Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
Jananie Ramesh, MD

Jananie Ramesh, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Dr. Jananie Ramesh is an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Dell Medical School and a hospitalist at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She completed her residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed a fellowship in patient safety and quality improvement at Dell. Her clinical and research interests center around patients with substance use disorders. Dr. Ramesh is currently leading a CPRIT-funded project to improve the care of patients with unhealthy alcohol and tobacco use as a preventative means to reduce cancer incidence. This multidisciplinary intervention involves screening hospitalized patients for unhealthy alcohol and tobacco use, delivering a brief intervention with motivational interviewing and counseling, initiating evidence-based medication, and connecting the patient to follow-up appointments and outpatient resources. The project has helped identify and track a cohort of high-risk, medically complex patients that require ongoing case management and engagement in primary and preventative healthcare.

Dr. Ramesh has also worked on several quality improvement and clinical initiatives on substance use disorders, including increasing inpatient naloxone prescriptions, protocolizing buprenorphine initiation, and educating and mentoring trainees on these subjects. She is a current member of the “B-Team” (Buprenorphine Team) at Dell – a consultation team that treats hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder. Dr. Ramesh has assisted in the promotion of the B-Team model of screening and treatment for substance use disorders to other hospitals and clinical sites. She is also a hub team member of the Be Well Texas ECHO community and conducts didactic sessions on substance use disorders in a variety of settings.

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