Steve Raman, MD, a Radiologist with UCLA Health

Get to know Radiologist Dr. Steve Raman, who serves patients in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Raman is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in abdominal and pelvic imaging (CT, MRI, US and X-Ray) and interventional radiology (image-guided procedures), especially in the area of tumor ablation and fibroid treatment. 

In his professional experience, he holds many positions, including Director of the Abdominal Imaging Fellowship and Co-Director of the Fibroid Treatment Program at UCLA Health, as well as Professor of Radiology, Urology, and Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. 

UCLA Health is an academic medical center which comprises a number of hospitals and an extensive primary care network in the Los Angeles region. Dr. Raman is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica & Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

A 1993 graduate of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he went on to complete his internship in internal medicine at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in 1994, followed by his residency in radiological sciences at UCSD School of Medicine in 1998. That same year, he became board-certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology – a non-profit physician-led organization that oversees the certification and ongoing professional development of specialists in diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, and medical physics. A year later, in 1999, he completed a fellowship in radiological sciences at UCLA School of Medicine. 

In regards to his professional affiliations, he is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Academy of Neurology, the Society of Interventional Oncology, and the Society of Interventional Radiology. He has also published over 170 articles and 20 book chapters.

Recognized as an expert in his field, the doctor attributes his success to his dedication to the medical field, his ability to provide quality patient care, his strive to teach others, his focus on continuous education, as well as the advancement of technology. 

Radiology is a medical specialty that uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat diseases within the human body. Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging procedures, such as exams and tests, X-rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, mammography, positron emission tomography, and ultrasound.

On the subject of his personal life, Dr. Raman enjoys traveling and running in his spare time. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. 

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