Venkataraman R. Muthusamy MD, FASGE, FACG
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD is recognized as a leader in advanced endoscopic procedures. His clinical research interests focus on the evaluation of existing and new endoscopic technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders. They include endoscopic ablative techniques for Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia and early esophageal adenocarcinoma, clinical applications of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), assessment of new endolumenal stents, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP - combined endoscopy and fluoroscopy for the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems) and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Dr. Muthusamy conducts research aimed at improving endoscopic sedation, as well.
For the past 10 years, Dr. Muthusamy has had an impressive academic career within the UC System. He comes to us from the University of California Irvine Medical Center. In addition to his extensive work in interventional endoscopy, he also served as the director of the GI Fellowship Program at that institution. Prior to UC Irvine, he was director of Endoscopic Ultrasound at the University of California, San Francisco.
He completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University and went to medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His residency was undertaken at Duke University Medical Center where he served as assistant chief resident and traveled abroad to study evidence-based medicine under Dr. David Sackett at Oxford University. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California San Francisco before undertaking his advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of California Irvine which he completed in 2001.
He is board-certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and was recognized by Best Doctors 2010-2011 and as a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association in 2007. He is also a past-president of the Orange County GI Society and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.