Former AAPI President presented PBD award at Atlanta consulate

Atlanta, GA: Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, Immediate Past President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), was presnted the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award in person at the Indian Consulate here on December 5, 2021.

Dr. Jonnalagadda was officially recognized with the prestigious award during the 16th edition of the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention, held virtually on January 9th, 2021.

The Award is the highest honor conferred on NRIs and PIOs or an organization/institution established and run by them in recognition of their outstanding achievements both in India and abroad.

Dr. Jonnalagadda was chosen for the award in the field of Medicine and for his leadership during Covid year of AAPI, the largest ethnic medical organization in the US.

Dr. Jonnalagadda said, “In recognizing me, the government has recognized all the medical professionals who have been in the forefront, fighting Covid -19, including those who have laid their lives while treating patients infected with the deadly virus.” He added, “It’s fitting to dedicate this award to all my AAPI family members and the entire medical fraternity. This award will strengthen us all to recommit our skills, talents and efforts for the greater good of humanity, as the Covid pandemic continues to devastate many countries, impacting the lives of  millions of people around the globe.”

Dr. Jonnalagadda has numerous achievements to his credit. He currently serves as the President of the Medical Staff of the Hospital in Douglas, Georgia. A Board-Certified Gastroenterologist/Transplant Hepatologist, working in Douglas, GA, Dr. Jonnalagadda is a former Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Georgia.

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