Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Harvard Medical School


Childrens Hospital - Los Angeles


Childrens Hospital - Los Angeles

Board Certifications

Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics




Dr. Suhas Radhakrishna is a pediatric rheumatologist. He cares for children with a variety of conditions caused by an overactive immune system. These conditions, called autoimmune diseases, include juvenile arthritis, lupus and vasculitis.

Prior to joining Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego in October 2014, Dr. Radhakrishna worked at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. He trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology and attended Harvard Medical School and Harvard College.

Dr. Radhakrishna's goal is to help children and their families succeed in every way possible. He provides his patients with the information they need to make the best possible decisions. His philosophy of care is that when regular medications are necessary, it is important to treat early and decisively, with the goal of gaining complete control over the disease (disease remission). At the same time, he believes in tapering off medications as soon as it can be done safely. Dr. Radhakrishna also encourages patients and their families to eat well, be physically active, get enough sleep, manage stress, and find healthy ways of expressing emotions.

Along with focusing on providing excellent patient care, Dr. Radhakrishna is involved in clinical research, family support groups and camps, and teaching future physicians. When not seeing patients, he is busy with two young children and enjoys tennis, painting and other activities when time permits.


Opportunistic Invasive Infection by Group A Streptococcus During Anti-Interleukin-6 Immunotherapy.
Wilde S, Olivares KL, Nizet V, Hoffman HM, Radhakrishna S, LaRock CN

Adolescent Sjogren's syndrome presenting as psychosis: a case series.
Hammett EK, Fernandez-Carbonell C, Crayne C, Boneparth A, Cron RQ, Radhakrishna SM

Emergent high fatality lung disease in systemic juvenile arthritis.
Saper VE, Chen G, Deutsch GH, Guillerman RP, Birgmeier J, Jagadeesh K, Canna S, Schulert G, Deterding R, Xu J, Leung AN, Bouzoubaa L, Abulaban K, Baszis K, Behrens EM, Birmingham J, Casey A, Cidon M, Cron RQ, De A, De Benedetti F, Ferguson I, Fishman MP, Goodman SI, Graham TB, Grom AA, Haines K, Hazen M, Henderson LA, Ho A, Ibarra M, Inman CJ, Jerath R, Khawaja K, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lai K, Lapidus S, Lin C, Lin J, Liptzin DR, Milojevic D, Mombourquette J, Onel K, Ozen S, Perez M, Phillippi K, Prahalad S, Radhakrishna S, Reinhardt A, Riskalla M, Rosenwasser N, Roth J, Schneider R, Schonenberg-Meinema D, Shenoi S, Smith JA, Sönmez HE, Stoll ML, Towe C, Vargas SO, Vehe RK, Young LR, Yang J, Desai T, Balise R, Lu Y, Tian L, Bejerano G, Davis MM, Khatri P, Mellins ED, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Registry Investigators.

Approach to Membranous Lupus Nephritis: A Survey of Pediatric Nephrologists and Pediatric Rheumatologists.
Boneparth A, Radhakrishna SM, Greenbaum LA, Yen E, Okamura DM, Cooper JC, Mason S, Levy DM, Sule SD, Jensen PT, Yildirim-Toruner C, Ardoin SP, Wenderfer SE

Novel mutation identified in severe early-onset tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome: a case report.
Radhakrishna SM, Grimm A, Broderick L

Pediatric rheumatic disease in the intensive care unit: lessons learned from 15 years of experience in a tertiary care pediatric hospital.
Radhakrishna SM, Reiff AO, Marzan KA, Azen C, Khemani RG, Rubin S, Menteer J, Brown DE, Shaham B

Consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of newly diagnosed proliferative lupus nephritis in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus.
Mina R, von Scheven E, Ardoin SP, Eberhard BA, Punaro M, Ilowite N, Hsu J, Klein-Gitelman M, Moorthy LN, Muscal E, Radhakrishna SM, Wagner-Weiner L, Adams M, Blier P, Buckley L, Chalom E, Chédeville G, Eichenfield A, Fish N, Henrickson M, Hersh AO, Hollister R, Jones O, Jung L, Levy D, Lopez-Benitez J, McCurdy D, Miettunen PM, Quintero-del Rio AI, Rothman D, Rullo O, Ruth N, Schanberg LE, Silverman E, Singer NG, Soep J, Syed R, Vogler LB, Yalcindag A, Yildirim-Toruner C, Wallace CA, Brunner HI, Carra SLE Subcommittee.

Images in emergency medicine. Foreign body aspiration.
Radhakrishna SM, Nagler J

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