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Curriculum Vitae


Education

Doctor of Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
1990-1994
Bachelor of Science
(Biochemistry)
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
1985-1990
Bachelor of Science
(Philosophy)
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
1985-1990

Postgraduate Training

Fellowship
(Urology Oncology)
City of Hope Medical Center
Duarte, California
2000-2001
Residency
(Urology)
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California
1996-2000
Residency
(General Surgery)
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California
1995-1996
Internship
(General Surgery)
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California
1994-1995

Professional Activity

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dept.  of Urologic Oncology
City of Hope Medical Center
Diarte, California
2001-Present
Attending Surgeon Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
2004-Present
Attending Surgeon St.  Johns Health Center
Santa Monica, California
2007-Present
Attending Surgeon Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Van Nuys, California
2009-Present
Attending Surgeon White Memorial Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
2002-Present

Certification

American Board of Urology 2003-Present
Robotic Assisted Urologic Surgery 2003-Present
Urologic Oncology and Laparoscopic Surgery 2001-Present

Membership

Los Angeles Urological Society
President 2005-2006
American Medical Association
American Urological Association
Western Section of the American Urological Association
American Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
California Urologic Association
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons

Publications:

Textbook Chapters

  • Ramin SA, Thompson M, Ruckle HC: Neuroblastoma in 5 Minute Urology Consult, edited by Mark Dambro, Williams & Wilkins 1999.
  • Ramin SA, Bray DD, Ruckle HC: Erythroplasia of Queyrat in 5 Minute Urology Consult, edited by Mark Dambro, Williams & Wilkins 1999.

Articles

  • Wilson TG, Nelson RA, Kawachi MH, Ramin SA, Ikle DN, Crocitto LE: Comparing Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) to Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RAP): Initial Analysis from a Sequential Case Series.  Submitted for publication in Urology, January 2006.
  • Hu JC, Nelson RA, Wilson TG, Kawachi MH, Ramin SA, Lau C, Crocitto LE: Perioperative Complications of Laparoscopic and Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Journal Urology, Vol.  175(2): 541-6, February 2006.
  • Crocitto LE, Korns D, Kretzner L, Shevchuk T, Blair SL, Wilson TG, Ramin SA, Kawachi MH, Smith SS: Prostate Cancer Molecular Markers GSTP1 and hTERT in Expressed Prostatic Secretions as Predictors of Biopsy Results. Urology, Vol.  64(4):821-5, October 2004.
  • Wang Z, Ramin SA, Tsai C, Lui P, Ruckle HC, Beltz RE, Sands JF, Salttery CW: Evaluation of PCR-ELISA for Determination of Telomerase Activity in Prostate Needle Biopsy and Prostatic Fluid Specimens. Urologic Oncology, Vol.  7(5):199-205, September-October 2002.
  • Kim JY, Ruckle HC, Ramin SA: Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma in an Allograft Kidney 15 years after Transplantation. Journal Urology, Vol.  165(4):1205, April 2001.
  • Wang Z, Ramin SA, Tsai, C, Lui P, Ruckle HC, Beltz RE, Sands JF: Telomerase Activity in Prostate Sextant Needle Cores from Radical Prostatectomy Specimens. Urologic Oncology, Vol 6(2): 57-62, March 2001.
  • Wang Z, Ramin SA, Tsai C, Lui P, Herbert PJ, Kyeyune-Nyombi E, Ruckle HC, Beltz RE, Sands, JF: Detection of Telomerase Activity in Prostatic Fluid Specimens. Urologic Oncology, Vol 6(1): 4-9, December 2000.
  • Ramin SA, Beaghler MA, Ruckle HC, McLaughlin KP: Endoscopic Treatment of Continent Urinary Reservoir Calculi. Techniques in Urology, Vol.  3(2): 114-118, 1997.
  • Wu D, Ramin SA, Cederbaum AI: Effect of Pyridine on the Expression of Cytochrome P450 Isozymes in Primary Rat Hepatocyte Culture. Mol Cell Biochem, 173(1-2):103-11, August 1997.
  • Stone NN, Ramin SA, Wesson MF, Stock R, Unger P, Klein G: Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection Combined with Real Time Interactive Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Transperineal Radioactive Seed Implantation of the Prostate. Journal Urology, Vol.  153: 1555-1560, May 1995.
  • Berliner JA, Territo MC, Sevanian A, Ramin SA, Kim J, Bamshad B, Esterson M, Fogelman AM: Minimally Modified Low Density Lipoprotein Stimulates Monocyte Endothelial Interactions. J Clinical Investigation, Vol.  85(4): 1260-1266, 1990.

Abstracts

  • Goharderakshan RZ, Kawachi MH, Ramin SA, Wilson TG: Analysis of complication associated with laparoscopic radical cystectomy. Journal Urology, Vol.  169(4): 339, April 2003.
  • Ramin SA, Kawachi MH, Crocitto LE, Wilson TE: Rate of continence recovery over time after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, Journal Urology, Vol.  169(4): 442, April 2003.
  • Ramin SA, Ruckle HC, Pappas J: Early detection of genitourinary tuberculosis. Journal Urology, 1999.
  • Ramin SA, Ruckle HC, Wang Z, Sands JF, Beltz R, Lui PD: Presence of telomerase activity in prostatic fluid in the detection of prostate cancer. Journal Urology, 1999.
  • Ramin SA, Wang X, Ruckle HC, Lui PD: Correlation of tract marks produced by needle core sextant biopsy with location and volume of adenocarcinoma within radical prostatectomy specimens: Journal Urology, 1999.
  • Sands J, Wang Z, Ramin S, Ruckle H, Lui P, et al: Using the telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) to examine prostate needle biopsy specimens for cancer. Proc of the American Association for Cancer Research, Vol 39, 1998.
  • Wang Z, Ramin S, Ruckle H, Lui P, et al: A novel screening procedure to detect prostate cancer: Using the telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) assay to detect telomerase activity in prostatic secretions. Proc of the American Association for Cancer Research, Vol.  39:352, 1998.
  • Ramin SA, Wang Z, Ruckle HC, Lui PD, Beltz R, Keyeyune-Nyombi E, Sands J: A novel method to detect clinically localized prostate cancer: Telomerase repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) assay detects telomerase activity in prostatic secretions. Journal Urology, Vol.  159(5):180A, 1998.
  • Harris D, Baldwin D, Ruckle H, Ramin SA, Hadley R, et al: Staging laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer prior to radiotherapy: Predictive value and assessment of morbidity. Journal Urology, Vol.  155(5):490A, 1996.

Presentations

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Voiding Dysfunction: Industry Sponsored Lecture, Santa Monica, California, October 2010.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Voiding Dysfunction: Industry Sponsored Lecture, Beverly Hills, California, September 2010.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Voiding Dysfunction: Industry Sponsored Lecture, Beverly Hills, California, January 2010.
  • Prostate Cancer: Monterey Park Hospital Grand Rounds (CME Credited Lecture), Monterey Park, California, January 2009.
  • Controversies in Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer: St.  Johns Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine (CME Credited Lecture), Santa Monica, California June 2008.
  • Innovations in Treatment of Locally Confined and Advanced Prostate Cancer: Industry Sponsored Lecture: Los Angeles, California, April 2008.
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostate Surgery for Locally Confined Prostate Cancer: St.  Johns Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine (CME Credited Lecture), Santa Monica, California February 2007.
  • Refining the Art of Surgical Management for Prostate and Kidney Cancer: Alta Los Angeles Hospitals Monthly Dinner Meeting (CME Credited Lecture), Los Angeles, California September 2006.
  • Emerging Role of Robotics in Surgery: Century City Doctors Hospital Grand Rounds (CME Credited Lecture), Los Angeles, California, July 2006.
  • Technologic Advances in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Role of Robotic Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Cystectomy and Prostatectomy. Antelope Valley Oncology Conference (CME Credited Lecture), Antelope Valley, California, February 2006.
  • Emerging Technologies in Robotic Surgery and Treatment of Prostate Cancer. Brotman Medical Center (CME Credited Lecture), Los Angeles, California, June 2005.
  • Prostate Cancer: Minimally Invasive Treatments. American Cancer Society, Long Beach, California, May 2005.
  • Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. Cedars Sinai Medical Center Grand Rounds Conference (CME Credited Lecture), Los Angeles, California, April 2005.
  • Prostate Cancer: Minimally Invasive Treatments. American Cancer Society, Lancaster, California, January 2005.
  • Urological Oncology: Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery for Early Stage Testicular Cancer. City of Hope Annual Meeting of Urologic Oncology (CME Credited Lecture), Duarte, California, August 2004.
  • Nerve Sparring Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy and Bilateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection. Loma Linda University and University of Southern California Annual Meeting (CME Credited Lecture), Mammoth, California, February 2004.
  • Prostate Cancer: Minimally Invasive Treatments. American Cancer Society, Long Beach, California May 2005; Lancaster, California, January 2004.
  • Analysis of Complication Associated with Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy. Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2003.
  • Rate of Continence Recovery Over Time After Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2003.
  • Analysis of Complications Associated with Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy. Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the American Urological Association, Kauai, Hawaii, October 2002.
  • Laparoscopic Salvage Prostatectomy for Radiation Resistant Organ Confined Prostate Cancer: Early Experience. Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the American Urological Association, Kauai, Hawaii, October 2002.
  • Technical Tricks in Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the American Urological Association, Kauai, Hawaii, October 2002.
  • Initial Experience with 250 Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomies Performed at a Single Center in the United States. Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the American Urological Association, Kauai, HI, October 2002.
  • Telomarase Component Testing in Expressed Prostatic Secretions (EPS) of Men Undergoing Evaluation for Prostate Cancer. Annual Meeting at the Western Section of the American Urological Association, Kauai, Hawaii, October 2002.
  • Prostate Cancer Detection Rates with Extreme Lateral Biopsies Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2000.
  • Early detection of genitourinary tuberculosis. Annual Meeting, American Urologic Association, Dallas, Texas, May 1999.
  • Presence of telomerase activity in prostatic fluid in the detection of prostate cancer. Annual Post Graduate Convention, Loma Linda, California, 1999.
  • Correlation of tract mark produced by needle core sextant biopsy with location and volume of adenocarcinoma within radical prostatectomy specimens. Annual Post Graduate Convention, Loma Linda, California, 1999.
  • Salvage radical retropubic prostatectomy after definitive treatment with external proton beam radiation. Annual Meeting, Western Section American Urologic Association, Kona, Hawaii, 1998.
  • One skin incision nephroureterectomy assisted by transurethral endoscopic incision of bladder cuff. Annual Meeting, Western Section American Urologic Association, Kona, Hawaii, 1998.
  • Presence of telomerase activity in prostatic fluid in the detection of prostate cancer. Annual Meeting, Western Section American Urologic Association, Kona, Hawaii, 1998.
  • Correlation of tract marks produced by needle core sextant biopsy with location and volume of adenocarcinoma within radical prostatectomy specimens. Annual Meeting, Western Section American Urologic Association, Kona, Hawaii, 1998.
  • Presence of telomerase activity in prostatic fluid in the detection of prostate cancer. Annual Meeting, American Urologic Association, San Diego, California, 1998.
  • Using the telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) to examine prostate needle biopsy specimens for cancer. Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998.
  • A novel screening procedure to detect prostate cancer: Using the telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) assay to detect telomerase activity in prostatic secretions. Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998.
  • Endoscopic treatment of continent urinary reservoir calculi. Annual Meeting, Western Section, American Urologic Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1997.
  • Early detection of genitourinary tuberculosis. Annual Meeting, Western Section American Urologic Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1997.
  • Natural history of markedly enlarged prostate glands. Annual Meeting, Western Section, American Urologic Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1997.
  • Staging laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer prior to radiotherapy: Predictive value and assessment of morbidity. Annual Meeting, American Urologic Association, Orlando, Florida, 1996.
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