Laalitha Surapaneni

Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni
Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
Medical School, Twin Cities

Associate, University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment

  • Health
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability


Laalitha Surapaneni, MD, is an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a practicing hospitalist with M Health Fairview.

Surapaneni’s areas of interest are impacts of climate change on health equity, sustainable healthcare delivery, and the role of physician advocacy in developing science-based policy. 

At the University of Minnesota, Surapaneni  co-chairs the Climate Health Action Program, a sustainability initiative within the Department of Medicine and is an associate at the Institute on the Environment. She is a member of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change United States Brief workgroup through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility. She is the faculty advisor for Health Students for a Healthy Climate, an inter-professional health student group focused on climate action.


Notable Achievements

MPH Field Experience Award, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)
Best Oral Presentation Award, SGIM Mid-Atlantic Region, Regional Meeting (2011)

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