Venkatesh G. Ramaiah, MD, FACS

Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Venkatesh G. Ramaiah, MD

Venkatesh G. Ramaiah, MD, FACS

Venkatesh Ramaiah, MD, FACS is a vascular and endovascular surgeon with more than 25 years of experience. Dr. Ramaiah fulfilled his vascular fellowship under Dr. Edward Dietrich at the Arizona Heart Institute. He served as the Medical Director and Director of Vascular Surgery during his 20 years at AHI.

Dr. Ramaiah is a world-renowned expert in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and venous disease. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous textbook chapters. He continues to be actively involved in clinical research as the Principle Investigator of several ongoing studies.

Dr. Ramaiah currently serves as Chief of Complex Vascular Services at HonorHealth and is the founder of Pulse Cardiovascular Institute, the first cardiovascular outpatient surgery center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • A Novel Appoach for the Endovascular Repair of the Small Thoracic Aorta: Customizing off-the-shelf endoluminal stent graftKpodonu J, Wheatley GH 3rd, Williams JP, Rodriguez-Lopez JA, Ramaiah VG, Diethrich EB…, Interact Cardiovasc Thor Surg – 1/1/2008
  • Use of the Right Brachio-femoral Wire Approach to Manage a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in an Extremely Angulated and Tortuous Aorta with an Endoluminal Stent GraftRamaiah VG…, Interact Cardiovasc Thor Surg – 1/1/2008
  • Endovascular Repair of an Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm with a Septal Occluder Device: Mid-term follow-upKpodonu J, Wheatley GH 3rd, Ramaiah VG, Rodriguez-Lopez JA, Strumpf RK, Diethrich EB…, Ann Thor Surg – 1/1/2008
  • Endoluminal Graft Therapy for the Treatment of an aorto-bronchial fistula: mid-term follow upKpodonu J, Rodriguez-Lopez JA, Ramaiah VG, Diethrich EB…, J Card Surg – 1/1/2008
  • A Novel Approach for the Endovascular Repair of the Small Thoracic Aorta: Customizing Off-the-Shelf Endoluminal Grafts to Treat a Post-Coarctation Pseudo-AneurysmJacques Kpodonu,MD, Grayson H. Wheatley, III, MD,James P. Williams,BS,Julio A. Rodriguez-Lopez, MD, …, Ann Thoracic Surg – 1/1/2008
  • Customized Endoluminal Graft to Treat a Suspected Saccular Thoracoabdominal Mycotic AneurysmJacques Kpodonu,MD, Venkatesh G. Ramaiah,MD, Grayson H. Wheatley,III,MD, Julio A. Rodriguez-Lopez,MD…, Ann Thoracic Surg – 1/1/2008
  • Have we gone too far? Endovascular Stent Graft Repair of Aortobronchial FistulasWheatley GH, Nunez A, Preventza O, Ramaiah VG, Rodriguez-Lopez JA, Williams J, Olsen DM, Diethrich E…, J Thor Cardiovasc Surg – 1/1/2007
  • Application of endograft to treat thoracic aortic pathologies: A single center ExperienceJulio A. Rodriguez,MD, Dawn M. Olsen, PAC, Alena Shtutman,RT, Leonardo Aguiar Lucas, MD, Grayson Whe…, J Vasc Surgery – 1/1/2007
  • Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound Assessment of Carotid Artery Disease: The Carotid Artery Plaque Virtual Histology Evaluation (CAPITAL) StudyEdward B. Diethrich,MD.,M. Paulina Margolis,MD,PhD,Donald B Reid,MD,FRCS,Allen Burke,MD, Venkatesh R…, J Endovasc Ther – 1/1/2007
  • Midterm Outcome in 158 Consecutive Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprotheses: Single Center ExperienceGrayson Wheatley III,MD, Ahmet Tayfun Gurbuz,MD, Julio A. Rodriguez,MD, Venkatesh Ramaiah, MD, Dawn …, Ann of Thoracic Surg – 1/1/2006
  • Are Penetrating Aortic Ulcers Best Treated Using an Endovascular Approach?Derek R. Brinster, MD,Grayson H. Wheatley III,MD, James Williams, BS, Venkatesh G. Ramaiah, MD, Edwa…, Ann Thorac. Surg – 1/1/2006
  • Endovenous Ablation of Incompetent Saphenous Veins: A Large Single-Center ExperienceRajagopalan Ravi, MD; Julio Rodriguez-Lopez, MD; Edwina Trayler, RN; Deborah A. Barrett,RN; Venkates…, J Endovasc Ther – 1/1/2006
  • Great Vessel Transposition for Antegrade Delivery of the TAG EndoprosthesisIn the Proximal Aortic ArchEdward B. Diethrich, MD; Marwan Ghazoul, MD; Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD; Jeffrey B. Alpern, DO;Juli…, J Endovasc Ther – 1/1/2005
  • Surgical Correction of Ascending Type A Thoracic Aortic Dissection:Simultaneous Endoluminal Exclusion of the Arch and Distal AortaEdward B. Diethrich, MD;Marwan Ghazoul, MD;Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD;Jeffrey Alpern, DO;Julio A. R…, J Endovasc Ther – 1/1/2005
  • Pseudoaneurysm of the Aortic Arch after Aortosubclavian Bypass Treated with Endoluminal Stent Grafting-A Case ReportThompson,CS, Rodriguez-Lopez, JA, Ramaiah,VG, Olsen,D. and Diethrich, EB…, Vasc Endovasc Surg – 1/1/2003
  • Endoluminal Stent Grafting of the Thoracic Aorta: Initial Experience with the Gore-ExcluderCharles Thompson MD, Julio A. Rodriguez-Lopez MD, Venkatesh Ramaiah MD, Edward B. Diethrich MD…, Journ Vasc Surg – 1/1/2002
  • Endoluminal Stent Grafting of Aortobronchial FistulasC.S Thompson, V. Ramaiah, J. Rodriguez, L. Dimugno, D. Olsen and E. Diethrich…, Journal of Vascular Surgery – 1/1/2002
  • Preprocedural Risk Stratification: Identifying an Appropriate Population for Carotid StentingThompson CS, Ramaiah VG, Rodriguez JA, Diethrich EB…, Journ Vasc Surg – 1/1/2002
  • Endoluminal Stent Graft Repair of Aorto-bronchial FistulasCharles Thompson MD, Julio A. Rodriguez-Lopez MD, Venkatesh Ramaiah MD, Edward B. Diethrich MD…, Journ Vasc Surgery – 1/1/2002
  • Stenting of Proximal Para-Anastamotic Stenosis of an Infrarenal Aortic Bypass GraftV. Ramaiah, C. Thompson, A. Harvey, J. Rodriguez and E. Diethrich…, Texas Heart Institute Journal – 1/1/2002
  • The AneuRx Stent-Graft Since FDA Approval: Single-Center Experience of 230 CasesVenkatesh Ramaiah MD, Julio A Rodriguez MD, Alex Westerband MD,Charles Thompson, MD,Rajagopalan Ravi…, Journ of Endovasc Therapy – 1/1/2002
  • Crossing the Limbs: A Useful Adjunct for Successful Deployment of the AneuRx Stent-GraftVenkatesh Ramaiah MD, Julio A. Rodriguez MD, Charles Thomspons, MD,Shoaib Shafique, MD, Rajagopalan …, Journ of Endovasc Therapy – 1/1/2002
  • Acute Traumatic Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta Treated with Endoluminal Stent GraftsCharles Thompson MD, Julio A. Rodriguez-Lopez MD, Venkatesh Ramaiah MD, Edward B. Dietrich MD…, Journ of Trauma – 1/1/2002
  • Stenting for Proximal Para-Anastomotic Stenosis of an Infrarenal Aortic Bypass GraftCharles Thompson MD, Adrian Harvey BS, Venkatesh Ramaiah MD, Julio A Rodriguez MD…, Texas Heart Inst Journal – 1/1/2002
  • A Rupture Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repaired with Bifurcated Unibody Endoluminal GraftJulio A. Rodriguez MD, Dawn M Olsen PAC, Venkatesh Ramaiah MD, Charles Thompson MD, Leanne DiMugno M…, Eur J of Vasc Endovasc Surgery – 1/1/2001
  • Effect of Primary Tunica Vaginalis Hydrocele on SpermatogenesisV. Ramaiah…, Bombay Hospital Journal – 1/1/1991
  • Treatment of Hydrocele with Aspiration and Instillation of TetracyclineV. Ramaiah…, Bombay Hospital Journal – 1/1/1990
  • Learning Curve for Endovascular AAA Repair: Evaluation in a Large Single CenterAC Lobato, J. Rodriguez, V. Ramaiah, M. Vranic and E. Diethrich…, Journal of Endovascular Therapy
  • Crossing The Limbs: A useful adjunct for successful deployment of the aneuryx stent graftC.Thompson, V. Ramaiah, J. Rodriguez and E. Diethrich…, Journal of Endovascular Therapy
  • Endovascular Repair of a Rupture AAA 20 months after Endoluminal Stent GraftingV. Ramaiah, C. Thompson, J. Rodriguez, L. Dimugno, D. Olsen and E. Diethrich…, Journal of Endovascular Therapy
  • Endoluminal Stent Grafting of Thoracic Aorta: Initial experience with Gore Excluder DeviceC. Thompson, V. Ramaiah, J. Rodriguez and E. Diethrich…, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular and Hybrid Management of Thoracic Aorta.Publisher: Blackwell LimitedGrand Rapids, MI2008
  • 50 Cases of Peripherovascular InterventionsChapter: Chapter 22. Percutaneous Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic AneurysmPage 95 – 98Publisher: Taylor & Francis Books Ltd, Cheriton HouseNorth Way Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom2002
  • 50 Cases of Peripheralvascular InterventionsChapter: Chapter 22: Percutaneous Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.Publisher: Taylor & Francis Books LtdHampshire, United Kingdom2002
  • Critical Lower Limb Ischemia: Principals and PracticeChapter: Chapter 16. Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for Lower Limb Critical Ischemia.
  •  Terumo Aortic Completes Enrollment of RelayPro United States Pivotal Trial· September 26th, 2019…ofile will allow me to successfully treat complex anatomy with precision.” Coprincipal Investigator Venkatesh Ramaiah, MD, added, “One of the key benefits of RelayPro is being able to choose from a range of proximal c…
  •  After 20 Years, Arizona Heart Hospital Continues to Innovate· July 13th, 2018…h created is alive because we are a destination center for aortic disease thanks to people like Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah, who is a thought leader, international speaker and an amazingly talented vascular surgeon who has…
  •  Woman with Rare Aneurysms Gets Life-Saving Surgery· February 15th, 2018…ore they come in, do all the testing and follow the patients after the procedure is done,” said Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah, co-director of the Institute for Aortic Disease. One of the main problems with Susan’s surgery was…
  •  Determined to Get Heart Healthy· February 2nd, 2017…femoral artery that required an extensive treatment plan,” Wilhelmi said. Saks turned to colleague Venkatesh Ramaiah, M.D., an endovascular and vascular surgeon at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, who performed a serie…
  •  AngioDynamics Announces Commercial Launch of Auryon Atherectomy System in United StatesBusiness Wire · October 11th, 2020…artery disease (PAD), particularly in cases that might have otherwise required an amputation,” said Venkatesh Ramaiah, MD. “The Auryon Atherectomy System for infrainguinal lesions and in-stent restenosis has yielded e…
  •  Society for Vascular Surgery – SVSMember
  •  American College of Surgeons – ACSMember
  • Retaplase in Acute Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusion: Determination of Efficacy, Dosing and ComplicationsPhoenix, AZ – 1/1/2001
  • Endoluminal Grafting of the Thoracic Aortic: Initial Experience with a Single Self-Expandable DevicePhoenix, AZ – 1/1/2001
  • Effectiveness of Aneurysm Sack Pressure Monitoring to Detect Perioperative Endoleaks after AAA Endograft Repair: An Initial Clinical ReportPhoenix, AZ – 1/1/2001
  • AneuRx Stent Grafting Since FDA Approval: Are We Pushing the LimitsPhoenix, AZ – 1/1/2001
  • Comparison of Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Stenting with and without Cerebral Protection in a Single-Center ExperienceAmerican College of Cardiology, Orlando, FL – 1/1/2001
  • Critical Limb Ischemia: Revascularization Modalities and InterventionsScottsdale, AZ – 1/1/2000
  • Penetrating Cardiac Injuries � Urban Community Setting ExperienceEpiscopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA – 1/1/1997
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome and Small Bowel ObstructionMedical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA – 1/1/1996
  • Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Prostatic BiopsyEpiscopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA – 1/1/1996
  • Gall Bladder Sludge – Clinical CorrelationEpiscopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA – 1/1/1995
  • Deep Venous ThrombosisEpiscopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA – 1/1/1994
  • Non-reamed Femoral NailingEpiscopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA – 1/1/1994
  • Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage in Blunt Abdominal TraumaEpiscopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA – 1/1/1993
  • Incisional Hernias-Repair with Prolene Mesh1/1/1989
  • Endoluminal Grafting versus Surgical Repair – An UpdateSeven Oaks Hospital, Bakersfield, CA
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Endoluminal GraftingLas Vegas, NV
  • Current Status of Endoluminal Grafting for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Cardiovascular UpdateScottsdale, AZ
  • Protocols and Criteria for Endoluminal Graft of Abdominal Aortic AneurysmsObregon, Sonora, Mexico
  • Thromobolytics in Peripheral Vascular DiseaseScottsdale, AZ
  • Master of Surgery Dissertation: Rectal Carcinoma – A study of Twenty-Five CasesBombay University, India – 1/1/1987

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Coauthor of Endovascular and Hybrid Management of the Thoracic Aorta

Surgical management of aortic pathologies has changed dramatically, and this essential book fills the void with up-to-date comprehensive information on the topic.
Written by physicians at the Arizona Heart Institute, which pioneered the use of thoracic endoluminal grafts, Endovascular and Hybrid Management of the Thoracic Aorta presents clinical scenarios as well as controversies in this fascinating and rapidly developing field.

Discussing the etiology, diagnostic tools and management and treatment of specific pathologies of the aorta, this book is ideal for cardiovascular and vascular surgeons from all over the world. It is also of interest to residents in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery who have an interest in thoracic aortic disease management and want to be at the forefront of endovascular technology.

About Dr. Ramaiah

Vascular Surgeon

Panel Discussion

Live Case Demonstration

Recognition & Leadership


First commercial implant of the Biomimics 3D Stent in Southwest USA

Ramaiah Award

2014 Health Care Leadership Awards: Researcher of the Year


Dr. Ramaiah performs first skin-puncture bypass in Arizona

Buckeye man gets heart hope with new surgery at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

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Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah, MD is a leader in vascular surgery. He is an educator that leads national conferences where he demonstrates live Endovascular surgeries for aspiring surgeons.