Dheera Ananthakrishnan

Emory Clinic

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Orthopaedic Surgery (Board certified since 2006)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
anterior lumbar interbody fusi
lumbar decompression
lumbar disorders
lumbar fusion
spinal implants
spinal stenosis
spinal surgery
spinal trauma
spinal tumors
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Cnt
59 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329
404 778-7000

Ortho/Spine Priority Line
404 778-3363
Additional Spoken Language(s):
About Dr. Ananthakrishnan

Dr. Ananthakrishnan trained with one of the pioneers of scoliosis surgery, Dr. David Bradford, at the University of California at San Francisco. After completion of her fellowship, she practiced orthopedic and spine surgery for over three years at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2007, she left Seattle to work with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She then worked as a volunteer consultant at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, before starting her position at Emory University, where her focus is on adult and adolescent scoliosis.

In 2009, Dr Ananthakrishnan co-founded Orthopaedic Link, a non-profit dedicated to improving orthopaedic care in the developing world by mobilization of unused implants from the United States.   She is also a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society.

Although Dr Ananthakrishnan routninely performs complex spinal reconstruction surgery, an injury in 2012 caused her to reevaluate her own approach to musculoskeletal health.  Her practice philosophy now focuses on strengthening, stretching and general conditioning  (“prehab”) as an adjunct to surgical care of her patients.

Year Started Practicing: 2003
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2007
Medical School
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 1996

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1997

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL 2001

University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 2003