Raman Malhotra, MD, grew up in South County in St. Louis and graduated from Lindbergh High School. His parents immigrated to the U.S. in the 1960’s where they lived the American dream by starting their own business (mechanical engineering and consulting). He has one older brother who is an ophthalmologist and practices in St. Louis.
Malhotra attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City for both college and medical school. Malhotra was immediately fascinated by Neurology after his Neurology rotation early on in medical school. After completing his Neurology residency and Sleep Medicine fellowship at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Malhotra was faculty there for several years before moving back home to St. Louis. He spent some time at Saint Louis University before joining Washington University in 2018 as associate professor in the Department of Neurology Sleep Medicine Section.
Malhotra is passionate about teaching and education, serving as program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship here at Washington University. He helps direct learning experiences for the numerous students, residents and fellows from many other departments (such as Internal Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry) that come to the Multidisciplinary Sleep Center to learn about sleep. He also enjoys teaching the public about how sleep is essential to health speaking at local patient advocacy groups and schools. He is very active in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), serving on their board from 2015-2023 and as AASM President in 2021-2022.
Outside of work, Malhotra loves spending time with his wife, Shalini, who he met in medical school, and his two sons, Yash (17) and Sanjay (13). They all passionately cheer for their local sports teams like the Cardinals, Blues, Battlehawks and St. Louis City SC! They enjoy spending time as a family playing golf, spending an evening together playing board games or listening to some live, local music.