Ramesh Kodavatiganti, MD

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Ramesh Kodavatiganti, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Internal Medicine - Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Rotating Clinical Intern - M.K.C.G. Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa, India


Anesthesiology - SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Anesthesia - Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
Anatomy - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India


CT Anesthesia, (Pediatric Cardiac) - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
CT Anesthesia (Adult) - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Board Certification

Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Undergraduate Degree

MD - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
MBBS - M.K.C.G. Medical College, Berhamour, Orissa, India

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Xu P, Wang J, Kodavatiganti R, Zeng Y, Kass IS: Activation of protein C kinase contributes to the isoflurane: Induced improvement of functional and metabolic recovery in isolated ischemic rat hearts. Anesthesia and Analgesia 99 (4): 993-1000, 2004.


Rady MY, Kodavatiganti R, Ryan T: Perioperative predictors of acute cholecystitis after cardiovascular surgery.  Chest 114 (1): 76-84, 1998.


Tempe D, Cooper A, Kodavatiganti R, Tomar AS: Closed mitral valvotomy and elective ventilation in the post-operative period: Effect of mild hyperventilation on right ventricular function.  Journal of Cardiothoracic Vascular Anesthesia 9 (5): 552-557, 1995.

Awards and Honors

2009, Outstanding Clinical Services Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

2004, Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, Department of Anesthesiology presented by President, Residents & Fellows Alumni Society, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

1996, Outstanding Research Award for the Graduating Resident, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

1996, Robert E. Dripps, MD, Memorial Award to the Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology presented by Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2011-present, Heart Care International, Peru
2009-present, Heart Care International, El Salvador
1997-present, International Anesthesia Research Society


2008-present, American Society of Echocardiography
1997-present, Society for Cardiac Anesthesia
1995-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists