Meet Our Medical Director

Praful Ramineni MD

Dr. Ramineni grew up in upstate New York, where he developed a love of medicine from his father. Upon graduating from high school, he was accepted into an extremely competitive 6-year combined undergraduate/medical school program in Ohio, where he completed his 4-year undergraduate degree in just 2 years. Dr. Praful Ramineni joined West End Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C., with 10 years of experience as a plastic surgeon at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. As the Chief of the Division, he was clinically the busiest plastic surgeon at the hospital, seeing over 200 patients a month in the office and performing 600 to 900 surgeries a year. He recently made the transition to focusing on his elective practice to be able to provide more personalized care to each patient.

With multiple medical textbook publications and top educator awards, Dr. Ramineni is a multiple-time winner of Washingtonian Top Doctor and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Washingtonian Top Doctors 2014, 2016

Keystone Educator Teaching Award 2016

Plastic Surgery Teaching Award 2013

USMLE Part 1 262/99

USMLE Part 2 269/99

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society

Highest Inservice Examination Score Award (2006) 99th percentile

Highest Mock Oral Boards Score (2006)


American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Surgeon in Charge – Main operating rooms – 2015-2016

Executive Medical Board – 2016