Dr. Balasundaram earned a B.D.S. degree from Saveetha Dental College and Hospital and an M.D.S. in Oral Pathology from Ragas Dental College, both in Tamil Nadu, India. He completed the M.S. degree program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of North Carolina and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Balasundaram teaches Radiology in didactic and clinical courses for dental and dental hygiene students. He has conducted research in volumetric computed tomography and is currently involved in several research projects at the dental school.