Poornima Ramanan, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

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Medical School:
  • MBBS, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University
Residency:
  • Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Program, Internal Medicine
Fellowships:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program, Infectious Disease, Transplant Infectious diseases
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program, Medical Microbiology
  • Harlem Hospital Center Program, Infectious Disease
Languages: English, Tamil, Malayalam
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, University of Colorado - Denver

Publications

  • Mann S, Frasca K, Scherrer S, Henao-Martínez AF, Newman S, Ramanan P, Suarez JA. A Review of Leishmaniasis: Current Knowledge and Future Directions. Curr Trop Med Rep. 2021 Mar 17;:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33747716
  • Hyson P, Barahona LV, Pedraza-Arévalo LC, Schultz J, Mestroni L, da Consolação Moreira M, Taylor M, Franco-Paredes C, Benamu E, Ramanan P, Rassi A Jr, Hawkins K, Henao-Martínez AF. Experiences with Diagnosis and Treatment of Chagas Disease at a United States Teaching Hospital-Clinical Features of Patients with Positive Screening Serologic Testing. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021 May 31;6(2). PubMed PMID: 34072787
  • Radovanovic N, Dumic I, Veselinovic M, Burger S, Milovanovic T, Nordstrom CW, Niendorf E, Ramanan P. Fusobacterium necrophorum subsp. necrophorum Liver Abscess with Pylephlebitis: An Abdominal Variant of Lemierre's Syndrome. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2020;2020:9237267. PubMed PMID: 31993242
  • Dumic I, Radovanovic M, Igandan O, Savic I, Nordstrom CW, Jevtic D, Subramanian A, Ramanan P. A Fatal Case of Kaposi Sarcoma Immune Reconstitution Syndrome (KS-IRIS) Complicated by Kaposi Sarcoma Inflammatory Cytokine Syndrome (KICS) or Multicentric Castleman Disease (MCD): A Case Report and Review. Am J Case Rep. 2020 Dec 3;21:e926433. PubMed PMID: 33268763
  • Dumic I, Madrid C, Rueda Prada L, Nordstrom CW, Taweesedt PT, Ramanan P. Splenic Complications of Babesia microti Infection in Humans: A Systematic Review. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2020;2020:6934149. PubMed PMID: 32566058
  • Mann S, Tobolowsky F, Purohit S, Henao-Martínez A, Bajrovic V, Ramanan P, Wolfel E, Khazanie P, Barron M, Madinger N, Benamu E. Cryptococcal pericarditis in a heart transplant recipient. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Dec;22(6):e13366. PubMed PMID: 32533755
  • Scherger S, Mathur S, Bajrovic V, Johnson SC, Benamu E, Ramanan P, Wolfel G, Levi ME, Abidi MZ. Cytomegalovirus myocarditis in solid organ transplant recipients: A case series and review of literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;22(3):e13282. PubMed PMID: 32232951
  • Radovanovic N, Dumic I, Veselinovic M, Burger S, Milovanovic T, Nordstrom CW, Niendorf E, Ramanan P. Fusobacterium necrophorum subsp. necrophorum Liver Abscess with Pylephlebitis: An Abdominal Variant of Lemierre's Syndrome. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2020;2020:9237267. PubMed PMID: 31993242
  • Ramanan P, Scherger S, Benamu E, Bajrovic V, Jackson W, Hage CA, Hakki M, Baddley JW, Abidi MZ. Toxoplasmosis in non-cardiac solid organ transplant recipients: A case series and review of literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;22(1):e13218. PubMed PMID: 31769583
  • Ramanan P, Scherger S, Benamu E, Bajrovic V, Jackson W, Hage CA, Hakki M, Baddley JW, Abidi MZ. Toxoplasmosis in non-cardiac solid organ transplant recipients: A case series and review of literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 26;:e13218. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31769583
  • Dumic I, Vitorovic D, Spritzer S, Sviggum E, Patel J, Ramanan P. Acute transverse myelitis - A rare clinical manifestation of Lyme neuroborreliosis. IDCases. 2019;15:e00479. PubMed PMID: 30622896
  • Ramanan P, Bryson AL, Binnicker MJ, Pritt BS, Patel R. Syndromic Panel-Based Testing in Clinical Microbiology. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2018 Jan;31(1). PubMed PMID: 29142077
  • Ramanan P, Virk A, Boland JM, Pritt B, Rizzo M, Wengenack NL. Answer to August 2018 Photo Quiz. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Aug;56(8). PubMed PMID: 30049808
  • Ramanan P, Virk A, Boland JM, Pritt B, Rizzo M, Wengenack NL. Photo Quiz: It's a Concrete Jungle Out There. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Aug;56(8). PubMed PMID: 30049807
  • Dumic I, Patel J, Hart M, Niendorf ER, Martin S, Ramanan P. Splenic Rupture as the First Manifestation of Babesia Microti Infection: Report of a Case and Review of Literature. Am J Case Rep. 2018 Mar 23;19:335-341. PubMed PMID: 29567936
  • Ramanan P, Wengenack NL, Theel ES. Laboratory Diagnostics for Fungal Infections: A Review of Current and Future Diagnostic Assays. Clin Chest Med. 2017 Sep;38(3):535-554. PubMed PMID: 28797494
  • Ramanan P, Razonable RR. Evaluation of COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan CMV Test for use in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2017 Jul;17(7):633-639. PubMed PMID: 28468570
  • Ramanan P, Cummins NW, Wilhelm MP, Heimbach JK, Dierkhising R, Kremers WK, Rosen CB, Gores GJ, Razonable RR. Epidemiology, risk factors, and outcomes of infections in patients undergoing liver transplantation for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Clin Transplant. 2017 Aug;31(8). PubMed PMID: 28573685
  • Ramanan P, Espy MJ, Khare R, Binnicker MJ. Detection and differentiation of norovirus genogroups I and II from clinical stool specimens using real-time PCR. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Apr;87(4):325-327. PubMed PMID: 28159444
  • Burgess MJ, Rosenbaum ER, Pritt BS, Haselow DT, Ferren KM, Alzghoul BN, Rico JC, Sloan LM, Ramanan P, Purushothaman R, Bradsher RW. Possible Transfusion-Transmitted Babesia divergens-like/MO-1 Infection in an Arkansas Patient. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 1;64(11):1622-1625. PubMed PMID: 28329282
  • Ramanan P, Timmerman EA, Fidler ME, Amer H, Pritt BS, Schwab DA, Batterman HJ, Binnicker MJ. A kidney transplant recipient with renal medullary viral cytopathic changes. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Feb;19(1). PubMed PMID: 27925350
  • Dumic I, Sengodan M, Franson JJ, Zea D, Ramanan P. Early Onset Prosthetic Joint Infection and Bacteremia due to Campylobacter fetus Subspecies fetus . Case Rep Infect Dis. 2017;2017:5892846. PubMed PMID: 28928998
  • Ramanan P, Qureshi AS, Martin SA, Zea D, Patel R, Pritt BS. A 79-Year-Old Man With Chronic Aspiration and an (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography Positive Lung Mass. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Winter;4(1):ofw256. PubMed PMID: 28702466
  • Ramanan P, Wengenack NL, Pritt BS. Photo Quiz: A 54-Year-Old Male with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Presenting with Right Periorbital Swelling and Diplopia. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Feb;54(2):249; discussion 510. PubMed PMID: 26822766
  • Ramanan P, Deziel PJ, Norby SM, Yao JD, Garza I, Razonable RR. Donor-derived HTLV-1 associated myelopathy after transplantation: a call for targeted screening. Am J Transplant. 2015 Apr;15(4):1125. PubMed PMID: 25772487
  • Ramanan P, Barreto JN, Osmon DR, Tosh PK. Rothia bacteremia: a 10-year experience at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Sep;52(9):3184-9. PubMed PMID: 24951810
  • Ramanan P, Pritt BS. Extraintestinal microsporidiosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Nov;52(11):3839-44. PubMed PMID: 24829239
  • Theel ES, Ramanan P. Clinical significance of low-positive histoplasma urine antigen results. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Sep;52(9):3444-6. PubMed PMID: 25031433
  • Ramanan P, Deziel PJ, Norby SM, Yao JD, Garza I, Razonable RR. Donor-transmitted HTLV-1-associated myelopathy in a kidney transplant recipient--case report and literature review. Am J Transplant. 2014 Oct;14(10):2417-21. PubMed PMID: 25138148
  • Ramanan P, Deziel PJ, Razonable RR. Rhodococcus globerulus bacteremia in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient: report of the first transplant case and review of the literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2014 Jun;16(3):484-9. PubMed PMID: 24797154
  • Ramanan P, Blumberg AK, Mathison B, Pritt BS. Parametrial anisakidosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Oct;51(10):3430-4. PubMed PMID: 23863565
  • Ramanan P, Deziel PJ, Wengenack NL. Gordonia bacteremia. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Oct;51(10):3443-7. PubMed PMID: 23884999
  • Ramanan P, Razonable RR. Cytomegalovirus infections in solid organ transplantation: a review. Infect Chemother. 2013 Sep;45(3):260-71. PubMed PMID: 24396627
  • Ramanan P, Razonable RR. Elizabethkingia species sepsis after lung transplantation: case report and literature review. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Dec;15(6):E229-34. PubMed PMID: 24119071
  • Ramanan P, Anyimadu H, Batacchi Z, Sivapalan V. Emphysematous urinoma as a complication of emphysematous pyelitis in a healthy adult male. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Oct;344(4):330-1. PubMed PMID: 22739565
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Professional Memberships

  • Infectious diseases Society of America, Member
  • American Society of Transplantation, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Medical Microbiology, Board Certification (2018)
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
  • transplant infectious diseases fellowship, Specialized Training (0001)
Clinical Interests
My interests include managing infections in immunocompromised hosts, especially transplant recipients, tropical infectious diseases and clinical microbiology

Care Philosophy
I believe that every person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their race,creed, age, gender, sexual orientation or country of origin. The needs of the patient always come first and I will strive to provide comprehensive, compassionate and personalized care to my patients at all times.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, acrylic painting, photography and listening to music

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MBBS, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Program, Internal Medicine (0001)
Fellowships:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program, Infectious Disease, Transplant Infectious diseases (0001)
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program, Medical Microbiology (0001)
  • Harlem Hospital Center Program, Infectious Disease (0001)
Languages: English, Tamil, Malayalam
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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