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NPNA CME Program jointly provided with Minnesota Medical Association

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Dr. Ramaswamy Lakshmanan, M.D.

Director NPNA CME & Education


Board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. 30 years in Private Practice Psychiatry. President of NSNA 1996-1997.


Dr. Alamelu Lakshmanan, M.D.

Director NPNA CME & Education


Dr. Alamu Lakshman is a board certified internist, practicing in Northern California for the past over 20 years.


Guest Speakers


Dr. Pala is an Interventional Cardiologist practicing in central Ohio specializing in balloon angioplasty, stent implantation, and pacemaker surgeries. He graduated from Madras Medial College as a gold medalist and specialized in heart disease at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic after training in medicine at New York city and Philadelphia. He has multiple board certifications and degrees from the American Boards of Internal Medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and interventional cardiology.

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Dr. Jawahar Palaniappan, M.D.


MBBS in 1971 batch MMC, MRCP- UK, worked in UK about 10 years.
Last job in UK as Senior Registrar in Newcastle Upon Tune, AB-Internal Medicine. Currently private practice and hospital medicine.

Topic: "My past experience as a physician and current trends and needed learning "

Dr. Sethu Muthiah, M.D.


Topic: "Hematology and Oncology "

Dr. Valliappan, M.D.

Event Speakers

Dr. Rama Letchuman, M.D.

Topic:  “Low Back Pain that just won’t go away.  Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment"

Dr. Rama Letchuman completed his High School in Brisbane, Queensland and received his Undergraduate Degree from the University of Queensland, Australia. He completed a Master of Science Degree at Washington University
in St. Louis.

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Dr. Raja Mohan, M.D.

Topic: "What's new in Plastic Surgery?"



Dr. Mohan is a Johns Hopkins trained Plastic Surgeon based in the Dallas metroplex focusing on aesthetic surgery and complex reconstruction. Dr. Mohan attended MIT for his undergraduate studies where he first developed his interest in plastic surgery.

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Dr. Anita Radhakrishnan, M.D. FACC

Topic: "Cholesterol in South Asians"

Dr. Anita Radhakrishnan is an advanced cardiac imaging specialist. She received her medical degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in Chennai, India. She completed her internal medicine residency, chief residency, and cardiology fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital, a Temple University academic Hospital.

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Dr. Shanthi Srinivasan, M.D.

Topic:  "GERD - Basic Pathophysiology, treatment strategies, future novel therapies and indications for surgery"

Dr. Shanthi Srinivasan obtained her medical education from Lady Hardinge Medical college in Delhi, India and Wayne State University, Detroit MI.  She complete her Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Wash U, St. Louis, MI.  She is currently a Professor at Emory University, Section Chief at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and the Interim Director for the Division of Digestive Diseases.

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Dr. Anna Thenappan, M.D, FAAP,   AIHM

Topic:  Integrative Medicine

Dr. Annapoorani Thenappan obtained her medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Tamil Nadu, India and completed her Pediatric residency at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.  After residency, she began working at White Memorial Medical Center as a General Pediatrician and was also deeply involved in medical education for both pediatric residents and medical students.

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