Dr. Sudharshanan Balaji

Categories: Team

– Anatomy & Physiology

Dr. Sudharshanan Balaji, MBBS, received extensive training in biomedical research methodology, genetics, and stem cells from prestigious institutes. Dr. Sudharshanan founded the Clinical Cellular and Molecular Genetics and Translational Research (CCMGTR) Club, the first-of-its-kind in the world, at Government Kilpauk Medical College to bridge research and clinical application. With 18+ years of experience as a trained Bharatanatyam dancer under The Narasimhacharis, Carnatic music under A Narayanan, trained veena player from Kalakshetra, and Yoga practitioner of the Krishnamacharya Tradition, Dr Sudarshan’s research interests include the impact of performing arts on health and genetic diagnostics for non-communicable diseases. He is acclaimed for his research on “The Beneficial Effects of Ragams Shankarabharanam, Reethi Gowlai & Kapi on Fetal Cardiac Activity”. He taught music to children on the Autism Spectrum in Hitham and Neyam initiatives by Padmashri awardee Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and tutored students in Carnatic Music at Vidya Vanam, a school for underprivileged tribal children, with Dr. Sudha Raja. He received recognition for outstanding contributions in medicine, genetics, and research, including the Governor’s Recognition Award from the American College of Physicians’ (India Chapter), Republic Day Award for Meritorious Service, and COVID Warrior award. He is an elected member of prestigious organizations such as ACMG, ACP, AUA, ISSRF, and ISHG. Dr. Balaji authored the book “Training Manual and Resource Handbook on Decoding Mutations/SNP/Variants” published by Amazon.

Privacy Preference Center