Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, a noted gastroenterologist and scientist, has been named to lead global initiatives at Baylor College of Medicine.
Anandasabapathy comes to Baylor from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where she served as director of the Endoscopy Center. She also held an associate professor of medicine appointment at Mount Sinai Medical School.
“Dr. Anandasabapathy is a skilled gastroenterologist and administrator, who has expanded her interests into technological innovation and global health,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean at Baylor. “She is the perfect fit to lead a growing global initiative at Baylor, which will combine the College’s strength in innovation and discovery with its impressive track record in global health.”
In addition to providing clinical services at the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Dr. Anandasabapathy will also hold the appointment of professor of medicine in gastroenterology and direct the Global Innovation Center where her NIH-funded research will be based. Since 2009, she has been the principal investigator or co-PI on four grants from the National Cancer Institute totaling more than $12M in total costs. Dr. Anandasabapathy’s research centers on the development, validation, and commercialization of novel diagnostic and therapeutic devices for use in low-resource settings, such as rural Mexico or Sub-Saharan Africa. Her current NIH grants have clinical components in Africa, China, Honduras and Mexico.
Dr. Anandasabapathy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Yale University and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.