Dr. Anand Venkatraman received his medical training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India. Following a residency in radiotherapy, Dr. Venkatraman moved to the United States and received an appointment as a Research Associate in the Davee Department of Neurology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. In current research, he uses biochemical techniques to study the movement disorder spinocerebellar ataxia as modeled in mice.
When in medical school, Anand Venkatraman studied hard and performed well academically, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. His achievements earned him several distinctions, such as an invitation to the Prime Minister's box at the Republic Day Parade, an honor given to only 50 students across India. In addition, he won research awards and saw his work published.
After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Anand Venkatraman took a position as Junior Resident Physician at AIIMS Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital. In this role, he primarily worked with patients requiring outpatient chemotherapy. Dr. Venkatraman was subsequently appointed Resident Medical Officer at the National Brain Research Centre in Manesar, India. In addition to caring for patients who came to the centre as participants in neuroscience research studies, Dr. Anand Venkatraman attended to complicated medical cases, even with limited resources, and also authored a pamphlet on the diagnosis of dementia. During this time and since medical school, he served as a medical volunteer for the EduHeal Foundation's Delhi chapter. He thereafter obtained appointments to positions in the United States to extend his clinical and research experience.
Always interested in writing, Dr. Anand Venkatraman put together several peer-reviewed research papers as well as articles and stories for college newsletters and magazines. He enjoys debate, and he stood out as the winner of debate matches in medical school.