Manikkam Suthanthiran, MD
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Manikkam Suthanthiran, MD


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Kidney Transplant
  • Transplant Nephrology
  • Transplantation
  • Transplantation Nephrology
  • Kidney Transplantations
  • Transplant, Kidney


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 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, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.


Honors and Awards

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


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine in Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Biochemistry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.B.,B.S., Kilpauk Medical College, Madras University (India), 1970


Insurance Plans Accepted

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  • United Empire

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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Other Interest:
CareDx, Inc.; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc