Dr. Ramanathan was born and raised in Dallas, TX, and received a bachelor's degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. He subsequently received his M.D. from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where he graduated with highest honors and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins. Upon completion of his residency, he received additional fellowship training in advanced endoscopic sinus and minimally invasive skull base surgery at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Ramanathan evaluates patients primarily at the Johns Hopkins Healthcare and Surgery Center in Bethesda, Maryland, as a part of the greater Washington D.C. region practice of Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. If indicated, he can also perform surgery at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda or at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
He maintains a very busy clinical practice primarily focused on complex revision endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic approaches to the orbit (DCR), and the endoscopic management of sinonasal and skull base tumors including inverted papilloma, esthesioneuroblastoma, and pituitary tumors. Dr. Ramanathan is also the consultant rhinologist/skull base surgeon for complex sinusitis and sinonasal/skull base tumor patients at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. His commitment to highly specialized patient care has been recognized by numerous awards.
As a surgeon-scientist, Dr. Ramanathan also directs an National Institutes of Health R01 funded laboratory to study the role of air pollution in causing chronic rhinosinusitis. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious research awards and grants. He has published over 70 peer reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters and is frequently invited to speak about his research at national and international meetings.