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Lakshmi Ganapathi, MBBS

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Department:
Medicine Research
Division
Infectious Diseases ResearchNephrology ResearchGeneral Pediatrics Research
Hospital Title:
Assistant in Medicine
Academic Title:
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Contact:
617-919-2900
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About the Researcher

Dr. Ganapathi carries out research in two areas: 

a)Immunocompromised/Transplant Infectious diseases: Dr. Ganapathi is involved in clinical research pertaining to infections in transplant recipients. This includes outcomes and quality improvement studies.

b) Global Health: Dr. Ganapathi is initiating new projects with collaborators in India to improve linkage to care for adolescent injection drug users in various cities in North-East and North India. This work will also involve interventions to prevent early initiation into injecting drug use as well as harm reduction strategies, which are integral to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C in this population.

About Dr. Ganapathi

Dr. Ganapathi is dual trained in Infectious Diseases and Nephrology. Her clinical expertise is in infections affecting immunocompromised children and adolescents, including solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients. She also spends a part of her clinical time attending on the General Pediatrics Hospitalist Service. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Infectious Diseases Community of practice at the American Society of Transplantation, where she was involved in national initiatives. Dr. Ganapathi continue to work with both the AST and PIDS special interest groups to develop pediatric transplant infectious diseases specific curricula. She continues to also be involved in various global health education initiatives both locally as well as internationally.

Publications

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  1. Ganapathi L, Danziger-Isakov L, Kotton C, Kumar D, Huprikar S, Michaels MG, Englund JA. Trainee Needs in Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases Education. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 01; 6(3):301-304.
  2. Christiana M Russ, Lakshmi Ganapathi, Diana Marangu, Melanie Silverman, Edward Kija, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, Ahmed Laving . Perspectives of host faculty and trainees on international visiting faculty to paediatric academic departments in East Africa. BMJ Global Health. 2016; 1(3).
  3. Russ CM, Ganapathi L, Marangu D, Silverman M, Kija E, Bakeera-Kitaka S, Laving A. Perspectives of host faculty and trainees on international visiting faculty to paediatric academic departments in East Africa. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(3):e000097.
  4. Ganapathi L, Arnold A, Jones S, Patterson A, Graham D, Harper M, Levy O. Use of cidofovir in pediatric patients with adenovirus infection. F1000Res. 2016; 5:758.
  5. van Haren SD, Ganapathi L, Bergelson I, Dowling DJ, Banks M, Samuels RC, Reed SG, Marshall JD, Levy O. In vitro cytokine induction by TLR-activating vaccine adjuvants in human blood varies by age and adjuvant. Cytokine. 2016 Jul; 83:99-109.
  6. Ganapathi L, Somers M. IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. A Child with Gross Hematuria. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 27; 373(9):e11.
  7. Ganapathi L, Van Haren S, Dowling DJ, Bergelson I, Shukla NM, Malladi SS, Balakrishna R, Tanji H, Ohto U, Shimizu T, David SA, Levy O. The Imidazoquinoline Toll-Like Receptor-7/8 Agonist Hybrid-2 Potently Induces Cytokine Production by Human Newborn and Adult Leukocytes. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0134640.
  8. Ganapathi L, Martins Y, Schumann D, Russ C. Overcoming challenges to develop pediatric postgraduate training programs in low- and middle-income countries. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2014 Sep-Dec; 27(3):277-82.
  9. Ganapathi L, Pierre K, Hollowell M, Sandora TJ. An adolescent presenting with a pleural mass. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 May; 53(5):504-6.
  10. Leung DT, Bogetz J, Itoh M, Ganapathi L, Pietroni MA, Ryan ET, Chisti MJ. Factors associated with encephalopathy in patients with Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacteremia presenting to a diarrheal hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Apr; 86(4):698-702.
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