Faculty Profile

V. Ram Krishnamoorthi
Section of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Krishnamoorthi's academic interests include care for medically and psychosocially complex patients, health services research and innovation, health system reform and advocacy, and medical education. In the current climate of health care reform, hospitals and providers are already engaged in innovating the way they care for patients and serve their communities. The use of health care teams that are less physician-centered, focusing on behavioral health to promote disease prevention, and enrollment in payment schemes that reward comprehensive and longitudinal care for populations are a few of the changes that are among Dr. Krishnamoorthi's interests. In addition, physicians-in-training who are entering this climate will need a new set of skills to serve patients and thrive in their career, especially in management of healthcare teams and motivating patients in behavior change for chronic disease. Novel modalities in medical education will need to be developed to equip trainees for the coming transformation in healthcare.

Clinical Interests

Comprehensive primary care and hospital care for medically and socially complex patients, vulnerable and underserved populations; Mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health in patients with chronic diseases; prevention in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.


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  • AB, 1999, Princeton University, Economics
  • MD, 2004, Northwestern University
  • Residency, 2007, Loyola University
  • MPH, 2009, Northwestern University