CME Committee

  • Seshu Enturi
  • Ramakrishna Gondi
  • Shilpa Bodhanampati
  • Chowdary Tarjgopula
  • Bhaskara Gadi
  • Ravi Donepudi

Dr.Srinivas Chilakamarri- Member

Dr. Shilpa Bodhanampati- Member

Bhaskar Gadi- Member

Swarup Varaday- Member

TANA CME Committee is pleased to introduce our distinguished speakers for 2017 TANA conference.

The speakers will be happy to interact with the Physicians, Medical students and TANA members during TANA 2017 conference. CME session will be on Saturday, 5/26/17, 1.00 to 6:30PM. in Room# 275.


Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is a board-certified neurosurgeon at UCSF Medical Center. He is the Joan O'Reilly Endowed Professor of Spinal Surgery and Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the director of the Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship Program. He also serves as co-director of UCSF's Spine Center.

He specializes in complex cervical spine surgery and in minimally invasive spine surgery for a variety of conditions, including degenerative spinal disease, spinal deformity (scoliosis) and spinal tumors.

Dr. Mummaneni has been a guest lecturer at international meetings on six continents and has published more than 250 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He is the editor of five textbooks including: Spinal Deformity: A Guide to Surgical Planning and Management, Handbook of Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Spine Surgery, Handbook of Spine Surgery, Cervical Spine Surgery: Current Trends and Challenges, and Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery: An Evolution of Modern Techniques.

He was among the first neurosurgeons to serve on the board of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and to win the Edgar Dawson Memorial Scholarship and the SRS Traveling Fellowship Award. He has previoulsy served as the Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons-Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

Dr. Mummaneni earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine's 6 Year BA-MD Program and completed his residency in neurological surgery at UC San Francisco. His additional training includes a complex spine fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta.

Topic: PIN ( Pain in the Neck) & Back pain.

Praveen Mummaneni MD


Dr. Sethu Reddy is Professor and Chair of Medicine at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. He has previously been Chief of Adult Diabetes at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard, in Boston and Chairman of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Cleveland Clinic and a VP for Medical Affairs at Merck. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School in Canada and completed his postgraduate training in Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Toronto and in Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston in 1988. Dr. Reddy has been actively involved in numerous clinically relevant projects with AACE since 1996 and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Endocrinology. In 2007, he received the distinction of Mastership in the American College of Endocrinology.

Topic: Making sense of new Insulins & Oral agents in Diabetes

S. Sethu K. Reddy MD, MBA, FRCPC, FACP, MACE


Dr. Vamsi Narra successfully developed a world-class body MRI program at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and established a comprehensive multi-subspecialty radiology service at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, establishing MRI as the preferred imaging method for evaluating the liver, fostering consolidation of cardiac imaging into a cardiac MR/CT service, and revamping the multidisciplinary case conferences for review of liver and pancreas cases — a contribution considered critical for advancement of Washington University’s liver transplant program.

Recently, he successfully led the creation of a system for storing and accessing radiology images that are submitted for second opinion from outside of MIR. The system currently has more than 2,800 users. This monumental task is credited with saving money and greatly improving efficiency and patient care.

Dr. Narra currently is the chief of the abdominal imaging section, which encompasses MR, CT, ultrasound and various barium and genitourinary studies. His own area of greatest expertise is MRI. Dr. Narra also serves as chief of radiology at Barnes-Jewish West County, chief of clinical MRI, medical director for MRI at the Center for Clinical Imaging Research, and co-director for the body MRI fellowship.

Dr. Narra graduated from Osmania Medical college in Hyderabad, India, in 1990. He completed residency at Michigan State University and a body MRI fellowship at MIR. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Topic: From Shadows to Reality through MRI in Medicine

Vamsi Narra Professor, Radiology, Washington University, Vice Chair, Imaging Informatics and New Business Development Chief, Radiology, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital St. Louis, MO


Dr. Paidipaty graduated with honors from Guntur Medical College in 1971 and is a Clinical professor in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical care at CMU College of Medicine in Saginaw, MI.

He completed his Postdotoral Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine from Johns hopkins School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh, PA.

He has more than 46 years of diverse clinical , teaching and Research experience in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care.

Topic: Humans Vs. Bugs: Current trends in Sepsis

Mr.Buchi Babu Paidipaty Prof. Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care, CMU COM, Saginaw, MI


Dr. Alla Gokhale graduated from Guntur Medical College in 1982 and did his Post graduate training in General Surgery in Guntur and Cardio thoracic and Vascular surgery in CMC, Vellore and MGR university, Chennai.

He did his CTS Fellowship at st. vincent Hospital, Sydney, Australia and at Washington University in St. Louis, USA.

Dr. Gokhale has worked as a Senior Consultant surgeon and Chair of CT and Vascular surgery at Mediciti, Global and yeshoda Hospitals in Hyderabad.

Since January 2016, he is working at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad as Senior consultant cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon.

On 4 February 2004, he created history by performing the first ever Heart transplantation in the combined state of Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Ramesh, a 27-year-old mason who was suffering from an end-stage heart failure received the heart from a brain dead donor, victim of road traffic accident at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences who sustained brain death in a road traffic accident.

He did "Combined Heart and Kidney Transplant" for the first time in India in 2007. In 2012, a 69-year-old man had a successful heart transplant, oldest man to undergo heart transplant in India. He has performed 18 heart transplants till November 2016.For the first time in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, he did the first interstate transfer of heart from Bangalore to Hyderabad and did heart transplant successfully on a 46-year-old lady (2015). Dr Gokhale implanted "Left Ventricular Assist Device" (LVAD) successfully for the first time in the State of Andhra Pradesh as a (2013)bridge to heart recovery in a patient with advanced heart disease. In 2016, Dr. Gokhale and his team performed first successful heart transplant at Government General Hospital, Guntur.

Dr. Gokhale and his team successfully performed the First Lung Transplantation in Andhra Pradesh at Yashoda Hospitals in Hyderabad in 2012.

He not only created an impact by achieving enviable results in minimal access cardiac surgery in India but also was involved with public education on the advantages of minimal access surgery. He conducted live workshops on minimal access cardiac surgery for training surgeons all over the country. He was invited by surgeons in India and abroad (Malaysia and Iran) to give lectures and to train them in this area. He has done more than 300 such surgeries for heart valve replacements and repairs, coronary artery bypass surgeries and closure of holes in the heart.

Until now he did more than 10,000 heart surgeries including coronary artery bypass surgeries, heart valve replacement/repairs, correction of birth defects of the heart, heart transplantations, implantation of heart assist devices (VADs) and lung surgeries, lung transplantations and vascular surgeries. Surgeons trained by him are working as senior consultants in many esteemed institutions in India and abroad.

He was the founder secretary of Heart failure society, India which was established in 2001. Through the society, he conducted many conferences to train physicians, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in the area of heart failure and update on advances in managing the patients with heart failure and in prevention of heart failure.

He is the Chairman of the charitable "Sahrudaya Health, Medical and Educational Trust" that assists poor patients and is operating a successful open heart surgery program in Government General hospital, Guntur.

He was felicitated by the Government of Andhra Pradesh with Ugadi Puraskaram in 2015 and was awarded “Padma Sri” by the Government of India in 2016.

Topic: Current state of Heart & Lung Transplantation in US & India

Gopala Krishna Gokhale Alla Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon Appollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, TS Guntur Medical College, Guntur, AP










Dr. Lakshmi Saleem graduated from Guntur Medical college, India in 1972 and completed her postgraduate training in General, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from PGI, Chandigarh and in United Kingdom.

She has been practicing Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery simultaneously in Vijayawada since 1984 and in Hyderabad since 1995.

She performed the first upper limb reimplantation with microvascular Surgery in Andhra Pradesh during 1985.

Her slogan is 'Cosmetic Surgery for the needy' and she treated many patients with Burns and has extensive experience in her speciality.

She established philonthropicSalaja Trust to help the poor people needing Plastic Surgery.

She was an Executive member of International Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic surgery and past President of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of Andhra Pradesh.

She wrote two books titled:  Aesthetic Sugery for the needy-lessons of a life time and her autobiographical work titled Dreams, Determination and Triumph.

Topic: Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery for the needy-Its impact on the Personality.

Dr. Lakshmi Saleem