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Ramakrishna Venkatesh, MD

Director of Endourology Fellowship Program
William Farish Chair
Chair, Urologic Surgical Research

Practice areas

  • Genitourinary and Prostate Cancer Team
  • Urology

Faculty rank

Professor of Surgery, Urologic Surgical Research

Clinic information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical interests

  • Kidney Stone Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Renal Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Ureteral Physiology Translational Research
  • Urolithiasis



Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF14 4XW


Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

Additional information


Ramakrishna Venkatesh specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures of the kidney and prostate, treatment of complex stone problems, and renal and prostate surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System.

After receiving his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India, Venkatesh completed a residency in the United Kingdom and completed a fellowship in minimally invasive urology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He comes to Lexington after more than five years on faculty at Washington University.

His areas of surgical and research interest include studying ureteral activity and development of novel techniques in minimally invasive urology including single-port laparoscopy.


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

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