sivamramanathan m.d.
Sivam Ramanathan, M.D. February 2, 1943-May 26, 2012 Sivam Ramanathan, 69, of Los Angeles, CA. passed away on May 26, 2012. The funeral service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel at Redondo Beach. Viewing will be held on Thursday May 31, 2012 from 9:30 am -11:30 am at Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rice Mortuary Services. A graduate of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ramanathan was married to Seethala Srinivasan on May 24, 1967; they were married for 45 years. He completed his internship at Brooklyn Cumberland Medical Center and residency at Albert Einstein Medical College in the Bronx. Dr. Ramanathan enjoyed an illustrious career as an anesthesiologist. He was professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, New York University Medical Center until 1992. From 1992, he was professor and Chief of Anesthesiology, Magee Women's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. In 2003, he joined the anesthesiology staff of Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ramanathan is survived by his wife, Seethala, and children, Radha and Ramkumar. Dr. Ramanathan is preceded in death by his parents, Sambasivam and Visalakshi, and sisters: Lakshmi and Sitalakshmi

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  1. Dr Ramanathan’s friendly smiles will be dearly missed by our family. Unfortunately, we are unable to attend the service peronsally in the South Bay tomorrow morning. Please accept our condolence and flowers in our absence. Please let us know if there is anything you need during this difficult time. Synthia & Howard Liu

  2. We are very sad to hear about the demise of maama. He was a kind and a gentle person. We cannot forget the wonderful evening you and maama spent with us. We had a great time with both of you. We will miss him so much. Please let us know if we can be of any help in these difficult times.

  3. To Seethala and family we extend our sincere condolences. Ram will always remain in our memory as an individual with integrity; a fine anesthesiologist and teacher. His positive outlook and great sense of humour were quite infectious. He will be missed by many in Pittsburgh. Jan ……… Jan Smith

  4. I had the opportunity to observe Dr Ramanathan’s qualities of head and heart when I stayed with him at NJ and also when he visited my home in Chennai many times. As a member of the family, I am at a loss to express my words of condolences to Seethala, Radha and Ramkumar. I feel time alone will heal this terrible loss to the family. I feel consoled that my son Anand is there with Mrs Ramanathan at LA giving her all possible support. May the soul of Dr.Ramanathsn rest in peace. I will pray for the depated soul. Koduvayur Subramaniam (Mani) 512-909-8096

  5. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Seethala, Radha and Kumar. I am totally at a loss to express my feelings on the bereavement of my dearest brother-in-law Dr Ram. He was such a wonderful, gentle and helpful person and a role model and mentor for our family. If we are all here in US today, it’s because of Dr Ram and my sister Seethala. My dear Seethala, I am always here for you. I am happy at least I could spend a week’s time with you and be with you in the hour of crisis. May the departed Soul rest in peace 🙁 Yours in grief Sasikala Subramaniam (Sasi

  6. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Ramanathan, Kumar and Radha regarding the loss of your husband and father,Dr. Ramanathan. Radha is a dear, close friend of mine for many years, almost like a sister. I did not have the honor of meeting Dr. Ramanathan but feel as if I know him through Radha’s stories. She a most marvelous and special person and my heart is with her. My heart goes out to you as well. I hope that the love of family and friends and the many good memories of your husband and father may help you at this difficult time. I hope to meet you soon. Sincerely, Deborah Fennelly

  7. Dear Attimber, You will truly be missed. I was so hoping to come and visit you in July. You are an inspiration to all of us and your light will continue to shine upon us. With Love Ashok

  8. Our heartfelt condolenses to Seethala,Radha and Ramkumar. We are very sad for you all. We pray God for Dr. Ramanathan’s soul rest in peace. Renuka and Samy

  9. Love you lots uncle…no words to say…it’s a sudden shock to all of us…you’ve made just a few visits to our place but filled in a lot of loving memories in our hearts…miss you periappa….

  10. I did not ever get to meet Dr. Ramanathan, but I feel I know him through his daughter, Radha, who always spoke of him with such love and admiration. My most heartfelt condolences go to Mrs. Ramanathan, Radha and Kumar, and all those who knew him personally.

  11. Sheathla & family Our heartfelt condolences; May God bless yoy with courage,Solace & Peace.

  12. Sheathla & family Our heartfelt condolences; May God bless yoy with courage,Solace & Peace.

  13. Dear Seethala, we express our heartfelt condolences and pray Almighty to give you the inner strength at the moment. Dr Ramanathan was a great friend, whom we met, during our trip to China. He had a great sense of humour and was a very good singer. He had a taste for photography. He was patriotic about India and was keen on catching up with the latest Tamil movies. He surprised us with lyrics of tamil songs. He liked to dine with a taste of wine and shared many interesting things, politics, economy, medicine, investments, family etc., I recall this pic that I took of Seethala and Dr Ramanathan at the Hangzhou lake, known for variuos romantic fantasies and this is one that we witnessed. A great man; he lived and is well remembered

  14. our deepest condolences to all of you.Ramanathan had such joie de vivre,one can see that even in all the pictures from his China trip.May his soul rest in peace.

  15. Ramudu has been part of my life since the day I met him in pondy in july 1961.we were together @ harvey house and spent a lot of time together playing music,sharing stories and jokes;I attended his wedding to seethala;we continued our friendship all thro’ those yrs’till the very last days of his life.!! never did I realize that he would leave us all so suddenly..!! the grief is enormous.! the void is so great! Irene and I got to know seethala very well; we wish her strength, courage and perseverance to go on with her life; May God give Ramudu eternal peace in Heaven.! we offer our heartfelt condolences to Seethala,Radha and Kumar; we are always ready, if you need any help Seethala.! our prayers are with Ramudu’s entire family.!

  16. our heartfelt prayers to our dear Ramudu. Our hearts and thoughts are with Mrs.Ramanathan and the children. our prayers for Ramudu’s soul to rest in peace. I am sure our dear Ramudu lives for ever through the hundreds of resident physicians and the clinical fellows he inspired over the years. We pray to Ramudu to keep us in the path of Sathyam, dharmam, Prem and Anandam all the time.

  17. DEAR Sita.although I did not have the pleasure of meeting you dear husband I feel as though,thru you his spirit and love shone like a brilliant star and that you will continue to shine on all those that he touched. Eileen and I will continue to be your friends for ever and help you with whatever we can do. Love Bev

  18. Dear Seethala, Our most heartfelt condolences. I just don’t know what else to say. Sambamurti, Vasantha, Meera, Kumar

  19. Dearest Sita, Your dear husband touched the heart of everyone he knew and his memory will give inspiration and comfort to those he loved.


  21. It came as a shocker to me. I have worked with Ram at “JIPMER” and always loved his humor and easy going personality.Seethala, our hearts are with you to get thru this. I pray for Ram’s good soul to rest in peace. We will miss him greatly.

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