Geetha Gopalakrishnan Associate Professor of Medicine


Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD, joined the faculty in 2001 as assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She graduated from Texas A&M University Health Science Center with a BS in basic medical science in 1992 and received her MD in 1994. After completing internal medicine residency training at Brown University, she subspecialized in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Stanford. She also obtained additional postdoctoral training in epidemiology and biostatistics from Stanford. Her honors include the Fogerty International Research and Training Fellowship from the International Health Institute at Brown University and the MSC Jordan Fellowship from Texas A&M University.

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

Self D, Gopalakrishnan G, Kiser W, Olivarez M. The Relationship of Empathy to Moral Reasoning in First-Year Medical Students. Cambridge Quarterly 1995; 4:448-453.

Marcus R and Gopalakrishnan G. Secondary Forms of Osteoporosis. In Coe, FL, and Favus, MJ, Eds. Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism. (Accepted to Ravens Press)

research overview

The focus of Gopalakrishnan's research is on HIV-related endocrinopathies as well as bone and mineral metabolism. She has participated in numerous studies evaluating risk factors for and treatment of osteoporosis, osteopenia, and hyperparathyroidism. She is currently coordinating studies to evaluate the bone complications of HIV-infection and treatment regimens. She also is developing trials on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in HIV infected individuals. Collaborating with the International Health Institute at Brown University and the Y.R. Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research and Education in Chennai, India, Gopalakrishnan is involved in studies evaluating endocrine complications of HIV.