Rageshree Ramachandran, MD, PhD

Raga Ramachandran, MD, PhD

Professor & Director of Medical Education; Endowed Chair in Pathology Medical Student Education, Haile T. Debas/UCSF Academy of Medical Educators; Co-Director, Ground School block, UCSF School of Medicine Bridges curriculum
Surgical Pathology
Specialty Areas
Surgical Pathology
Liver Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Pathology, Box 0102
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-564A
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Parnassus Heights
Other UCSF Organizational Association(s)
  • Departmental Career Advisor, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Faculty Advisor, Pathology Student Interest Group
Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical work is in diagnostic surgical pathology with an emphasis on liver and gastrointestinal disease. I review in-house biopsy and surgical cases and am part of the Liver/GI consultation service. I am the San Francisco site pathologist for the Hepatitis B Research Network, a consortium of hospitals with expertise in caring for those with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, approximately 0.3-0.5% of US residents. I am interested in how digital pathology and other remote learning resources impact the educational experience for our learners.

Selected Publications
  • Tanaka KS and Ramachandran R.  Perceptions of a Remote Learning Pathology Elective for Advanced Clinical Medical Students.  Acad Pathol.  2021 Jan-Dec; 8.  Published online 2021 Apr 23.  doi: 10.1177/23742895211006846.
  • Khalili M, Kleiner DE, King WC, Sterling RK, Ghany M, Chung RT, Bhan A, Rosenthal P, Lisker-Melman M, Ramachandran R, Lok AS and the Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN).  Hepatic Steatosis and Steatohepatitis in a Large North American Cohort of Adults with Chronic Hepatitis B.  Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 Apr 8.  doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000001257. 
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