Dr. Balani was born in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). He finished his dental school with Summa Cum Laude before pursuing his research career in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. After moving to the United States Dr. Balani joined Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School as a research fellow. Dr. Balani is a winner of several awards from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and Endocrine Society and recently he was felicitated with the ‘Young Investigator Award’. He received his dental degree from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He currently holds a faculty position at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He likes philately, skiing, playing badminton and running.