UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Ramamurthy, Rajam

School of Medicine
(210) 567-5228

I have served UTHSCSA since 1977 in the division of neonatology/ Department of Pediatrics as full-time tenured professor till 2005 when I reduced my time to 60% with that my title changes to Clinical Professor. My passion is teaching and I feel fulfilled in that role. It was also wonderful to receive the 2013 UT Reagents Outstanding Teaching Award to acknowledge teaching that is so rarely done in Academic institutions. My other passion is advocating for physician education. I have been active in Organized medicine at all levels. In 2004 I was elected President of the Bexar County Medical Society, the first women to hold that position in the 150 year history of that society. I have been a voice for the International Medical Graduate education in the US. I was chair of TMA IMG Section and the AMA IMG section and now serve on the Board of ECFMG, the organization that certifies IMG physicians seeking GME training in the US. My lifes work is with and for the premature infants and their families. After being a neonatologist for 41 years, I now head the Premature Infant Development PREMIEre Program that provides ongoing developmental guidance for these tiny Infants.
I am privileged to hold the Rita & William Head Distinguished professorship
in Environmental and Developmental Neonatology. While my mind is with medicine my heart is with dance where I am involved in education involving the mind and body. I am one of the founders of the Arathi School of Indian Dance in San Antonio in 1981. I actively teach young children and older adults and perform. It is my yoga, my moment to meditate and to teach people the importance of physical and mental wellbeing when my mind is emptied of everything and focused only on creating movement to become one with supreme consciousness. I think every person particularly those of us in stress filled jobs must have an activity that refreshes our mind and I feel as health care professionals it behooves us to educate our learners to care for their body and mind.

11/2009 - Present Neonatologist Community Medicine Associates, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
9/2005 - Present Clinical Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
11/2000 - Present Medical Director University Health System, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
11/1988 - Present Medical Staff Member Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX
6/1977 - Present Associate Medical Staff Member CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center
5/1977 - Present Medical-Dental Staff University Hospital System, Pediatrics / Neonatology, San Antonio, TX