Prof. Raman Venkataramanan

University of Pittsburgh, USA




1979 Ph.D., University of British, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

1974 Master, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Physical Pharmacy

1972 Bachelor, University of Madras

Publications (selected)

  1. Corchran TE, Venkataramanan R, Mihelc KM, Marcinkowski AL, Ou J, McCook BM, Weber L, Carey ME, Paterson DL, Pielewski JM, McCurry KR, Hussain S.Aerosol deposition of lipid complex of amphoterecin (Abelcet) in lung transplant patients. Am. J. Transplant. 2006; 6: 2765-2773.
  2. Saukkonen JJ, Cohn DL, Jasmer RM, Schenker S, Jereb JA, Nolan CM, Peloquin CA, Gordin FM, Nunes D, Strader DB, Bernardo J, Venkataramanan R, Sterling TR; ATS (American Thoracic Society) Hepatotoxicity of antituberculous Therapy subcommittee. An official ATS statement: hepatotoxicity of antituberculosis therapy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006: 174: 935-952.
  3. Bodri MS, Rambo TM, Wagner RA, Venkataramanan R. Pharmacokinetics of metronidazole as a single oral bolus to red rat snakes. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 2006; 16: 15-19.
  4. Ashok Jain, Raman Venkataramanan, Tai Kwong, Ravi Mohanka Mark Orloff, Peter Abt, Randeep Kashyap, Cindy Mack Pam Batzold Adel Bozorgzadeh “Pharmacokinetics of Mycophenolic Acid in Liver Transplant Patients after Intravenous and Oral administration of Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF)”. Liver Transplantation Liver Transpl. 2007 Jun; 13(6): 791-6.
  5. Reschly EJ, Bainy AC, Mattos JJ, Hagey LR, Bahary N, Mada SR, Ou J, Venkataramanan R, Krasowski MD. Functional evolution of the vitamin D and pregnane X receptors. BMC Evol Biol. 2007 Nov 12; 7(1): 222 [Epub ahead of print].
  6. Shimin Zhanga, Sripal Reddy Madaa, Don Mattisond, Steve Caritisc, Raman Venkataramanana For the OPRU network. Development and validation of a high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric assay for determination of 17-alpha Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate (17-OHPC) in human plasma. J. Chormatography J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2007 Sep 1; 856(1-2): 141-7. Epub 2007 Jun 2.
  7. Lamba J, Lamba V, Strom S, Venkataramanan R, Schuetz E. Novel Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Promoter and Intron 1 of Human Pregnane X Receptor/NR1I2 and Their Association with CYP3A4 Expression. Drug Metab Dispos. 2008 Jan; 36(1): 169-81. Epub 2007 Oct 9.
  8. Jain A, Venkataramanan R, Sharma R, Kwong T, Abt P, Orloff M, Kashyap R, Tsoulfas G, Bozorgzadeh A. Pharmacokinetics of Mycophenolic Acid in Live Donor Liver Transplant Patients vs Deceased Donor Liver Transplant Patients. J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 May; 48(5): 547-52.
  9. Jain A, Venkataramanan R, Sharma R, Kwong T, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Tsoulfas G, Batzold P, Williamson M, Bozorgzadeh A. Pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus in living donor liver transplant and deceased donor liver transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2008 Feb 27; 85(4): 554-60.
  10. Zhang S, Mada SR, Torch M, Goyal RK, Venkataramanan R. Development and Validation of a High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Assay for the Determination of Fluconazole in Human Whole Blood Using Solid Phase Extraction. Ther Drug Monit. 2008 Jun; 30(3): 314-319.
  11. Yasuda K, Ranade A, Venkataramanan R, Strom S, Chupka J, Ekins S, Schuetz E, Bachmann K. A Comprehensive in vitro and in silico Analysis of Antibiotics that Activate PXR and Induce CYP3A4 inLiver and Intestine. Drug Metab Dispos. 2008; 36: 1689-1697.
  12. Shringi Sharma, Steve Strom, Steve Caritis, Donald Mattison, Raman Venkataramanan. “Identification of cytochrome P450 enzymes involved in the metabolism of 17α-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate” Drug Metabolism and Disposition Drug Metabolism and Disposition 2008; 36: 1896-19902.
  13. Shimin Zhang, Sripal Reddy Mada, Shringi Sharma, Marilyn Torch, Don Mattison, Steve Caritis, Raman Venkataramanan, For the OPRU Network. Simultaneous quantitation of 17-alpha Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate (17-OHPC), 17-alpha Hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) and Progesterone (P) in human plasma using high pressure liquid chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). J. Pharm. Biomed Anal 2008; 48: 1174-1180.
  14. Tetsuro Sakai, Raymond M. Planinsic, Michael A. Mathier, Michael E. DeVera, , Raman Venkataramanan, Use of Continuous Intravenous Treprostinil in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease Associated with Pulmonary Hypertension – Initial Experience Transplant Int. 2009; 22: 554-561.
  15. Solari MG, Washington KM, Sacks JM, Hautz T, Unadkat JV, Horibe EK, Venkataramanan R, Larregina AT, Thomson AW, Lee WP. Daily topical tacrolimus therapy prevents skin rejection in a rodent hind limb allograft model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Feb; 123(2 Suppl): 17S-25S.
  16. Capitano B, Potoski BA, Hussain S, Zhang S, Paterson DL, Studer SM, McCurry KR, Venkataramanan R. Intrapulmonary penetration of voriconazole in patients receiving an oral prophylactic regimen. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2006; 50: 1878-80.
  17. Venkataramanan R, Sindhi R. Sirolimus differences between children and adults. Pediatric Transplantation 2006; 10: 872-874.

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