Mala T. Kailasam, MD, MPH
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
I joined Fox Chase in 2008 with more than 6 years of combined experience as an office based Internist and as a hospitalist in a community hospital. As a hospitalist, I focus on the medical issues of all acutely ill hospitalized patients, including surgical and oncology patients. In particular, managing pre-existing or new medical conditions that are associated with cancer or its treatment is important for a better chance of successful outcomes in acutely ill patients. This involves dedication to coordinating the complete care of inpatients and ensuring a seamless transition into and out of the hospital. As the attending physician of a medical team, my priority is to deliver the highest quality of medical care to hospitalized patients. I strongly believe in practicing empathetic medicine alongside with evidence-based scientific medicine.
I am thrilled that Fox Chase Cancer Center is joining a growing number of hospitals across the nation that recognize the values and strengths of the hospitalist for inpatient care. As an inpatient specialist, I hope to promote the goal of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s multi specialty approach to the care of cancer patients. Additionally, I hope to join the team of physician scientists in Fox Chase involved in clinical and epidemiological research related to cancer.
Masters of Public Health (MPH), Concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego University, San Diego, CA, 1997;
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India, 1988
Dept of Medicine, Griffin Hospital (Yale affiliate), Derby, CT, 2002;
Dept of Medicine, LNJP Hospital, New Delhi, India, 1990;
Dept of Opthalmology, Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India, 1989
Department of Internal Medicine
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension, 1998-99
Department of Medicine,
University of California, San Diego
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension, 1992-99
Honors and Awards
Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation in Continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association, 2008;
Physician's Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education;
Kenneth V. Schwartz Hush Puppy Award for Outstanding Achievement by a House-Officer, Griffin Hospital, CT, 2000-2001;
Nominated to Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2000;
Outstanding Intern of the year Award, Griffin Hospital, CT, 1999-2000;
Finalist, Fourteenth Annual Hoechst Marion Roussel Hypertension Research Clinical Fellowship Program, American Heart Association, 1998;
Phi Kappa Phi, San Diego State University (elected), 1997;
Phi Beta Delta Scholarship Award, San Diego State University, 1996;
Victoria Hospital Golden Jubilee Commemoration Gold Medal for Outstanding Proficiency in General Surgery, Bangalore University, India, 1988;
President's Silver Medal for the Outstanding Woman Candidate in Bangalore University, India, 1987.
Clinical epidemiological research in cancer
- Kailasam MT, O'Connor DT, Parmer RJ: The regulation and role of catecholamines in hypertension and pheochromocytoma (Review). Curr Opin Endocrin Diab 1: 135-142, 1994.
- Kailasam MT, Lin MC, Cervenka JH, Parmer RJ, Kennedy BP, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT: Effects of an oral Prostaglandin E1 agonist on blood pressure and its determinants in essential hypertension. J Human Hypertens 8(7): 515-520, 1994.
- Kailasam MT, Parmer RJ, Cervenka JH, Wu RA, Ziegler MG, Kennedy BP, Adegbile IA, O'Connor DT: Divergent effects of dihydropyridine and phenylalkylamine calcium channel antagonist classes on autonomic function in human hypertension. Hypertension 26(1): 143-149, 1995.
- Kailasam MT, Parmer RJ, Stone RA, Shankel S, Kennedy BP, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT: Factitious pheochromocytoma: Novel mimicry by Valsalva maneuver and clues to diagnosis. Am J Hypertens 8(6): 651-655, 1995.
- Kailasam MT, O'Connor DT, Parmer RJ: Heriditary intermediate phenotypes in African-American hypertension (Review). Ethnicity and Health 1(2): 117-128, 1996.
- Kailasam MT, Martinez, JA, Cervenka JH, Yen SS, O'Connor DT, Parmer RJ: Racial differences in renal kallikrein excretion: Effect of the ovulatory cycle. Kidney International 54(5): 1652-58, 1998.
- Kailasam MT, Parmer RJ, Tyrell EA, Henry RR, O’Connor DT: Circulating Amylin in human essential hypertension: Heritability and early increase in subjects at genetic risk. J Hypertension 18: 1611-20, 2000.