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Atluri Selected as Anesthesiology Chief at DeBakey VA

August 12, 2009

HOUSTON – Prasad V. D. Atluri, M.D. was recently selected to be the new Anesthesiology Chief at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC).

A staff anesthesiologist at MEDVAMC since 1998, Atluri graduated from Guntur Medical College, India in 1987 and completed his General Surgery Residency at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, India in 1992. He joined the Anesthesia Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 1994 and is currently an associate professor there.

As the team leader of cardiac anesthesia at MEDVAMC, Atluri directs a team of highly trained anesthesiologists in the provision of peri-operative care for complex cardiac, thoracic, and liver transplant surgery cases. In addition to training senior residents during their cardiac anesthesia rotation, Atluri is the director of education for all anesthesiology residents at the MEDVAMC.

“Dr. Atluri’s greatest accomplishments are those centered on his teaching abilities and are demonstrated by his numerous teaching awards,” said J. Kalavar, M.D., MEDVAMC chief of staff. “He is the perfect candidate to ensure this medical facility continues to provide only the highest possible care to our Veterans.”

Atluri has received Baylor College of Medicine’s Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching nine times, the Dean H. Morrow Resident Mentor Award twice, and the Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Educational Leadership. He is also the author of numerous medical publications.

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