Ranjith Ramasamy, MD
Ranjith Ramasamy, MD
At Rutgers College, Dr. Ramasamy graduated magna cum laude and was named the Henry Rutgers Research Scholar in the Cell Biology and Neuroscience. While at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School he participated in research and was awarded the Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship twice from Alpha Omega Alpha Medical honors Society, the student scholar in cardiovascular diseases award from the American Heart Association, and a Pre-Doctoral Training Award as part of Program For Research Training In Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Foundation and National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).
He developed an interest in the surgical discipline of urology and co-authored several scientific publications. This work was recognized as he was awarded the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grant in Urology. He pursued his internship and residency training in urology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College. During this time, he developed an interest in urologic microsurgery and reproductive medicine. During his residency training, he won a pilot research award from the NIH Clinical Translational Science Center to investigate the feasibility of multiphoton microscopy, a novel method to identify spermatogenesis and guide testicular sperm extraction.
In addition to his research interests, Dr. Ramasamy is an avid debater and won the chief residents debate organized by the New York Section of the AUA and represented the NY section at the American Urological Association.
He pursued a two-year fellowship training in microsurgery and male reproductive medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During his fellowship he was recipient of the Male Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program given by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). He was also the recipient of the Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of the programs are to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals as clinician-scientists.
Dr. Ramasamy is a urologist and microsurgeon, specializing in male fertility and sexual dysfunction. He has performed and published research in men's reproductive health issues including genetic basis of male infertility and evaluating and treating hypogonadism. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on clinical and scientific issues in reproductive health. He has presented in over 25 national and international conferences and co-authored several book chapters. Through his published work, he is a proponent of the theory that microdissection testicular sperm extraction is one of the most effective treatments for men with no sperm in the ejaculate. He is also an expert in testosterone therapy and has published several research studies on the optimal candidates for testosterone treatment. He has given opinions about the controversial issue of the association between testosterone and cardiovascular risk for AARP and Endocrine Today.
Dr. Ramasamy is the founder of a company called Uro-Logic, LLC. He along with George Kallingal created an app called Urology Flashcards that is available free on the iTunes and Google Play store. At present, the app has > 10,000 users and has more than 75 ratings. The app contains > 1500 questions that help residents and urologists to prepare for board examinations.
Dr. Ramasamy serves as a reviewer for a number of prestigious professional journals including European Urology, Fertility and Sterility, Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology, Urology, Canadian Urology Association Journal, International Journal of Urology, Indian Journal of Urology. He is on the editorial board for Reproductive System and Sexual disorders. Dr. Ramasamy has served as a lecturer for several courses at Baylor College of Medicine. Recently, Dr. Ramasamy lectured at the American Urological Association annual meeting, Malaysian Society of Assisted Reproduction, Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, CME course at American Tamil Medical Association and the Urological Society of India annual meeting, New Delhi, India. He is also previously been on faculty of the Andrology Training Workshop for Postgraduates in India.
Dr. Ramasamy is a member of several professional societies including: American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, American Urological Association, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Society of Andrology, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and Indian American Urological Association.
Academic honors and awards
Dr. Ramasamy has received numerous honors throughout his career, including the Arnold Belker Infertility Fellow of the Year Award, Best Research Manuscript of the year award, and outstanding abstract award - all from the American Urological Association. Other organizations that have recognized his work include the New York Academy of Medicine, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Andrology, and the American Heart Association.
He is married with two daughters. He has a passion for cricket, tennis, and running.