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Ramesh Patel, MD

Medical Director of:
Ambulatory Surgery Center
English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Pediatric Anesthesiologists

Fellowship: Children’s National Medical Center (1980)
Residency: University of Colorado Hospital (1978)
Medical School: Medical College, Baroda, India (1975)
Undergraduate: M.S. University, Baroda, India (1969)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Patel RI, Hannallah RS. Postanesthetic complications following pediatric ambulatory anesthesia: A three year study.  Anesthesiology 1988; 69:1009-1012.

Patel RI, Hannallah RS. Preoperative screening for pediatric ambulatory surgery: Evaluation of a telephone questionnaire method.  Anesthesia and Analgesia 1992; 75:258-261.

Welborn LG, Norden JM, Seiden N, Hannallah RS, Patel RI, Broadman L, Ruttimann UE. Effect of minimizing preoperative fasting on perioperative blood glucose homeostasis in children.  Pediatric Anesthesia 1993; 3:167-171.

Patel RI, Hannallah RS. Laboratory tests in children undergoing ambulatory surgery: A review of clinical practice and scientific studies.  Ambulatory Surgery 2000; 8:165-169.

Patel RI, Davis PJ, Orr RJ, Ferrari LR, Rimar S, Hannallah RS, Cohen IT, Colingo K, Donlon JV, Haberkern CM, McGowan FX, Prillaman BA, Parasuraman TV, Creed MR. Single-dose ondansetron prevents postoperative vomiting in pediatric outpatients. Anesth Analg 1997; 85:538-45.

Where did you grow up?
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I became a doctor to prevent and cure diseases in the most vulnerable population—children. I chose my specialty because it allowed me to focus on patients every day.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have practiced here in Washington, DC for more than 40 years. I like the weather, the museums, and the cultural diversity of the area.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Play cricket and volleyball, read native books, and sports.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I do volunteer work in India.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
As a provider, I have many proud accomplishments, including serving as part of the team who separated a set of conjoined twins, and also as part of the team who treated the child victim of the DC sniper several years ago.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
Business, because most of my family is in that profession.
Personal Sketch:

3 - Children
2 - Grandchildren