Diabetes and Endocrinology Staff

Harikrashna B. Bhatt, MD joined the faculty in August 2011. He graduated with a bachelor of science in biology in 2001 and doctorate of medicine in 2006 from the University of South Carolina. He continued at the University of South Carolina and completed his residency training in internal medicine in 2009 and fellowship training in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism in June 2011. Bhatt’s research has focused on the relationship between glycemic control and outcomes of ischemic stroke.

Vicky O. Cheng, MD received her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. After completing her postgraduate internship training at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan, Philippines, Cheng served as a volunteer physician in several medical and surgical missions. In 2006, she started her internship in internal medicine at Western Reserve Care System affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Dr. Cheng completed her residency training in internal medicine at the Bridgeport Program affiliated with Yale University in 2009. She completed her fellowship training in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the Cleveland Clinic in 2011. Her focus is adrenal and pituitary disorders. Dr. Cheng leads the clinical and academic programs in these areas.

Interim Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Medical Director, Bone Health Program

Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD, CCD, is the medical director of the bone health program and an endocrinology specialist in the Multidisciplinary Obstetric Medicine Service (MOMS) at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She is also an associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism; and is also certified in clinical densitometry, nuclear medicine and radiation safety. She has a special interest in women’s health issues, including calcium disorders, vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis, as well as endocrine disorders in pregnancy.

Her research interests focus on therapeutic options for various endocrine disorders including osteoporosis and diabetes. Dr. Gopalakrishnan received her medical degree from Texas A&M University Health Science Center. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital / The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and her fellowship in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism at Stanford University Medical Center. She is director of the Division of Endocrinology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.