BY RAVI R PONANGI
Atlanta, GA: In a press release dated February 15, Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal appointed wellknown cardiologist B. Krishna Mohan, M.D., F.A.C.C. of Jonesboro to the Georgia Composite Medical Board.
The Georgia Composite Medical Board protects the health of Georgians through the proper licensing of physicians and certain members of the healing arts and through the objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act.
The Georgia Composite Medical Board is the agency that licenses physicians, physician assistants, respiratory care professionals, perfusionists, acupuncturists, orthotists, prosthetists, auricular (ear) detoxification specialists, and residency training permits. The Medical Board investigates complaints and disciplines those who violate The Medical Practice Act or other laws governing the professional behavior of its licensees.
The Georgia Composite Medical Board is comprised of sixteen members (15 Board and one ex-officio) appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. By statute, two members are “consumer” members, one physician assistant as the ex officio member, two are Doctors of Osteopathy, and eleven are doctors who have doctors of medicine degrees.
The Board has several advisory committees that review matters pertaining to the licensing of specific areas of practice and additional committees that review matters pertaining to the enforcement of the laws and rules of the Board
Dr. Mohan is the founding partner of Southern Heart Specialists, a keystone cardiology practice serving the Southern Crescent community for 35 years. He has been actively engaged in the medical community providing cardiology services and strategic leadership to Piedmont Henry Hospital, Southern Regional Medical Center, and South Fulton Medical Center. He served on the Clayton County Health Education Board and as chairman of the Indian Professional Association. Mohan earned a bachelor’s degree at National College (India) and a medical degree from Gulbarga Medical College (India). He and his wife, Raja, have two children and two grandchildren. They reside in Jonesboro.
B.K. Mohan, M.D., F.A.C.C. Dr. Mohan obtained his medical degree from Gulbarga Medical College in India. He did his medical internship at Mercer Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey. He subsequently completed his medical residency at New Brunswick Affiliate Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His cardiovascular disease fellowship was completed at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Brownsmill, New Jersey. Dr. Mohan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Mohan is a member of the American Medical Association and fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Apart from his dedication and commitment to the medical profession and his community in the Atlanta area, he enjoys traveling, and playing racquetball. For his contributions as a physician as well as in the community at large, he has received various recognitions.
Ms. Daggupati Purandareswari, Government of India minister presented TAMA’s prestigious lifetime achievement award to Dr. B.K. Mohan in July 2011.
Earlier, Dr. Mohan distinguished himself as an active member of the cultural and literary segment of Indian community. His literary talent is well known to everybody that attended the many literary meets in which he is always a participant.
He is one of the founding trustees of Hindu Temple of Atlanta. His leadership and contribution in establishing this center is recognized by all and provide stability and necessary support to the existence and progress of this institution.
His ability to bring people together and make their cooperation result in creative activities makes him stand out as a person not only in Indian community but also in main stream American community.
Dr. Krishna Mohan has also served as commissioner of the Asian-American Commission for a New Georgia appointed during Governor Sunny Perdue’s term as governor. The Asian-American Commission focuses on working with community organizations, local governments, and private businesses. It will also serve in an economic advisory role to attract international business and create jobs while also helping smaller, minority-owned businesses. The consulting function of the commission will provide valuable insight to policy making in areas such as healthcare, economic opportunity and education.