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Oklahoma native Dr. Ramakumar completed medical school at the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1994. He completed his internship and residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN in 2000 and then continued on to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD where he completed his Fellowship in Laparoscopy and Endourology in 2001. After being an Instructor in Urology for Johns Hopkins University, he came to Tucson in 2001 as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona’s urology department. Dr. Ramakumar was the first in Tucson to perform laparoscopic prostatectomy in 2003, and the first to perform robotic prostatectomy in 2005. He has been published extensively with a focus on laparoscopic surgery, he is active in research, and has made presentations all over the world.
He is board certified and holds membership with the American Urological Association and the Western Section American Urological Association. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery/Urology at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine and is a member with Arizona Institute of Urology. Dr. Ramakumar holds privileges at Northwest Medical Center and Carondelet St. Mary’s.
In addition to general urology, he has special clinical interests in adult Urology, DaVinci Robotic Surgery, minimally invasive surgery, prostate and kidney cancer, advanced kidney stone surgery, and he has a growing interest in men’s health and wellness.
Aside from his professional obligations Dr. Ramakumar enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. His hobbies include enjoying music, wine tasting, playing tennis, and practicing yoga. He has an interest in learning more about complementary and alternative medicine.