Prashanth Ramachandran


Clinician, researcher, educator and dad

Dr. Prashanth Ramachandran is a neurologist who cares for patients with a range of neuroinflammatory disorders (conditions involving nervous tissue inflammation), including those resulting from infections, autoimmune diseases and genetic conditions. He specializes in treating inflammation affecting the brain and spinal cord, and has a particular interest in seeking answers for patients with complex or difficult-to-diagnose conditions.

Ramachandran's research focuses on using advanced DNA sequencing technologies to improve diagnostics for patients with neuroinflammatory conditions. He is also interested in neurological health care equity and in particular finding ways to implement new medical technologies in low-resource settings.

Ramachandran earned his medical degree at Monash University School of Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, followed by a residency in neurology at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. He completed a fellowship in neuroimmunology and neuroinfectious diseases at UCSF.

  • Education

    Monash University School of Medicine, MBBS, 2010

  • Residencies

    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2014

    St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Neurology, 2017

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

It's an exciting time in neurology, with new therapies and diagnostics improving patient care. I can't wait to see what the next decade brings.

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammation Center

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

1651 Fourth St., Suite 252
San Francisco, CA 94158

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