Dhanireddy to Lead Neonatology at UTHSC

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Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy, MD, has been named neonatology division chief and the Sheldon B. Korones Professor in Neonatology at UTHSC.

Memphis, Tennessee (July 20, 2005) — Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy, MD, has been named neonatology division chief and the Sheldon B. Korones Professor in Neonatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

In that role, he will run a UT Medical Group practice unit and will become medical director of The Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED), which is the state”s designated regional perinatal center. He will also have oversight of neonatal care at Le Bonheur Children”s Medical Center and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Methodist South Hospital.

Previously the neonatology division chief at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center for six years, Dr. Dhanireddy feels confident that this collaboration will continue the University Medical Center Alliance”s goal of improving the health of patients in the Memphis community.

He commented, “We will be able to impact neonatal care for the large population of the Memphis metro area in a coordinated fashion at the UT Health Science Center.” “Through our work together, we will have enhanced operations in terms of clinical care, teaching and research,” said Dr. Dhanireddy.

He also plans to address the problem of high infant mortality in Memphis by increasing the neonatal research conducted here. “Babies are 100 percent of our future