Dr P. Raghu Ram
MS, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Glasg), FRCS(Irel), FACS (USA)
President elect, The Association of Breast Surgeons of India
Director & Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, KIMS-USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseases,Hyderabad
CEO & Director, Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation, Hyderabad
International Surgical Advisor, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Dr.P. Raghu Ram is one of the youngest Surgeons from India to be conferred PADMA SHRI (2015) – one of the most coveted civilian awards bestowed by the Govt. of India. He has achieved the rare distinction of obtaining the prestigious FRCS from all four Royal Colleges in British Isles – London, Edinburgh, Glasgow& Ireland & FACS from American College of Surgeons, at a very young age. He conceived, designed & established Indian Subcontinent’s FIRST free standing, purpose built and comprehensive Centre for Breast health in 2007 – KIMS-USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseasesat Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Hyderabad (India). He also established Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation during the same year. To honour Dr.Ushalakshmi’s struggle (Dr Raghu Ram’s mother) in the fight against breast cancer, the Breast Centre at KIMS & the Foundation bear her name.
Within a short span of sieven years, Dr Raghu Ram has made extraordinary contribution at empowering people in India about the importance of early detection of breast cancer through a number of unique & innovative initiatives. Equally, hehas been working with a missionary zeal at bringing about revolutionary changes to Breast healthcare in India. In 2011, Dr Raghu Ram’s proposal to establish India’s FIRST dedicated Society for Surgeons practicing the art & science of Breast Disease was seconded by Surgeons practicing breast surgery from across the Country. In the fullness of time, the newly formed Association of Breast Surgeons of India (ABSI) will endeavor to standardize breast healthcare, and equally, pave the way to establish Breast Surgery as a Subspecialty in India.
In addition to publishing several articles in peer reviewed Journals, Dr Raghu Ram has contributed eight Chapters in TWO Text Books of Surgery & aChapter in the widely respected ‘Recent advances in Surgery’ published from London. He was recently invited to contribute a Chapter on Breast Surgery in the world renowned & hugely popular ‘Bailey & Love Companion Guide’. He served as Editorial Secretary of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology – largest Organization in India that represents Surgical Oncologists from all over the Country (2008). He achieved the exceptional milestone in getting unanimously elected as Founder Honorary Secretary of the newly formed Association of Breast Surgeons of India - ABSI (2011 & more recently, was once again unanimously elected to serve as Vice President (2013 – 2014) & President (2015 – 2017) of ABSI – youngest ever and the first from South India elected to the highest office of the Association that represents general Surgeons, Surgical Oncologists and Plastic Surgeons from all across India.
The brilliant teaching streak in Dr Raghu Ram coupled with a burning desire to reach out to young surgeons from India preparing for the prestigious MRCS/FRCS Examinations enabled him to successfully conduct TEN OverseasPostgraduate Courses in Hyderabad under the auspices of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCS Ed) – highest number of Courses ever to be held by the Royal College outside United Kingdom.
Dr Raghu Ram is responsible for making Andhra Pradesh a centre for Intercollegiate MRCS Examination in India, thus helping hundreds of Doctors from that region to accomplish their dream of sitting the prestigious Examination in India without the need to travel all the way to the UK.In recognition of hisunstinting contribution to the RCS Ed for well over a decade, Dr. Raghu Ram has been awarded the prestigious Overseas Gold medal for 2013, making him the youngest ever to have received this esteemed honour in the 508 years history of the College.