Last Name

Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DivisionEndocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition
Address75 E. Newton St Evans Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-3790
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-2824-5312
 Awards and Honors

2014Boston University School of Medicine: Educator of the Year in Clinical Sciences
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Ananthakrishnan has been active in medical student and resident education at Boston University since 2008. She also practices in clinical endocrinology and has a focus in Neuroendocrinology.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan has served as an Evans Student Educator since 2009. In this role, she serves as an associate clerkship director to 3rd year students in the Medicine 1 clerkship, leading small group teaching, providing student didactics and developing new curriculum. Her area of focus is in evaluation, grading and feedback and she is presently working on a new tool for students and residents to improve clarifying expectations for students at the start of the rotation.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan has served as the faculty mentor for the Internal Medicine Interest Group at BUSM since 2012, the student-led group that plans activities designed to educate the student body on the field of Internal Medicine and its various subspecialties. She additionally supports student education through her work on the Admissions committee, the Appeals committee and has taught in all four years of the BUSM curriculum in many didactic and clinical settings. She is an active member of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, and has been part of the program planning committee since 2013, organizing and leading several faculty development seminars and workshops focused on student and housestaff education on a national level.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan’s outpatient practice is in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at Boston Medical Center. Her focus is in neuroendocrinology, and she works as the Endocrine director of a multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine group. She is a Spanish-speaking provider and also practices in the Specialties group at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan received her BA in Hispanic Studies from Northwestern University and her MD from Northwestern University School of Medicine. She completed her Categorical Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia followed by a chief residency year at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA. She completed her fellowship in Endocrinology at Boston Medical Center, where she focused her research on thyroid hormone absorption studies.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • General Endcrinology
  • Medical Education
  • Neuroendocrinology
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  1. Ananthakrishnan S. THE DARK SIDE TO DOPAMINE AGONIST THERAPY IN ROLACTINOMA MANAGEMENT. Endocr Pract. 2017 Feb 03. PMID: 28156150.
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  2. Karantanos T, Karanika S, Obiokoye K, Sullivan M, Phillips C, Ananthakrishnan S. Pyogenic Liver Abscess Due to Fusobacterium nucleatum in a Patient With Liver Hemangiomas. Am J Med Sci. 2017 Apr; 353(4):417-418. PMID: 28317637.
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  3. Ananthakrishnan S. Diabetes insipidus during pregnancy. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Mar; 30(2):305-15. PMID: 27156766.
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  4. Palermo NE, Ananthakrishnan S. Re-examining Nelson's syndrome. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2015 Aug; 22(4):313-8. PMID: 26087343.
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  5. Reddy S, Ananthakrishnan S, Garg A. A prospective observational study evaluating hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis alteration and efficacy of intramuscular triamcinolone acetonide for steroid-responsive dermatologic disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Aug; 69(2):226-31. PMID: 23545370.
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  6. Levine D, Ananthakrishnan S, Garg A. Iatrogenic Cushing syndrome after a single intramuscular corticosteroid injection and concomitant protease inhibitor therapy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Oct; 65(4):877-8. PMID: 21920248.
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  7. Ananthakrishnan S. Hypophysitis: it's not your mother's pituitary adenoma. Endocr Pract. 2010 Mar-Apr; 16(2):159-61. PMID: 20350903.
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  8. Ananthakrishnan S. Diabetes insipidus in pregnancy: etiology, evaluation, and management. Endocr Pract. 2009 May-Jun; 15(4):377-82. PMID: 19454377.
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  9. Ananthakrishnan S, Braverman LE, Levin RM, Magnani B, Pearce EN. The effect of famotidine, esomeprazole, and ezetimibe on levothyroxine absorption. Thyroid. 2008 May; 18(5):493-8. PMID: 18466075.
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