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CURRICULUM VITAE

Vijaya Sivalingam Ramalingam MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary

OFFICE ADDRESS:
The Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
07/2002 - Present MBBS, JAWAHARLAL INSTITUTE OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (JIPMER), PONDICHERRY

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012 INTERNAL MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, 611 W PARK STREET, URBANA, IL 61801
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015 FELLOW, PULMONARY-CRITICAL CARE, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN AFFILIATED HOSPITALS, 9200 W WISCONSIN AVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53226

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
10/01/2015 - Present ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PULMONARY-CRITICAL CARE, INTERNAL MEDICINE, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN, 9200 W WISCONSIN AVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53226

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2011 - 06/2012 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 506 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
07/2014 - 06/2015 Chief Fellow, Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2017 - Present Director, Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
02/2018 - Present Site Director, Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
10/01/2015 - Present ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PULMONARY-CRITICAL CARE, INTERNAL MEDICINE, FROEDTERT MEMORIAL AND LUTHERAN HOSPITAL, 9200 W WISCONSIN AVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53226
10/01/2015 - Present ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PULMONARY-CRITICAL CARE, INTERNAL MEDICINE, CLEMENT J. ZABLOCKI VETERAN AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER, 5000 W NATIONAL AVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53295

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
Diplomate - Internal Medicine
08/2012
None
Diplomate - Pulmonary Medicine
10/2014
None
Diplomate - Critical Care Medicine
10/2015
None
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
10/2009 - Present Winners of Doctor’s Dilemma, ACP Illinois Downstate Competition
04/2010 - Present Trellis - A new approach to management of acute deep vein thrombosis. Podium, ACP National Associates Competition
04/2010 - Present Finalist of Doctor’s Dilemma, ACP National Associates Competition
06/2010 - Present Intern of the Year, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
09/2010 - Present Winner of Annual Oral Vignette Competition, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, IL
04/2012 - Present Trellis thrombectomy - A novel approach to management of acute deep vein thrombosis, National Associates Competition
06/2012 - Present Scholar of the Year, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
06/2012 - Present Senior Resident of the Year, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
02/2014 - Present Winner, Annual Research Retreat, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
2016 - 2017 MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher (Clinical Apprenticeship), Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - 2017 MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher (Renal-Respiratory Unit) , Medical College of Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
07/2009 - Present American Thoracic Society (Member )
07/2009 - Present Society of Critical Care Medicine (Member )
07/2009 - Present Chest (Member )

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Lethal but curable complication of coronary artery bypass graft and prosthetic valve replacement, University of Illinois College of Medicine Annual Research Symposium, Champaign, IL, 04/2010 - Present
A Therapeutic misadventure!, University of Illinois College of Medicine Research Symposium, Champaign, IL, 04/2010 - Present
 
National
Celiac disease - tip of the iceberg, Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting, Washington, D.C,, 04/2010 - Present
A pill for every ill - know the better and bitter!, American College of Physicians annual meeting, San Diego, CA, 04/2011 - Present
Light chain tubulopathy with Fanconi syndrome, National Kidney Foundation annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 04/2011 - Present
Reap the harvest on time!, Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting, Texas, 05/2011 - Present
A Grave Masquerader!, Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting, Texas, 05/2011 - Present
A rare cause of mastitis, Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting, San Diego, CA, 04/2012 - Present
Multiple myeloma with extramedullary dissemination to lung: a rare cause of pancoast syndrome, American Thoracic Society annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, 05/2012 - Present
Spontaneous pneumothorax – End point of advanced spindle cell sarcoma, American Thoracic Society annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, 05/2012 - Present
Include this in your differential diagnosis!, American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, 10/2012 - Present
Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the Lung, American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, Chicago, IL, 10/2013 - Present
Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea in Hospitalized Lung Transplant Recipients: A Nationwide Analysis, American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, Chicago, IL, 10/2013 - Present
What is the cause of pulmonary fibrosis in this young female smoker?, American Thoracic Society annual meeting, Denver, CO, 05/2015 - Present
Multiple Holes in the Lung! Add this to your differential diagnosis., American Thoracic Society annual meeting, Denver, CO, 05/2015 - Present
Not so cryptogenic organizing pneumonia! Occult Immunodeficiency as a cause., American Thoracic Society annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, 05/2016 - Present
 
International
Not a patient for physiotherapy!, American College of Physicians annual meeting, Toronto, CA, 04/2010 - Present
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
07/2010 - 06/2012 Member, Curriculum Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
09/30/2015 - Present Interstitial lung diseases. A case based discussion. Academic half day for interns.
05/04/2016 - Present Chest X-ray Interpretation. Academic Half day for M3 students.
03/15/2017 - Present Chest X-ray Interpretation. Academic half day for M3 students
11/01/2017 - Present Chest X-ray Interpretation. Academic Half day for M3 students.
01/10/2018 - Present Interstitial Lung Disease – Basics. Academic Half day for residents
11/05/2019 - Present
 
Resident and Fellow Education
10/12/2015 - Present Monitoring oxygen balance and acid base status. Life threatening infections. Diagnosis and antimicrobial selection. Recognition and Assessment of the seriously ill patient. Fundamentals Critical Care Support Course
12/16/2015 - Present Interstitial lung diseases. A case based discussion. Academic half day for residents.
01/15/2016 - Present Mechanical ventilation. VA-ICU lecture series.
02/18/2016 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
02/26/2016 - Present Mechanical ventilation. VA-ICU lecture series.
03/04/2016 - Present Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds
03/15/2016 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
03/25/2016 - Present Management of hyponatremia. VA-ICU lecture series.
04/21/2016 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
05/12/2016 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
06/02/2016 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
07/21/2016 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
07/22/2016 - Present Recognition and Assessment of the seriously ill patient. Fundamentals Critical Care Support Course.
08/11/2016 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
08/15/2016 - Present Acute respiratory distress syndrome. VA-ICU lecture series.
09/02/2016 - Present Management of shock. VA-ICU lecture series.
09/19/2016 - Present Board review. Topic – Interstitial Lung Diseases. PCCM Fellow Conference.
10/10/2016 - Present Recognition and Assessment of the seriously ill patient. Fundamentals Critical Care Support Course.
11/14/2016 - Present Diffusion Capacity. M2 Core Lecture Series. Renal-Respiratory Unit.
02/02/2017 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
03/07/2017 - Present Clinical Radiologic Pathologic Case Conference Moderator; Internal Medicine residents conference.
03/09/2017 - Present Clinical Radiologic Pathologic Case Conference Moderator; Internal Medicine residents conference.
03/30/2017 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
04/19/2017 - Present Interstitial lung diseases for a Rheumatologist. Rheumatology Grand Rounds.
04/27/2017 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
05/05/2017 - Present Connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung diseases. Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds.
06/01/2017 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series
06/15/2017 - Present Recognition and Assessment of the seriously ill patient. Fundamentals Critical Care Support Course.
07/13/2017 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series
08/03/2017 - Present Management of hyponatremia. VA-ICU lecture series
08/14/2017 - Present Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series.
09/07/2017 - Present Management of right heart failure in ICU. VA-ICU lecture series.
09/15/2017 - Present Board review. Topic – Interstitial Lung Diseases. PCCM Fellow Conference.
09/15/2017 - Present Interstitial Lung Disease – Basics. Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds.
10/09/2017 - Present Recognition and Assessment of the seriously ill patient. Fundamentals Critical Care Support Course.
11/07/2017 - Present Diffusion Capacity. M2 Core Lecture Series. Renal-Respiratory Unit.
03/23/2018 - Present Recognition and Assessment of the seriously ill patient. Fundamentals Critical Care Support Course.
Acid-base disorders. FMLH-ICU lecture series
 

CHAIR/MODERATOR, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS:
10/2016 - Present Facilitator, Thematic Poster Session. “Case Reports in Interstitial Lung Disease.” ACCP 2016; Los Angeles, CA.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Ramalingam VS, Ansari S, Fisher M. Respiratory Complication in Liver Disease. Crit Care Clin. 2016 Jul;32(3):357-69.
2. Diagnostic accuracy of a clinical diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an international case-cohort study. Walsh SLF, Maher TM, Kolb M, et al; IPF Project Consortium Eur Respir J. 2017 Aug 31;50(2).
3. Controlled trial to improve resident sign-out in a medical intensive care unit. Nanchal R, Aebly B, Graves G, Truwit J, Kumar G, Taneja A, Dagar G, Graf J, Hubertz E, Ramalingam V, Fletcher KE. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Aug 7.
4. Respiratory Complication in Liver Disease. Ramalingam VS, Ansari S, Fisher M. Crit Care Clin. 2016 Jul;32(3):357-69.
5. Intrathoracic Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Hemorrhage with Routine Diagnostic Procedure. Imielski BR, Ramalingam VS, Rao RN, Majumdar T, Haasler GB. Ann Thoracic Surgery. 2014; 98:1459-61.
6. End-of-Life Care Beliefs Among Hindu Physicians in the United States. Ramalingam VS, Saeed F, Sinnakirouchenan R, Holley JL, Srinivasan S. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Sep. PMID 24052431.
7. A man presenting with cough, chest pain and shortness of breath. Ramalingam VS, Sinnakirouchenan R, Kumar JS, Jakoby MA. Carle Selected Papers. 2012; 55(1):33-41.
8. Blood loss through AV fistula. Case report and literature review. Saeed F, Kousar N, Sinnakirouchenan R, Ramalingam VS, Johnson PB, Holley JL. Int J Nephrol. 2011 May. PMID 21716705.
9. Furosemide-mannitol infusion, another potential diuretic option in hospitalized patients with heart failure: a retrospective single-center cohort study of 122 patients. Turagam M, Velagapudi P, Kalra A, Ramalingam VS, Sinnakirouchenan R, Holley JL. Int J Cardiol. 2011;151(2):232-4. PMID 21703703.
10. Acute ischemic stroke in aortic dissection: Case report and review of literature. Ramalingam VS, Sinnakirouchenan R, Sudhakar S, Brasch AV. Indian J Med Sci. 2010;64(8):385-9. PMID 22945783.
11. Malignant transformation of actinic keratoses to squamous cell carcinoma in an albino. Ramalingam VS, Sinnakirouchenan R, Thappa DM. Indian J Dermatol. 2009; 54(1): 46-48. PMID 20049269.
12. Nanchal R, Aebly B, Graves G, Truwit J, Kumar G, Taneja A, Dagar G, Graf J, Hubertz E, Ramalingam V, Fletcher KE. Controlled trial to improve resident sign-out in a medical intensive care unit. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Dec;26(12):987-992.
13. Singavi AK, Ramalingam V, George B. Etanercept for Treatment of Taxane-Induced Pneumonitis. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Oct;15(10):556-557.
14. Ali MS, Ramalingam VS, Haasler G, Presberg K. Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) treated with lung transplantation and review of the literature. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Apr 20;12(4).
15. Ramalingam V, Ansari S, Truwit J. Respiratory complications in acute and chronic liver disease Hepatic Critical Care. 8 January 2018:137-151.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Ramalingam V, Ansari S, Truwitt J. Respiratory complications in acute and chronic liver disease. In R. Nanchal and R. Subramanian. (cds.), Hepatic Critical Care, (pp.137-152). Springer International Publishing. 2018
 
Abstracts
1. Ramalingam VS, Montner S, Valenzi E, Husain A, Strek ME. Not so cryptogenic organizing pneumonia! Occult Immunodeficiency as a cause. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016, A5130.
2. Ramalingam VS, Dolan S, Haasler G, Rao N. Multiple Holes in the Lung! Add this to your differential diagnosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015, A1412-1412
3. Ramalingam VS, Presberg K, Rao N. What is the cause of pulmonary fibrosis in this young female smoker? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015, A1472-1472.
4. Ramalingam VS, Majumdar T, Rao A. Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the Lung. Chest. 2013;144(4_MeetingAbstracts):921A-921A.
5. Ramalingam VS, Kumar G, Majumdar T.Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea in Hospitalized Lung Transplant Recipients: A Nationwide Analysis. Chest. 2013;144(4_MeetingAbstracts):1012A-1012A.
6. Ramalingam VS, Sinnakirouchenan R, Kumar J. Include this in your differential diagnosis! Chest. 2012 ;142(4_MeetingAbstracts):510A-510A.
7. Ramalingam VS, Gupta N, Sinnakirouchenan R, Kumar J, Narreddy K. Multiple myeloma with extramedullary dissemination to lung: a rare cause of pancoast syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;185:A4396.
8. Ramalingam VS, Sinnakirouchenan R, Kumar J. A rare cause of mastitis. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2012;7 Suppl 2:448.
9. Braganza ML, Ramalingam VS, Thameem D. Spontaneous pneumothorax – End point of advanced spindle cell sarcoma. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2012; 185: A4400.
10. Sinnakirouchenan R, Ramalingam VS, Shanmugham A. All that wheezes in not asthma. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2012;7 Suppl 2:471.
11. Ramalingam VS, Sinnakirouchenan R, Brasch A. A Grave Masquerader! J Hosp Med. 2011;6(suppl 2):S240.
12. Ramalingam VS, Sinnakirouchenan R, Patel K. Reap the harvest on time! J Hosp Med. 2011;6(suppl 2):S240.
13. Sinnakirouchenan R, Kumar A, Ramalingam VS, Ulozas E. Light chain tubulopathy with Fanconi syndrome. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2011;57(4):B91.
14. Agarwal P, Ramalingam VS, Soubani AO. Tissue is the issue! J Hosp Med. 2011;6(suppl 2):S253.
15. Sinnakirouchenan R, Ramalingam VS, Holley J. A pill for every ill - know the better and bitter! J Hosp Med. 2011;6(suppl 2):S253.
 

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