Rajesh Rangaswamy, MD | UNR Med Clinical Associate Professor
Reno Radiological Associates, Neurointerventional Radiology
This month's Community Faculty Spotlight is Dr. Rajesh Rangaswamy written by Austin Shinagawa, MS4.
Neurointerventional radiology is an innovative subspecialty providing care for patients with ischemic stroke, cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, carotid and intracranial stenoses, and recently chronic subdural hematomas. As the only dedicated neurointerventionalist in the Reno-Tahoe community, Dr. Rajesh Rangaswamy provides an essential service to our local healthcare system.
Dr. Rangaswamy completed his training in body and neuro-interventional radiology at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital and was an assistant clinical professor at both University of Florida and Texas A&M University. Following a move to Reno, he was appointed as Director of Neuro-Interventional Service at Renown Regional Medical Center (RRMC). In this position, he dedicated himself to training his fellow interventional radiologists in providing mechanical thrombectomy for stroke, leading to RRMC earning the designation of a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
As a Community Faculty Member of nearly ten years, Dr. Rangaswamy is also dedicated to the education of medical students at UNR Med. Dr. Rangaswamy feels an obligation to educate the following generation of physicians and encourages other interventional radiologists to also join UNR Med as a Community FacultyMember. One of his mentees, Austin Shinagawa, MS4 comments that “Dr. Rangaswamy is one of the most compassionate and skilled physicians I have ever had the opportunity of rotate with. He is extremely passionate about teaching and never misses an opportunity to help medical students explore interventional radiology, whether through clinical experience or research. Dr. Rangaswamy also exemplifies a dedication to patient care and I have personally seen how incredibly hard he works to ensure that patients in Reno are able to receive neurointerventional care.”
As further proof of this dedication, Dr. Rangswamy spends much of his time outside of work on helping to develop the Kovai Stroke Center in India, as a way of giving back to his hometown community. Dr. Rangaswamy is excited to continue mentoring and educating medical students, stating that not only does he enjoy passing on his knowledge to others, but he finds that the drive of medical students often inspires him as well.
Thank you for your service Dr. Rangaswamy, we appreciate you.