Dr Gopalakrishnan Venkat-Raman

Consultant Nephrologist

MB BS, MD, FRCP, DipMedEd


Specialises in

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:

Nephrology

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Hypertension
Nephrology
General medicine

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

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / Pune, India / 1972
Medicine and Surgery

MD / Delhi, India / 1975
General Medicine

MRCP / London / 1980
Medicine

FRCP / London / 1992
Medicine

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

Research and publications

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

Current NHS posts

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.

Personal profile

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

Contact information

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