Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine
BA, Northwestern University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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. She currently serves as the Director of Student Education in the Department of Medicine and is the clerkship director to 3rd year students in the Medicine 1 clerkship. Her area of focus is in feedback and assessment. She is an active national 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.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan received her BA in Latin American 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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

How have I promoted Diversity, Equity and Inclusion during my career?

I pursued my internal medicine residency at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania with a goal of serving disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia. It has been satisfying to establish my career at Boston Medical Center and support the longstanding mission here, of providing exceptional care without exception. As a Spanish speaking provider in the section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, it has been fulfilling to serve the LatinX community in Boston.

In my work in student education, promoting a healthy learning environment goes hand in hand with reducing bias and supporting DEI initiatives in the clinical learning environment. To this effort, within the Department of Medicine Office of Student Education, I have had the privilege of assembling and working with an incredible team of diverse educators and managers to help support, coach, assess, advise and teach our students.

As part creating a healthy work environment for both trainees and my co-faculty, my work in the Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program led to an intersection between my passion for innovative curriculum development and supporting the Boston University Medical Campus goal of developing a bystander training program for addressing micro-aggressions. In May 2020, our MFL team created the 'LIFT' training tool, that is presently the model used in bystander training here at Boston Medical Center, designed to empower our community to address micro-aggressions in the work setting.

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  1. Uetz M, Ananthakrishnan S, Tulsky A, Demers LB, Noronha C. More specific feedback: why "confidence" in feedback is too ambiguous. Postgrad Med J. 2023 Nov 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37973406
  2. Malik A, Ananthakrishnan S. Diabetes Physical Examination. Med Clin North Am. 2022 May; 106(3):483-494. PMID: 35491068
  3. Ananthakrishnan S, Eyllon M, Noronha C. Can You Hear Me Now? Helping Faculty Improve Feedback Exchange for Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellows. MedEdPORTAL. 2021 02 17; 17:11099.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33644304; PMCID: PMC7901254; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11099;
  4. Pinardo H, Rubin SJ, Hashemi S, DePietro J, Pearce EN, Ananthakrishnan S, Alexanian SM, Steenkamp DW, Noordzij JP. The use of vitamin D in preventing post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia: An endocrinologist survey study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2020 11; 93(5):598-604.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32469425
  5. Ananthakrishnan S. Gestational diabetes insipidus: Diagnosis and management. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 09; 34(5):101384. PMID: 32205050
  6. Ananthakrishnan S. THE DARK SIDE TO DOPAMINE AGONIST THERAPY IN ROLACTINOMA MANAGEMENT. Endocr Pract. 2017 Feb 03. PMID: 28156150; DOI: 10.4158/EP161709.CO;
  7. 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;
  8. 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;
  9. 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;
  10. 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;
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2021 Boston Medical Center: Excellence in Teaching: Hospital Based Faculty. Awarded by Internal Medicine Residency Program
2019 CDIM- Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine: Early Career Medical Student Educator Award:
2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Educator of the Year in Clinical Sciences
2007 Endocrine Society: Abbott Thyroid Research Clinical Fellowship Award
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General Endcrinology
Medical Education

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