Biography

Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern and a member of the Abdominal Imaging Division. She provides clinical abdominal imaging services at Parkland Hospital and Clements University Hospital.

I am proud to work with my colleagues at UT Southwestern to implement new technologies and minimize radiation exposure.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in diagnostic radiology at the Cleveland Clinic. She then received advanced training in magnetic resonance (MR) body imaging through a fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Fienberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Before joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2014, Dr. Ananthakrishnan worked as a radiologist at a local medical group practice.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan focuses her research on multispectral computed tomography (CT) on different platforms (both dual-source and dual-layered detector CT), renal stone characterization by CT, and renal mass characterization.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan serves on various committees at UT Southwestern, including the Abdominal Imaging CT Protocol Committee, which she chairs, and the CT Operations Committee, Spectral CT Steering Committee and Spectral CT Technical Committee. She also serves as the Radiology department’s representative to the Utilization Review Committee for Clements University Hospital.

Dr. Ananthakrishnan is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, and the Texas Radiological Society.

Education

Medical School
University of Louisville School of Medicine (2004)
Internship
Lenox Hill Hospital (2005), General Surgery
Residency
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2009), Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship
Northwestern University Memorial Hospital (2010), Body Imaging

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Diagnostic Radiology (Imaging)
  • Honors & Awards

    • Chief Resident, Diagnostic Radiology
      Cleveland Clinic (2009)
    • Certificate of Merit
      Society of Thoracic Radiology (2008)
    • Chief Resident, Diagnostic Radiology
      Cleveland Clinic (2008)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
      University of Louisville (2004)
    • Dean's Scholarship
      University of Louisville (2004)
    • Dean's Scholarship
      University of Louisville (2003)
    • Dean's Scholarship
      University of Louisville (2002)
    • Dean's Scholarship
      University of Louisville (2001)
    • Cum Laude
      University of Louisville (2000)
    • Dean's Scholarship
      University of Louisville (2000)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American College of Radiology
    • American Roentgen Ray Society
    • Radiological Society of North America
    • Society of Abdominal Radiology
    • Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Texas Radiological Society