Specialties

Spine

Orthopaedics (Board certified since 2006)

At a Glance

  • 2003 Started practicing
  • 14 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Ananthakrishnan

Dr. Ananthakrishnan trained with one of the pioneers of scoliosis surgery, Dr. David Bradford, at the University of California at San Francisco. After completion of her fellowship, she practiced orthopedic and spine surgery for over three years at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2007, she left Seattle to work with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She then worked as a volunteer consultant at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, before starting her position at Emory University, where her focus is on adult and adolescent scoliosis.

In 2009, Dr Ananthakrishnan co-founded Orthopaedic Link, a non-profit dedicated to improving orthopaedic care in the developing world by mobilization of unused implants from the United States.   She is also a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society.

Although Dr Ananthakrishnan routninely performs complex spinal reconstruction surgery, an injury in 2012 caused her to reevaluate her own approach to musculoskeletal health.  Her practice philosophy now focuses on strengthening, stretching and general conditioning  (“prehab”) as an adjunct to surgical care of her patients.

My Clinical Interests

  • anterior lumbar interbody fusi
  • cervical fusion
  • compression fractures
  • disc degeneration
  • endoscopic disc surgery
  • herniated disc
  • kyphoplasty
  • kyphosis
  • laminectomy
  • laminoplasty
  • lumbar decompression
  • lumbar disorders
  • lumbar fusion
  • microdiscectomy
  • microsurgery
  • posterior lumbar interbody fus
  • radiculopathy
  • sciatica
  • scoliosis
  • spinal implants
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal surgery
  • spinal trauma
  • spinal tumors
  • Spine Tumor
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis
  • thoracic fusion
  • vertebral fractures
  • vertebroplasty

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
1996

INTERNSHIP

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
1997

RESIDENCY

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2001

FELLOWSHIP

University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
2003

Languages spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
  • 404-778-7000
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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3

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
1996

INTERNSHIP

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
1997

RESIDENCY

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2001

FELLOWSHIP

University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
2003

Languages spoken

  • French
  • Spanish