Bachelor Medicine B Surgery, University Mysore, India, 1974. Doctor of Medicine, University Mysore, India, 1979. DM in Cardiology, University Bombay, India, 1981.
Registrar in cardiology B. Nanavathi Hospital, Bombay, 1979-1980. Senior research officer department cardiology K.E.M. Hospital, 1980. Registrar in cardiology Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, 1980-1982.
Consultant cardiologist Bangalore, since 1982. Assistant professor cardiology St. John's Medical College and Hospital, 1982-1983. Professor cardiology Master of Science Ramaiah Institute Cardiology, since 1991.
Chief cardiology Mallya Hospital, 1992-1996, director Center for Cardiovascular Sciences, 1996-1998. Chairman Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Heart Center, since 1998. Visiting professor cardiology J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India, since 1994.
Editorial board Indian Heart Journal, 1987-1988, 96-97. Joint secretary Karnataka State Cardiology Conference, Bangalore, 1984. South zone coordinator PTCA Registry of India, 1995-1998, Non Coronary Intervention Registry of India, 1996-1997.
Presenter, lecturer in field.
Fellow International Medical Science Academy, Indian College Cardiology, American College Cardiology. Member Cardiol. Society India (joint secretary Bangalore chapter 1982-1984, honorary secretary 1984-1987, treasurer 1987-1989, executive committee 1994-1998, member award and oration committee 1996-1997, joint secretary conference 1987, member scrutinizing committee for membership 1991-1992, organization secretary annual conference 1996, vice president since 1999, P.M. Nayak Memorial Oration award 1994-1995), Association Physicians India, Electrocardiol. Society India, Indian Medical Association (executive committee Bangalore branch 1986-1987, member state council 1986-1989), Indian Society Medical Ultrasound, Indian Society Medical Specialties, Medical Education and Research Trust, American Heart Association, International Society Heart Research, Vascular Society India.
Married Rathnaprabha Ramesh Saligrama. Children: Rashmi R., Raman R.