Archana Bhaskaran, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Archana Bhaskaran

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 250
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Tom Zuhars

Administrative Phone
612-624-9996

Administrative Email
zuhar001@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-4410

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine


Infectious Disease Specialist


MD, Medical School, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

Residency, University of Texas, Galveston, TX

Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Fellowsihp, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Summary

After completing medical school in Madras Medical College in Chennai, India, Dr. Bhaskaran pursued Internal Medicine residency, Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology fellowships in the United States. During her training she received the Don W. Powell, M.D Award for excellence in Internal Medicine Residency and became the Chief Infectious Disease fellow. She later moved to Canada for Transplant Infectious Diseases training at the University of Toronto where she received a research grant award from Physicians Services Incorporated, Canada. Dr. Bhaskaran’s clinical and research interest is in the field of infections in transplant patients and fungal infections. Dr. Bhaskaran enjoys teaching and is committed to educating future generations of physicians.

Expertise

  • Infections in Transplant recipients
  • Infections from Aspergillus

Awards & Recognition

  • Don W Powell MD Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine Residency (2009)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America travel award (2010)
  • Chief Fellow Infectious Disease Fellowship (2010-2011)

Professional Associations

  • Chief Fellow, Infectious Disease (2010-2011)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Fungal infections
  • Infections in the immuno-compromised host

Publications

  • Bhaskaran A, Kabbani D, Singer LG, Prochnow T, Bhimji A, Rotstein C, Finkelman MA, Keshavjee S, Husain S. (1,3) ?-D-Glucan in Bronchoalveolar Lavage of Lung Transplant Recipients for the Diagnosis of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis. Med Mycol. 2016 Aug 2. 
  • Bhaskaran A, Hosseini-Moghaddam SM, Rotstein C, Husain S. Mold infections in lung transplant recipients. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun;34(3):371-9
  • Bhaskaran A, Mumtaz K, Husain S. Anti-Aspergillus Prophylaxis in Lung Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2013 Dec;15(6):514-25.
  • Bhaskaran A, Racsa L, Gander R, Southern P, Cavuoti D, Alatoom A. Interpretation of positive molecular tests of common viruses in the cerebrospinal fluid. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Nov;77(3):236-40
  • Patwari P, Cutrell J, Bhaskaran A, Trevino S, Sreeramoju P. Surveillance of patients identified with fungal mold at a public academic medical center. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jul;42(7):776-80.
  • Shrestha NK, Bhaskaran A, Scalera NM, Schmitt SK, Rehm SJ, Gordon SM. Antimicrobial stewardship at transition of care from hospital to community. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Apr;33(4):401-4
  • Shrestha NK, Bhaskaran A, Scalera NM, Schmitt SK, Rehm SJ, Gordon SM. Contribution of infectious disease consultation toward the care of inpatients being considered for community-based parenteral anti-infective therapy. J Hosp Med. 2012 Feb 7

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Concepts in Infectious Diseases

Clinical

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

Infections in the immunocompromised; Fungal Infections; Tropical Infections, Mycobacterial Infections, Central Nervous System Infections; Global health

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview