Vijay K. Ramanan, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Neurologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Vijay K. Ramanan, M.D., Ph.D., is a Neurologist with subspecialty interest in Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology. His clinical focus includes expertise in:

  • Diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders
  • Identification and treatment of potentially reversible causes of cognitive impairment, including transient epileptic amnesia, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and sleep disorders
  • Precision medicine application of novel therapies for dementia syndromes
  • Genetic and lifestyle factors influencing clinical heterogeneity in Alzheimer's and related disorders

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Ramanan is active in research, including publishing high-impact manuscripts integrating multimodal data (genetic, neuroimaging, fluid biomarker, and cognitive assessment) to illuminate mechanisms and novel treatment targets for Alzheimer's and related disorders. He also provides committed education and mentorship to residents and fellows, and participates in numerous leadership and service roles within and outside of the institution.

  1. Alzheimer's disease
  2. Cognitive impairment
  3. Dementia
  4. Frontotemporal dementia
  5. Lewy body dementia
  6. Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Lewy body disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Precision medicine application of novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases
  • Resistance and resilience in aging and neurodegenerative disease
  • Genetic variation and clinical heterogeneity in neurodegenerative disease
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Transient epileptic amnesia
  • Neuroimaging and fluid biomarkers of neurodegenerative disease
  1. 2020
    Fellow - Behavioral NeurologyMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 2020
    FellowRST Behavioral Neurology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2019
    Resident - NeurologyMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2016
    Internship/ResidencySt. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
  5. 2015
    MDIndiana University School of Medicine
  6. 2013
    PhDIndiana University School of Medicine
  7. 2006
    BS - Honors Mathematics (major), Philosophy (minor)University of Notre Dame

Certifications

  1. 2019
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    IMPACT-AD Class of 2020Institute on Methods and Protocols for Advancement of Clinical Trials in ADRD (IMPACT-AD)
  2. 2020
    Well-being AwardMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Department of Education Administration
  3. 2019
    Enhanced Resident Leadership ProgramAmerican Academy of Neurology
  4. 2018
    Chief ResidentNeurology Residency Program, Department of Neurology
  5. 2018
    Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2015
    Alexander Treloar Ross Award (excellence in Neurology)Indiana University School of Medicine
  7. 2013
    Jack and Linda Gill Graduate Award (best Life Sciences thesis)Indiana University
  8. 2002
    Glynn Scholar (University Honors Program)University of Notre Dame
  9. 2002
    Lilly Endowment ScholarshipUniversity of Notre Dame

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberNeurocognitive Steering Group, International Aerospace Neuroscience Consortium
  2. 2020 - present
    Member at LargeHistory of Medicine Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  3. 2019 - 2021
    MemberMembership Engagement Committee Member (MEC), American Academy of Neurology
  4. 2018 - 2019
    Co-ChairNeurology Resident Wellness Committee, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 2018 - present
    MemberDiversity and Inclusion Committee, Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2014 - 2015
    PresidentStudent Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN), Indiana University School of Medicine

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.