Akkamma Ravi, M.B., B.S., M.D.

Radiation Oncology
Akkamma Ravi

Akkamma Ravi, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is Clinical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at New York Hospital Queens and Associate Program Director of the Integrated Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College and The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.

Dr. Ravi earned her medical school degree from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University, and her Radiation Oncology Residency with Board Certification from Bangalore University, in India. She then completed her Radiation Oncology Residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College, and is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. Ravi serves on various national Oncology society committees, including the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) International Relations Committee of the Educational Council, the ASTRO -IHE-RO Planning Committee, and the Executive Committee of the American Association of Women Radiologists.

She received the Best Teacher Award for 2007-2008 from the Residents of the Integrated Radiation Oncology Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.

In year 2000 she received Distinguished House staff award for exemplary all-around service from New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council.

Her academic and clinical interests include breast cancer, gynecological cancers, lymphomas, gastrointestinal malignancies, brachytherapy and general Radiation Oncology. She is the principal investigator for several IRB approved research studies in breast and uterine cancers. Her current research focuses on both the very young and on geriatric breast cancer patients with respect to their disease presentations, new molecular and biological aspects, and their treatment outcomes. Her recent translational research work regarding treatment outcomes and prognostic implications for basal and non- basal like triple negative breast cancer in younger women was presented in 2009 at the 51st annual ASTRO meeting in Chicago. In 2011 at the 53rd annual ASTRO meeting, her work regarding outcomes in younger women following postmastectomy radiation and the implication of receptor negative status, non- caucasian ethnicity and younger age was presented in the oral session. Her work on long term follow-up with partial breast irradiation treatment using the MammoSite catheter was also presented at this meeting.

Dr. Ravi is keen on exploring new ways to improve her patients' quality of life, and is a proponent of complimentary therapies that may expedite recovery and enhance wellness. She is the principal investigator of a study that evaluates the efficacy of supplementary Reiki therapy for breast cancer patients during Radiation therapy.

Dr. Ravi has presented in several national and international meetings and has published in journals as well. She is a peer reviewer of several cancer journals. She is a member of several medical and oncological societies including: the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society, American Association of Women Radiologists, and the American Radium Society.

A summary of Dr. Ravi's Education, Training and/or Faculty Appointments is listed as following:

Resident: Department of Radiation Oncology, The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, July 1998-June 2002

Medical Internship: Department of Internal Medicine, The Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, 1997-1998

Medical Licensure: New York State License.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals

1. Ravi A, Nisce L.Z., Nori D. Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy in the Management of Cutaneous Malignancies. Clinics in Dermatology 2001; 19:354-356.

2. Parikh S.K., Ravi A, Kuo Y, Nori D. Bullous pemphigoid masquerading as acute radiation dermatitis: Case report. Eur.J.Gynaec Oncol 2001; XXI: n.5.

3. Reddy N, Sood B, Sampath S, Mazur A, Osian A, Ravi A, Poli J, Nori D. Single Course IMRT Plan to deliver 45Gy to seminal vesicles and 81Gy to prostate in45 Fractions. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment 2006; vol5, 503-512.

4. Reddy N, Nori D, Sartin W, Maiorano S, Modena. J, Mazur A, Osian A, Sood B, Ravi A, Sampath S. Influence of Volumes of Prostate, rectum and bladder on treatment planning CT- day on inter-fraction motion of prostate during BAT-image guided IMRT. Medical Physics 2007; 34, #6, 2375-2376.

5. Reddy N, Mazur A, Sampath S, Osian A, Sood B, Ravi A, Nori, D. The potential for dose dumping in normal tissues with IMRT for Pelvic and H&N Cancers, Medical Dosimetry 2008; 33: 55-61.

6. Reddy N, Mazur A, Osian A, Sood B, Ravi A, Nori D, Chang H, Lange C. Influence of volumes of prostate, rectum, and bladder on treatment planning CT on interfraction prostate shifts during ultrasound image- guided IMRT. Medical Physics 2009; 36, 5604-5611.

7. Reddy N, D.Nori, H. Chang, C.S.Lange, Ravi A. Prostate and Seminal Vesicle volume based consideration of prostate cancer patients for treatment with 3D- conformal or intensity- modulated radiation therapy. Medical Physics 2010; 37, 3791-3801.

8. Ravi A, Lee S, Karsif K, Osian A, Nori D. Intraoperative placement of MammoSite for breast brachytherapy treatment and Seroma incidence. Brachytherapy 2010; 9: 76-80.

9. Ravi A, Osian A, Karsif K, Lee S, Nori D. MammoSite Multilumen Catheter: Initial Dosimetry experience with this new Device. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2011; January/March, Vol 7; Issue 1, p17- 19.

10. Able C, Field GC, Linton N, Ravi A. Radiation Therapy Reintegrated. American College of Radiology Bulletin 2011; Vol 66, issue3, p17- 19.

11. Ramesh Rengan MD PhD, Bruce Curran M.S., M.E., Charles Able M.S., May Abdel-Wahab MD PhD, Akkamma Ravi MD, Kevin Albuquerque M.S., F.R.C.S., MD, Colin Field M.Sc., Sidrah Abdul B.Sc., Rishabh Kapoor M.Sc, Jatinder Palta Ph.D. and Prabhakar Tripuraneni M.D. Solving Connectivity Problems Encountered in the Modern Radiation Oncology Clinic: The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise- Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) Initiative. Practical Radiation Oncology Journal (PRO), 2011.

12. Ravi A, Heejung B, Karsif K, Nori D. Breast Cancer in men: A review of clinical presentation, prognostic factors, treatment outcome at a single institution. In press, American Journal of Men's Health, 2012, num 6, issue 1, page 51-58.

13. W. Yan, Cristos, P, C. Chao, D. Nori, Ravi A. "Is there a cause specific survival benefit of Post-mastectomy radiation therapy in women younger than age 50 with T3N0 invasive breast cancer? A SEER database analysis: Outcomes by receptor-status/race/age. Analysis using the NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database." Am. J. Clinical Oncology, 2012, In Press.

Book Chapters (excluding chapters in section "Books")

1.Nori D, Ravi A, Parikh S, Poli J. Endobronchial Brachytherapy. Marcel Dekker; 2004.

ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL MEETINGS

1. M.K.Hayes, A. Ravi, R.Antonacci, and P.B. Schiff: "Is there a Role for Adjuvant Treatment in Patients with T3NOMO Breast Cancer Treated by Modified radical

Mastectomy? Abstract, Supplement of Radiology, November 1997 Vol.205 (P), page 668

2. A. Ravi, L.Z. Nisce, M.K.Hayes, D.Nori, Splenic Irradiation in Hematologic Disorders, Abstract, Radiology, Volume 214, Number3, 1999.Oral presentation at RSNA meeting 1999.

3. A. Ravi, L.Z.Nisce, Albert M. Sabbas, Joseph Pressor, Victor Ruiz, D. Nori, High Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Definite Treatment of Cutaneous Malignancies. American Brachytherapy meeting, Abstract, Radiotherapy and Oncology, May 2000. Poster at ABS 2000 meeting.

4. A. Ravi, L.Z.Nisce, D. Nori, and Primary Cutaneous Lymphomas: Role of Radiation Therapy, Poster Presentation in RSNA 2000. Abstract- supplement to Radiology, vol217 (P) page 154, Nov.2000.

5. Chu-Cheng Kan, Ph.D, Samyukta Ravi, Akkamma Ravi, M.D., Gloria Li, Ph.d, Dattatreyudu Nori, M.D. Effect of PDMP on human Glioblastoma /Astrocytoma U87MG Cancer Cells. Poster- printed in Lang Research Day abstract book, May 19, 2006, New York Hospital Queens.

6. Nandanuri M.S.Reddy, Ph.D, Brij Mohan Sood, M.D., Seshadri Sampath, Ph.D Andrez K. Mazur, Ph.D, Adrian Osian, M.S, Akkamma Ravi, M.D., Jaganmohan Poli, M.D., Dttatreyudu Nori, M.D., Single Course IMRT Plan to deliver 45Gy to seminal vesicles and 81Gy to prostate in45 Fractions. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol5, number5, October 2006.

7.Nandanuri M.S.Reddy, PhD, Andrez K. Mazur, Ph.D, Sheshadri Sampath, Ph.D, Adrian Osian, M.S, Brij.M.Sood, M.D, Akkamma Ravi, M.D., Dattatreyudu Nori, M.D., FACR. The potential for dose dumping in normal tissues with IMRT for Pelvic and H&N Cancers. Presented at the 48th annual meeting of the American Association Of Physicists in Medicine, Orlando, Florida (Abstract), Medical Physics, 2006.

8. N.Reddy, D.Nori, W.Sartin, S.Maiorano, J.Modena, A.Mazur, A. Osian, B.Sood, A.Ravi, S. Sampath, Influence of volumes of Prostate, Rectum and Bladder on the treatment Planning CT-Day on interfraction motion of prostate during BAT image guided IMRT. Abstract, Medical Physics, Vol.34, no6. June 2007 Presented for General poster discussion session in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, July22 to July 26, 2007, Minneapolis, MN.

9. N.Reddy, D.Nori, A.Ravi, B.Sood, H.Chang, Exclusion of Seminal Vesicles (SV) spares bladder more than rectum during IMRT for prostate cancer. Abstract, Medical Physics, vol35, no.6, 2008. Presented for General poster discussion in the American Association Of Physicists in Medicine, 2008.

10. Akkamma Ravi, Adrian Osian, Karen Karsif, Susan Lee, Kenneth Rifkind ,Dattatreyudu Nori, Seroma Development following intraoperative MammoSite Breast Brachytherapy: Incidence and contributing factors. Abstract, Radiotherapy Oncology, May 2008.Poster presentation at American Brachytherapy Society /GEC-ESTRO meeting 2008.

11. N.M Reddy , D.Nori, B.M. Sood, A.Ravi, H.Chang, C.S. Lange, 3D plan Dosimetry is Comparable to IMRT plans for small to medium size Prostate cases for use with IGRT. Poster presentation, 50th ASTRO meeting International Journal Radiation Oncology Physics, vol 72, vo1, supplement 2008.

12. P.S. Patel, A.Ravi, R.Allbright, P.Christos, J. Brennan, B.Parashar, D.Nori, A.G. Wernicke, Re-Irradiation of loco-regional Recurrence in patients with Intermediate and high risk stages I and II Endometrial Cancer: Prognostic factors and Outcomes. Poster presentation, 50th ASTRO meeting International Journal Radiation Oncology Physics, vol72, supplement 2008.

13. A.Ravi, K.Karsif, S. Lee, S. Fink, A.Osian, D.Nori, Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation using MammoSite Brachytherapy: Treatment efficacy, cosmesis and toxicity results abstract, abstract, Radiology, Radiology, Oral Presentation at 94th Scientific Assembly, RSNA 2008.

14. J. Poli, A.Ravi, K.Karsif, B.Kaplan, H. Bang, D.Nori, Male Breast Cancer: A 16 year Review at New York Hospital Queens. Abstract, Radiology, Oral Presentation at 94th Scientific Assembly, RSNA 2008

15. Sharma, Neha; Nori, Dattatreyudu; Ravi, Akkamma; Outcomes in Patients with HER2 Over expressing and Triple Negative Phenotypes Treated with Partial Breast Irradiation using MammoSite Brachytherapy. Poster presentation at American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting at Vancouver, Canada, 2009

16. Akkamma Ravi MD, Priti Patel MD, Karen Karsif MD, Michael Warhol MD, Dattatreyudu Nori MD. Treatment Outcomes and Prognostic Implications for Basal and Non Basal Like Triple Negative Breast Cancer in younger women, Oral Poster presentation at American Society Of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting 2009, Chicago.

17. N.M. Reddy, A. Mazur, A. Osian, B. Sood, A. Ravi, D. Nori, H. Chang and C.S. Lange. S Influence of anatomical and physical aspects of treatment planning on prostate and H&N IMRT plan QA result. (AAPM) Medical physics 36: 2569, 2009.

18. Akkamma Ravi, MD, Karen Karsif, MD, Neha Sharma, MD, Dattatreyudu Nori, MD. Accelerated Partial breast Irradiation for early breast cancer using MammoSite Catheter in postmenopausal patients: 6 year results from a single institution. Oral presentation at American Brachytherapy meeting, Atlanta, April, 2010 Susan Lee, MD,

19. Akkamma Ravi, MD, Neha sharma, MD, Karen Karsif, MD, Dattatreyudu Nori, MD. Ductal Carcinoma in situ- prognostic factors and treatment outcome in Younger patients aged 40 and under. Poster presentation at The American Radium Society, 92nd annual meeting, CANCUN, Mexico, May 2010.

20. Analysis of acute rectal toxicity, interfraction prostate and SV shifts during kV- CBCT image guided prostate cancer. N.M Reddy,A. Ravi,S. Coplowitz, W. Yan, S. Boluggodu, D. Scurello, C. lagos, H. Chang, C. Lange, D. Nori. (ASTRO) Int. J. radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 78, vol3, suppl 1, S186, 2010.

21. Comparison of structure contouring efficiency and dose- volume histograms (DVH) of pinnacle 3 and Eclipse treatment planning systems for prostate IMRT. N.M Reddy, A. Ravi, H. Chang, C.S Lange and D. Nori. (AAPM) Med. Phys.37, 3225, 2010

22. Clinicopathological features and outcomes of ductal carcinoma in situ in women 40 years and under. Sharma, Neha; Nori, Dattatreyudu Lee, Susan; Karsif, Karen; Ravi, Akkamma. Poster presentation at the American Radium Society meeting, Florida, May 2011.

23. Post mastectomy radiation therapy in younger women age less than 50 with T3N0 invasive breast cancer: Outcomes by receptor status/race/age. Weisi Yan, MD, PhD; Paul Christos; Milt Eisner; Dattatreyudu Nori,MD; Akkamma Ravi, MD; New York Hospital Queens, New York, NY, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY. Accepted for oral presentation at ASTRO October 2011 meeting in Florida.

24. The IHE-RO Initiative: A Progress Report:

R. Rengan, R. Kapoor, M. Abdel-Wahab, A. Ravi, M. Mietinnen, C. Field, B. Curran, S. Abdul, J. Palta, P. Tripuraneni, et al., poster presentation At ASTRO, October 2011 meeting in Florida.

25. Evaluation of loco-regional recurrence following partial breast irradiation in early stage node negative breast cancer treated by MammoSite: median follow up of 54 months. A. Ravi, C.P. Sison, A. Osian, S. lee, D. Nori. Digital poster discussion at ASTRO October 2011 meeting in Florida.

26. The prognostic significance of histology and treatment modality in stage IB squamous cell, adenosquamous and adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix: SEER study 2004- 2008.A.Ravi.A, Stessin. A, Rosen. Lisa,D. Nori, Bahng, A.

poster discussion at American Radium Society meeting May 20l2 meeting in Las Vegas.

 

27. Long term outcomes and recurrence pattern following Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation using MammoSite by A.Ravi, C. Sison, A. Osian, S. Lee, D. Nori

Accepted as Oral presentation at World Congress of Brachytherapy, to be held from 10-12 May 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

28. Outcome Determinants in Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma Based on

Clinico-PathologicandTreatmentFactors. H. Nagar, L.Rosen, M. Welshinger, M. Tsatsas, M. Warhol, D.Nori, A. Ravi. Oral presentation at the Lang Research Day, New York Hospital Queens, May 16, 2012.

29. Age, Hormonal Receptor Status, Ethnicity And Adjuvant Radiation Therapy As Predictive Factors For Cancer- Related Death In Elderly Patients Aged 70 Years And Older With Early Stage pT1a,b N0 Breast Cancer: A NCI-SEER Database Analysis.

W. Yan, P. Christos, D. Nori, C. K. Chao, A. Ravi. Accepted for oral presentation at ASTRO October 2012 meeting in Boston.

29. Outcome Determinants in Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma Based on

Clinico-PathologicandTreatmentFactors. H. Nagar, L.Rosen, M. Welshinger, M. Tsatsas, M. Warhol, D.Nori, A. Ravi. Accepted for oral presentation at ASTRO October 2012 meeting in Boston.

30. Long term results of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) for Early Stage Node Negative Breast Cancer Treated By MammoSite: Evaluation of Loco-regional Recurrence and cosmesis with respect to Body Mass Index (BMI).
A. Ravi, C. Sison, A. Osian, D. Nori. Accepted for oral presentation at ASTRO October 2012 meeting in Boston.

Peer reviewer of Libertas Academica journals.Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research 

Cancer Growth and Metastasis

Cancer Informatics

Palliative Care: Research and Treatment

Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics.

International meetings: Invited Faculty

Invited Faculty to participate in the Panel discussion and deliberations of Gynecological cancers and NCCN guidelines- At the 31st Annual Conference of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India held in Hyderabad, INDIA November 2009.

Invited Faculty to lecture and participate in the discussion and deliberations of Gynecological cancers session, at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India held in Jaipur, INDIA November 2011.

Invited to lecture on Advances in Breast Cancer management and Techniques of Partial breast irradiation at Bangalore Cancer Institute and Ramaiah Medical college, Bangalore, India in November 2011.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished House Staff Award, for exemplary all around service at New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2000 presented by The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council.

 

 

Best Teacher Award for 2007-2008 from the Residents of the Integrated Radiation Oncology Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College and The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.