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    Latha Palaniappan

    Latha Palaniappan, M.D., M.S.


    Internal Medicine

     
    (Board Certified)
    Limited practice status —
    Dr. Palaniappan only sees South Asian consults as part of the PRANA program


    Palo Alto Research Institute
    795 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 326-8120 

    Note:

    Dr. Palaniappan does not see patients but is involved with research, in particular with the South Asian community.

    Office hours

    Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Medical Affiliation(s)


    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    University of Michigan, 1996
    Internship:
    Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, 1996 - 1997
    Residency:
    Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, 1997 - 1999
    Fellowship(s):
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Preventive Cardiology, 2000 - 2003

    Department

    Health Educator

    Professional Interests

    Internal Medicine
    CAD, Cardiovascular diseases, Cholesterol management, Clinical trials, Complementary medicine, Heart disease, Hypertension (HTN), Lipid disorders, Metabolic syndrome, Nutritional counseling, Obesity, Preventive medicine, Weight management

    Additional Information

    Preventive cardiology -- especially raising awareness of cardiovascular disease risk in South Asian Indians.

    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English
    Additional:
    Tamil (Good)

    Community Activities

    Dr. Palaniappan is active in leadership roles at the American Heart Association. She is an invited grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. She is an invited peer-reviewer for many academic journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and Diabetes Care.

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Palaniappan is married with three children. Her hobbies used to include rock climbing and scuba diving, which she hopes to resume when her kids are older! She completed a marathon in 2001 and a triathlon in 2005, and still enjoys running when she gets a chance.

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    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Palaniappan is currently an associate investigator at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. Her research interests are gender and ethnic differences in incidence of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and coronary heart disease. She has explored this thesis in large national cohorts including the National Health and Nutrition Examination III (NHANES III), the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), and the Insulin Resistance in Atherosclerosis Study(IRAS). She has received grants from the General Clinical Research Center at the University of Michigan (MO1-RR00042), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Individual NIH National Research Service Award - 5F32HL010338), the National Institutes of Health (5K12HD043452-02), the American Heart Association (AHA0885049N), and the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (5R01DK081371-02 and 3R01DK08137-01A1S1) to explore racial/ethnic differences in insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and their complications. She is board certified in general internal medicine, augmented by further clinical training in Preventive Cardiology. Her clinical interests are in preventive cardiology -- especially raising awareness of cardiovascular disease risk in South Asian Indians.




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