Ramanish is a 5th year medical student at the University of Edinburgh. He only began to cultivate an interest in cardiothoracic surgery after assisting in the organisation of the BUCA 2017 conference and through his intercalation research exploring paediatric chest disease in relation to the nasopharyngeal microbiota. As a result, he has founded the Edinburgh University Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EUSCTS) with the intention of organising the Scottish Undergraduate Cardiothoracic conference in 2020. He has published and presented in multiple aspects of this field and has a particular interest in aortic surgery and cardiothoracic transplantation.
He also maintains a side interest in major trauma and prehospital medicine, which he does through the Army reserve, Prometheus Alphamed UK and research. As one of the SCTS and CTSIG reps, he hopes that his role as BUCA Secretary will help him promote and preserve the field of cardiothoracic surgery further and allow greater accessibility throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.