Reuben J. Ram, MD

Reuben J. Ram, MD

  • Sleep Medicine
Average rating: 5.0
MPTF Toluca Lake Primary Care | 4323 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505


Dr. Reuben Ram is a primary care sleep medicine physician who practices at UCLA Health MPTF Toluca Lake location in Burbank. He is board certified in family medicine and sleep medicine, and shows passion and interest when diagnosing and treating his patients.

Dr. Ram provides complete care in family medicine and also evaluates and treats sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, hypersomnia, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder and narcolepsy. Because he has privileges in several sleep labs where his patient’s sleep studies are performed, they can be sure that their studies will be read and interpreted by him.

Dr. Ram received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. He completed his family medicine residency at the UCLA-affiliated Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he was recognized as an outstanding physician and resident of the year. He completed his sleep medicine training with high performance at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Ram has a strong background in research, which he has conducted at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.




Medical Board Certifications

Sleep Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 2017
Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 2015


Sleep Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2016


Family Medicine, Northridge Hospital Medical Center-Roscoe Campus, 2015


MD, American University of the Caribbean, 2011


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San Fernando Valley

MPTF Toluca Lake Primary Care

Geriatric Medicine| Sleep Medicine| Sports Medicine +5 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Medical Services



  • Sleep Disorders
  • Preventive Medicine


  1. Ram RJ, Leary E, Wallace J. Testing the Alliance Sleep Questionnaire (ASQ) in a Public Academic Sleep Clinic: A Pilot Study, SLEEP 2016; 39.
  2. Ram RJ, Zeidler M, Mitchell M, Jouldjian S, Martin JL. Insomnia And OSA In A Veteran Cohort Referred For Sleep Evaluation, SLEEP 2015; 38: A240
  3. Ram RJ, Nabavi Larijani V, Prabhu S, Dailing C, Ardestani A, Ram N, Ahmadi N, Ibrahim R, Pressacco J, Tardif J, Budoff M. 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibitor VIA-2291 (Atreleuton) Intake Improves Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Tissue in Patients with Recent Acute Coronary Syndrome, Circulation. 2012; 126:A9954.
  4. Ram RJ, Nabavi Larijani V, Flores F, Prabhu S, Ram N, Baskett M, Ardestani A, Ahmadi N, Grégoire J, Pressacco J, Budoff M, Tardif J. 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibitor VIA-2291 (Atreleuton) Treatment Decreases Epicardial and Pericardial Adipose Tissue in Patients with Recent Acute Coronary Syndrome, Circulation. 2012; 126:A12548
  5. Budoff M, Ram RJ, Nabavi Larijani V, Prabhu S, Dailing C, Ardestani A, Ram N, Ahmadi N, Ibrahim R, Pressacco J, Tardif J. Effect of Treatment with 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibitor VIA-2291 (Atreleuton) on Coronary Plaque Progression: A Serial CT Angiography Study, Circulation. 2012; 126:A13826.
  6. Nabavi V, Ram RJ, McDermott D, Abraham J, Hajsadeghi F , Flores F , Ebrahimi R, Budoff M, Ahmadi N. The plaque type prevalence and Segment plaque score as measured by Cardiac Computed Tomography in subjects with different metabolic status, JCCT, Jul 2012.
  7. Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Ram RJ, Flores F, Baskett M, L'Allier PL, Pressacco J, Tardif J, Budoff M. 5-lipoxygenase Inhibitor Via-2291 (atreleuton) Reduces Inflammation and Coronary Necrotic Core Plaque and Improves Left Ventricular Function in Patients After an Acute Coronary Syndrome, Circulation. 2012; 126:A1908.
  8. Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Ram RJ, Hajsadeghi F, Baskett M, Flores F, Budoff M, Ebrahimi R, Coronary Vascular Dysfunction Is Associated with Increased Epicardial Adipose Tissue and Major Advers Cardiovascular Events, JACC, March 27, 2012; 59: E2101
  9. Nabavi V, McDermott D, Ram RJ, Flores F , Ebrahimi R , Budoff M, Ahmadi N. Presence of atherosclerotic plaque with vulnerable composition in Bypassed Graft Assessed by Computed Tomoghraphic Angiography is Associated with Cardiovascular mortality, JCCT Jul 2012.


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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Overall Rating:
345 total ratings | 134 reviews
March 28, 2024
Dr Ram is fantastic. Always has an honest answer. I can ask him about anything and I genuinely feel he cares
March 27, 2024
Dr Ram is the best. Answers all my questions and has helped me so me with sleep apnea! Makes me love UCLA even more. Thank you Dr Ram.
March 26, 2024
Got right to the heart of the sleep issue i am experiencinf
March 26, 2024
Clear and concise, he explained concerns over bloodwork and talked over multiple options on how to handle the results
March 22, 2024
Easy to work with. Has made all the needed referrals. Understands the issue and open to discussion of what is and is not working and adjusts as we have moved forward.