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Atlanta physician Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan honored with 2023 Public Service Award from American Tamil Medical Association

Atlanta, GA, September 6, 2023: The American Tamil Medical Association honored Dr. Indran B. Indrakrishnan of Atlanta with the 2023 Public Service Award during its Biennial Convention, held from August 18th to 21st, 2023, at the Trump International Resort Hotel in Florida.

The American Tamil Medical Association Awards Committee carefully selects distinguished physicians from North America who have made significant contributions to their communities’ long-term well-being, extending beyond routine healthcare services. Professor Appu Rathinavel of the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research in Florida introduced Dr. Indrakrishnan, the 2023 Award recipient, on behalf of the Awards Committee on the convention’s final day. Dr. Ashok Kumar, President of the American Tamil Medical Association, presented the award to Dr. Indrakrishnan, making him the first physician from Georgia to receive this prestigious Public Service Award from the Tamil American Medical Association.

Within a year, Dr. Indrakrishnan received distinguished awards from three Tamil Organizations in North America. He previously earned the Tamil American Pioneer (TAP) award from the Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA) in July 2023 in California. Additionally, the Tamil Information Center and Thamizhar Thahaval Magazine of Canada honored Dr. Indrakrishnan with the Lifetime Achievement Award in July 2022 at their annual event at Toronto City Hall, Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Indran B. Indrakrishnan is an adjunct professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and operates his private Gastroenterology practice in Georgia. He serves on the Georgia Board of Healthcare Workforce, overseeing Georgia’s rural healthcare. Furthermore, he is on the board of directors of Rainbow Village, a charitable organization in Georgia dedicated to caring for homeless mothers with children. Dr. Indrakrishnan also lends his support to Meals by Grace/Fill Ministries, a non-profit organization providing meals to hungry children in Georgia, and Third Eye Dancers, another non-profit organization raising funds for underprivileged children through cultural dance programs.

On February 14th, 2018, the Georgia State Assembly passed a resolution declaring it Dr. Indrakrishnan Day in Georgia, recognizing his relentless service to the community. This accolade marked him as the first Tamil American, first physician, and the first American of Asian descent to receive such an honor. Georgia Asian Times Magazine also acknowledged his contributions by naming him one of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia in 2016 and again in 2018.

Dr. Indrakrishnan holds fellowships with the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians of London, England, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He actively participates in the editorial boards of numerous national and international medical journals and has published several research papers in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Indrakrishnan’s expertise has led to invitations as a visiting professor and speaker, both nationally and internationally. He has also contributed to radio talk shows, discussing various healthcare topics.

His extensive service record includes roles on examination boards for the Royal College of Physicians of London, England, as a Question Author and Relevance Reviewer for the Examination Board for the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and on the International Advisory Board of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK. Additionally, Dr. Indrakrishnan has actively served on the National Affairs and International Relations Committees of the American College of Gastroenterology and the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians. His leadership roles include being the past and the first Indian-descent president of the Georgia Gastroenterological & Endoscopy society and a past president of Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian heritage (GAPI).

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