Shasta Critical Care Specialists


Sriram Sambasivan, MD - Extended Curriculum Vitae

(Biography) Sriram Sambasivan, MD
Personal Information

Sriram Sambasivan
  1. Compassionate, cost-effective and meticulous care to patients.

  2. Research and analysis of the End of Life issues from the perspective of physician, patient and family and frame a common protocol.
Professional Experience

Nov 2001 - Current:
Nephrologist, Internist and Intensivist
Shasta Critical Care Specialists, Redding, CA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Mercy Medical Center / UC Davis, Redding, CA
July 2000 – Jun 2001:
Fellow, Critical Care Medicine
Henry Ford Hospitals, Detroit, MI
July 1998 –Jun 2000:
Fellow, Nephrology and Hypertension
Henry Ford Hospitals, Detroit, MI
Jun 1995 – Jun 1998:
Resident, Internal Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago / Michael Reese Hospital
and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Jan 1995 - May1995:
Resident, Internal Medicine
B.J. Medical College / Sassoon Hospitals, Pune, India
Mar 1992 -Dec1994:
Junior Resident Medical Officer
B.R. Hospital and Research Center, Madras, India
Feb 1991 -Feb 1992:
Compulsory Rotatory Intern
University of Madras / Kilpauk Medical College and
Hospital, Madras, India

Aug 1986 - Jan 1991:
Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery, MBBS
University of Madras / Kilpauk Medical College and
Hospital, Madras, India
Jun 1984 - Jun 1986:
Higher Secondary Course (Pre Medical)
Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Madras, India

  • State of California Permanent Medical License since June 2001

  • State of Michigan Permanent Medical License since 1998-2002

  • State of Illinois Medical License, 1995-1999

  • State of Tamil Nadu (India) Permanent License since 1992

  • American Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, 2001

  • American Board certified in Nephrology, 2001

  • American Board of Internal Medicine certified, 1998

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps I, II, III certified, 1997

  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (BLS  ACLS) 2001

  • Diplomat of National Board Examination (Dip NB Part I) certified, 1993

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified, 1992

  • Teacher of the Year Award 2002-03, Residency Program in Family Practice, Mercy Medical Center, Redding, CA

  • Aventis Critical Care Fellow Scholarship Award, allowing educational activities at the Society of Critical Care Medicine World Conference, 2001

  • Maimonides Award for Humanism for Best Outgoing Resident, 1998

  • First Prize award twice in Medical Jeopardy contests among residents

  • National Merit Scholarship Award during Pre-Medical School for very high scores in Secondary School Leaving Certificate Exam securing within top 50 ranks among 400,000 exam takers in India

  • Top scores in All India Medical Sciences Post Graduate competitive Entrance Examination among >40,000 applicants and selected for the Residency in Internal Medicine at Pune, India

  • National Merit Scholarship Award during Medical School for outstanding scores in Higher Secondary Board Exam securing 98% marks among 400,000 test takers in India
Professional Memberships

  • Member, Credential Committee, Mercy Medical Center, Redding

  • Member, Credential Committee, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding

  • Member, Peer Review Committee, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding

  • Member, Critical Care Peer Review Committee, Mercy Medical Center, Redding

  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Member, American Society of Nephrology
Procedural Skills

  • Very competent in multiple skills including

    • Central and Peripheral IV Line Placements (placed >1000 catheters)

    • Quinton Dialysis Catheter Placements (placed >700 catheters)

    • Pulmonary Artery Catheter Placements and Hemodynamic Monitoring

    • Arterial Line Placements

    • Lumbar Puncture for Spinal Fluid Analysis

    • Thoracentesis

    • Paracentesis

    • Incision and Drainage of Wounds and Suturing

    • Chest Tube placements

    • Endotracheal Intubations

    • Flexible Bronchoscopies for diagnostic and therapeutic BAL

    • Diagnostic Native Kidney and Transplant Kidney Biopsies

    • Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Placements

    • Ventilator management

    • Hemo & Peritoneal dialyses, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
Presentations & Teaching Experience

  • Various CME activities, continued teaching experience to the family practice residents on an everyday basis

  • Grand Rounds on Septic Shock- recent advances – Coagulation Inhibitors, 2001 about the breakthrough investigational drug Activated Protein C, to the community of eminent physicians from Pulmonary & Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Surgery & Critical Care and Internal Medicine, critically well acclaimed

  • Renal Grand Rounds – Presented a rare case of Renal Limited pANCA positive Vasculitis and related literature review for Nephrologists and Internists, 2000

  • Research Journal Club – presented an interactive lecture on the molecular structure of Epithelial Sodium Channels (EnaC) and the abnormalities in Liddle Syndrome, 2000

  • Clinical Journal Club – Introduction of IV Ferric Gluconate and comparison with Iron Dextran for treating Anemia in Dialysis patients, 2000

  • Clinical Journal Club – Critically reviewed an article about Antibiotic Impregnated IV Catheters and their use in Dialysis patients, 1999

  • Nephropathology – did an exhaustive review of Diabetic Nephropathy and Histopathology for Nephrology, Internal Medicine and Pathology physicians, 1999

  • Renal Grand Rounds – Seizures in End Stage Renal Disease, 1999, gave a complete review of causes of seizures and management in Dialysis patients

  • Clinical Journal Club – discussed an article about IV Vitamin D-3 causing correction of Insulin and Lipid abnormalities in Uremia, 1998, critically

  • Renal Transplant meeting – introductory talk of the then latest breakthrough immuno- suppressant Sirolimus and its pharmacology as a Transplantation medicine, 1998

  • Grand Rounds – presented a rare case of Sarcoidosis associated with Tuberculosis and related literature review 1998, with commendation, catered to multiple specialties