Ananda Prasad, M.D., Ph.D.

Ananda Prasad, M.D., Ph.D.

Ananda Prasad, M.D., Ph.D.

Position Title

Distinguished Professor
Basic Science

Office Location

Wayne State University School of Medicine
1122 Elliman Bldg.
421 East Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201

Office Phone

(313) 577 1597

Education Training

Education 
(1999)  Honorary Doctorate, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France
(1957)  Ph.D. Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1951)  MBBS, Patna Medical College, Patna University, Bihar, India
(1946)  BS Degree,Patna Science College, Bihar, India

Professional Experience

Faculty Appointments
(2010-Present) Distinguished Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(1998-Present)  Adjunct Faculty, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1992-Present)  Member, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Population Studies and Prevention Program, Detroit, MI
(1968-Present)  Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(2000-2010)  Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1998-2010)  Director of Research, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1984-1998)  Director, Division of Research, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1964-1968)  Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1963-1964)  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1963-1984)  Director, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1961-1963)  Assistant Professor of Medicine in Nutrition, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
(1961-1963)  Director, Nutrition Program, US Naval Medical Research Unit, No. 3, Cairo, UAR
(1960)  Visiting Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Shiraz Medical Faculty, University of Shiraz and Associate in Medicine, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
(1958-1960)  Visiting Associate Professor, Medicine, Shiraz Medical Faculty and Associate in Medicine, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
(1957-1958)  Instructor, Department of Medicine, University Hospital, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hospital or Other Professional Appointments
(2000-2010) Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1998-2010) Director of Research, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1976-1978)  Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Veterans Administration Hospital, Allen Park, MI
(1957)  Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1956)  Senior Resident, Metabolism, VA Hospital Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1953-1956)  Resident, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1952-1953)  Residency, Pathology, St. Paul's Hospital, Dallas, Texas
(1951-1952)  House Physician, Patna Medical College Hospital, Bihar, India

Major Professional Societies

Alpha Omega Alpha
American Association for Advancement of Sciences (Fellow)
American Board of Nutrition (Diplomat)
American College of Nutrition (Master)
American College of Physicians (Master)
American Federation for Clinical Research
American Institute of Nutrition (Fellow)
American Medical Association
American Physiological Society
American Society for Clinical Investigation
American Society for Clinical Nutrition
American Society of Hematology (Distinguished, Emeritus)
American Society of Internal Medicine
Association of American Physicians
Central Society for Clinical Research
Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.
Council of Biology Editors
International Society of Hematology (Fellow)
International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans
Michigan State Medical Society
Minnesota Alumni Association
National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Food and Nutrition Board, Subcommittee on Trace Elements (1958 - 1968)
Scientific Councils of the American Heart Association
Sigma XI
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (Councilor, Michigan Chapter, 1967-1971)
Wayne County Medical Society
Wayne State University Academy of Scholars
World Wide Academy of Scholars

Board Certification

American Board of Nutrition

Honors and Awards

(2012)  The Ambassador Award honors people and corporations who epitomize the spirit of the School of Medicine. They represent world-class vision, leadership and progress demonstrated through outstanding service, commitment to the school's teaching and research missions, and dedication to the city and the community. Ananda S. Prasad, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of WSU Internal Medicine was presented this award September, 2012.

(2012)  The Lawrence M. Weiner Award, honoring outstanding contributions of non-alumni to the School of Medicine through the exceptional performance of their teaching, research or administrative duties, was presented to Ananda S. Prasad, MD, PhD at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Association Annual Medical Alumni Reunion Day on May 12, 2012.

(2012)  At the FASEB meeting, American Society of Nutrition organized a symposium on History of Zinc as a Nutrient, which was presented on April 22, 2012 in San Diego, CA. Discovery of human zinc deficiency by Dr. Ananda S. Prasad in 1961-63 in the Middle East was highlighted at this symposium.

(2012)  The American Physiological Society (APS) recognized the achievements of its members during the past 125 years at the 2012 annual meeting (FASEB), on April 25, 2012 in San Diego, CA.  APS members whose publication significantly advanced the discipline and profession of physiology were recognized.  Thirty-five members of APS were selected for this honor.  Dr. Ananda S. Prasad was included in this honor list for his original discovery of zinc as an essential element for humans    

(2011)  Ananda S. Prasad of Wayne State University received a Congressional Commendation for his lifelong studies involving zinc as an element essential for human survival, 2011.

(2011)  The Health Hawk, 20 Public Health Experts Worth Knowing

(2011) Prince Mahidol Award, Bangkok, Thailand.

(2011) Cochrane Review on the treatment of common cold with zinc lozenges confirmed Dr. Prasad's studies which were published in 2000 and 2007, and this was highly publicized in articles, in New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Detroit News, etc.

(2010)  Asian Heritage Hall of Fame Award from  National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Troy, Michigan

(2010)  Symposium ZINC: 50 Years of Miracle.  50th Anniversary of first publication suggesting that zinc deficiency occurred in humans.  St. Petersburg, Soviet Russia.

(2009)  American College of Physicians Lifetime Achievement Award, Michigan Chapter, Acme, MI

(2007)  Asian Academy Hall of Distinction Award, Washington DC

(2007)  American College of Physicians Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine, San Diego, CA

(2005)  Appointed Zinc Consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA

(2005)  Appointed to the Governor's Advisory Council for Asian and Pacific Affairs, Lansing, MI

(2003)  Inducted in to the Heritage Hall of Fame, International Institute Foundation, Detroit, MI

(2003)  Outstanding and Inspiring Leadership Award, Consul General of India, Chicago, IL

(2002)  Honorable Member of Russian Society of Trace Elements in Medicine, Russian Federation, Moscow

(2002)  Appointed to NIH Council for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

(2001)  Klaus Schwarz Medal, International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists, SaltLk. City

(2001)   Nutrition Metabolism Classic, Nutrition 17:67-69,2001, Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Hypogonadism, Dwarfism and Geophagia.` Originally published in the American Journal of Medicine, 31:532-546, 1961.

(2000)  Turkish Academy of Sciences Award, Ankara, Turkey

(2000)  Corresponding Member of The EuropeanAcademy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities

(2000)  Mastership of American College of Physicians

(1999)  Doctor Honoris Causat Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France

(1998)  Professional Achievement Award, Wayne County Medical Society

(1997)  Pioneer in Sickle Cell Research Award, National Institutes of Health, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources

(1994)  Fellow, American Institute of Nutrition

(1994)  Master, American College of Nutrition

(1993)  Michigan Laureate Award, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians

(1992)  Elected to the Academy of Scholars, WayneStateUniversity, Detroit, MI.

(1992)  Citation Classic, Current Contents, November 2, "Biochemical Studies on Dwarfism, Hypogonadism, and Anemia."  Originally published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 111:407-28, 1963.

(1991)  Citation Classic, Current Contents, July 15, "Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Hypogonadism, Dwarfism, and Geophagia."  Originally published in the American Journal of Medicine, 31:532‑546, 1961.

(1990)  Landmark Article, Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine Diamond Jubilee, November, for "Zinc Metabolism in Patients with the Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Dwarfism, and Hypogonadism."  Originally published in the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, 61:537‑549, 1963.

(1990)  Boy Frame State of the Art Lecture, "A Story of Zinc ‑ A Story of Michigan," American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, Traverse City, MI, November 12, 1990.

(1989)  Raulin Award, Second Annual Meeting of the International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH), Tokyo.

(1989)  Citation Classic, Current Contents, April 17, for "Human Zinc Deficiency, Endocrine Manifestations and Response to Treatment."  Originally published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 20:422‑442, 1967.

(1989)  Citation Classic, Current Contents, September 18, for "Zinc Metabolism in Patients with the Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, hepato-plenomegaly, Dwarfism, and Hypogonadism."  Originally published in the Journal of Laboratory Clinical Medicine, 61:537‑549, 1963.

(1988)  Gopalan Oration Gold Medal, Nutrition Society of India.

(1986)  Distinguished Faculty Fellowship Award in Research, WayneStateUniversity Board of Governors.

(1985)  Research Board of Advisors, The American Biographical Institute.

(1985)  MiniState of the Art Address, "The Clinical Spectrum of Zinc Deficiency and the Role of the Intestine," Central Society for Clinical Research, Chicago.

(1984)  Who's Who in World Science (Marquis Publication).

(1984)  Robert H. Herman Award, American Society of Clinical Nutrition. Who's Who in America (Marquis Publication).Who's Who in the World (Marquis Publication).

(1983-1984)  Hoffman‑LaRoche Lecture, Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences.

(1983)  Nutrition Classic, Nutrition Reviews, July 1983, "Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Hypogonadism, Dwarfism and Geophagia."  Originally published in the American Journal of Medicine, 31:532-546, 1961.

(1983)  Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences

(1976)  American College of Nutrition Award, Montreal

(1975)  Joseph Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition, American Medical Association

(1964)  Research Recognition Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

(1960)  Awarded the title of Honorary Professor in Medicine, University of Shiraz, Iran

(1955-1956)  Pfizer Resident Scholarship, ($1,200)

(1948)  Distinction in Physiology

(1944)  Caldwell Memorial Prize

Courses taught

Medical Resident Instruction

Research Interests

Trace Elements: Zinc, Iron, Copper
Sickle Cell Disease
Immune Deficiency Disorders

Publications

Over 300 manuscripts published and 15 books.

PubMed Database Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=ananda+prasad

Faculty Status

Basic Science

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