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. Dr. Balani moved to the United States in 2012 and joined Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School as a research fellow. Dr. Balani is a winner of several awards from American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and Endocrine Society. In 2017, Dr. Balani 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.