Ram Sriram, MD

Ram Sriram, MD
Professor of Neurology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
Nashville, TN

Ram Sriram, MD, earned his BS and MB from the University of Madras in Madras, India. He did an internship in medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and a residency in neurology at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, where he was Chief Resident from 1978 to 1979. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroimmunology at Stanford before becoming acting Assistant Professor of Neurology in 1981. Dr. Sriram remained at Stanford as Senior Research Associate in the Department of Neurology from 1982 to 1984.

In 1984 Dr. Sriram joined the faculty at the University of Vermont as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Cell Biology; he became an Associate Professor in 1989. In 1993, he moved to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was appointed William Weaver Professor of Experimental Neurology, Professor of Microbiology/Immunology. A busy clinician as well as an active researcher, he directs the Vanderbilt University Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. Dr. Sriram has published over 100 articles relating to mechanisms of oligodendrocyte loss and demyelination in multiple sclerosis as well as clinical testing of potential new MS therapies.