Dr Rakesh Balachandar
Designation Scientist-D
Divsion Clinical Epidemiology
Email rakesh[dot]bal[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Contact +917922688731

Academic Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • MD-PhD (ICMR scheme) Clinical Neurosciences
  • Post doctoral fellow (University of Hamburg)
  • Joint postdoctoral fellow (Simon Fraser University & University of British Columbia, Canada)

Membership/Fellowhips

  • The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
  • Alzheimer’s and related disorders society of India (ARDSI)

Awards

  • Gold Medal (2009) in Forensic Medicine during MBBS.
  • “Best research Award” (2011) by International Congress of Neuropsychiatric Association (2011).
  • “Alzheimer’s Association International award” (2012).
  • “Alzheimer’s Association International award” (2014) from International Alzheimer’s Association.
  • “Alzheimer’s Association International award” (2015) from International Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Post doctoral fellowship, university of Hamburg (2015)
  • Post doctoral fellowship, Canadian Institute of Health research (2016)

Research Interest

  • Dust, Heavy metal and Toxin related Occupational Diseases and Emerging Non communicable diseases among workers

Publications

  • Number of Publications (Last 10 years)

  1. Balachandar R, Bagepally B, Bharath S, Saini J, Sadanand S, Donthi N, Sivakumar P, et al. (2012): Cognitive decline and regional brain perfusion in Alzheimer’s disease using single photon emission computed tomography: A retrospective study. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: 8 (4, Supplement): 508.
  2. R. Balachandar , R. Tripati, S. Bharath, P. T. Sivakumar, K. Kumar, S. Loganathan, S. R. Chandra, M. Varghese (2013); “Amnestic Minimal Cognitive Impairment: More than single domain”; Conference proceedings of 28th Alzheimer’s Disease International conference (p 87).
  3. Balachandar R, Bharath S, Bagepally B, Saini, J, Sadanand S. (2014). A Retrospective Study on Relation between Cognitive Performance and Lobar Perfusions of Brain in Alzheimer’s Dementia using Single Photon Emission Computer Tomography. Brain Disorders and Therapy, 3 (4): 135.
  4. Balachandar R, Bharath S, John JP, Joshi H, Sadanand S, et al (2014). Resting state functional connectivity of executive network predicts the performance of cognitive function; Alzheimer’s & Dementia; 10 (4, Supplement): 838.
  5. R Tripathi, K Kumar, R Balachandar, P Marimuthu, M Varghese, S Bharath (2015) Neuropsychological markers of mild cognitive impairment: A clinic based study from urban India, Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology; 18 (2): 177.
  6. Balachandar R, John JP, Saini J, Kumar KJ, Joshi H, Sadanand S, et al (2015). A study of structural and functional connectivity in early Alzheimer's disease using rest fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; 30 (5): 497.
  7. Balachandar R. Tripati R, Bharath S, Kumar K (2015); Classical Tower of Hanoi, Planning Skills, and the Indian Elderly. East Asian Archives of Psychiatry; 25 (3):108
  8. Balachandar R, Bharath S, Shilpa S (2015); Evidence based management of Alzheimer’s Disease; Annals medicus; Psychiatry Supplement edition: 29.
  9. Balachandar R, Bharath S, John P J, Kumar K J, Joshi H, Sadanand S, Saini J (2015); Resting state functional connectivity changes associated with visuo-spatial cognitive deficits in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease; Neurodegenerative disorders, 15 (supplement): 876.
  10. Balachandar R, Bharath S, John JP, Joshi H, Sadanand S, et al (2015). Effect of apolipoprotein epsilon 4 allele on functional and structural connectivity of the brain in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease; Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 11, (7, Supplement): 529.
  11. R Tripathi, K Kumar, R Balachandar, P Marimuthu, M Varghese, S Bharath (2016) Cognitive markers of mild cognitive impairment: An Indian experience, Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology; 19 (1): 164.
  12. R. Balachandar, M. Guerreiro, R. Kekunnaya, B. Roeder (2016); “Hippocampal shape changes after sight restoration in congenital dense cataract patients. Conference proceedings of Federation of European Neuroscience Society; (p 288)
  13. Sadanand S, Balachandar R, Bharath, S (2016); Memory and Executive Functions in Persons with Type-2 Diabetes, A Meta-analysis; Diabetes Metab Res Rev; 32, (2): 132.
  14. Kamath, S. Balachandar R. Saini, J Bagepally, B. Rao, U G S (2017). Effect of propofol anesthesia on resting state brain functional connectivity in Indian population with chronic back pain. Neurology India; 65, (2): 286
  15. Bharath, S., Joshi, H., John, J.P., Balachandar, R., Sadanand, S., Saini, J., Kumar, K.J., Varghese, M., (2017). A Multimodal Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Study of Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry: 25 (2): 158.
  16. Balachandar R, Bharath S, John P J, Joshi H, Sadanand S, Kumar J, Saini J (2017); Resting state functional connectivity changes associated with visuo-spatial cognitive deficits in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease; Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders; 43 (5 - 6) :229.
  17. S Bharath, S Sadanand, KJ Kumar, R Balachandar, H Joshi, M Varghese (2017); Clinical and neuropsychological profile of persons with mild cognitive impairment, a hospital based study from a lower and middle income country; Asian journal of psychiatry 30 (Dec), 185
  18. D Lu, K Popuri, W Ding, R Balachandar, M F Beg (2017); Multimodal and Multiscale Deep Neural Networks for the Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease using structural MR and FDG-PET images; https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.04782
  19. K Popuri, R Balachandar, K Alpert, D Lu, M Bhalla, I Mackenzie, R G Hsiung, L Wang, M F Beg, the Alzhemier's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.00671
  20. D Lu, K Popuri, W Ding, R Balachandar, M F Beg (2018); Multiscale Deep Neural Networks of FDG-PET images for the Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease; Medical Image Analysis 50 (supplement)