Dr. Harsha Karanchi is an endocrinologist at MUSC. He joined as an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology in 2018. He graduated from medical school in India and subsequently pursued residency in internal medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. He completed fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri, and then served as faculty at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, for three years before moving to Charleston.
Dr. Karanchi is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. As a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and American Board of Clinical Lipidology, he is a certified obesity medicine specialist and lipidologist. He is a member of The Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and was inducted as a Fellow by the American College of Endocrinology in 2018. He received an employee appreciation award —the Shining Star 2017— for outstanding service while faculty at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Karanchi is interested in helping patients manage diabetes, obesity, nutrition, bone health, and disorders of the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands. His clinical practice focuses on weight management, diabetes, and metabolic health in pregnancy, and transgender medicine. With his experience in managing the health of transgender patients, he is striving to improve care in transgender medicine. Dr. Karanchi has training in geriatrics and has a special interest in endocrine disorders of older adults including osteoporosis.
Dr. Karanchi is committed to providing comprehensive quality care and emphasizes patient education. He is passionate about the role of nutrition, eating patterns, and exercise in the promotion of health. He works with patients in a supportive environment to reach their individualized goals while tackling impediments posed by life in the modern world.