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September 17, 2010 – Katy, Texas – Viswanath Kalapatapu, M.D, a native of Katy, has been named chief of staff at Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital – Katy.

Since opening in 2006, the hospital has offered increased convenience to area residents by providing personalized rehabilitation care close to home.

During his one-year term as chief of staff, Dr. Kalapatapu will ensure the continuation of quality medical care throughout the hospital.  He also will serve as chairman of the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee and as a member of the Peer Review Team. 

Dr. Kalapatapu graduated from Katy Taylor High School and graduated with honors.  He earned a bachelor of science degree at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and then enrolled in the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.  He performed clinical rotations in Chicago, IL, and completed an internal medicine residency in Savannah, GA. 

Dr. Kalapatapu became internal medicine board certified in 2001 and successfully built a practice for six years in Savannah, where he held key leadership roles including serving as the vice chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Kalapatapu returned home in 2007 to serve as a physician at Katy Internal Medicine Associates.

In addition to serving as chief of staff at Memorial Herman Rehabilitation Hospital – Katy,  Dr.  Kalapatapu is medical director of the West Harris County Emergency Medical Services department. In 2009, he was voted one of the top physicians in Katy by the readers of Katy Magazine.

In his spare time, Dr. Kalapatapu enjoys spending time with his wife, Mika, and two young children, Asha and Jaisal.  He is an avid sports fan and likes to play golf whenever he gets the chance. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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