Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition

MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health



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. She also serves as the director of the Medicine Subinternship and the Advanced Acting Internship for 4th year students. Her area of focus is in evaluation, grading and feedback. She is an active member of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. 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.

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 affiliated with 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.

2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Educator of the Year in Clinical Sciences
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  1. Ananthakrishnan S. THE DARK SIDE TO DOPAMINE AGONIST THERAPY IN ROLACTINOMA MANAGEMENT. Endocr Pract. 2017 Feb 03. PMID: 28156150; DOI: 10.4158/EP161709.CO;.
  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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28317637; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjms.2016.07.008;.
  3. Ananthakrishnan S. Diabetes insipidus during pregnancy. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Mar; 30(2):305-15. PMID: 27156766; DOI: 10.1016/j.beem.2016.02.005;.
  4. Palermo NE, Ananthakrishnan S. Re-examining Nelson''s syndrome. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2015 Aug; 22(4):313-8. PMID: 26087343; DOI: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000175;.
  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; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.02.005;.
  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; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2010.09.014;.
  7. Ananthakrishnan S. Hypophysitis: it's not your mother's pituitary adenoma. Endocr Pract. 2010 Mar-Apr; 16(2):159-61. PMID: 20350903.
  8. Ananthakrishnan S. Diabetes insipidus in pregnancy: etiology, evaluation, and management. Endocr Pract. 2009 May-Jun; 15(4):377-82. PMID: 19454377; DOI: 10.4158/EP09090.RA;.
  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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18466075; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2007.0381;.

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Bar chart showing 9 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2016

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General Endcrinology
Medical Education
Neuroendocrinology

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Boston MA 02118
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