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Mahesh Dhanasekaran MBBS

Mahesh Dhanasekaran MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. Dhanasekaran is originally from India where he completed his medical school from P.S.G Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Following his medical school, he came to the United States for pursue his advance medical training. Before, joining his residency training in New York, he was working as a Research Assistant in the Islet Cell Transplantation Center at the University of Louisville, where he was trained in islet isolation and auto-transplantation in patients with chronic pancreatitis who were undergoing total pancreatectomy and was also a part of various basic science research projects. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Jacobi Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Subsequently, he joined the Mayo Clinic for his fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism. During his training at Mayo Clinic, he has accomplished various research projects including diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnancy, radiofrequency ablation in toxic nodules etc. He also spearheaded a basic science project on circadian islet gene expression and modulation by SGLT-2 receptor inhibitors for which he was awarded the ‘Endocrine Fellows Foundation Grant.’ He has a special interest in the field of Transplant Endocrinology, Clinical Lipidology and high-risk pregnancies and his research interest is in islet cell biology, transplantation, and pregnancy. Over the years, he has published over 15 articles including research manuscripts, book chapters, case reports and review articles in reputable peer reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, American Journal of Transplantation etc., and has presented both in regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Dhanasekaran has always been interested in teaching and has received multiple awards during his residency training for his excellence in teaching recognized by his peers.


Dr. Dhanasekaran has no relevant disclosures.