Dr. Vimal Ramjee is a Senior Staff Cardiologist at the Chattanooga Heart Institute with Memorial Hospital, and a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. A nationally recognized heart disease expert, Dr. Ramjee has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association for his groundbreaking work. His scientific contributions to the field have been awarded several nationally competitive accolades, including the Young Investigator Awards from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
Dr. Ramjee obtained his undergraduate degree in neurobiology and behavioral science at Emory University. After graduating from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, he completed his internal medicine residency at Emory University, followed by cardiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has covered the role of the immune system in heart attack recovery to the use of cholesterol biomarkers in helping to prevent heart disease. He is the lead author of several peer-reviewed medical publications and quintuple board certified in Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac CT, and Internal Medicine.
As a cardiologist and certified culinary medicine specialist, Dr. Ramjee is passionate about the impact that food has on health outcomes. He is a national leader in the food health world and a strong advocate for clean, nutritive food as a basis for optimal wellbeing.
Dr. Ramjee lives in Chattanooga, Tenn., with his wife and two children. In his free time, he loves to exercise, spend time with his family, travel and give back to the community. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Cornucopia Institute, and the Board of Directors for Siskin Hospital.