Vivek Ramarathnam, MD


Dr. Vivek Ramarathnam has been a physician with Texas Centers for Infectious Disease Associates (TCIDA) since 2012, where he also participates in clinical research as a clinical trial sub-investigator. His interests within Infectious Disease are numerous and include infections in immunocompromised hosts, transplant infectious disease, wound care, surgical infections, and travel/tropical medicine. He also contributes as an active member on several hospital committees in the medical community. He treats patients in multiple hospitals, the office, and at the Baylor Scott and White Fort Worth Comprehensive Wound Management Program. In terms of credentialing, Dr. Ramarathnam obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2004. He was a participant in the school’s first International Health Track. Prior to that, he earned a B.A. in Biochemistry at Rice University in 2000 graduating magna cum laude and completing a senior honors thesis. After medical school, he completed internships in both General Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Southern Illinois University. He then attended the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital where he completed both internship and residency in Internal Medicine (2010) and fellowship in Infectious Diseases (2012). Dr. Ramarathnam is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is a unique physician who has completed both medical and surgical training. Beyond this, Dr. Ramarathnam has been awarded multiple teaching awards during his post graduate years and takes a keen interest in delivering lectures and mentoring students. Dr. Ramarathnam is also a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, American College of Physicians, and the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Ramarathnam has also completed the prestigious Advanced Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine in Lima, Peru. Additionally, Dr. Ramarathnam has obtained the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health. Dr. Ramarathnam is proficient in Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing tennis, and traveling with his wife and two boys.


  • Place: Rice University
    Year: 2000
    Degree: B.A.
    Major/ Program: Biochemistry
    Distinction: Magna Cum Laude, Senior Honors Thesis
Medical School
  • Place: Baylor College of Medicine
    Year: 2004
    Degree: M.D.
    Distinction: International Health Track


  • Place:Southern Illinois University
    Year: 2005
    Major/ Program: General Surgery
    Distinction:SIU Resident Teaching Award 2005
  • Place:Southern Illinois University
    Year: 2006
    Major/ Program: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Place: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Year: 2008
    Major/ Program: Internal Medicine


  • Place:University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Year: 2010
    Major/ Program: Internal Medicine
    Distinction: UTSW Resident Teaching Award 2009


  • Place: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Year: 2012
    Major/ Program: Infectious Disease

Additional Training Programs

  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine
  • Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health
  • Infection Control/ Antimicrobial Stewardship

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Place: American Board of Internal Medicine
    Year: 2010
  • Place: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
    Year: 2012
  • Place: State of Texas Medical License

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • HIV Medicine Association
  • International Society of Travel Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Tarrant County Medical Society


  • Spanish - proficient