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Rathan Markandan Subramaniam, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Expertise

Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests

Diagnostic radiology; Neuroimaging; Quantitative molecular imaging; Positron emission tomography (PET); Computed tomography (CT); Cancer; Otolaryngology; Health policy and management

Biography

Dr. Rathan M. Subramaniam is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Nuclear Medicine within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.

He also has appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Oncology.

An internationally recognized expert in quantitative molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT), Dr. Subramaniam specializes in diagnostic radiology.

His clinical and research interests include molecular imaging in cancer, neuroimaging, and health policy and management.

Dr. Subramaniam earned his medical degree from Australia’s University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine. He completed an internship at Melbourne’s Western Hospital, a radiology residency at New Zealand’s Waikato Hospital, and fellowships in nuclear radiology and neuroradiology at the Mayo Clinic.

A 2003 Fulbright Scholar, he also holds a Masters in Clinical Education from Australia’s University of New South Wales Teaching Hospital and a Ph.D. from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. In addition, he earned a Masters of Public Health from Harvard University and an executive certificate in leadership and management from the MIT Sloan school of Management.

Dr. Subramaniam was President of the Association of University Radiologists in 2013 and continues to serve in many capacities. He has delivered nearly 100 invited CME lectures and been awarded more than 20 research grants worldwide.

He has published nearly 80 peer-reviewed articles, co-edited Novel Imaging Techniques in Neurodegenerative and Movement Disorders, An Issue of PET Clinics, 1e (The Clinics: Radiology) and authored PET/CT and PET/MRI in Oncology: A Practical Guide.

A Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Dr. Subramaniam is American Board of Radiology-certified in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology.

Languages

  • English
  • Tamil

Memberships

Fulbright Academy (Life Member)

Board of Nuclear Oncology Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine Royal Society of New Zealand

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    Training

    • Harvard University ( Cambridge MA) (2014)
    • University of Auckland School of Medicine ( Auckland ) (2009)
    • University of New South Wales Teaching Hospital ( Sydney ) (2005)
    • University of MelbourneFaculty of Medicine ( MelbourneVictoria ) (1997)

    Residencies

    • WAIKATO HOSPITAL / Radiology ( HAMILTON ) (2005)

    Fellowships

    • Mayo Clinic Medical School College of Medicine / Neuroradiology ( Rochester MN) (2008)
    • Mayo Clinic Medical School College of Medicine ( Rochester MN) (2007)
    • Canberra Hospital / Radiology ( Canberra ACT ) (2005)
    • American College of Radiology Imaging Network ( Philadelphia P (2003)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Nuclear Medicine / Nuclear Medicine (2013)
    • American Board of Radiology / Neuroradiology (2012)
    • American Board of Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (2010)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Subramaniam’s research interests include molecular imaging in cancer, neuroimaging, and health policy and management. He is an acclaimed expert in quantitative molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT).

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Whitworth PW, Agarwal A, Colucci A, Sherry SJ, Subramaniam RM. “Radiology research and medical students.” Acad Radiol. 2013 Dec;20(12):1506-10. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2013.09.013.
    2. Paidpally V, Tahari AK, Lam S, Alluri K, Marur S, Koch W, Wahl RL, Subramaniam RM. “Addition of 18F-FDG PET/CT to Clinical Assessment Predicts Overall Survival in HNSCC: A Retrospective Analysis with Follow-up for 12 Years.” J Nucl Med. 2013 Dec;54(12):2039-45. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.113.121285. Epub 2013 Oct 7.
    3. Tahari AK, Alluri KC, Quon H, Koch W, Wahl RL, Subramaniam RM. “FDG PET/CT Imaging of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Characteristics of Human Papillomavirus-Positive and -Negative Tumors.” Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]
    4. Subramaniam RM, Agarwal A, Colucci A, Ferraro R, Paidpally V, Mercier G. “Impact of concurrent diagnostic level CT with PET/CT on the utilization of stand-alone CT and MRI in the management of head and neck cancer patients.” Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Oct;38(10):790-4. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31829f8ca5.
    5. Ahlawat S, Blakeley J, Montgomery E, Subramaniam RM, Belzberg A, Fayad LM. “Schwannoma in neurofibromatosis type 1: a pitfall for detecting malignancy by metabolic imaging.” Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Sep;42(9):1317-22. doi: 10.1007/s00256-013-1626-3. Epub 2013 May 7.
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    Honors

    Vice Chancellors Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis, University of Auckland, 2009

    Second Place, Serchuck Award for Basic Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine, 2012

    Certificate of Merit with Excellence in Design, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Scientific Meeting, 2011

    Radiology Research Alliance New Investigator Award, Association of University Radiologists (USA), 2010

    Serchuck Award for Clinical Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine, 2010

    Certificate of Merit Award, American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010

    Cum Laude Award, RSNA Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010

    Design in Excellence Award, RSNA Annual Scientific Meeting, 2007

    ARRS Clinician Educator Development Program Scholarship, 2009

    Association of University Radiologists (AUR)-Philips Academic Faculty Development Program Scholarship, 2009

    Magna Cum Laude Award, RSNA Annual Scientific Meeting, 2009

    Excellence in Design Award, RSNA Annual Scientific Meeting, 2009

    Certificate of Merit Award, RSNA Annual Scientific Meeting, 2008

    Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award, Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education, 2007

    Thomas Baker Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, 2007

    Finalist, Kudos Medical Science Award, New Zealand, 2007

    Phillips Medical System Research Prize, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, 2007

    Design in Excellence and Certificate of Merit Awards, RSNA Annual Scientific Meeting, 2007

    Gerald Duff-Alison Somerville Best Proffered Paper Award, Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting, 2005

    Finalist, Fulbright New Zealand Fellowship, 2004

    International Young Academic Program Scholarship, RSNA, 2003

    OBEX New Zealand Radiology Prize for the Best Resident Scientific Paper, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting, 2003

    Fulbright New Zealand Traveling Scholar to United States, 2003

    Peter Rothwell Clinical Teacher Award, Waikato Clinical School, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2002

    Siemens Medical System Best Scientific Poster Award, Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 2002

    Best Scientific Paper Award Presented by Radiology Resident, Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 2002

    Mayo Clinic Scholar, Mayo Clinic, 2007-08

    General Electric-AUR Radiology Research Fellowship, 2009-11

    International Merit Scholar, University of Melbourne, Commonwealth Government of Australia, 1997

    Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Bachelor of Medical Science Research Scholar, University of Melbourne, 1996

    Edith Moffatt Research Scholar, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia, 1996

    University of Melbourne Medical Society, Bachelor of Medical Science Thesis Prize, 1996

    Prosector Award in Anatomy, School of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, 1992

    Professional Activities

    Past President, Association of University Radiologists

    President, Radiology Research Alliance

    Vice Chair, American College of Radiology Commission on Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

    Secretary, Maryland Radiological Society

    Treasurer, American College of Nuclear Medicine

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-6500
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    10755 Falls Road
    Pavilion I
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-583-2700
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    • Radiology and Radiological Science

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