Dr.Lakshmi Raman's interest is in brain injury. Her interest particularly focuses on the effect of long-term hypoxia on the hippocampus. She has published work on the long-term effects of hypoxia on the hippocampus. She is the principle investigator for the project looking at the "Mechanism of mTOR mediated decrease in myelination in chronic hypoxia". As an extension of her interest in brain injury she serves as the principle investigator in a  "Randomized clinical trial using 23 % vs 3% hypertonic saline in the management of intracranial hypertension in traumatic brain injury" is actively recruiting patient for the study. She is also one of the investigators in the Crystal Charity Ball Collaborative Program for Pediatic Brain injuries in Texas. She also serves as an active member of the Perot Brain and Nerve injury center which co-ordinates various clinical studies involved in brain injury.


Medical School Madras Medical College, University of Madras (1989)
Internship State University New York Downstate (1998), Pediatrics
Residency State University New York Downstate (2001), Pediatrics
Fellowship University of Minnesota Medical School (2004), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Brain Injury

Research Interest

  • Chronic hypoxia and hippocampal injury
  • hyothermia in traumatic brain injury


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Chronic hypoxia impairs murine hippocampal development and depletes the postnatal progenitor pool by attenuating Mammalian target of rapamycin signaling
Raman L., Kong X, Gilley J., Kernie S. G. Pediatr Res 2011 70-2 159-165
Effects of Chronic Hypoxia in Developing Rats on Dendritic Morphology of the CA1 Subarea of the Hippocampus and on Fear-Potentiated Startle
Raman L, Hamilton KL, Gewirtz JC, Rao R. Brain Res 2008 1190 167-174
The role of chronic hypoxia in the development of neurocognitive abnormalities in preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Raman L, Georgieff MK, Rao R. Dev Sci July 2006 9(4) 326-67
In vivo effect of Chronic Hypoxia on the neurochemical profile of the developing rat hippocampus
Raman L, Tkac I, Ennis K, Georgieff MK, Gruetter R, Rao R. Developmental Brain Research: 2005 156(2) 202-9

Honors & Awards

  • Press Ganey Award for Outstanding Patient Care
    Children's Medical Center (2011)
  • Principal Investigator
    Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (2007)
  • Prinicipal Investigator
    Vikings Children’s Fund-Grand in aid (2004)
  • Co-investigator
    Center for Neurobehavioral Development Research Grant (2002)
  • Jay H. Fisher Memorial Award for excellence in teaching
    SUNY, Brooklyn (2001)
  • Sixth Annual Residents Night Award
    Academy of Medicnie of Richmond, NY (2001)
  • Distinction in Surgery
    Universtiy of Madras (1988)
  • Distinction in Anatomy and Biochemistry
    Universtiy of Madras (1984)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Pediatric Research (2007)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Center for Neurobehavioral Development
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine