Ramachandra R. Sista, M.D.

  1. Pulmonologist
  2. Critical Care Specialist
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I'm Rama Sista, I am the Medical Director for the Lung and Heart Lung Transplant Programs at Mayo Clinic. One of the reasons that played a major role in my decision to become a physician, is the sense of empathy and compassion. These two have always been the major driving forces in my life, and the way I conducted myself as a person. So heartening to see somebody who is struggling to breathe, gets a gift of life in the form of a lung transplant. To see them recover fairly rapidly to the point that they don't need to be using oxygen to help them breathe. And at Mayo we are very privileged to have an experienced multidisciplinary team, that can accomplish this on a day to day basis.

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  1. Advanced lung disease
  1. Bronchoscopy
  2. Heart transplant
  3. Lung transplant
  • Advanced lung disease and respiratory failure
  • Extracorporeal lung assistive devices
  • Interventional bronchoscopy
  • Lung and heart-lung transplantation
  • Regenerative medicine
  1. 2008
    Fellow - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Heart-Lung & Lung TransplantationStanford University School of Medicine
  2. 2005
    Fellow - Critical Care MedicineStanford University School of Medicine
  3. 1996
    Residency - Internal MedicineWayne State University School of Medicine
  4. 1991
    InternshipGovernment Green General Hospital
  5. 1990
    MBBSGuntur Medical College


  1. 2009
    Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2009
    Critical Care MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine