Ram Subramanian, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Office: TEC B6

Phone: 404-712-3833

Fax: 404-727-8410

Email: rmsubra@emory.edu


In his dual role as a transplant hepatologist and an intensivist, Dr. Subramanian is involved in the inpatient care of patients before and after liver transplantation. His clinical and research interests are focused on critical care issues related to hepatic failure and liver transplantation. Dr. Subramanian earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Transplant Hepatology in 2010.

Medical School: University of Chicago
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Chicago Hospitals
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, University of Nebraska
Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship, University of Chicago
Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Chicago

American Board of Internal Medicine Certifications:
Gastroenterology, 2007
Critical Care Medicine, 2008
Pulmonary Disease, 2006
Internal Medicine, 2001
Hepatology, 2010


Specialties: Transplant hepatology; Critical care; Gastroenterology; Pulmonary medicine; Liver failure; Hepatic intensive care; and Organ donor management
Areas of Clinical Interest: Hepatic Critical Care; Extracorporeal Liver Support


Honors and/or Awards

Fellow, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Deans Teaching Award, Emory School of Medicine
Academy of Medical Educators, Emory School of Medicine


Organizational Memberships:
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Society of Critical Care Medicine
The American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Association of Surgical Technologists
International Liver Transplantation Society

Clinical Trials
Acute Liver Failure Study Group NIH Research Consortium
Safety and Efficacy of Ifetroban in Hepatorenal Syndrome
Safety and Efficacy of Extracorporeal Liver Assist Device (ELAD) in Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis
Safety and Efficacy or Ornithine- Phenylacetate in the Reversal of Hepatic Encephalopathy in Cirrhosis
Safety and Efficacy of Extracorporeal Liver Assist Device (ELAD) in Acute Liver Failure

Link to Emory Healthcare bio


* Kitchens WH, Adams AB, Hughes CB, Subramanian RM. Diagnostic Challenges in the Evaluation of Hepatic Grafts from Donors with HELL P Syndrome.
Transplantation Proceedings. 2011, 43 (10): 4010-4012
* Udoji TN, Berkowitz DM, Bechara R, Hanish S, Subramanian RM. The Utility of Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy in the Management of Severe Hepatopulmonary
Syndrome following Liver Transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings. 2013, 45 (9): 3316-3319.
* Wong F, O’Leary JG, Reddy R, Patton H, Kamath PS, Fallon MB, Garcia-Tsao G, Subramanian RM, Malik R, Maliakkal B, Thacker LR, Bajaj JS. New Consensus
Definition for Acute Kidney Injury Accurately Predicts 30-day Mortality in Cirrhosis with Infection. Gastroenterology. 2013, 145 (6): 1280-1288.
* Travis TE, Johnson LS, Moffatt LT, Subramanian RM, Jordan MH, Shupp JW. Organ donation from burn-injured patients-a national perspective. J Surg Res. 2014, 190
(1): 289-99.