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Ranga Reddy, M.D.

Doctor Ranga Reddy is an Attending Anesthesiologist and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology at Memorial Medical Center and a Clinical associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois. He graduated from Kurnool Medical College with M.B.B.S. and M.S. (General Surgery) degrees. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1976, he completed his residency in the Department of Anesthesiology at SUNY, Brooklyn, New York. He held Assistant Professorship faculty 1979-1982. He has practiced at Memorial Medical Center since September 1982. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and Academy of Pain Management and Fellow-international College of Surgeons (FICS).

Doctor Reddy is an active member and officer in many civic and professional organizations. These include: President, Kurnool Medical College Alumni 1984 - 88; Chairman, TANA Physicians, 1988 - 90; Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Indian Anesthesiologists (ASIA) 1991 - 95; and active Member, Asian Indian Political Action Committee of Central Illinois where he supports Congressional and Senate leaders.

Doctor Reddy’s association with AAPI began a decade ago when he became a Patron member in 1987. He has served continuously in key roles such as: Member of the Governing Body, 1987 - 90, Chairman, Membership Benefits Committee 1990 - 92, Regional Director of Northeast Central Region 1991 - 92. Member, Board of Trustees, Charitable Foundation, Treasurer 1993 - 94, Secretary 1994 - 95, Chairman, Membership Committee, 1995 - 96. Vice President of AAPI 1995-96, President Elect and Chair, Bylaws Committee 1996 - 97 and President of AAPI 1997 - 98. Member of AAPI Board of Trustee 2000 - 2003. He is responsible for starting and enrolling many local chapters into AAPI. His leadership led to recruitment of more than 100 patron and several hundred individual memberships into AAPI. Other contributions to AAPI include; establishing credit status, starting a legal services network, and creating a comprehensive membership benefit package. During his presidency, AAPI had a very productive year in the area of membership enhancement, improved communication, charitable activities, political activism and liaison with other organizations.

Doctor Reddy has an ambitious vision for the future of AAPI. He wants to reach out to all Physicians of Indian origin, guide second generation physician into AAPI leadership roles, protect 1MG interests in a changing health care environment, and be of service to the needy both in Indian- the land of our birth, and the USA- the land of our adoption. He sees AAPI moving into the mainstream of American political activity and organized medicine.

As a professional, Doctor Reddy’s contributions to India have been rich and varied. He sponsored the project “Adopt the Primary Health Care Center of Your Native Place” in Andhra Pradesh. He established the AAPI Charitable Clinic in Andhra Pradesh and is closely associated with several other charitable organizations such as “Adopt a Student” program, "SHARE”, and “PANCHAMITRA” Ambulance Service, Bone Marrow Registry and ATA Med. Services.

Doctor Reddy is married to Krishna Veni. They have two sons, Satich and Jay. Doctor Reddy’s hobbies include reading, golf, and public service. He received Distinguished Service Award from The American College of Physician of Indian Origin and Excellence in political Leadership and community Service award from American Telugu Association.

 

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