M. Ramana Rameswaran
Ramana represents a variety of providers, hospital systems, physician groups, medical device companies, and pharmacies in corporate, regulatory, and compliance matters.
He has extensive experience with Health Information Technology agreements and licensing, the 340B drug discount program, graduate medical education, large scale supply chain agreements, including group purchasing organization (GPO) arrangements, physician and mid-level employment arrangements, and consulting arrangements. He helps clients navigate the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA issues, and reimbursement issues, among other areas.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Ramana practiced health care law in Pennsylvania at an AmLaw 100 Firm where he focused on corporate matters and notably, IT licensing of electronic health records and software for health care entities. He has also served as in-house counsel for Temple University Health System and Special Counsel for Avantor Performance Materials, a performance materials manufacturer for chemicals in the electronics and health sciences industry.
Before attending law school, Ramana attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed course work and clinical rotations towards an MD Degree. He also has worked at Merck Sharpe & Dohme making MMR Vaccine in a GMP environment.
Ramana is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, serving on its Governing Council, as the Young Lawyer Division Liaison, as well as various other leadership roles. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and South Asian Bar Association. Additionally, he is an active EMT and Emergency Medical Services Instructor at the Uwchlan Ambulance Corps, a nonprofit volunteer ambulance service outside of Philadelphia.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
Ramana’s publications include:
- Co-Author, “Pro Bono: Ambulances Need Tender Loving Care Too,” Journal of Emergency Medical Services, October 2011
- Co-Author, “Pro Bono: Fire Rehab Saves Lives and Reduces Your Liability,” Journal of Emergency Medical Services, September 2011
- Co-Author, “Atrazine is an Immune Disruptor in Adult Northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens),” Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 26 (1): 80-85, 2007
- Co-Author, “Acid Exposure is an Immune Disruptor in Adult Rana pipiens,” Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 25 (1): 37-40, 2006
Ramana’s presentations include:
- “Easier Said than Done: Challenges of Implementing Outside Counsel Advice on the Inside,” American Health Lawyers Association Webinar, June 2018
- “Career Choice Series: Health Law,” American Bar Association Webinar, September 2017
- “Ethics Challenges for In-House Counsel and Lawyers Who Advise Them,” American Bar Association Health Law Section 18th Annual Emerging Issues Conference, March 2017
- “340B—What Attorneys Need to Know Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future,” American Bar Association Health Law Section 17th Annual Emerging Issues Conference, March 2016
- “Applying for In-House Positions,” American Bar Association Health Law Section Member Benefit Series Webinar, June 2015
Ramana’s recognitions include:
- Chester County EMS Council, Inc. – Educator of The Year (2015)
- Order of the Barrister (2013)
- Temple Moot Court Alumni Award (2013)
Life Beyond the Law
When not working, Ramana enjoys educating fellow Emergency Medical Services providers. Ramana is an active Nationally Registered EMT, and Pennsylvania certified EMS Instructor. Ramana actively lectures on a variety of topics including EMS Management, patient documentation, medical-legal ethics, effective communications, human anatomy, and more. Being an Eagle Scout, Ramana enjoys camping and volunteering.