Biography

Graduated from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad; Qualified MRCP, Edinburgh, UK; Completed medical residency and fellowship in cardiology from Montefiore Hospital and Presbyterian University of Hospital, Pittsburgh. Joined Faculty of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh in 1971, Director of Cardiac Catheterization laboratories. Promoted as Professor of Medicine in 1987. Founded SHARE (Science Health Allied Research & Education) in USA (1981), SHARE INDIA a research foundation (1986) to promote research in Medical Colleges of India, and SHARE MEDICAL CARE (1987) to promote service and medical education which established MediCiti Hospital (1993) and Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS, 2001). Professor Reddy has been an interventional cardiologist and his research was focussed on intracardiac phonocardiography to elucidate mechanisms of heart sounds and murmurs and hemodynamics, particularly related to pericardial diseases. He has authored more than 100 articles in refereed journals as well as a book, Pericardial Disease. Reddy became a tenured professor in 1987. He introduced Mitral Valvuloplasty to cardiologists in Cairo, Egypt. He has received innumerable awards including Peter Safar Pulse of Pittsburgh Award of the American Heart Association (2010), the University of Pittsburgh's Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award (2000), American College of Chest Physicians outstanding Community Service Award (2001), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Excellence in Education Award (2008). Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University Madras Doctor of Science degree (1996); American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin- Outstanding Physician Scientist award. For the last 30 years he has been spending 50% of his time in India imparting training in research in rural health care delivery to medical faculty. Projects REACH, CATCH, LIFE, MILES, TETRA and HELP are major studies (see sharefoundations.org for details) mentored by him and being implemented by the medical faculty of MIMS. Two years ago he formed multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and multinational consortium to develop low cost Cardiovascular assistive devices.


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