Dr Ramachandran earned his medical degree at Monash University. He completed Neurology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Darwin Hospital, and St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He then completed a 3-year fellowship in Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious diseases at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he also conducted his Ph.D. in advanced DNA sequencing technologies to improve diagnostics for patients with neuroinflammatory conditions.
After completing his Fellowship he joined the Neurology Department at UCSF before returning back to Australia. Dr Ramachandran currently has appointments at RMH, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Peter McCallum Cancer Centre. He also has a Clinical Research fellow at the Peter Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne where he continues his research on novel diagnostic tests for infectious and autoimmune diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
He sees patients with a range of neuroinflammatory disorders, including those resulting from infections, autoimmune diseases and genetic conditions. These include MS, NMOSD, MOGAD, neurosarcoidosis, myelitis, encephalitis and meningitis. He has a particular interest in seeking answers for patients with complex or difficult-to-diagnose conditions.