Lakshman K. Dinavahi, MD, FACP, CMD

Subspecialty Education Director, Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine / Site Director, Cartersville Medical Center


EDUCATION
Medical School: Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, India
Residency:  Internal Medicine – Huron Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health system, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Geriatrics – Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

APPOINTMENTS
Chief Medical Officer, Cartersville Medical Center
Director, Hospital Medicine – Cartersville Medical Center
Past – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Care, Geriatrics

HONORS AND AWARDS
Distinction in Surgery, Rangaraya Medical College, India, 1999
Suresh Siva Sankar Pillai award in Clinical Biochemistry, Rangaraya Medical College, India, 1997
Annual Prize for original research work at Huron Hospital, Cleveland Ohio 2007

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
Fellow, American College of Physicians (ACP)
American Geriatric Society (AGS)
Certified Medical Director, American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)
American Medical Association (AMA)

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
1) Rheumatoid arthritis associated with Waldenstroms Macroglobulinemia. Lakshman Dinavahi MD, Howard Smith MD, Huron Hospital, Cleveland, OH.  Presented at ACP Ohio chapter, Annual scientific meeting, Columbus, October 2006.
2) Treatment of Primary Cutaneous Amyloidosis with Hydroxychloroquin, 2006. Irina Timofte MD, Lakshman Dinavahi MD, S.Thirumalai MD, Howard Smith MD, Huron Hospital, Cleveland, OH.  Presented at Scientific meeting, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Cherry Valley, Newark, Ohio 2007.
3) American College of Physicians (ACP), Poster Publication presented, Date: 05/2008  Poster presented at  ACP Ohio chapter 10/2007. Effect of patient and Physician education on Osteoporosis. Lakshman K Dinavahi MD, J W Yoo MD, Keyvan Ravakhah MD
4) American College of Rheumatology (ACR) National conference in Boston; Poster Publication date: 2008.  HBV associated with Polyarteritis nodosa-improvement profile with steroids, antiviral therapy and plasma exchange. Lakshman K Dinavahi MD, Nora Singer MD, Bashar Katirji MD
5) American College of Rheumatology(ACR) National conference in Boston; Publication Date: 11/2007 Burning mouth syndrome in a case of Sjogrens syndrome. Lakshman Dinavahi MD, Howard R Smith MD, Publication Date: 11/2007
6) American College of Physicians (ACP), Ohio Chapter  Poster Publication presented, Date: 10/2008 at Columbus, OH. Initial Presentation of Lupus in African Americans. Lakshman K Dinavahi MD, Herman Dhotar MD, Keyvan Ravakhah MD
7) American College of Physicians (ACP), National meeting Philadelphia 2009. Poster Publication 04/2009. Educating Medical Residents About Intensive Insulin Therapy Results in Improved Usage of Insulin Infusions and Reduces Hypoglycemic Episodes  Lakshman K Dinavahi, MD Venkata Allada, MD Raziuddin Ahmed, MD, Andrei Brateanu MD, Lean Olansky MD
 8) American Geriatric society National meeting, Chicago 2009. Poster publication 05/2009. Electro convulsive therapy in a demented yelling patient improves symptoms. Lakshman K Dinavhai MD, Mark Frankel MD
9) Napping Behavior in Elderly: One minute consult, Currently under review with Cleveland Clinic Journal of medicine for Publication 2010. Dinavahi MD, Suh MD.
10) How to avoid problems when a senior with dementia is admitted to the hospital. Lakshman Dinavahi. Published in Alzheimer association, south east Wisconsin Chapter spring 2010.  http://www.alz.org/sewi/documents/Spring2010NLWeb.pdf
11) Not Your Typical Sinus Infection: A Case of Sinusitis Leading to Septic Thrombophlebitis and Septic Emboli   Liana Gonzalez, MD, Catherine Holznecht, MD, Michael Hartung, MD, Eric Abston, Apoorv Broor, MD, Lakshman Dinavahi, MD   Accepted for Oral Presentation at Wisconsin ACP state chapter meeting 2012

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Care

Lakshman K. Dinavahi, MD, FACP, CMD