Ashok Balasubramanyam


  • Professor of Medicine, Vice President for Academic Integration, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Dr. Balasubramanyam, MD received his medical degree at St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India, and his clinical and research training at Baylor College of Medicine and at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He serves as Vice President for Academic Integration at Baylor and Chief Academic Officer of Baylor-St. Luke's Medical Center and the Texas Division of the CommonSpirit Health network. Dr. Balasubramanyam 's research focuses on the causes of complex metabolic diseases - he holds the Rutherford Chair in Diabetes Research and is known for his work in identifying and characterizing atypical forms of diabetes and disorders of adipose tissue. He is a principal investigator of the RADIANT (Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network) project, a consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health to discover new forms of diabetes. At Baylor he leads initiatives to drive precision medicine into clinical practice and population health. He has been deeply involved in education at every level of clinical and research training, and currently serves as director of Baylor's Clinical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Balasubramanyam is Chair of the American Board of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, and a Councilor of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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