Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medical Education
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Family Medicine & Community Health
Specialties:Primary Care, Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Ravi Ramaswamy received his medical degree from B.J. Medical College, India. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Underwood-Memorial Hospital, NJ, and his Geriatric Medicine fellowship training in the 2-year clinician educator track at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health, and Medical Education. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGSF). His clinical work is as a primary care provider at the Martha Stewart Center for Living. His academic interests include evidence-based medicine, competency-based medical education and falls prevention in the elderly.
Dr. Ramaswamy has been integrally involved in educating learners at all levels. He has been a faculty member in the Art and Science of Medicine course for medical students since 2011. From 2012-16, he served as the associate director of the Geriatrics fellowship program. Currently, he is the co-director of the Ambulatory Care – Geriatrics clerkship, a mandatory 6-week rotation for 3rd year medical students. In this role, his goal is ensure that students of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai meet or exceed the minimum geriatric competencies laid out by the AAMC, and are able to care for an older patient as a physician in any specialty. Dr. Ramaswamy is a Content Editor of POGOe, a geriatrics education portal for educators. He is also an invited tutor at the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice workshop at McMaster University, Canada annually since 2013.
He has several peer-reviewed publications and has taught at national meetings. Dr. Ramaswamy’s honors include H. Winter Griffith Scholarship for Excellence in Practice Improvement and Patient-centered Care from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM); ‘Geriatrics Clinician of the Year’ and ‘Excellence in Medical Student Teaching in Geriatrics’ awards from the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. His work has been supported by the Hartford Centers of Excellence Career Development Award and the ADGAP Geriatrics Education Coordinating Center Grant. Locally, he served as the Treasurer-Secretary of the Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society from 2012-15. Nationally, he is a nominated member of the Ethnogeriatrics and Quality & Performance Measurement committees at the American Geriatrics Society.
American Board of Family Medicine
- Alzheimer's Disease
MBBS, B. J. Medical College
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Residency, Family Medicine, Wheeling Hospital
Residency, Family Medicine, Underwood-Memorial Hosptial
Fellowship, Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital
Wang H, Leavitt L, Ramaswamy R, Rapraeger AC. Interaction of syndecan and alpha6beta4 integrin cytoplasmic domains: regulation of ErbB2-mediated integrin activation. The Journal of biological chemistry 2010 Apr; 285(18).
Ramaswamy R, Maio V, Diamond JJ, Talati AR, Hartmann CW, Arenson C, Roehl B. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly: assessing doctor knowledge, confidence and barriers. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice 2011 Dec; 17(6).
Ramaswamy R, Dix EF, Drew JE, Diamond JJ, Inouye SK, Roehl BJ. Beyond grand rounds: a comprehensive and sequential intervention to improve identification of delirium. The Gerontologist 2011 Feb; 51(1).
Ramaswamy R. Ethical challenges in evidence-based management of an elderly adult with cancer without decision-making capacity. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2012 Dec; 60(12).
Ramaswamy R. How to teach medication management: a review of novel educational materials in geriatrics. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2013 Sep; 61(9).
Boockvar K, Signor D, Ramaswamy R, Hung W. Delirium during acute illness in nursing home residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2013 Sep; 14(9).
Ramaswamy R, Williams A, Clark EM, Kelley AS. Communication skills curriculum for foreign medical graduates in an internal medicine residency program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014 Nov; 62(11).
Buslovich S, Salbu R, Ramaswamy R. Statins and the trajectory of cognitive decline. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014 Apr; 62(4).
Ramaswamy R. Complex care: treating an older patient with multiple comorbidities. American family physician 2014 Mar; 89(5).
Ramaswamy R, Leipzig RM, Howe CL, Sauvigne K, Usiak C, Soriano RP. The portal of geriatrics online education: a 21st-century resource for teaching geriatrics. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2015 Feb; 63(2).
Salmon C, O'Conor R, Singh S, Ramaswamy R, Kannry J, Wolf MS, Federman AD. Characteristics of outpatient clinical summaries in the United States. International journal of medical informatics 2016 Oct; 94.