Dr. ROCHITA VENKATARAMANAN


Dr. Rochita Venkataramanan

Consultant Radiologist

MD DNB DMRD



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Dr Rochita Venkataramanan completed her undergraduate studies at the prestigious Grant Medical College and Sir J J group of Hospitals at Mumbai in the year 1989. She was selected for postgraduate training in Radiology at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai which is the leading institution for Oncology in India.

She completed her MD as well as DNB in the year 1993. After three years of gaining experience in private centers at Mumbai, she relocated in 1996 to Chennai which is the hometown of her husband Dr Venkataramanan Swaminathan, a senior and reputed Orthopedic surgeon. Her Residency at the Tata Memorial Hospital has given her a deep insight into Oncology related Imaging and a passion to help patients suffering from cancer.

At Chennai, she joined Malar Hospitals and worked from 1994 to 2004 before moving to Apollo Hospitals in 2005. She established the first 64 slice CT scan in India at the Apollo Heart Centre with Heart and Body imaging CT and CT Angiography services. In 2008 she established the 320 slice CT services at the Apollo Heart Centre which was again India’s only such service. In 2020 she participated in establishing the only 640 slice CT scan in India at the Apollo Heart Centre. She retired from Apollo as the Director Clinical Radiology with a vision to offer her high skills through her team to the city of Chennai.

Dr Rochita Venkataramanan is a passionate clinical researcher and has five new Radiology signs to her name published in leading International and National Medical Journals. These signs help to accurately diagnose specific diseases and are used by Radiologists all over the world. To build Radiology skills in the diagnosis of Abdominal diseases in India, she founded the Indian Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ISGAR) www.isgar.org and is the President. She also founded the journal of the Society called Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (JGAR) www.thieme.com/books-main/radiology/product/5001-journal-of-gastrointestinal-and-abdominal-radiology and is the Editor in Chief. She has led the journal to indexation at the DOAJ within a short period of three years of its existence.

Dr Rochita Venkataramanan has worked with leading Clinicians in the city of Chennai on difficult cases and is part of many multi-disciplinary teams that address challenging medical cases. At Advantage imaging, she will carry on her multidisciplinary collaborations for the benefit of patients in order to save lives by specific scanning protocols, post-processing and interdisciplinary discussions as well as detailed planning prior to treatment.

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  • Medical Practice
  • Memberships
  • Academic Coordinator, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology from Jan 2014-16
  • Senior Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant Surgeon Since March 2008
  • Clinical Attachment, King’s College Hospital, London  (Hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery and Liver transplantation)(2007-2008)
  • Clinical Fellow, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (Liver Transplantation)(2006-2007)
  • Senior Resident (Surgical Gastroenterology) (2003-2006)
  • Senior resident (General Surgery) (2001-2003): At Lok Nayak Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University
  • MS, Lok Nayak Hospital (General Surgery)(1998-2001)
  • MBBS, Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)(1992-1997)
  •     Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
  •     Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) Life Member
  •     Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG) Life Member
  •     Indian Medical Association (IMA), IMA-AMS Member
  •     Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT) Life Member
  •     Indian Association for Study of the Liver (INASL) Life Member
  •     American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) 2016, 2017
  •     Associate Member of ISGAR (Indian Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology)
  •     Liver Transplant Society of India (founder member) and executive committee member.

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