Dr. Venktesh R. Ramnath, MD

Dr. Venktesh R. Ramnath, MD

Pulmonologist (Lung Specialist)

17 Years of Experience

Accepting patients


    Venktesh Ramnath, MD, is a board-certified pulmonologist who treats patients with lung disease primarily in intensive care unit and hospital settings. He serves as medical director of critical care telemedicine outreach, using digital technology to evaluate, diagnose and treat ICU patients who are located far from a UC San Diego Health facility. His research interests include tele-ICU systems, bioethical issues in the ICU, patient and family empowerment in the ICU, and digital health applications for inpatient and ICU care. Dr. Ramnath completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Womens Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School). He completed a residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Weill Cornell Medicine), where he was chief resident. He earned his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Ramnath is board certified in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease and internal medicine.He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Telemedicine Association. In his spare time, Dr. Ramnath enjoys playing classical violin and competitive tennis, as well as international travel. He speaks fluent in Spanish and Sankethi (Indian), and is proficient in French. In addition to the locations above, Dr. Ramnath also sees patients in Riverside, Murrieta, Temecula and El Centro. UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/pulmonary/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Pulmonologist (Lung Specialist)

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - Mayo Medical School, Rochester

    Other Degree - Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

    Other Degree - Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

    Medical Degree - Pulmonologist

    Medical Degree - Associate Professor of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine



    Medical Conditions Treated

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    Lisa Shives M.D. P.C. Telehealth

    Telehealth. 1853 Lyndon Rd

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (844) 757-5337

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-6222

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    UC San Diego Health - La Jolla Executive Drive

    4510 Executive Drive

    San Diego, CA 92121

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Venktesh Ramnath accepting new patients?

    Yes, Venktesh Ramnath is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Venktesh Ramnath offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Ramnath's office at (844) 757-5337 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Venktesh Ramnath offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Ramnath's office at (844) 757-5337 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Venktesh Ramnath speak?

    Venktesh Ramnath speaks English and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Venktesh Ramnath have?

    Venktesh Ramnath is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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