As a high school student, Dr. Ravipudi had the opportunity to observe an open-heart surgery and instantly fell in love with the heart and vascular system.
He has since undergone years of extensive training and holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He completed his internal medicine training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, followed by specialty training in Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Southern California. He also holds certifications in Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions.
From 2002 to 2015, Dr. Ravipudi practiced in Columbia, Missouri. Cornerstones of his reputation include friendly, compassionate care, a rare empathetic bedside manner and the gift of communicating complex medical conditions in common language. Recognized by his peers, Dr. Ravipudi was voted Boone County Doctor of the Year in 2012.
From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Ravipudi’s pioneering spirit led him to West Texas where he served dual roles as site Medical Director for both CardioSolution and Brownwood Regional Medical Center. He spearheaded the development of a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab and interventional program introducing new diagnostic and therapeutic services in cardiology, pacemaker/defibrillator implantation, peripheral arterial, and chronic venous disorders. As Medical Director, he honed his administrative and leadership skills.
In May 2018, Dr. Ravipudi returned to North Central Missouri with a vision of delivering services normally found in urban centers to the rural setting of Moberly, Missouri. He is ecstatic to launch Centric Heart & Vascular.
If you only know one thing about Dr. Ravipudi, it should be that family is everything to him. At Centric Heart & Vascular, Dr. Ravipudi and his staff will welcome all patients and treat them as such.