Ram Dandillaya, MD, FACC, FCCP is a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, and internal medicine. He has a clinical interest in preventative cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, critical care cardiology, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).
Dr. Dandillaya’s recent research interests include issues related to percutaneous aortic valve replacement, the role of 64-slice computed tomography and coronary calcium in coronary artery disease, and the prevention of atherosclerotic heart disease. His research has been published in major scientific journals and he has present abstracts at many national meetings, including annual sessions of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He is also actively involved in the teaching of fellows and residents at Cedars-Sinai.
In addition to being a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Dandillaya is a member of numerous societies, including the American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Physicians. In 2009, Dr. Dandillaya was elected to a two-year term as Vice President of the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association. He currently serves on the Cardiology Performance Improvement Committee at Cedars-Sinai.
Dr. Dandillaya graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s in biological sciences. He earned his medical with Distinction from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Dandillaya completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.