Manikkam Suthanthiran, MD

Manikkam Suthanthiran

Manikkam (Suthan) Suthanthiran, MD was born in Madras, India. He received his medical degree from the University of Madras and completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He was a Nephrology Fellow at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Suthanthiran holds the Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professorship in Medicine, and Professorships in Biochemistry and Surgery in Medicine at Cornell University Medical College. He is the Founding Chairman of the Department of Transplantation Medicine, and Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension at The NewYork Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Suthanthiran serves as the Co-Chair of the Executive Transplantation Council of the Multi-Organ Program of Columbia and Cornell, New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Insurance Plans Accepted

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  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Health Republic
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care


Link to Dr. Suthanthiran's articles on PubMed.

Recent Publications

  1. Lee JR, Muthukumar T, Dadhania D, Toussaint NC, Ling L, Pamer E, Suthanthiran M. Gut microbial community structure and complications after kidney transplantation: a pilot study. Transplantation. 2014 Oct 15;98(7):697-705. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000000370. PubMed PMID: 25289916; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC4189837.
  2. Lee JR, Dadhania D, August P, Lee JB, Suthanthiran M, Muthukumar T.  Circulating levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin d and acute cellular rejection in kidney allograft recipients. Transplantation. 2014 Aug 15;98(3):292-9.  Doi:10.1097/TP. 0000000000000055. PubMed PMID: 24699398.
  3. Peck RN, Shedafa R, Kalluvya S, Downs JA, Todd J, Suthanthiran M, Fitzgerald DW, Kataraihya JB. Hypertension, kidney disease, HIV and antiretroviral therapy among Tanzanian adults: a cross-sectional study.  BMC Med. 2014 Jul 29;12(1):125. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25070128.
  4. Suthanthiran M, Muthukumar T. Urinary-cell mRNA and acute kidney-transplant rejection. N Engl J Med. 2013 Nov 7;369(19):1860-1. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1310006. PMID:24195554.
  5. Lee JR, Bang H, Dadhania D, Hartono C, Aull MJ, Satlin M, August P, Suthanthiran M, Muthukumar T. Independent risk factors for urinary tract infection and for subsequent bacteremia or acute cellular rejection: a single-center report of 1166 kidney allograft recipients. Transplantation. 2013 Oct 27;96(8):732-8. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182a04997. PMID:23917724 PMCID:PMC3833249.
  6. Leventhal JR, Mathew JM, Salomon DR, Kurian SM, Suthanthiran M, Tambur A, Friedewald J, Gallon L, Charette J, Levitsky J, Kanwar Y, Abecassis M, Miller J. Genomic biomarkers correlate with HLA-identical renal transplant tolerance. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Sep;24(9):1376-85. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013010068. Epub 2013 Jun 20. PMID:23787913 PMCID:PMC3752953.
  7. Friedlander R, Putheti P, Diaz E, Menon A, Ponce B, Muthukumar T, Sharma VK, Dadhania D, Suthanthiran M. On the detection of anti-HLA antibodies using single antigen bead Luminex assay: lot-to-lot variations in MFI. Transplantation. 2013 Aug 27;96(4):e24-6. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31829c2481. PMID:23958886.
  8. Dadhania D, Snopkowski C, Muthukumar T, Lee J, Ding R, Sharma VK, Christos P, Bang H, Kapur S, Seshan SV, Suthanthiran M. Noninvasive prognostication of polyomavirus BK virus-associated nephropathy. Transplantation. 2013 Jul 27;96(2):131-8. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31829acb38. PMID:23778650.
  9. Suthanthiran M, Schwartz JE, Ding R, Abecassis M, Dadhania D, Samstein B, Knechtle SJ, Friedewald J, Becker YT, Sharma VK, Williams NM, Chang CS, Hoang C, Muthukumar T, August P, Keslar KS, Fairchild RL, Hricik DE, Heeger PS, Han L, Liu J, Riggs M, Iklé DN, Bridges ND, Shaked A; Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation 04 (CTOT-04) Study Investigators. Urinary-cell mRNA profile and acute cellular rejection in kidney allografts. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jul 4;369(1):20-31. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1215555. PMID:23822777 PMCID:PMC3786188.
  10. Keslar KS, Lin M, Zmijewska AA, Sigdel TK, Tran TQ, Ma L, Bhasin M, Rao P, Ding R, I Iklé DN, Mannon RB, Sarwal MM, Strom TB, Reed EF, Heeger PS, Suthanthiran M, Fairchild RL. Multicenter evaluation of a standardized protocol for noninvasive gene expression profiling. Am J Transplant. 2013 Jul;13(7):1891-7. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12284. PMID:23802725 PMCID:PMC3781926.
  11. Muthukumar T, Afaneh C, Ding R, Tsapepas D, Lubetzky M, Jacobs S, Lee J, Sharma V, Lee J, Dadhania D, Hartono C, McDermott J, Aull M, Leeser D, Kapur S, Serur D, Suthanthiran M. HIV-infected kidney graft recipients managed with an early corticosteroid withdrawal protocol: clinical outcomes and messenger RNA profiles. Transplantation. 2013 Mar 15;95(5):711-20. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31827ac322. PMID:23503504 PMCID:PMC3644872.
  12. Bradley JA, Hardy M, Neuberger J, Sachs D, Suthanthiran M, Wood K. Transplantation: a report of progress. Transplantation. 2013 Jan 15;95(1):1. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31827a0f49. PMID:23222822.
  13. Thomson AW, Suthanthiran M. The Nobel Prize-winning work of Ralph Steinman (1943-2011) and its relevance to transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 Jan 15;95(1):15-6. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182762def. PMID:23149479.
  14. Ben-Dov IZ, Muthukumar T, Morozov P, Mueller FB, Tuschl T, Suthanthiran M. MicroRNA sequence profiles of human kidney allografts with or without tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Transplantation. 2012 Dec 15;94(11):1086-94. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182751efd. PMID:23131772 PMCID:PMC3541003.
  15. Aull MJ, Dadhania D, Afaneh C, Leeser DB, Hartono C, Lee JB, Serur D, Del Pizzo JJ, Suthanthiran M, Kapur S. Early corticosteroid withdrawal in recipients of renal allografts: a single-center report of ethnically diverse recipients and recipients of marginal deceased-donor kidneys. Transplantation. 2012 Oct 27;94(8):837-44. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e318265c461. PMID:23001353.
  16. Matignon M, Muthukumar T, Seshan SV, Suthanthiran M, Hartono C. Concurrent acute cellular rejection is an independent risk factor for renal allograft failure in patients with C4d-positive antibody-mediated rejection. Transplantation. 2012 Sep 27;94(6):603-11. PMID:22932115 PMCID:PMC3621127.
  17. Anglicheau D, Muthukumar T, Hummel A, Ding R, Sharma VK, Dadhania D, Seshan SV, Schwartz JE, Suthanthiran M. Discovery and validation of a molecular signature for the noninvasive diagnosis of human renal allograft fibrosis. Transplantation. 2012 Jun 15;93(11):1136-46. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31824ef181. PMID:22592886 PMCID:PMC3377557.
  18. Yang H, Cheng EY, Sharma VK, Lagman M, Chang C, Song P, Ding R, Muthukumar T, Suthanthiran M. Dendritic cells with TGF-β1 and IL-2 differentiate naive CD4+ T cells into alloantigen-specific and allograft protective Foxp3+ regulatory T cells. Transplantation. 2012 Mar 27;93(6):580-8. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e318244dd67. PMID:22270834 PMCID:PMC3595618.
  19. Perni U, Sison C, Sharma V, Helseth G, Hawfield A, Suthanthiran M, August P. Angiogenic factors in superimposed preeclampsia: a longitudinal study of women with chronic hypertension during pregnancy. Hypertension. 2012 Mar;59(3):740-6. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.181735. Epub 2012 Feb 6. PMID:22311907.
  20. Moskowitz-Kassai E, Mackelaite L, Chen J, Patel K, Dadhania DM, Gross SS, Chander P, Delaney V, Deng L, Chen L, Cui X, Suthanthiran M, Goligorsky MS. Excretion of anti-angiogenic proteins in patients with chronic allograft dysfunction. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Feb;27(2):494-7. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfr638. Epub 2012 Jan 17. PMID:22253069 PMCID:PMC3275786.
  21. Webber A, Hambleton J, Chami A, Bang H, Seshan S, Sharma A, August P, Kapur S, Suthanthiran M, Dadhania D. Mean arterial blood pressure while awaiting kidney transplantation is associated with the risk of primary nonfunction. Transplantation. 2012 Jan 15;93(1):54-60. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182398035. PMID:22105679.
  22. Bradley JA, Hardy M, Neuberger J, Sachs D, Suthanthiran M, Wood K, Monaco AP, Morris PJ. Transplantation: a report of progress. Transplantation. 2010 Dec 27;90(12):1245. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181fdda4e. PMID:21160404.
  23. Afaneh C, Muthukumar T, Lubetzky M, Ding R, Snopkowski C, Sharma VK, Seshan S, Dadhania D, Schwartz JE, Suthanthiran M. Urinary cell levels of mRNA for OX40, OX40L, PD-1, PD-L1, or PD-L2 and acute rejection of human renal allografts. Transplantation. 2010 Dec 27;90(12):1381-7. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181ffbadd. PMID:21079547 PMCID:PMC3033230.
  24. Cheng EY, Sharma VK, Chang C, Ding R, Allison AC, Leeser DB, Suthanthiran M, Yang H. Diannexin decreases inflammatory cell infiltration into the islet graft, reduces β-cell apoptosis, and improves early graft function. Transplantation. 2010 Oct 15;90(7):709-16. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181ed55d8. PMID:20634785 PMCID:PMC2948074.
  25. Anglicheau D, Muthukumar T, Suthanthiran M. MicroRNAs: small RNAs with big effects. Transplantation. 2010 Jul 27;90(2):105-12. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181e913c2. Review. PMID:20574417 PMCID:PMC3094098.
  26. Dadhania D, Snopkowski C, Ding R, Muthukumar T, Lee J, Bang H, Sharma VK, Seshan S, August P, Kapur S, Suthanthiran M. Validation of noninvasive diagnosis of BK virus nephropathy and identification of prognostic biomarkers. Transplantation. 2010 Jul 27;90(2):189-97. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181e2a932. PMID:20526237 PMCID:PMC2989149.
  27. Newell KA, Asare A, Kirk AD, Gisler TD, Bourcier K, Suthanthiran M, Burlingham WJ, Marks WH, Sanz I, Lechler RI, Hernandez-Fuentes MP, Turka LA, Seyfert-Margolis VL; Immune Tolerance Network ST507 Study Group. Identification of a B cell signature associated with renal transplant tolerance in humans. J Clin Invest. 2010 Jun;120(6):1836-47. doi: 10.1172/JCI39933. Epub 2010 May 24. PMID:20501946 PMCID:PMC2877933.
  28. Sis B, Mengel M, Haas M, Colvin RB, Halloran PF, Racusen LC, Solez K, Baldwin WM 3rd, Bracamonte ER, Broecker V, Cosio F, Demetris AJ, Drachenberg C, Einecke G, Gloor J, Glotz D, Kraus E, Legendre C, Liapis H, Mannon RB, Nankivell BJ, Nickeleit V, Papadimitriou JC, Randhawa P, Regele H, Renaudin K, Rodriguez ER, Seron D, Seshan S, Suthanthiran M, Wasowska BA, Zachary A, Zeevi A.. Banff '09 meeting report: antibody mediated graft deterioration and implementation of Banff working groups. Am J Transplant. 2010 Mar;10(3):464-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02987.x. Epub 2010 Jan 29. PMID:20121738.
  29. Hartono C, Muthukumar T, Suthanthiran M. Noninvasive diagnosis of acute rejection of renal allografts. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2010 Feb;15(1):35-41. doi: 10.1097/MOT.0b013e3283342728. Review. PMID:19935064 PMCID:PMC2879051.

Honors and Awards

Recipient of a Top 10 Clinical Research Award in the USA from the Clinical Research Forum (Published 2013; Awarded 2014)

American Society of Transplantation Mentoring Award, 2014

Maharshi Sushruta Pioneer in Transplantation Award, 2011

NIH, NIAID Merit Award, 2009

K.S. Chugh Oration Gold Medal, Indian Society of Nephrology, 2004

Distinguished Achievement Award, American Society of Transplantation, 2003

P. Bramaya Sastry Memorial Oration Gold Medal, 2002

Pioneer in Medicine Award, National Kidney Foundation of New York/New Jersey, 2001

Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, 1999

Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Society of Transplantation, 1997

Transplant Established Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Physicians, 1997