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. Since 19 I served as full-time tenured professor. I retired on September, 30, 2014 and am reappointed as Professor Emeritus in the Department Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics. 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. Teaching recognitions are rare as so much of what we do is taken as part of our routine work. My other passion is advocating for physician education. I have advocated for International Medical Graduates education both in the US and in the home countries. I have been a voice for the International Medical Graduate (IMG) education in the US. I was chair of Texas Medical Association IMG Section and the AMA IMG section and served on the Board of ECFMG, the organization that certifies IMG physicians seeking GME training in the US. 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. My life`s work is with and for the premature infants and their families. Serving as a neonatologist for 41 years, I directed the Premature Infant Development PREMIEre Program that provides ongoing developmental guidance for these tiny Infants since November 1999.
I am privileged to have held 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. Physicians 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.

9/2014 - Present Professor Emeritus in the department of Pediatrics and Retired and active in research UTHSCSA, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
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