery strategies to treat malignant brain and skull base tumors using advanced polymer and nanoparticle technology. Additionally, Dr. Ramakrishna is interested in developing new vaccine-based therapies for glioma and in helping to develop new clinical trials and outcome measures to advance the care of brain tumors. He has published and spoken extensively on these topics and has received multiple awards, including prestigious training and research grants from the NIH and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Consortium.

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Funding awarded

  • Machine Learning Approaches to Central Nervous System Tumor Diagnostics Using Multi-parametric, Heterogeneous Input Data Sets  awarded by Weill Cornell Medical College Principal Investigator 2019 - 2020

Background

Contact

Primary Email

  • ror9068@med.cornell.edu

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Primary Affiliation

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University