Krishnan Chakravarthy

TitleAssistant Clinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
Address9300 Campus Point Drive #7651
La Jolla CA 92037
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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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    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:
    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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    1. Chakravarthy K, Kent AR, Raza A, Xing F, Kinfe TM. Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: Review of Preclinical Studies and Comments on Clinical Outcomes. Neuromodulation. 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29431275.
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    2. Chakravarthy K, Boehm FJ, Christo PJ. Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain. Pain Med. 2018 Feb 01; 19(2):232-243. PMID: 29036629.
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    3. Suffredini G, Diaz-Rodriguez N, Chakravarthy K, Mathur A, Hayanga HK, Frank SM, Ringel RE, Freiberg S, Barodka VM, Steppan J. Anesthetic Management of Pheochromocytoma Resection in Adults with Single Ventricle Physiology. Cureus. 2017 Dec 08; 9(12):e1928. PMID: 29464136.
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    4. Chakravarthy K, Richter H, Christo PJ, Williams K, Guan Y. 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. PMID: 29105244.
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    5. Chakravarthy K, Chen Y, He C, Christo PJ. Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Pain Management: Review of Uses, Advances, and Adverse Effects. Pain Physician. 2017 May; 20(4):293-305. PMID: 28535552.
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    6. Chakravarthy K, Nava A, Christo PJ, Williams K. Review of Recent Advances in Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS). Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2016 Nov; 20(11):60. PMID: 27671799.
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    7. Chakravarthy K, Boehm F, Sanhai-Madar W. 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. PMID: 27551650; PMCID: PMC4977221.
    8. Chakravarthy K, Chaudhry H, Williams K, Christo PJ. Review of the Uses of Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Chronic Pain Management. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2015 Dec; 19(12):54. PMID: 26493698.
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    9. MacDonald BA, Chakravarthy K, Davidson BA, Mullan BA, Alluri R, Hakansson AP, Knight PR. 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. PMID: 26120770; PMCID: PMC4678100.
    10. Nodzo SR, Hohman DW, Chakravarthy K. Nanotechnology: why should we care? Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Mar; 44(3):E87-8. PMID: 25750958.
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    11. Bicket MC, Chakravarthy K, Chang D, Cohen SP. Epidural steroid injections: an updated review on recent trends in safety and complications. Pain Manag. 2015; 5(2):129-46. PMID: 25806907.
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    12. Chakravarthy K, Davidson BA, Helinski JD, Ding H, Law WC, Yong KT, Prasad PN, Knight PR. Doxorubicin-conjugated quantum dots to target alveolar macrophages and inflammation. Nanomedicine. 2011 Feb; 7(1):88-96. PMID: 20887813; PMCID: PMC3363005.
    13. Chakravarthy K, Bonoiu AC, Davis WG, Ranjan P, Ding H, Hu R, Bowzard JB, Bergey EJ, Katz JM, Knight PR, Sambhara S, Prasad PN. 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. PMID: 20498074; PMCID: PMC2890428.