Pulmonologist Joins Saint Francis

For Anand Venkata, MD, pulmonologist and critical care physician, Saint Francis Medical Partner, living in the Cape Girardeau area is a big change from the East Coast, where he trained as a physician. But he has quickly adapted to the area.

“The people here have been very friendly,” says Venkata, who enjoys hiking with his wife Sisira Yadala, MD, neurologist, Medical Partner, and their 1-year-old daughter. Venkata earned his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, Conn., and his fellowship at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital, Mt. Sinai Health System in New York.

Venkata_AnandMDHe chose pulmonology and critical care because he appreciates the opportunity to work with patients with COPD, asthma and lung cancer. “It is both challenging and rewarding,” Venkata says.

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