Internist now president of JSMC medical staff
HOPKINSVILLE—Physicians on staff at Jennie Stuart Medical Center have elected Veerabhadra Chirravuri, MD, president of the medical staff for 2012. Dr. Chirravuri, a board-certified internal medicine physician, had been president-elect the past year.
He has served in several leadership roles on the medical staff, including Medical Executive Committee, as well as the Credentials, Finance and Governing Board Quality committees. He joined JSMC’s medical staff in 1999.
Dr. Chirravuri earned a medical degree from Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India. He served a medical residency at Coney Island Hospital, New York.
Also elected to one-year terms were: Michael Clark, MD, president-elect; Daniel Lopez, MD, past president; Pankaj Shah, MD, communications officer; Harold Calvert, MD and Kishorkumar Desai, MD, members at large; William Farthing, MD, chairman, Diagnostic and Radiologic Services; Rao Velaga, MD, chairman, Medicine; John Stitt, MD, chairman, Women’s & Maternal Fetal Medicine; Rudy Robbe, MD, chairman, Surgery; Ratilal Gajera, MD, chairman, Credentials; and Casey Covington, MD, chairman, Medical Staff Development.
JSMC is a private, not-for-profit health organization that includes an acute-care medical center; free-standing outpatient surgery, medical imaging, laboratory, and rehabilitation services; and an integrated physician network. Read more online at www.jsmc.org.