Mr Ramakrishnan has  a strong academic and research interest.  At Cambridge University, he specialised in Pharmacology in his third year of his medical undergraduate degree.  

He has also worked as a clinical trials research physician at the Clinical Unit in Cambridge, Addenbrooke's hospital for nearly 2 years.  He was the principal investigator and principal-investigator designee in a number of phase I and II clinical trails.  He obtained his Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine in 2009.

He regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals, has written book chapters and presented on the international stage.  His research interests included chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps.

His background in clinical trials and clinical experience gives him unique insight into running clinical trials in the field of rhinology.  He provides consultancy services in trial design, data collection as well as adverse event reporting.  He has assessed trial feasibility (commercial and non-commercial) in studies of allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps.