Dr. N.Ramakrishnan is a Healthcare Entrepreneur who is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine & Sleep Medicine and also has a Master’s degree in Medical Management from University of Southern California. He is currently the Director of Critical Care Services at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and is a Senior Consultant in Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Ramakrishnan has been keen on ‘making a difference by bringing innovative solutions in healthcare’ and has several firsts to his credit.
He has been instrumental in developing Chennai Critical Care Consultants (www.icuconsultants.com), a first of its kind private practice group of critical care specialists. In addition to state-of the-art clinical care for critically ill patients, the group provides specialized remote monitoring Tele ICU services to serve critically ill patients. Of note, the TeleICU monitoring center in Chennai established in 2010 was the first outside United States of America. The group has also successfully established TACT Academy for Clinical Training (www.tact-india.com) which is India’s first simulation based healthcare training center and has won awards for innovative concept in healthcare education and also listed for this distinction in Limca Book of Records. Through SAGA Charitable Trust (www.saga.ngo) he has also been instrumental in developing ‘social doctors’ by training non-medical persons on life saving skills. He was also the first Board Certified sleep medicine specialist in India and established Nithra Institute of Sleep Sciences (www.nithra.com) which is India’s first freestanding sleep center.
He has been honored with fellowship by American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Indian College of Critical Care Medicine and Indian Sleep Disorders Association. He also served as Vice Chancellor of Indian College of Critical Care Medicine & President of Indian Sleep Disorders Association.
Dr. Ramakrishnan is a respected teacher and leader in the field of Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine and has several original research publications to his credit. He has received prestigious awards including Best Doctor Award, Young Achiever Award, Vocational Excellence Award (from Rotary International), Acharya Award for excellence in teaching and Presidential Citation awards from Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine for contributions in Critical Care Medicine.