Mala T. Kailasam, MD, MPH

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Attending Physician, Hospitalist Service

Educational Background

  • Resident, Dept of Medicine, Griffin Hospital (Yale affiliate), Derby, CT, 2002; 
  • Department of Internal Medicine Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension, 1998-99
  • Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension, 1992-99
  • Masters of Public Health (MPH), Concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego University, San Diego, CA, 1997;
  • Resident, Dept of Medicine, LNJP Hospital, New Delhi, India, 1990; 
  • Resident, Dept of Opthalmology, Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India, 1989 
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India, 1988


American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine 


Society of Hospital Medicine;
American College of Physicians

Honors & Awards

Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation in Continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association, 2008;
Physician's Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education;
Kenneth V. Schwartz Hush Puppy Award for Outstanding Achievement by a House-Officer, Griffin Hospital, CT, 2000-2001;
Nominated to Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2000;
Outstanding Intern of the year Award, Griffin Hospital, CT, 1999-2000;
Finalist, Fourteenth Annual Hoechst Marion Roussel Hypertension Research Clinical Fellowship Program, American Heart Association, 1998;
Phi Kappa Phi, San Diego State University (elected), 1997;
Phi Beta Delta Scholarship Award, San Diego State University, 1996;
Victoria Hospital Golden Jubilee Commemoration Gold Medal for Outstanding Proficiency in General Surgery, Bangalore University, India, 1988;
President's Silver Medal for the Outstanding Woman Candidate in Bangalore University, India, 1987.

Research Interests

Clinical epidemiological research in cancer

Selected Publications

Kailasam MT, O'Connor DT, Parmer RJ: The regulation and role of catecholamines in hypertension and pheochromocytoma (Review). Curr Opin Endocrin Diab 1: 135-142, 1994.  


Kailasam MT, Lin MC, Cervenka JH, Parmer RJ, Kennedy BP, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT: Effects of an oral Prostaglandin E1 agonist on blood pressure and its determinants in essential hypertension. J Human Hypertens 8(7): 515-520, 1994.  PubMed


Kailasam MT, Parmer RJ, Cervenka JH, Wu RA, Ziegler MG, Kennedy BP, Adegbile IA, O'Connor DT: Divergent effects of dihydropyridine and phenylalkylamine calcium channel antagonist classes on autonomic function in human hypertension. Hypertension 26(1): 143-149, 1995.  PubMed


Kailasam MT, Parmer RJ, Stone RA, Shankel S, Kennedy BP, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT: Factitious pheochromocytoma: Novel mimicry by Valsalva maneuver and clues to diagnosis. Am J Hypertens 8(6): 651-655, 1995.  PubMed


Kailasam MT, O'Connor DT, Parmer RJ: Heriditary intermediate phenotypes in African-American hypertension (Review). Ethnicity and Health 1(2): 117-128, 1996.  


Kailasam MT, Martinez, JA, Cervenka JH, Yen SS, O'Connor DT, Parmer RJ: Racial differences in renal kallikrein excretion: Effect of the ovulatory cycle. Kidney International 54(5): 1652-58, 1998.  PubMed


Kailasam MT, Parmer RJ, Tyrell EA, Henry RR, O’Connor DT: Circulating Amylin in human essential hypertension: Heritability and early increase in subjects at genetic risk. J Hypertension 18: 1611-20, 2000.  PubMed