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Assistant Professor of Medicine Director, UPMC Integrated Heart Failure Program
Dr. Ramani’s research studies the mechanisms of myocardial recovery after development of heart failure, through the use of mechanical circulatory support. It focuses on reversible and irreversible alterations in pathways of myocyte hypertrophy and fibrosis, with emphasis on microRNA signatures of recovery potential.
UPMC has embraced telemedicine as a primary instrument to deliver high-value care to the population in its care. As the physician leading this effort, Dr. Ramani has designed and implemented standardized processes to identify, engage and manage at-risk Heart Failure patients, employing telemonitoring platforms to deliver proactive, efficient, patient-centered care. He employs teleconsulting to evaluate complex cases at remote locations, including with UPMC Palermo, Italy.
Dr. Ramani is responsible for the Heart Failure core curriculum for medical students, residents and fellows. He also has an advisory role in the Heart Failure curriculum for the School of Nursing, and conducts continuing medical education classes for cardiologists.