Dr. Gurunath Reddy, graduate of Osmania Medical College,
Hyderabad India is elected as President of the Harris County Medical
Society, the largest county medical society in the United States of
America, representing eleven thousand doctors. He will serve as
President-Elect for the year of 2010 and installed as the 110th
president in January 2011. He is the first physician of Indian
origin to receive the highest honor of the society, in Texas . Dr.
Reddy also had the distinction of serving as President of the
Houston Academy of Medicine for the year 2008-2009 whose
representation also included Physicians from “the world’s largest
medical center”, - Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Reddy as president will serve as the leading advocate for member
physicians, patients and community, in promoting the highest
standards of ethical medical practice, access to quality medical
care, medical education, research and community health. He served as
chair of Board of Medical Legislation and led the “Physician Tort
Reform “ for the society in 2003 and Texas is one of the two states
in the United States that transformed the practice of medicine thru
its medical liability reform. Several other states including the
United States Congress is working to adopt the “Texas Medical
Liability Reform Act “ currently.
Dr. Reddy, upon migration to the United States completed his
superspecialization in Gastroenterology, Liver Disease and nutrition
from the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical
Center . Subsequently he founded one of the largest private
Gastroenterology groups in Houston, Digestive & Liver Disease
Consultants. For his professional contributions and achievements in
the field of Gastroenterology, Dr. Reddy is regarded as an icon in
his specialty. He is recognized as an excellent Clinician, superb
Endoscopist, a true Leader in his field and is the recipient of
several accolades. He has been voted into “Houston’s Top Docs”
(recognized in Top Docs H Texas Magazine) for four consecutive years
2006-2010. He is also recognized as one of “America’s Top
Physicians” by the Consumers Research Council of America 2006
edition of America ’s Top Physicians.
Dr. Reddy with his interventional endoscopy skills has pioneered
over the years in introducing several new Endoscopic procedures in
the field of for the first time in the North Houston Community. He
also heads a very large liver practice, clinical liver disease
research and works closely with team of reputed liver transplant
surgeons at the Texas Medical Center . Dr. Reddy serves on the
clinical teaching faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Recognized by his peers as an outstanding Physician, leader and
clinician, at a young age he served as Chief of Staff of several
hospitals, including, Houston Northwest Medical Center , Memorial
Hermann Northeast Hospital , and Icon Hospital . Subsequently in the
year 2002 he was elected to serve as Chair of the Council of
Hospital Chiefs of Staff, representing over fifty hospitals. He is
the first Physician of Indian origin to receive this honor.
Dr. Reddy served as chair of International Medical graduate Section
of the Texas Medical Association from 1995 to 2000. He served on the
Boards of Texas Gulf Coast Gastroenterology and Advisory Board of
the American Liver Foundation (Southeast Chapter 2008 to 2009). He
is currently a “Delegate” to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and
serves on the Board of Trustees for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood
Center (“largest blood center”) and MedServ.
Dr. Reddy holds his alma mater Osmania Medical College in very high
standard. Dr. Reddy received several gold medals and graduated with
distinction and was voted as the “best outgoing student” from the
college. He has conducted several CME (Continuing Medical Education)
programs in India and has addressed the Indian Congress of
Gastroenterology. He is involved with several healthcare
initiatives. Noteworthy among them is being Chairman of Continental
Hospitals Ltd. This 550 bedded multi specialty integrated healthcare
facility is being developed in the IT and Financial district of
Hyderabad, Nanakaramguda incorporating the best of World’s standards
in design, space, safety and healthcare delivery. He strongly
believes of a “new dawn” for healthcare in India .
He is extraordinarily passionate about basic health care for all of
India ’s citizens and regards preventive care as the cornerstone of
a nation’s health. He advocates that India should emulate some of
the Western Health Care practices and in conjunction develop its own
brand of delivery that fits its people.
Dr. Reddy is Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine,
American Board of Subspecialty (Gastroenterology), Fellow of the
American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American College of
Gastroenterology, and Fellow of the International College of
Physicians. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Memorial
Hermann Endoscopy and Surgery Center and is the Medical Director.
Dr.Reddy can be reached at: