Tarakad Ramachandran, MD, has joined the Neurology Service of Crouse Medical Practice as a neuro-hospitalist and senior quality director.
Highly regarded nationally and internationally as a clinician and educator, Dr. Ramachandran came to Syracuse in 1976 with broad-based training in internal medicine from the United Kingdom.
After two years of residency and a year of chief residency in neurology at Upstate Medical University, he advanced his training with a year of fellowship in neuromuscular diseases and electrophysiology from Boston University School of Medicine. He returned to Syracuse in 1980 to pursue his career in neurology at Crouse and University hospitals.
In addition to being a full academic professor in neurology, Dr. Ramachandran has also held positions as a clinical professor in neurosurgery, internal medicine and family medicine in addition to being a lecturer for the Center of Bioethics and Humanities.
Always a clear favorite among students, residents and fellows, he has received numerous awards over the years. He was awarded Upstate’s Gold Award in Clinical Medicine (2008) and has been honored with the SUNY President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the SUNY President’s Employee Recognition Award and the SUNY President’s award for Excellence in Faculty Service.
Dr. Ramachandran has a strong interest in vascular neurology (stroke medicine) and chaired Crouse’s Operation Stroke Committee from 1996 to 2000. As a prior chief of neurology at Crouse, he was instrumental in creating the hospital’s Stroke Unit, which was the first in the region to be designated with “Gold Plus” performance achievement from the American Stroke Association. He also was active in the creation of the Stroke Unit at Upstate Medical University, from which he retired in 2010.