Dr. Latha Planiappan
Dr. Latha Planiappan

Prof. Latha Palaniappan

Latha Palaniappan MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center. Her research has focused on the study of diverse populations, chronic disease and prevention. Dr. Palaniappan specifically seeks to address the gap in knowledge of health in Asian subgroups and other understudied racial/ethnic minorities. She was the co-founder of PRANA (along with Dr. Ronesh Sinha), a South Asian Wellness program and co-leads the Stanford GenePool (founded by Dr. Thomas Quertermous in 2014) at Stanford, a population-based biobank designed to accelerate genetic and other -omics discovery. She co-founded (with Dr. Bryant Lin) the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) at Stanford in 2018.

Prof Palaniappan received the Asian American Faculty Award at Stanford University (2016) and the Healthcare Hero Award, Silicon Valley Business Journal (2013).