Dr. Vimal Ramjee, MD FACC
Dr. Ramjee is a Senior Staff Cardiologist at the Chattanooga Heart Institute with Memorial Hospital. He is quintuple board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology), Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac CT, and Internal Medicine. He specializes in cardiovascular imaging, general cardiology, and structural imaging. He has been featured in FOX News, NBC WRCB Morning Show, and writes about emerging cardiovascular technology as the featured Tech Talk Columnist for Cardiovascular Business magazine.
He obtained his undergraduate degree in neurobiology and behavioral science at Emory University. Dr. Ramjee completed his medical training at top-tiered, nationally ranked medical institutions. He graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and completed internal medicine residency at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Following this, he trained in cardiology and cardiovascular disease at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA; US News Nationally Ranked Program), as well as advanced cardiac CT imaging at Johns Hopkins University (US News Nationally Ranked Program).
Dr. Ramjee has been awarded grants from the National Institute of Health and American Heart Association for his impactful work on heart disease. He has several lead author peer-reviewed publications in high-impact medical journals. His work spans from the role of the immune system in recovery from heart attacks, to how specific cholesterol biomarkers may be leveraged to help prevent heart disease. For his scientific contributions, he has been recognized with several nationally competitive awards including the Young Investigator Awards from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He is also a winner of the Young Investigator's Forum at Northwestern University for his groundbreaking work revealing an important role of immune T-cells in repairing heart muscle after a heart attack.
Dr. Ramjee lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, two children, and rescue dog. In his free time, he loves to exercise, spend time with his family, travel, and give back to the community. He is on the Board of Directors for Siskin Hospital. He formerly served as the Service Director for Young Professionals of Chattanooga, and the Board for Outcomes (Smarter Students Stronger Families team) with the City of Chattanooga. Dr. Ramjee takes special interest in efforts to improve community health.
Features in the Press
- Intensifying statin therapy to maximize cardiovascular risk reduction: is 50 the new 70? Goals are getting old
- Cardiac Intensivism: A View From a Fellow-in-Training
- Non–High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Versus Apolipoprotein B in Cardiovascular Risk Stratification
- Epicardial YAP/TAZ orchestrate an immunosuppressive response following myocardial infarction
- Aortic angiosarcoma masquerading as a thoracic aortic aneurysm
- A common neural substrate for perceiving and knowing about color
- Right ventricular dysfunction after resuscitation predicts poor outcomes in cardiac arrest patients independent of left ventricular function
- Myocardial dysfunction after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: predictors and prognostic implications
- Optimal lipid targets for the new era of cardiovascular prevention
- High-Grade, Nonmyogenic Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma