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IU School of Medicine names new cardiology chief

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Subha Raman has been named chief of the Division of Cardiology at IU School of Medicine and vice president of IU Health Cardiovascular Services .

INDIANAPOLIS—A physician-scientist with a strong track record of research funding has been tapped as the new cardiology leader at Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health.

Subha V. Raman, MD, will assume the role of chief of the Division of Cardiology for IU School of Medicine and vice president of IU Health Cardiovascular Services effective February 1, 2020. She will also serve as director of the newly established Cardiovascular Institute, an umbrella entity designed to facilitate collaboration among cardiovascular-related disciplines across the school and health system.

Raman currently is the Joseph M. Ryan, MD, Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has served in a number of leadership positions.

“We are especially impressed by her deep appreciation for innovation and vision for how we can improve patient care through early intervention,” said Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, IU School of Medicine dean and executive vice president for University Clinical Affairs. “She brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise that will help us grow in the cardiovascular space and ensure we continue to innovate to deliver the highest level and most personalized care to patients.”

In her new roles, Raman will be charged with providing leadership and setting strategy for clinical care, research and education across the multidisciplinary team.

“Dr. Raman’s leadership and expertise are especially critical to our collaborative approach to early intervention in the Hoosier state,” said David A. Ingram, MD, executive associate dean for clinical affairs at IU School of Medicine and president of IU Health Physicians.

Raman received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in electrical engineering, and her medical degree all from The Ohio State University, where she also completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship training. For Raman, who succeeds outgoing chief Peng-Shen Chen, MD, the opportunity to help improve the cardiovascular health of Hoosiers was a driving force in seeking this position.

“Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in Indiana,” Raman said. “I am excited to collaborate with colleagues at IU School of Medicine and IU Health to focus on earlier detection and management of heart disease, and to ensure Hoosiers have access to the highest quality care.”


IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability.