Dr Gopalakrishnan Venkat-Raman

Consultant Nephrologist


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I have been a practicing Physician since 1973, and have been a Consultant in the NHS since 1985. My main career appointment was that of Consultant Nephrologist and Physician at the Queen Alexandra Hospital (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust).

My major research interest is in genetics of kidney disease. With Hypertension being my major subspecialty 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.

Since 2017 I have been a Consultant Physician at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. I also work one day a week in the Emergency Assessment Unit, supervising the care of acute unselected admissions.

Since 1986 I have worked independently in Nephrology and General (Internal) Medicine at the Spire and Nuffield private hospitals. I undertake private consultations and am available for sessional work in my specialties.

Being an Independent Medicolegal Practitioner since 1986, I provide medical reports in cases of medical litigation.


Treatment information

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


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General medicine

Hypertensive kidney diseases, Diabetic kidney disease, Renovascular disease, Refractory/Accelerated Hypertension, Genetic Kidney Diseases, Glomerulonephritis, Vasculitis and Auto-immune renal diseases, Interstitial Kidney Diseases, Tubular disorders, Electrolyte and Metabolic Disorders, Gout and Atherosclerotic/Vascular disease.

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

  • Kidney size and blood pressure
  • Non pharmacological treatment of hypertension
  • Prevention of progression of renal failure

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
Website https://venkat-raman.uk
Private secretary Linda Martin
Private secretary telephone 07521 399575
Private secretary email linda.martin1955@yahoo.com