PSN Member Profile

Dr. Aruna Barantham, M.D. – Board Certified Rheumatology and Allergy/Immunology provider in Overland Park, Kansas.

Member Biography

Aruna Barantham, M.D.

Dr. Baratham is board certified and a member of national allergy and arthritis organizations.  Peers recognize her as an excellent diagnostician. Patients comment that she is a caring and thorough physician.

She moved to Kansas City in 2000, after her medical training in Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, one of the distinguished medical schools in India.

She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas and served a Assistant Professor in General and Geriatric Medicine at KU Med for a year before proceeding to complete two fellowships in a combined three-year program in Rheumatology and in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Kansas.

She serves as an Allergy Specialist and Rheumatologist at the Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinics of Kansas in Leawood.

Dr. Baratham is active in medical research to help further the knowledge about and treatment of these conditions. She approaches patients with an understanding of the special issues facing patients with chronic diseases and with determination to help patients achieve health and well being.

She has published several articles in medical journals and conducted clinical research on various topics. She speaks several languages and is married with 2 children.

  • Certifications
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Board Certification: Adult Rheumatology
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine
  • Sub Certification: Adult and Pediatric Allergy
  • Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
  • Internship: Military Hospital, Agra, India
  • Residency: Kansas University Med Center
  • Fellowship: University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Armed Forces Medical College, India - MBBS - Aug’93 – Feb’98

Professional Organizations

Publications & Presentations

  • Blue toe puzzle: A unique presentation of type 1 cryoglobulinemia and multiple myeloma – presented at ACP chapter 2005 – Aruna Baratham MD, Delva Deauna Limayo MD. Biotin deficiency causing secondary chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis in a patient with hyper IgM. A Baratham, N Y.Olson. Annals of Allergy Volume 102, January 2009 P77
  • Screening for inflammatory arthritis in primary care clinics – Basem Awadh MD, Aruna Baratham MD, Kevin Latinis MD
  • Effect of Intra articular Corticosteroids injection on bone markers – a pilot study – A.Baratham MD, H. Lindsley MD, B. Lukert MD – Abstract accepted for poster for ACR 2010.

Dr. Aruna Baratham

Rheumatologist

Facilities Served

Allen County Regional Hospital

Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nasal Allergy (Rhinitis)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Patient Care
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis)
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis

Procedures Performed

  • Drug Desensitization
  • Immunological Lab Tests
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Skin Testing

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