Dr. Ananthakrishnan holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed her residency training in diagnostic radiology at the Cleveland Clinic. She then received advanced training in magnetic resonance body imaging through a fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Fienberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
Before joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2014, Dr. Ananthakrishnan worked as a radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, and then as a radiologist in private practice.Dr. Ananthakrishnan focuses her research on multispectral computed tomography on different platforms, renal stone characterization by CT, and renal mass characterization.
Dr. Ananthakrishnan serves on various committees at UT Southwestern, including the Abdominal Imaging CT Protocol Committee, which she chairs, and the CT Operations Committee, Spectral CT Steering Committee and Spectral CT Technical Committee. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, and the Texas Radiological Society.