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TiE Talks session: Living through Covid-19 by Dr. Suneetha Narreddy in Conversation with Dr Vijay Anand Reddy
Dr. Suneetha Narreddy is one of the few qualified Infectious Diseases Consultants in Telangana and is committed to providing comprehensive care for patients with a broad range of infectious diseases.
She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Infectious Diseases. She has devoted her entire career to diagnosing, managing and treating infectious diseases and continually studies the latest treatments and new diseases affecting the globe. She has close to two decades of experience in the field of medicine and is currently working at Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Dr. Narreddy had her initial training at Christian Medical College, Vellore. She then moved to the USA, where she did her Internal Medicine and super specialization in Infectious Diseases. She is the recipient of best research award for her research on complementary medicine use in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Dr. Narreddy’s area of expertise includes nosocomial infections, infections in immuno-compromised host, HIV, complicated infections like fungal infections, multi drug resistant tuberculosis, H1N1, and travel medicine. She also works to ensure that safety regulations are maintained to prevent transmission of diseases in the hospital.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy is presently the Director and Senior Consultant Oncologist at Apollo Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad. A veteran in the field, with academic qualifications from reputed institutes and a medical practice extending over 20 years, Dr. Reddy has handled over 10000 cancer cases since 1992 with an extraordinary success rate.
Unquestionably at the academic pinnacle of oncology in India, Dr Vijay Anand Reddy is an inspirational figure in medical circles.
Dr Reddy has had an illustrious career. Having trained in reputed Cancer Institute’s across the globe and being awarded prestigious awards, has been a guest faculty for over five hundred CME programmes and over sixty publications spanning a range of topics and speaks volumes about his scholarship.
Cure, however, is only one facet of VAR that epitomises his medical skills; Care is his significant other - for those who can’t afford treatment, and for those who are cured but need to be rehabilitated back into active life and deep rooted care for those who are on the last lap of life. His biggest initiative in this regard is the CURE Foundation (Cancer Care Units, Research and Educational Foundation) in the year 2003. The selfless activities of the Cure Foundation has made lives better for scores of people – be it cancer awareness, cancer screening, anti-tobacco campaign etc – where care morphs into crusade. That’s then a full circle – CURE, CARE and CRUCADE – the triple Cs to counter a common enemy – CANCER.
Dr Reddy’s is also one of the directors of Sparsh Hospice and actively involved in giving invaluable support to terminally ill patients, in making their lives as comfortable as possible.
Profession in Sync with Vocation:
The major push towards banning tobacco came from the untiring efforts of Dr Reddy in sensitising the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad - the crusade against tobacco.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy is an illustrious example of a caregiver and a crusader rising to the pinnacle of academic medical career and social activism, from the crucibles of a modest rural background. Someone the younger generation would be proud to look up to and idolise, and someone whose life and work are worthy of emulation and celebration.