Archana Bhaskaran, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Archana Bhaskaran

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Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 250, Room D416 Mayo
Memorial Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Becca Johnson

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Transplant ID, Aspergillus

MD, Medical School, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

Residency, University of Texas, Galveston, TX

Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Fellowsihp, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


After completing medical school in Madras Medical College in Chennai, India, Dr. Bhaskaran pursued Internal Medicine residency, Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology fellowships in the United States. During her training she received the Don W. Powell, M.D Award for excellence in Internal Medicine Residency and became the Chief Infectious Disease fellow. She later moved to Canada for Transplant Infectious Diseases training at the University of Toronto where she received a research grant award from Physicians Services Incorporated, Canada. Dr. Bhaskaran’s clinical and research interest is in the field of infections in transplant patients and fungal infections. Dr. Bhaskaran enjoys teaching and is committed to educating future generations of physicians.


  • Infections in Transplant recipients
  • Infections from Aspergillus

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine 2020 Recognizes “Top Doctors: Rising Stars
  • Elected as a ‘Rising Star Doctor in the Twin Cities’ In Mpls/St. Paul magazine (2018)
  • Chief Fellow Infectious Disease Fellowship (2010-2011)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America travel award (2010)
  • Don W Powell Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine Residency (2009)

Professional Associations

  • Chief Fellow, Infectious Disease (2010-2011)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America


Research Summary/Interests

  • Fungal infections
  • Infections in the immuno-compromised host


  • Bhaskaran A, Bhimji A, Singer LG, Kumar D, Humar A, Pavan R, Lipton J, Kuruvilla J, Schuh A, Yee K, Minden MD, Schimmer A, Rotstein C, Keshavjee S, Mazzulli T, Husain S. Aspergillus galactomannan detection in exhaled breath condensate compared to bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 Sep 29. 
  • Shahid Husain, Archana Bhaskaran, Coleman Rotstein, MD, Yanhong Li, Alyajahan Bhimji, Deepali Kumar, Atul Humar, Shaf Keshavjee, MD, and Lianne G. Singer. A strategy for prevention of fungal infections in lung transplantation: role of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid galactomannan and fungal culture. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Feb 16.
  • Kabbani D, Bhaskaran A, Singer LG, Bhimji A, Rotstein C, Keshavjee S, Liles WC, Husain S. Pentraxin 3 levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of lung transplant recipients with invasive aspergillosis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Apr 19.
  • Bhaskaran A, Kabbani D, Singer LG, Prochnow T, Bhimji A, Rotstein C, Finkelman MA, Keshavjee S, Husain S. (1,3) ?-D-Glucan in Bronchoalveolar Lavage of Lung Transplant Recipients for the Diagnosis of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis. Med Mycol. 2016 Aug 2. 
  • Bhaskaran A, Hosseini-Moghaddam SM, Rotstein C, Husain S. Mold infections in lung transplant recipients. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun;34(3):371-9
  • Bhaskaran A, Mumtaz K, Husain S. Anti-Aspergillus Prophylaxis in Lung Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2013 Dec;15(6):514-25.
  • Bhaskaran A, Racsa L, Gander R, Southern P, Cavuoti D, Alatoom A. Interpretation of positive molecular tests of common viruses in the cerebrospinal fluid. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Nov;77(3):236-40
  • Patwari P, Cutrell J, Bhaskaran A, Trevino S, Sreeramoju P. Surveillance of patients identified with fungal mold at a public academic medical center. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jul;42(7):776-80.
  • Shrestha NK, Bhaskaran A, Scalera NM, Schmitt SK, Rehm SJ, Gordon SM. Antimicrobial stewardship at transition of care from hospital to community. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Apr;33(4):401-4
  • Shrestha NK, Bhaskaran A, Scalera NM, Schmitt SK, Rehm SJ, Gordon SM. Contribution of infectious disease consultation toward the care of inpatients being considered for community-based parenteral anti-infective therapy. J Hosp Med. 2012 Feb 7


Academic Interests and Focus

Concepts in Infectious Diseases



  • Infectious Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

Infections in the immunocompromised; Fungal Infections; Tropical Infections, Mycobacterial Infections, Central Nervous System Infections; Global health

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