Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah Named Arizona Heart Hospital “Physician of the Year”

Venkatesh Ramaiah, MD

March 30, 2011 (Phoenix, Arizona) – Arizona Heart Hospital, a Campus of Phoenix Baptist Hospital, honored Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah on National Doctors’ Day as Physician of the Year. Nominated by his peers, Dr. Ramaiah was recognized during a ceremony attended by fellow physicians, clinical staff, and administration.

National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens. Dr. Ramaiah, a vascular surgeon at Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital, is highly regarded as a though-leader in his field. Clinically, his special interests include the endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysm and related pathologies, lower extremity disease and critical limb ischemia, and carotid artery disease. He is actively involved as principle investigator in endovascular research, instructs aspiring surgeons from around the world, and serves as faculty at several national and international scientific symposia.

Dr. Ramaiah received his medical degree (MBBS) and Master's in Surgery (MS) from the University of Bombay in India. He is board-certified in general surgery and completed his surgical training at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramaiah also fulfilled his endovascular surgery fellowship at the Arizona Heart Institute. He joined the Arizona Heart Institute (AHI) in 1999 after a year of private practice in vascular surgery at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.