CARDIOLOGISTS join UMass memorial medical center


Drs. Ramaswamy and Robotis experts in treating cardiac arrhythmias


October 24, 2002


WORCESTER, Mass.— Cardiologists Karthik Ramaswamy, MD, and Dionyssios A. Robotis, MD, have joined the Division of Cardiac Services at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ramaswamy was most recently at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Dr. Robotis joins UMass Memorial from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. Both have also been appointed assistant professors of medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), UMass Memorial’s academic partner.


Ramaswamy graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine’s Honors Program in Medical Education, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he also completed fellowships in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.


A native of Greece, Robotis earned his medical degree at the Medical School of the University of Athens before coming to the United States to complete residency at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens in Flushing, New York. He was a fellow in cardiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and in clinical electrophysiology at the University of Rochester in New York.


Ramaswamy and Robotis are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certifications in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Both will provide evaluation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, syncope and atrial fibrillation in UMass Memorial’s Electrophysiology Lab.


UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts’ largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with teaching hospitals, affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services.


The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing medical schools in the country, attracting more than $134 million in research funding annually.  A perennial top ten finisher in the annual US News & World Report ranking of primary care medical schools, UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service.



Sandra Gray, 508-856-2000