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Dr. Indrakrishnan appointed to Georgia Board for Physician Workforce

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen Email Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen
January 2017
Dr. Indrakrishnan appointed to Georgia Board for Physician Workforce

 

Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan (center) with Governor Nathan Deal and Mrs. Deal.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s appointment of Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan to the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce has drawn felicitations from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle lauded his “ability to develop the next generation of medical professionals, ensuring our citizens have access to outstanding healthcare.” The board’s responsibilities include overseeing, monitoring, and forecasting the supply and distribution of physicians in Georgia through closely working with medical schools, residency training programs, teaching hospitals, the University System of Georgia, and many other state agencies.

Dr. Indrakrishnan is a graduate of the University of Columbo, Sri Lanka. A resident of Duluth, he is a gastroenterologist and a clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a past president of the Georgia Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Society and the Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (GAPI), and is the first physician of Asian descent to have been appointed to this board. A winner of many awards, he has a special interest in the management and public education of colorectal cancer.

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