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Nagesh Ragavendra, MD, Radiology, Daniel Island, SC


Radiology Daniel Island, SC

Abdominal Imaging, Ultrasound, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Women's Imaging

Professor (ret), Radiological Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine

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    Daniel Island, SC 29492
    Phone(310) 869-7859
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    My unwavering commitment to advancing clinical ultrasound has granted me a remarkable career in medicine. I graduated from the Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute in 1970. I was certified to practice diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology in 1977. I became a fellow of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound in 1989.

    From 1977 to 2014, I served as the division chief of clinical ultrasound in the radiology departments of New York University (Langone and Bellevue Hospitals) and the University of California, Los Angeles (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.) Since my retirement in 2014, I continue to practice part-time clinical ultrasound.

    My clinical and nonclinical peers in the greater Los Angeles medical community consider me a diagnostic ultrasound pioneer. My interventional work regarding fine-needle biopsy of head and neck tumors has earned me the Southern California Super Doctor's status from 2012-2021:

    In 1984, I proposed using an ultrasound-probe compression technique for the noninvasive diagnosis of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT):
    This method is now considered the gold standard for DVT diagnosis.

    My clinical research at UCLA has resulted in the invention of an elastography device to quantify the stiffness of solid tumors:

    I now live in Daniel Island, South Carolina, with my wife and our cat Chazzy. I enjoy playing tennis, bicycle riding, studying quantum mechanics, and world history.

    186 Seven Farms Drive, Ste 285
    Daniel Island, SC 29492.
    Text: 1 (310) 869 7859

Skills & Expertise

  • Professor of Radiology, The Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Education & Training

  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineFellowship, Nuclear Radiology, 1975 - 1977
  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineResidency, Radiology, 1973 - 1977
  • Westchester Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1972 - 1973
  • Westchester Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1971 - 1972
  • Bangalore Univ HospitalsInternship Rotation, 1970 - 1971
  • Bangalore Medical College
    Bangalore Medical CollegeClass of 1970, M.D.
  • Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MD equivalent)BS, Medicine; Surgery, 1970

Certifications & Licensure

  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2019 - 2023
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2012 - 2016
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1991 - 2022
  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine
  • American Board of Radiology Diagnostic Radiology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Southern California Super Doctors –LA Magazine US News & World Report, 2012-2021
  • Certificate of Merit: RSNA Scientific Exhibit 2001, 2004
  • RUSH Award -Department of Radiology (UCLA) 2004
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Evidence based assessment of the role of ultrasonography in the management of benign thyroid nodules.  
    Morris LF, Ragavendra N, Yeh MW, World J Surg
  • In vivo analysis of fracture toughness of thyroid gland tumors.  
    Ragavendra N, Ju J, Sayre JW, Hirschowitz S, Chopra I, Yeh MW, J Biol Engineering
  • Endosonography In Gynecology and Obstetrics: Current Trends and Advances.  
    Ragavendra N.Transcervical Hysterosonography, Indian J Med Ultrasound
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Spinal Cord Sonography. 
    Guest Lecture, New York Roentgen Society, NYC
  • Intraoperative Ultrasound. 
    Radiology Grand Rounds, N.Y. Medical College, Valhalla
  • US of First Trimester Pregnancy. 
    Guest Lecture, NY Roentgen Society Spring
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  • Intraventricular echogenic foci and trisomy 21. 
    Jam, K, *Manning J, Ragavendra N,Laifer-Narin, SL, Crandall B, 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics
    Baltimore, MD
  • The Novel Biomarker Pro Inflammatory HDL is Associated with Carotid Artery Plaque in Women with SLE. 
    McMahon M, Grossman J, FitzGerald J, Ragavendra N
  • Significance of intraventricular echogenic foci in trisomy 21. 
    Ragavendra N, *Manning J, Laifer-Narin SL, Grant E, Melany M, Crandall B, 7th World Congress of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
    Washington, D.C
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