Vishnu Laalitha Surapaneni, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Vishnu Laalitha Surapaneni

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Mena Vue

Administrative Phone
612-301-1409

Administrative Email
vuexx154@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-624-3189

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Summary

Dr.Surapaneni is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine. She holds a public health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr.Surapaneni’s area of interest is climate change and its impact on human health. At the Academic Health Center, she is the climate champion for the medical school. She works with an interprofessional group of champions to educate students about climate and health. She is the faculty advisor for Health Students for a Healthy Climate.

She was invited to provide expert testimony at the Minnesota State Capitol on the public health impacts of climate change. As a science communicator, she gives regular talks to the general public about how climate impacts health, and was interviewed by MPR and City Pages.

Expertise

  • Climate change and health
  • Advocacy

Awards & Recognition

  • MPH Field Experience Award, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, SGIM Mid-Atlantic Region, Regional Meeting (2011)

Professional Associations

  • American Public Health Association
  • American College of Physicians

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Climate change and health

Publications

  • Surapaneni VL, Hochman ME, Hochman SD, Swiger K, Boueiz A, Thomas JR. 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know, edited by Hochman ME, Hochman SD, Swiger K, Thomas JR. 2015, Oxford University Press.
    Book Chapters 12,13,22,43, and 44

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Climate change and health