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Ramakrishna Mukkamala

Cardiovascular Health Tech Lab Bioengineering Department Electrical and Computer Engineering


(2019) IEEE EMBS Most Impactful Paper Award.

(2019) Michigan State University (MSU) All-University Innovation of the Year Award.

(2017) MSU College of Engineering Withrow Teaching Excellence Award.

(2008) MSU All-University Teacher-Scholar Award.

(2007) NSF CAREER Award.

(2005) AHA Scientist Development Grant.

(1993) Whitaker Foundation Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering.

(1991) General Motors Scholarship Plan.

Post-Doctoral, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Bioelectrical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000

S.M., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Bioelectrical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995

B.S.E., Biomedical/Electrical Engineering, Duke University, 1993

Landry, C., & Mukkamala, R. (2023). Current evidence suggests that estimating blood pressure from convenient ECG waveforms alone is not viable. J Electrocardiol, 81, 153-155.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2023.09.001.

Mukkamala, R., Stergiou, G.S., & Avolio, A.P. (2022). Cuffless Blood Pressure Measurement. ANNUAL REVIEW OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 24(1), 203-230.Annual Reviews. doi: 10.1146/annurev-bioeng-110220-014644.

Yavarimanesh, M., Cheng, H.M., Chen, C.H., Sung, S.H., Mahajan, A., Chaer, R.A., Shroff, S.G., Hahn, J.O., & Mukkamala, R. (2022). Abdominal aortic aneurysm monitoring via arterial waveform analysis: towards a convenient point-of-care device. NPJ DIGITAL MEDICINE, 5(1), 168.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41746-022-00717-3.

Mukkamala, R., Kohl, B.A., & Mahajan, A. (2021). Comparison of accuracy of two uncalibrated pulse contour cardiac output monitors in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery patients using pulmonary artery catheter-thermodilution as a reference. BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY, 21(1), 189.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1186/s12871-021-01415-5.

Mukkamala, R. (2019). Blood Pressure With a Click of a Camera?. CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, 12(8), e009531.Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.009531.

Chandrasekhar, A., Kim, C.S., Naji, M., Natarajan, K., Hahn, J.O., & Mukkamala, R. (2018). Smartphone-based blood pressure monitoring via the oscillometric finger-pressing method. SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 10(431).American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aap8674.

Chandrasekhar, A., Natarajan, K., Yavarimanesh, M., & Mukkamala, R. (2018). An iPhone Application for Blood Pressure Monitoring via the Oscillometric Finger Pressing Method. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8(1), 13136.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-31632-x.

Martin, S.L.O., Carek, A.M., Kim, C.S., Ashouri, H., Inan, O.T., Hahn, J.O., & Mukkamala, R. (2018). Weighing Scale-Based Pulse Transit Time is a Superior Marker of Blood Pressure than Conventional Pulse Arrival Time (vol 6, 39273, 2016). SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8(1), 15838.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34167-3.

Liu, J., Cheng, H.M., Chen, C.H., Sung, S.H., Hahn, J.O., & Mukkamala, R. (2017). Patient-Specific Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurement: Validation for Accuracy and Repeatability. IEEE JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL ENGINEERING IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE, 5, 1900110.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/JTEHM.2016.2639481.

Natarajan, K., Cheng, H.M., Liu, J., Gao, M., Sung, S.H., Chen, C.H., Hahn, J.O., & Mukkamala, R. (2017). Central Blood Pressure Monitoring via a Standard Automatic Arm Cuff. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7(1), 14441.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14844-5.

Kim, C.S., Ober, S.L., McMurtry, M.S., Finegan, B.A., Inan, O.T., Mukkamala, R., & Hahn, J.O. (2016). Ballistocardiogram: Mechanism and Potential for Unobtrusive Cardiovascular Health Monitoring. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6(1), 31297.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/srep31297.

Moslehpour, M., Kawada, T., Sunagawa, K., Sugimachi, M., & Mukkamala, R. (2016). Nonlinear identification of the total baroreflex arc: higher-order nonlinearity. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 311(6), R994-R1003.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00101.2016.

Mukkamala, R., Hahn, J.O., Inan, O.T., Mestha, L.K., Kim, C.S., Toreyin, H., & Kyal, S. (2015). Toward Ubiquitous Blood Pressure Monitoring via Pulse Transit Time: Theory and Practice. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 62(8), 1879-1901.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TBME.2015.2441951.

Mukkamala, R., & Xu, D. (2010). Continuous and less invasive central hemodynamic monitoring by blood pressure waveform analysis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-HEART AND CIRCULATORY PHYSIOLOGY, 299(3), H584-H599.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00303.2010.

Research interests

cardiovascular bioengineering...
computational physiology
medical devices
patient monitoring
physiologic sensors
physiologic signal processing
whole animal, human, and patient...