CHA Hollywood Presbyterian
Dr. Suman Radhakrishna
Infectious Diseases Physician
Dr. Suman Radhakrishna is a practicing Infectious Diseases Physician in Downtown Los Angeles. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is credentialed as a HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
Dr. Radhakrishna cares for patients with Infectious Diseases issues as a consultant at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. She has expertise in management of complicated skin and soft tissue, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and genitourinary infections and travel related illness. She has an office for outpatient management of patients after discharge. She is the director of Infection prevention and oversees infection related issues in both the acute care hospital and the long term facility affiliated with HPMC. She is the chair of antimicrobial stewardship program that monitors antimicrobial use and thus helps prevent emergence of resistant organisms.
Dr. Radhakrishna is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Southern California, a Professor of Medicine at Midwestern School of Medicine, and a Professor of Medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. She works with medical students and pharmacy residents, and is involved in educational updates for Nursing Staff in the community hospitals in Downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Radhakrishna provides media update on health issues and immunization, to help educate the public on a regular basis. She has worked with ABIM in various capacities as a beta tester and served on the standard setting committee.
Dr. Radhakrishna serves as a board member at Infectious Disease Association of California, a regional society of IDSA. She is a fellow of American College of Physicians. She is chairperson of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committees at several downtown community hospitals.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Radhakrishna served as assistant Medical Director at the AIDS HealthCare Foundation. In this capacity, she oversaw standardization of care in clinics located nationwide. She helped implement and customize electronic medical records for HIV-specific care. She also served as Medical Director at Clinica Sierra Vista Clinic and helped setup HIV outpatient care program for Kern County residents in Bakersfield CA. During this period, she served as staff traveling in mobile health vans providing care to migrant farm workers in Kern County.
Dr. Radhakrishna received her medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India. She completed residency training at Saint Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven CT and Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She received fellowship training in Infectious Disease at University of California, Los Angeles CA.