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Athira Unnikrishnan, M.D.

Athira Unnikrishnan, M.D.

Provider Type: Physician

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Board Certifications:
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

General Summary


  • Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology, Chief Fellow – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Chief Resident – The University of Texas Dell Medical School, Austin, TX
  • Residency in Internal Medicine – The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Austin, TX
  • Medical Doctorate, Specialized in General Medicine – Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India

Medical Practice

  • Wockhardt Hospitals, ICU Registrar, Bangalore, India (April 2008 – August 2008)
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, Kochi, India (August 2008 – November 2009)

Research Interest

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Dr. Unnikrishnan is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. In her free time she enjoys Bollywood dancing, yoga, meditation, fitness, and cooking health-conscious food. Dr. Unnikrishnan first fell in love with Austin when she moved here from India in 2010, and couldn’t wait to get back upon completion of her fellowship at the University of Florida. She now lives in Austin with her husband, their child and Australian Shepherd.

Accolades & Memberships

  • 2017 and 2018 Craig S. Kitchens award for leadership and peer mentorship, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Florida
  • 2018 Susan M. Bryan Memorial award for clinical excellence - Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Florida
  • 2018 Chief Fellow award, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Florida
  • 2017 and 2018, outstanding research awards, Department of Medicine, University of Florida
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology

Community Service


  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria in Pregnancy – A Dilemma in Treatment and Thromboprophylaxsis

    Case Reports in Hematology, 2017

  • Complete Resolution of Severe Ulcerative Colitis After Haploidentical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Followed By Post-Transplant High Dose Cyclophosphamide

    Bone Marrow Transplant Journal, 2017

  • Significance of ADAMTS13 Activity Level in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

    Blood, 2017

  • Characteristics of Light Chain Deposition Disease (LCDD) and Factors Affecting Outcome After Treatment

    Blood, 2017

  • Improved Safety and Efficacy With Standardised Plasmapheresis Protocol

    Blood, 2017

Show all Publications
  • Striking Differences of Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis in Patients of Indian and Pakistani Descent In The United States Compared to Native Countries

    Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2017

  • PR3ANCA Related Cerebral Vasculitis in Ulcerative Colitis Presenting With Orbital Involvement: A Case Report With Review of Literature

    Case Reports in Rheumatology, 2014

  • A Case Report and Discussion of Nonketotic Hyperglycemic Hemichorea

    TNS Broca's Area, 2014

  • Simultaneous Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Aplastic Anemia – A Clinical Vignette and Review of Literature

    Journal of Diagnostic Research, 2011

  • Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Acute Hepatitis A – A Report and Review of Literature

    Asia Pacific Journal of Oncology and Hematology, 2010

  • Aortic Dissection Presenting as Posterior Circulation Stroke

    Singapore Medical Journal, 2009

  • Touraine Solente Gole Syndrome: The Disease and The Associated Tongue Fissuring

    Rheumatology International, 2009

  • Ecthyma Gangrenosum: Presentation in a Normal Neonate

    Dermatology Online Journal, 2008