Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

47 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

Ram Nirula, M.D., M.P.H.

Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

47 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2232
University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Nirula's clinical interests lie in general surgery with a specific interest in chronic pain from rib fractures, hernias, abdominal wall reconstruction, emergency and urgent surgical conditions.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

October 26, 2015

Actually I was seen by two different people; however, both were beyond "satisfactory" in their treatment of me.

May 05, 2015

good service

April 18, 2015

I would recommend your facility without hesitation.

April 13, 2015

My overall experience was out standing.

April 05, 2015

I absolutely loved the surgeon! she was so awesome and really made me feel comfortable.

January 19, 2015

It would be helpful if the care provider contacted the patient a few day post surgery to ask if there are concerns/questions.

November 01, 2014

Dr. nirula was very considerate to my wife in keeping her informed and keeping her from worrying.

October 14, 2014

Great experience as per my expectations...

August 09, 2014

I feel that he should have given ne the "scrips", rather than refering them to Kaeir Stevens (my liver Dr.). I think I woyld have had them by now rather than waiting for them. Other than that all went very well.

April 10, 2014

Dr. Nirila and entire staff was efficient & friendly, they always kept me informed as to changes in scheduling.

January 08, 2014

Dr. Nirula has been wonderful in providing me care. Despite things not going the way we expected, he has been great at getting things done to get me back on track. He has been great all the way. Dr. Kerry Baum was great when I came into the clinic and not feeling well. He got me right into ultrasound and then into Interventional Radiology. He kept checking in on me as well. Thank you.

November 04, 2013

Dr Nirula is amazing in every way. I have had many surgical procedures but my experiences with the U of U and especially Dr Nirula and his team have been remarkable. Dr Niruka is brilliant, patient, kind and very sympathetic to all concerns and issues.

October 16, 2013

I have never experienced a doctor like Dr. Nirula. He is an expert in his field(s), explains most thoroughly every aspect of your procedure or exam. He spends an incredible amount of time with me as a patient and I have the upmost respect for this doctor. I feel confidant in verything he tells me, how he advises and his incredible bedside manner. he is a Godsend !!!!

August 28, 2013


April 15, 2013

anesthesiologist Dr. Bott was the greatest. He answered all my questions and explained the anesthesia proceedure for surgery. My recovery time was less. Nurses were good

January 21, 2013

Both dr Nirula and dr Bartline have been very kind and they have included me in all decisions about my healthcare plan.

November 15, 2012

I asked if he would write out my limitations, even on a prescription pad and was told "No, we have secretaries that fill out all forms" Although he did write a work release.

September 03, 2012

surgeon, anesthesiologist and surgical nurse came in and introduced themselves and told me what was going to happen and answered my questions.

May 10, 2012

I learned to trust Dr. Nirula and his skills as a surgeon. I would recommend him to any of my friends in the future.

March 29, 2012

I felt like all my questions and concerns were addressed.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Injury Prevention
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Thoracic Injuries
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-9367 School of Medicine
Division of General Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Nirula's research interests are in the field of Acute Care Surgery which includes emergency general surgery, trauma and surgical critical care. He has a specific interest in the benefits of rib fracture repair, traumatic brain injury and patient centered outcomes research. He was a previous Chair of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery's Multi-Institutional Trials Committee. He was recently awarded a Challenge Grant to study the utility of decompressive craniectomy for refractory intracranial hypertension. He is currently the Director of the SICU Fellowship and the Trauma Medical Director.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Washington Harborview Medical Center
Surgical Critical Care
Graduate Training University of Washington
Residency Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
General Surgery
Internship Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Manitoba
Undergraduate Queen's University, Kingston
Life Sciences


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