Dr Gopalakrishnan Venkat-Raman

Consultant Nephrologist


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I have huge experience in diagnosing and managing all forms of renal disease and kidney failure including dialysis and transplantation modalities. I have been a fulltime NHS Consultant in Portsmouth until August 2016., and now continue in private practice.

Hypertension is my major subspeciality interest and I ran a specialist service for the district. I was elected a Fellow of the British Hypertension Society and of the High Blood Pressure Council of the American Heart Association. I have also been providing acute Medicine cover on an ad hoc basis for dealing with medical emergencies.

My major research interest is in genetics of kidney disease.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Gopalakrishnan Venkat-Raman at Spire include:


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General medicine

Hypertensive diseases, clinical nutrition, immunosuppressive treatment regimens, Electrolyte & Metabolic disorders

MB BS / Pune, India / 1972
Medicine and Surgery

MD / Delhi, India / 1975
General Medicine

MRCP / London / 1980

FRCP / London / 1992

DipMedEd / Dundee / 2000
Medical Education

Professional memberships

Member of the International Society of Nephrology

Member of the European Renal Association

Fellow of the British Hypertension Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Adviser to the Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman

Non pharmacological treatment of hypertension, prevention of progression of renal failure, kidney size and blood pressure.

I retired as Consultant Nephrologist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Southampton University Hospitals Trust. Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton in August 2016 and continue in private practice.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing and travelling.

Email consultant.nephrologist@gmail.com
Private secretary Linda Rogers
Private secretary telephone 07521399575
Private secretary email linda.rogers@porthosp.nhs.uk