Vaidyanathapuram Balakrishnan, MD

Vaidyanathapuram Balakrishnan, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine



MBBS, Stanley Medical College, University of Madras



Campus: Boston
Office: 35 Kneeland, 6th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-5866
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Graduate Programs

Clinical & Translational Science


Research Synopsis

My group is interested in the genetic factors that influence inflammation and clinical outcomes among patients with kidney failure treated with maintenance hemodialysis. We are also interested in understanding the prevalence of somatic mitochondrial DNA deletion mutations and their impact on mitochondrial function and clinical outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease and in patients who have post-transplant diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.

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The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.