Krishnan Chakravarthy

Title(s)Assistant Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology
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    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences , Buffalo, NYM.D., Ph.D.06/2012Medicine
    Griffin Hospital (Yale Affiliated), Derby, CT07/2013Preliminary Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD07/2016Anesthesiology
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School , Cambridge, MA07/2017Chronic Pain Medicine
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    American Society of Pain and Neuroscience2019  - 2020American Society of Pain and Neuroscience Young Innovator Award

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    Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD is an assistant clinical professor who specializes in multi-modal pain management. As a pain management specialist, he evaluates, diagnoses and treats all forms of pain.

    Dr. Chakravarthy completed sub-specialty fellowship training in pain management at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and residency training in anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He interned in general medicine at Griffin Hospital (Yale Affiliate) in Derby, Connecticut. He earned his M.D., Ph.D. degrees at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, NY.

    Dr. Chakravarthy’s research interests in pain medicine include incorporating new technology into advancing pain care. He is currently focusing on using nanotechnology as an novel system to develop new drug delivery and point of care device platforms to manage chronic pain. Dr. Chakravarthy’s research interests also focus on the effect of anesthetics on host immunity. Prior to joining UCSD he has served as a contractor at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he researched host immunity to influenza virus as a way of developing novel therapeutic and vaccine strategies. His research work has been published in top journals including Anesthesiology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Pain Medicine. His research work has been also featured in Times of India, International Business Times, Futurity, NewsMedical and other national and international venues.

    He is also a founder of several biotechnology startup companies in the nanotechnology space, and new drug development focusing on commercializing paradigm-shifting technology in the field of infectious diseases, and chronic pain. He is an active entrepreneur and believes industry plays a critical role in seeing translational science make it to patients.

    Dr. Chakravarthy currently serves on the editorial board of several national and international peer reviewed journals, and committees on organizations such as the International Neuromodulation Society.

    Notable Honors:
    American Society of Pain and Neuroscience Young Innovator Award Recipient
    American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award Recipient, UC San Diego Faculty
    Nominated for the American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain medicine Resident/Fellow of the year award
    Griffin Hospital (Yale Affiliated) Intern Physician of the Year Award Recipient
    Buffalo Business First “Rising Star”
    University at Buffalo Henry Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition Award Winner
    National Institute of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Recipient

    Link to Dr. Chakravarthy’s Laboratory

    Clinical Expertise Areas
    Anesthesiology, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Interventional Pain Management, Intrathecal pumps, Joint Injection, Post-herpetic Neuralgia, Headache, Phantom Limb Pain, Cancer Pain, Neuromodulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Ultrasound Techniques

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    Prospective multi-arm blinded randomized study to evaluate if ZTLIDO 1.8% is an effective treatment and prevention modality for chronic post-operative pain (CPOP) through down regulation of acute post-operative inflammatory response and pain in post-thoracotomy surgery.
    Scilex Pharmaceuticals Aug 1, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Prospective, Open-Label, Long-Term, Multi-Center, Registry to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of the Bioness StimRouter™ Neuromodulation System in Subjects with Chronic Pain of Peripheral Nerve Origin
    Bioness Inc. Jul 15, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Prospective, multi-center, open-label, post-market PROLONG Study.
    Abbott Laboratories Jul 10, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Dorsal column stimulation and increased functional outcome feasibility study
    Medtronic Jun 14, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A novel therapeutic to ameliorate chronic pain and reduce opiate use.
    NIH/NIDA 1UG3DA047680-01Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Single arm prospective multicenter case series on the use of burst stimulation to improve pain and motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. Bioelectron Med. 2020; 6:18. Chakravarthy KV, Chaturvedi R, Agari T, Iwamuro H, Reddy R, Matsui A. PMID: 33005705.
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    2. Cybersecurity Risks in a Pandemic. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Sep 07. Williams CM, Chaturvedi R, Chakravarthy K. PMID: 32897869.
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    3. A Comprehensive Practice Guideline for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compatibility in Implanted Neuromodulation Devices. Neuromodulation. 2020 Aug 18. Sayed D, Chakravarthy K, Amirdelfan K, Kalia H, Meacham K, Shirvalkar P, Falowski S, Petersen E, Hagedorn JM, Pope J, Leever J, Deer T. PMID: 32809275.
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    4. Emergence From the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Care of Chronic Pain: Guidance for the Interventionalist. Anesth Analg. 2020 08; 131(2):387-394. Deer TR, Sayed D, Pope JE, Chakravarthy KV, Petersen E, Moeschler SM, Abd-Elsayed A, Amirdelfan K, Mekhail N. PMID: 32452905.
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    5. Composite Score Is a Better Reflection of Patient Response to Chronic Pain Therapy Compared With Pain Intensity Alone. Neuromodulation. 2020 Jun 27. Pilitsis JG, Fahey M, Custozzo A, Chakravarthy K, Capobianco R. PMID: 32592618.
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    6. Efficacy of Serology Testing in Predicting Reinfection in Patients With SARS-CoV-2. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Jun 24; 1-3. Chaturvedi R, Naidu R, Sheth S, Chakravarthy K. PMID: 32576315.
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    7. Novel Intermittent Dosing Burst Paradigm in Spinal Cord Stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2020 Mar 23. Deer TR, Patterson DG, Baksh J, Pope JE, Mehta P, Raza A, Agnesi F, Chakravarthy KV. PMID: 32202044.
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    8. Spinal cord stimulation in Parkinson's disease: a review of the preclinical and clinical data and future prospects. Bioelectron Med. 2020; 6:5. Cai Y, Reddy RD, Varshney V, Chakravarthy KV. PMID: 32232113.
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    9. Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology. A Review of Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease. 2020; 11:7-18. Yang A, Chakravarthy KV, Pope JE, Deer TR.
    10. A Review of Clinical Data on Salvage Therapy in Spinal Cord Stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2020 Jul; 23(5):562-571. Reddy RD, Moheimani R, Yu GG, Chakravarthy KV. PMID: 31697457.
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    11. Prospective case series on the use of peripheral nerve stimulation for focal mononeuropathy treatment. Pain Manag. 2019 Nov; 9(6):551-558. Oswald J, Shahi V, Chakravarthy KV. PMID: 31686589.
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    12. Leptin and Associated Mediators of Immunometabolic Signaling: Novel Molecular Outcome Measures for Neurostimulation to Treat Chronic Pain. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Sep 24; 20(19). Kinfe TM, Buchfelder M, Chaudhry SR, Chakravarthy KV, Deer TR, Russo M, Georgius P, Hurlemann R, Rasheed M, Muhammad S, Yearwood TL. PMID: 31554241.
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    13. Updated Review and Treatment Recommendations on Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes and Chronic Pain. Pain Physician. 2019 09; 22(5):433-445. Blyakhman I, Chakravarthy K. PMID: 31561645.
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    14. Unilateral L4-dorsal root ganglion stimulation evokes pain relief in chronic neuropathic postsurgical knee pain and changes of inflammatory markers: part II whole transcriptome profiling. J Transl Med. 2019 06 19; 17(1):205. Kinfe TM, Asif M, Chakravarthy KV, Deer TR, Kramer JM, Yearwood TL, Hurlemann R, Hussain MS, Motameny S, Wagle P, Nürnberg P, Gravius S, Randau T, Gravius N, Chaudhry SR, Muhammad S. PMID: 31217010.
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    15. Mechanism of Action in Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: Review and Recent Advances. Pain Med. 2019 06 01; 20(Suppl 1):S13-S22. Chakravarthy K, Fishman MA, Zuidema X, Hunter CW, Levy R. PMID: 31152180.
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    16. A Comprehensive Algorithm for Management of Neuropathic Pain. Pain Med. 2019 06 01; 20(Suppl 1):S2-S12. Bates D, Schultheis BC, Hanes MC, Jolly SM, Chakravarthy KV, Deer TR, Levy RM, Hunter CW. PMID: 31152178.
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    17. Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis of Real-World Evidence and Outcomes Data. Pain Med. 2019 06 01; 20(Suppl 1):S47-S57. Chakravarthy K, Malayil R, Kirketeig T, Deer T. PMID: 31152177.
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    18. Human Brain/Cloud Interface. Front Neurosci. 2019; 13:112. Martins NRB, Angelica A, Chakravarthy K, Svidinenko Y, Boehm FJ, Opris I, Lebedev MA, Swan M, Garan SA, Rosenfeld JV, Hogg T, Freitas RA. PMID: 30983948.
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    19. Saliva molecular inflammatory profiling in female migraine patients responsive to adjunctive cervical non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation: the MOXY Study. J Transl Med. 2019 02 22; 17(1):53. Boström A, Scheele D, Stoffel-Wagner B, Hönig F, Chaudhry SR, Muhammad S, Hurlemann R, Krauss JK, Lendvai IS, Chakravarthy KV, Kinfe TM. PMID: 30795781.
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    20. Fluorescence lateral flow immunoassay-based point-of-care nanodiagnostics for orthopedic implant-associated infection. 2019; 280:24-33. Vivek Borse, Scott Nodzo, Donald Hohman, Krishnan Chakravarthy, Rohit Srivastava.
    21. A revised psychosocial assessment model for implantable pain devices to improve their evidence basis and consensus with updated pain management guidelines. Pain Manag. 2019 Mar 01; 9(2):139-149. Grinberg AM, D'Eon MS, Ellison JK, Rutledge T, Castellanos J, Chakravarthy KV. PMID: 30681019.
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    22. Neurostimulation for Intractable Chronic Pain. Brain Sci. 2019 Jan 24; 9(2). Deer TR, Jain S, Hunter C, Chakravarthy K. PMID: 30682776.
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    23. Progress in noninvasive, abortive neuromodulation therapy for treating acute pain in primary headache disorders. Pain Manag. 2019 01 01; 9(1):9-11. Chakravarthy KV, Kinfe TM, Christo PJ. PMID: 30507293.
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    24. Reframing the Role of Neuromodulation Therapy in the Chronic Pain Treatment Paradigm. Pain Physician. 2018 11; 21(6):507-513. Chakravarthy K, Manchikanti L, Kaye AD, Christo PJ. PMID: 30508982.
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    25. Selective L4 Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Evokes Pain Relief and Changes of Inflammatory Markers: Part I Profiling of Saliva and Serum Molecular Patterns. Neuromodulation. 2019 Jan; 22(1):44-52. Gravius N, Chaudhry SR, Muhammad S, Boström A, Gravius S, Randau T, Scheele D, Westhofen P, Kruppenbacher J, Stoffel-Wagner B, Maier C, Weidlich A, Yearwood TL, Chakravarthy KV, Kramer JM, Hurlemann R, Kinfe TM. PMID: 30358008.
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    26. Noninvasive Transdermal Delivery System of Lidocaine Using an Acoustic Droplet-Vaporization Based Wearable Patch. Small. 2018 12; 14(49):e1803266. Soto F, Jeerapan I, Silva-López C, Lopez-Ramirez MA, Chai I, Xiaolong L, Lv J, Kurniawan JF, Martin I, Chakravarthy K, Wang J. PMID: 30369022.
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    27. A Review of Spinal and Peripheral Neuromodulation and Neuroinflammation: Lessons Learned Thus Far and Future Prospects of Biotype Development. Neuromodulation. 2019 Apr; 22(3):235-243. Chakravarthy KV, Xing F, Bruno K, Kent AR, Raza A, Hurlemann R, Kinfe TM. PMID: 30311715.
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    28. Targeting toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4)-an emerging therapeutic target for persistent pain states. Pain. 2018 Oct; 159(10):1908-1915. Bruno K, Woller SA, Miller YI, Yaksh TL, Wallace M, Beaton G, Chakravarthy K. PMID: 29889119.
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    29. The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee on Best Practices for Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2019 Jan; 22(1):1-35. Deer TR, Pope JE, Lamer TJ, Grider JS, Provenzano D, Lubenow TR, FitzGerald JJ, Hunter C, Falowski S, Sayed D, Baranidharan G, Patel NK, Davis T, Green A, Pajuelo A, Epstein LJ, Harned M, Liem L, Christo PJ, Chakravarthy K, Gilmore C, Huygen F, Lee E, Metha P, Nijhuis H, Patterson DG, Petersen E, Pilitsis JG, Rowe JJ, Rupert MP, Skaribas I, Sweet J, Verrills P, Wilson D, Levy RM, Mekhail N. PMID: 30246899.
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    30. Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: Review of Preclinical Studies and Comments on Clinical Outcomes. Neuromodulation. 2018 Jul; 21(5):431-439. Chakravarthy K, Kent AR, Raza A, Xing F, Kinfe TM. PMID: 29431275.
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    31. Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain. Pain Med. 2018 02 01; 19(2):232-243. Chakravarthy KV, Boehm FJ, Christo PJ. PMID: 29036629.
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    32. Anesthetic Management of Pheochromocytoma Resection in Adults with Single Ventricle Physiology. Cureus. 2017 Dec 08; 9(12):e1928. Suffredini G, Diaz-Rodriguez N, Chakravarthy K, Mathur A, Hayanga HK, Frank SM, Ringel RE, Freiberg S, Barodka VM, Steppan J. PMID: 29464136.
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    33. Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treating Chronic Pain: Reviewing Preclinical and Clinical Data on Paresthesia-Free High-Frequency Therapy. Neuromodulation. 2018 Jan; 21(1):10-18. Chakravarthy K, Richter H, Christo PJ, Williams K, Guan Y. PMID: 29105244.
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    34. Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Pain Management: Review of Uses, Advances, and Adverse Effects. Pain Physician. 2017 05; 20(4):293-305. Chakravarthy K, Chen Y, He C, Christo PJ. PMID: 28535552.
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    35. Review of Recent Advances in Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS). Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2016 Nov; 20(11):60. Chakravarthy K, Nava A, Christo PJ, Williams K. PMID: 27671799.
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    36. Superseding the Hourglass Effect Toward the Successful Commercialization of Nanotechnology in the Medical Sciences - We Require a Change in Perspective. Cureus. 2016 Jul 05; 8(7):e670. Chakravarthy K, Boehm F, Sanhai-Madar W. PMID: 27551650.
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    37. Review of the Uses of Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Chronic Pain Management. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2015 Dec; 19(12):54. Chakravarthy K, Chaudhry H, Williams K, Christo PJ. PMID: 26493698.
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    38. Halothane modulates the type i interferon response to influenza and minimizes the risk of secondary bacterial pneumonia through maintenance of neutrophil recruitment in an animal model. Anesthesiology. 2015 Sep; 123(3):590-602. MacDonald BA, Chakravarthy KV, Davidson BA, Mullan BA, Alluri R, Hakansson AP, Knight PR. PMID: 26120770.
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    39. Nanotechnology: why should we care? Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Mar; 44(3):E87-8. Nodzo SR, Hohman DW, Chakravarthy K. PMID: 25750958.
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    40. Epidural steroid injections: an updated review on recent trends in safety and complications. Pain Manag. 2015; 5(2):129-46. Bicket MC, Chakravarthy K, Chang D, Cohen SP. PMID: 25806907.
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    41. Neuroradiology, Anesthesia, Bioengineering, and Hardware Programming in the Clinical Applications of Deep Brain Stimulation. 2014; 6(4):172. Ayden Jacob, Krishnan Chakravarthy .. View Publication.
    42. Engineering Magnetic Nanoparticles for Thermo-Ablation and Drug Delivery in Neurological Cancers. 2014; 6(4):170. Ayden Jacob, Krishnan Chakravarthy.. View Publication.
    43. Doxorubicin-conjugated quantum dots to target alveolar macrophages and inflammation. Nanomedicine. 2011 Feb; 7(1):88-96. Chakravarthy KV, Davidson BA, Helinski JD, Ding H, Law WC, Yong KT, Prasad PN, Knight PR. PMID: 20887813.
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    44. Gold nanorod delivery of an ssRNA immune activator inhibits pandemic H1N1 influenza viral replication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jun 01; 107(22):10172-7. Chakravarthy KV, Bonoiu AC, Davis WG, Ranjan P, Ding H, Hu R, Bowzard JB, Bergey EJ, Katz JM, Knight PR, Sambhara S, Prasad PN. PMID: 20498074.
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