Krishnan is a Radiation Oncologist from Florida. He was first exposed to medicine at the Mayo Clinic in high school, where he learned the genetic underpinnings of dementia. He attended Duke University and graduated on an accelerated 3-year pathway with a BS in Chemistry with advanced graduate studies in pharmacology. During his time as an undergraduate he held a distinguished Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship granted to him to use novel analytical techniques to identify new drug targets in cancer therapy. He then attended Boston University School of Medicine, where he served on the board to the Association of American Medical Colleges as an elected representative to help establish nation-wide evidence-based medical education practices. Throughout his career, he has published scholarly work on educational trends in medicine specifically as it pertains to his field, oncology. He is currently practicing Radiation Oncology in Minnesota doing a Chief Residency year with an emphasis on undergraduate and post-graduate medical education.
Krishnan has a specific interest in medical education. He has tutored and instructed on a wide variety of science classes at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level in science ranging from neuroscience and psychology to chemistry, pharmacology, particle physics, clinical oncology and specifically for both Step I and Step II. During his time as a medical school undergraduate he served on the educational staff for the university both in clinical education instructing Introduction to Clinical Medicine and basic sciences tutoring in the topics of medical neurosciences, physiology, and neurophysiology. For the past several years he has coordinated the medical student clerkship in Radiation Oncology, and recently he has been appointed to the Graduate Education Committee in order to help support post-graduate learners. He also currently serves on the Duke University alumni board of admissions and has interviewed candidates for the past 8 years.
In his spare time, Krishnan loves to spend his time rock climbing, weight lifting, biking, volunteering, and experimenting in the kitchen when his friends are brave enough to try his newest variation on chocolate chip cookies.