Phoenix, Arizona


Ramanathan.Ramesh@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research interests of Ramesh K. Ramanathan, M.D., are in new drug development for the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, with a focus on pancreatic and colon cancers.

Focus areas

  • GI oncology
  • Early drug development

Significance to patient care

The research conducted by Dr. Ramanathan will result in better treatments and novel therapies for patients with GI cancers.

Professional highlights

  • Director, GI Medical Oncology Program, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2014-present
  • Executive committee member, Pancreatic Cancer Research Team, 2014-present
  • Editorial board member, Clinical Cancer Research, 2012-present
  • Editorial board member, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 2008-present
  • Chair, Pancreatic Cancer Research Team, 2010-2014
  • Editorial board member, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, 2008-2014
  • Medical director, Clinical trials program, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 2007-2014
  • Director, GI Oncology program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 2001-2007


See my publications


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Hematology and Oncology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Resident - Internal Medicine Woodhull Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY
  3. Senior House Officer - General and Geriatric Medicine St. Georges Hospital - UK
  4. Senior House Officer - General Medicine Southport General Infirmary - UK
  5. Rotating Internship Karnatak University, Karnatak Medical College - India
  6. MBBS Karnatak University, Karnatak Medical College - India
  7. Royal College - Sri Lanka

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