Dr. Ram Kalpatthi, MD, Pediatrician
We verify the medical license of each FindaTopDoc Verified Doctor to ensure that their license is active and they are in good medical standing.

Dr. Ram Kalpatthi, MD

Hematologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

2401 GILLHAM RD KANSAS CITY MO, 64108

About

Dr. Ram Kalpatthi is a pediatric hematologist practicing in Charleston, SC. Dr. Kalpatthi specializes in treating children that have a blood disease or cancer. Such blood diseases include disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. The types of cancers that Dr. Kalpatthi treats include leukemias, lymphomas and certain tumors. Dr. Kalpatthi can also treat bleeding disorders in children. Pediatric hematologists can be found in childrens hospitals, community hospitals, university medical centers and more.

Education and Training

Thanjavur Medical College MD 1996

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

pediatric SCD

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Visiting Associate Professor UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - Present
  • Director of Pediatric Sickle Cell Research UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh -

Fellowships

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital pediatric hematology and oncology  2006

Dr. Ram Kalpatthi, MD's Practice location

Practice At 171 Ashley Ave

171 Ashley Ave -
Charleston, SC 29425
Get Direction
New patients: 843-792-1414

4401 Penn Ave Ste 501J -
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Get Direction
New patients: 412-692-6059

2401 GILLHAM RD -
KANSAS CITY, MO 64108
Get Direction
New patients: 816-234-3000

Dr. Ram Kalpatthi, MD's reviews

(0)
Write Review

Media Releases

Get to know Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist Dr. Ram Kalpatthi, who serves patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A distinguished figure in the field of pediatric hematology and oncology, Dr. Kalpatthi serves as a Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of Pediatric Sickle Cell Research at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

One of his primary areas of expertise is in pediatric SCD. This debilitating disease predominantly affects the African-American population, a demographic often underserved and socio-economically disadvantaged. For over a century, SCD had limited treatment options until the last two decades, when a series of groundbreaking multi-center clinical trials revolutionized its care.

These trials opened up new opportunities for survival into adulthood for the majority of pediatric SCD patients in the United States. Dr. Kalpatthi played a pivotal role as a co-investigator in several of these influential trials, including the landmark BABY HUG study, which examined the effects of hydroxyurea on young children with SCD. His contributions in this field have significantly improved the outlook for countless young patients and their families.

In addition to his work on SCD, he has made significant contributions in the realm of ITP. Immune thrombocytopenia is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in children, impacting individuals of all races. While many children with ITP naturally recover, around 10-15% of children and adolescents develop chronic refractory ITP, characterized by severe bleeding complications that can severely limit their quality of life. His expertise in managing these complex cases has been invaluable in providing individualized care to these young patients.

Before embarking on his professional journey, Dr. Kalpatthi received his medical degree from the Thanjavur Medical College in 1996. Upon relocating to the United States, he completed his residency in pediatrics at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in 2003. Finally, he completed his fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2006.

As a testament to his success, the doctor is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The mission of the ABP is to advance child health by certifying pediatricians who meet standards of excellence and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.

Dr. Kalpatthi’s influence extends beyond the realm of clinical research and patient care. He is a dedicated educator and mentor, known for his unwavering commitment to shaping the future of medicine. He has guided and inspired medical students, residents, and fellows in completing clinical research projects that have not only been published but also presented at prestigious national conferences. His mentees have received accolades, including outstanding abstract achievement awards, and many have had their work published in leading medical journals.

Pediatric oncology is a medical specialty focused on the care of children with cancer. A pediatric hematologist-oncologist is a physician who has special training and experience to diagnose and treat blood disorders and cancers in children, teens, and young adults.

Recommended Articles

  • What Causes Secondary Hypertension?

    Secondary hypertension refers to high blood pressure that is caused by other diseases. This is a less common form of hypertension when compared to ‘essential’ or ‘primary’ hypertension. A number of conditions that affect heart, kidneys or endocrine system may result in secondary...

  • Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

    Whether roasted or raw, walnuts are the best nuts and have an abundance of heart healthy nutrients. In a recent study, researchers compared the amount of polyphenols — the powerful antioxidants — in nine types of roasted and raw nuts. They also measured the amount of these antioxidants in two...

  • Study Finds 3% of Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cases Are Transplant Recipients

    Lymphoma is a blood cancer that affects both children and adults.Lymphoma begins its growth in the lymphatic white blood cells of the lymph system. This system is a major warrior in fighting off infections and diseases. It is part of the body’s immunity team.The lymph system loops throughout the...

  • Potential Causes of Leukopenia

    IntroductionA decrease in the number of white blood cells (WBCs) is referred to as leukopenia. There are several causes for leukopenia. It may be due to certain drugs, cancer, radiation and chemotherapy for cancer, stem cell transplant, surgery, steroids, or autoimmune disorders. The immune system...

  • How Is Leukemia Diagnosed?

    Leukemia in its early stages may present no signs or symptoms, as these only appear when the leukemia cells have taken over a large number of normal blood cells. A person with leukemia is very lucky indeed if early-stage detection occurs incidentally, through a routine blood test or one done for...

  • Purpura

    PurpuraPurpura refers to purple-colored spots that are usually seen on the skin, including mucous membranes and other organs. It is also called skin hemorrhages or blood spots.Purpura is usually recognized when there is pooling of blood under the skin due to ruptured small blood vessels. The size of...

Nearby Providers

Nearest Hospitals

BON SECOURS-ST FRANCIS XAVIER HOSPITALl

2095 HENRY TECKLENBURG DRIVE CHARLESTON SC 29414

Head northwest on Ashley Avenue 1969 ft
Turn left onto Spring Street 1753 ft
Go straight onto Spring Street (SC 30) 1828 ft
Merge left onto Savannah Highway (US 17) 2211 ft
Make a slight right onto Saint Andrews Boulevard 2.1 mi
Keep left at the fork onto Ashley River Road (SC 61) 1.9 mi
Keep left at the fork onto Paul Cantrell Boulevard 1.3 mi
Turn left onto Magwood Drive 538 ft
Turn left onto Henry Teckenburg Drive 662 ft
Make a sharp right 635 ft
Turn right 40 ft
Turn left 92 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

ROPER HOSPITALl

316 CALHOUN ST CHARLESTON SC 29401

Head northwest on Ashley Avenue 1008 ft
Turn left onto Bee Street 854 ft
Turn left onto President Street 664 ft
Turn right onto Doughty Street 303 ft
Turn left onto Ehrhardt Drive 360 ft
You have arrived at your destination, straight ahead

EAST COOPER MEDICAL CENTERl

2000 HOSPITAL DR MOUNT PLEASANT SC 29464

Head northwest on Ashley Avenue 1554 ft
Turn right onto Cannon Street 1698 ft
Turn left onto Coming Street 1557 ft
Turn right onto Septima Clark Expressway (US 17) 3059 ft
Keep right at the fork onto US 17 3.4 mi
Turn left onto Mathis Ferry Road (S-10-56) 3930 ft
Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Mathis Ferry Road (S-10-56) 1524 ft
At the roundabout continue straight onto Mathis Ferry Road (S-10-56) 1.9 mi
Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Hospital Drive 456 ft
Turn right 127 ft
Turn left 194 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITALl

4800 FRIENDSHIP AVENUE PITTSBURGH PA 15224

Head east on Garden Way 110 ft
Turn right onto 44th Street 131 ft
Turn left onto Penn Avenue 286 ft
Turn right onto Friendship Avenue 2129 ft
Turn right onto South Mathilda Street 347 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH OF UPMCl

4401 PENN AVENUE PITTSBURGH PA 15224

Head east on Garden Way 110 ft
Turn left onto 44th Street 58 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

CHILDREN'S HOME OF PITTSBURGHl

5324 PENN AVENUE PITTSBURGH PA 15224

Head east on Garden Way 110 ft
Turn right onto 44th Street 131 ft
Turn left onto Penn Avenue 4522 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITALl

3901 RAINBOW BLVD KANSAS CITY KS 66103

Head east on East 24th Street 264 ft
Turn left onto Holmes Street 886 ft
Turn left onto East 22nd Street 1342 ft
Go straight 249 ft
Turn right onto Grand Boulevard 1002 ft
Turn left onto East 20th Street 1496 ft
Turn left onto Southwest Boulevard 2.1 mi
Turn left onto Rainbow Boulevard (US 169) 3910 ft
Turn left onto West 39th Avenue 994 ft
Turn right onto Cambridge Street 554 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL HILLl

2301 HOLMES STREET KANSAS CITY MO 64108

Head east on East 24th Street 264 ft
Turn left onto Holmes Street 194 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

ST LUKES HOSPITAL OF KANSAS CITYl

4401 WORNALL ROAD KANSAS CITY MO 64111

Head east on East 24th Street 264 ft
Turn left onto Holmes Street 886 ft
Turn left onto East 22nd Street 1342 ft
Go straight 170 ft
Go straight onto 22nd Street 188 ft
Turn left onto Grand Boulevard 3523 ft
Continue straight onto East 28th Street 510 ft
Go straight onto Main Street 2795 ft
Turn right onto West Linwood Boulevard 1383 ft
Turn left onto Broadway Boulevard 1.3 mi
Turn right onto West 43rd Street 1069 ft
Turn left onto Washington Street 306 ft
Continue straight onto Broadway Street 605 ft
Turn left 370 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right