Resident Spotlight – Dr. Vikranth Ravipati

May. 23, 2024

Dr. Vikranth Ravipati (OFP ’24, MS ’24) has been actively involved in research during his time at EIOH, publishing 3 papers and 1 book chapter (see below the Q&A for links), with 2 more papers in progress. He also gave an oral presentation in the Orofacial Pain and Headaches Grand Rounds international and a poster presentation at the Oral Medicine Conference.

A man in a tie holds a scientific paper. A woman stands to his right and a man in a lab coat stands to his left.
Dr. Ravipati (center) celebrating the publication of his thesis, with mentors Dr. Maryam Altuhafy and Dr. Junad Khan.

Q: Where are you from?
A: From a beautiful city called Hyderabad in India

Q: Why did you choose Eastman?
A: The best thing that happened in my life was choosing Eastman’s OFP program, where I got the chance to meet all these wonderful teachers. It is a great place to learn with diversified people from all over the world in different specialty programs.

Q: Best memory of your EIOH residency?
A: As my mentor always says, we are family. All thanks to Dr. Khan, for including me into the EIOH family.

Q: In what way did your Eastman experience allow you to grow?
A: OFP is itself a unique program, and Eastman has a very unique OFP program. I think it is the only school in the United States where we not only specialize in TMJ disorders, but we also have multiprofessional rotations integrated with the neurology headache center, psychiatry, sleep medicine and physical therapy, besides brushing up on our general dentistry skills working in Urgent Care and with medically comprised patients in specialty care clinics.

A man in a biking helmet and sunglasses gives a thumbs-up in front of a waterfall surrounded by autumn trees and plants.
Dr. Ravipati enjoying the Genesee Riverway biking trail in Rochester, NY.

Q: Next steps after graduation?
A: I like doing research and contributing something new to my field, so I will continue with my research in dentistry, working in academics to share the knowledge with my peers and as a clinician to provide my patients with my best skills I have learned.

Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: If I could have a superpower, it would be the ability to alleviate all forms of suffering, ensuring that everyone in need receives the help and support they require.

Q: Favorite part of Rochester?
A: I am nature loving person and Rochester is perfect for me. I love the parks, trails, lakes and of course my favorite – kayaking and long biking trails.

A man stands in front of a park sign that says "Corbett's Glenn Nature Park", surrounded by many green trees and plants.
Dr. Ravipati loves visiting parks such as Corbett's Glenn

Q: Favorite place you’ve traveled?
A: Grand Canyon, AZ

Q: Other than dentist, what career would you choose?
A: Astronaut / space researcher

Q: Favorite game to watch or play?
A: Cricket to watch and Badminton to play

Q: If you could eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Biryani (Hyderabadi style) – a dish of rice and marinated meat that is slow cooked over wood or charcoal, made with authentic Hyderabadi spices.

Links to Publications