Abhijana Karunakaran MD

Abhijana Karunakaran

Abhijana Karunakaran
MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Internal Medicine

Contact Information
705 Maple Road
Suite 200
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-580-7300
Fax: 716-580-7355
abhijana@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Endocrinology, Temple University (2018)
  • Residency, SUNY University at Buffalo (2016)
  • MD, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (2011)

Employment:

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, SUNY University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Attending Physician, Endocrinoloy, Diabetes and Metabolism, UBMD Internal Medicine (2018-present)
  • Clinical Assistant, Good Steth Medical Clinic, Canada (2013)
  • Resident Intern, Sri Ramachandra Medical Center, India (2010–2011)

Awards and Honors:

  • Chief Fellow for Department of Endocrinology-Temple University (2017)
  • Meritorious Oral Presentation Award for Clinical Research by a Resident at Department Medicine Research (2015)
  • Second prize for Best Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Poster at New York Chapter of American College of Physicians Forum (2015)
  • Gold Medal in Dermatology (2009)
  • Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student in Pediatrics (2009)

Research Expertise:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Journal Articles:


Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians

Presentations:

  • "A Case of an Encased Carotid: Recurrent Cushing’s Disease" American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2020)
  • "Oral Contraceptive Pills Mask an Aggressive Crooke’s Cell Pituitary Adenoma" Endocrine Society (2020)
  • "Tall Cell Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Presenting Acutely as a Right Thyroid Mass and Thyroiditis – an Unusual Presentation" Endocrine Society (2020)
  • "The Diabetes Transition of Hospital Care (DiaTOHC) Pilot Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention Designed to Reduce Readmission Risk of Patients with Diabetes" American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions (2019)
  • "Different Facets of Autoimmunity- Stiff Person Syndrome in Graves Disease" American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2019)
  • "Post-operative Pituitary Management" University at Buffalo -Department of Medicine City-Wide Medicine Grand Rounds (2019)
  • "Management Considerations of Pheochromocytoma Induced Cardiomyopathy" Endocrine Society, Endocrine Society (2018)
  • "Gut Carcinoid Tumors" Temple University-Endocrine Grand Rounds (2018)
  • "Acromegaly-Diagnosis and Treatment" Temple University-Endocrine Grand Rounds (2017)
  • "Oral Iodine for Treatment of Decompensated Hyperthyroidism in Methimazole Induced Cholestatic Liver Injury" American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2017)
  • "Pregnancy in Menopause: Is It True?" American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2016)
  • "An Incidental but Fatal Nor-epinephrine Secreting Carotid Body Paraganglioma Presenting as Hypertensive Emergency: A Rare Clinical Entity" Endocrine Society (2016)
  • "Improvement in Hyperlipidemia management" New York Chapter of American College of Physicians Forum (2015)
  • "Improvement in Hyperlipidemia management" University at Buffalo- Annual Department of Medicine Research Day (2015)
  • "Primary B Cell Lymphoma of Pituitary Presenting with Hypopituitarism and Dual Natremic Abnormalities" American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2015)
  • "A Rare Cause of Dysphagia in a Renal Transplant patient" University at Buffalo- Annual Department of Medicine Research Day (2014)
  • "Staying a step ahead of nosocomial infections: an accurate predictive model using a novel correlation matrix and simple linear regression" 21st European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ECCMID) and 27th International Congress of Chemotherapy (ICC) (2011)
  • "Cause for concern in neonatal bacteremia: Antibiotic use mediated induction of less frequent but deadly infections" Congress of Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies (2010)
  • "Micro-epidemics of neonatal sepsis in NICUs: Properties and a Novel Epidemiological Outlook on Cause" Congress of Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies (2010)
  • "Risk factor based prediction of onset of retinopathy of prematurity in neonates" JIPMER NEOCON 2010 (2010)
  • "Anatomy of the proximal ulna and its relevance to Monteggia fracture and dislocation" ANATCON 2008 (2008)
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Service Activities:

  • University at Buffalo Endocrine Academic Sessions for Internal Medicine Residents: Pituitary/Neuroendocrine/Reproductive Block; Teacher (2019–present)
  • Teaching facilitator for Endocrine Block for Medical Students at University a Buffalo; Teacher (2019–present)
  • Endocrine lectures for weekly Didactic sessions for fellows with SUNY University at Buffalo Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship program; Teacher (2018–present)
  • Training of Endocrinology fellows associated with SUNY University at Buffalo Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship program; Teacher (2018–present)
  • Training of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents associated with SUNY University at Buffalo Residency program; Residents rotating through ambulatory specialty clinic at Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of WNY; Teacher (2018–present)
  • Training of Internal Medicine residents associated with SUNY University at Buffalo Catholic Health Internal Medicine Residency program; Residents rotating through ambulatory specialty clinic at Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of WN; Teacher (2018–present)
  • Training of Medical students associated with Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo; Students rotating through ambulatory specialty clinic at Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of WNY; Teacher (2018–present)
  • Temple University- Endocrine Core Curriculum:Endocrine management of Post Trans-sphenoidal Resection; Presentor (2017)

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Contact Information

705 Maple Road
Suite 200
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-580-7300
Fax: 716-580-7355
abhijana@buffalo.edu

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