Ashok Venkataraman, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Springfield, OR, Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute at Riverbend


Thoracic Surgery Springfield, OR

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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  • Office

    3311 RiverBend Drive Suite 300
    3rd Floor Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Springfield, OR 97477
    Phone(541) 222-3531
    Fax(541) 222-2843
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Education & Training

  • Loyola University
    Loyola UniversityFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2015 - 2017
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    University of North Carolina HospitalsResidency, General Surgery, 2009 - 2015
  • National University of Singapore FOM
    National University of Singapore FOMClass of 2007

Certifications & Licensure

  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2017 - 2021
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2015 - 2020
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2015 - 2021
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Poster Award National University of Singapore, 2003
  • Best Soldier of the Month Singapore Armed Forces, 2001
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Uncorrected refractive error in Singapore teenagers  
    Ho CS, Ng CB, Chan E, Ngeow A, Wijaya R, Ashok V, Tang W, Gazzard G, Chua WH, Saw SM, Br J Ophthalmol, 2/1/2006
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting is a safe and effective treatment modality for Asian patients requiring coronary revascularization  
    Ashok V, Nishkantha A, Leong KH, Luo HD, El-Oakley RM, Tan CT, Lee CN, Sim EK, Singapore Med J, 1/1/2005

Books/Book Chapters


  • Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion from a Non-Heart-Beating Donor with Cold Agglutinins.
    Ashok V, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 4/1/2013
  • Arterial Waveforms in Health and Disease (Oral Presentation)
    Ashok V, National HealthCare Group Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, Singapore, 11/1/2004
  • Applications of Risk Stratification Systems in Predicting Post Operative Mortality Amongst Asian Patients (Oral Presentation)
    Ashok V, 11th Annual Meeting, Asian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2/1/2003
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Press Mentions

  • 'It's Amazing I Am Standing Here': Eugene Man Recovering After Barbed Wire Lodges in His Heart
    'It's Amazing I Am Standing Here': Eugene Man Recovering After Barbed Wire Lodges in His HeartSeptember 8th, 2018

Research History

  • Research FellowDivision of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of North Carolina2011 - 2012

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Tamil

Hospital Affiliations