Akkamma Ravi, M.B.,B.S., M.D.
Akkamma Ravi, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is Clinical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at New York Hospital Queens and Associate Program Director of the Integrated Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College and The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.
Dr. Ravi earned her medical school degree from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University, and her Radiation Oncology Residency with Board Certification from Bangalore University, in India. She then completed her Radiation Oncology Residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College, and is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Ravi serves on various national Oncology society committees, including the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) International Relations Committee of the Educational Council, the ASTRO -IHE-RO Planning Committee, and the Executive Committee of the American Association of Women Radiologists.
She received the Best Teacher Award for 2007-2008 from the Residents of the Integrated Radiation Oncology Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.
In year 2000 she received Distinguished House staff award for exemplary all-around service from New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council.
Her academic and clinical interests include breast cancer, gynecological cancers, lymphomas, gastrointestinal malignancies, brachytherapy and general Radiation Oncology. She is the principal investigator for several IRB approved research studies in breast and uterine cancers. Her current research focuses on both the very young and on geriatric breast cancer patients with respect to their disease presentations, new molecular and biological aspects, and their treatment outcomes. Her recent translational research work regarding treatment outcomes and prognostic implications for basal and non- basal like triple negative breast cancer in younger women was presented in 2009 at the 51st annual ASTRO meeting in Chicago. In 2011 at the 53rd annual ASTRO meeting, her work regarding outcomes in younger women following postmastectomy radiation and the implication of receptor negative status, non- caucasian ethnicity and younger age was presented in the oral session. Her work on long term follow-up with partial breast irradiation treatment using the MammoSite catheter was also presented at this meeting.
Dr. Ravi is keen on exploring new ways to improve her patients' quality of life, and is a proponent of complimentary therapies that may expedite recovery and enhance wellness. She is the principal investigator of a study that evaluates the efficacy of supplementary Reiki therapy for breast cancer patients during Radiation therapy.
Dr. Ravi has presented in several national and international meetings and has published in journals as well. She is a peer reviewer of several cancer journals. She is a member of several medical and oncological societies including: the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society, American Association of Women Radiologists, and the American Radium Society.
A summary of Dr. Ravi's Education, Training and/or Faculty Appointments is listed as following:
Resident: Department of Radiation Oncology, The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, July 1998-June 2002
Medical Internship: Department of Internal Medicine, The Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, 1997-1998
Medical Licensure: New York State License.