PRASAD S. GARIMELLA M.D.

Dr. Prasad Garimella is originally from Atmakur, India. He graduated with honors from Kurnool Medical College, subsequently completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago. He earned his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from Cook County Hospital and his fellowship in Sleep Medicine from Rush University Hospital, Chicago. Since 2004, Dr. Prasad Garimella has been part of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group, providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients. He is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine and is a fellow of American College of Chest Physicians and American Association of Sleep Medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also currently serving as the Chief of Department of Medicine, at Gwinnett Hospital System. Dr. Garimella is well respected amongst his peers as an outstanding clinician in Critical Care, as well as outpatient setting. He specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with Lung Cancer, COPD, Asthma and Sleep Apnea. He has particular expertise in Electro Navigational Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy. When not busy with his patients, Dr. Garimella enjoys biking, Taek won Do and spending time with family. He earned his black belt in Taek won Do and enjoys mountain climbing and he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Rainier in 2010. When asked “What do you want people to understand about the way you practice medicine?" he replies with his motto "Fundamental principle of Medicine is Love".

 

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgey, Kurnool Medical College, University of Health Sciences, India
  • Internal Medicine, Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago, Chicago.
  • Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago.
  • Sleep Medicine: Rush University Hospital, Chicago.

 

Affiliations:

  • Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville
  • Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth
  • Joan Glancy Rehabilitation Center
  • Gwinnett Sleep, Sleep Disorders Center of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Gwinnett Sleep, Sleep Disorders Center of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group, Duluth, GA
  • Center for Sleep Disorders, Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville & Duluth, GA
  • Biomedical (Clinical) ResearchClinical Sub-investigator, Gwinnett Biomedical Research, Lawrenceville, GAClinical Sub-investigator, Duluth Biomedical Research, Duluth, GA

Dr. Prasad Garimella is originally from Atmakur, India. He graduated with honors from Kurnool Medical College, subsequently completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago. He earned his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from Cook County Hospital and his fellowship in Sleep Medicine from Rush University Hospital, Chicago.

Since 2004, Dr. Prasad Garimella has been part of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group, providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients. He is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine and is a fellow of American College of Chest Physicians and American Association of Sleep Medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also currently serving as the Chief of Department of Medicine, at Gwinnett Hospital System. Dr. Garimella is well respected amongst his peers as an outstanding clinician in Critical Care, as well as outpatient setting.

He specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with Lung Cancer, COPD, Asthma and Sleep Apnea. He has particular expertise in Electro Navigational Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy.

When not busy with his patients, Dr. Garimella enjoys biking, Taek won Do and spending time with family. He earned his black belt in Taek won Do and enjoys mountain climbing and he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Rainier in 2010.

When asked “What do you want people to understand about the way you practice medicine?” he replies with his motto “Fundamental principle of Medicine is Love”.

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Diplomate American Board of Sleep Medicine

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Medical Association of Georgia
  • Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  • Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

Professional Appointments:

  • Chair, Pulmonary & DVT Committee, Gwinnett Hospital System
  • Member, Critical Care Collaborative Committee, Gwinnett Hospital System.
  • Associate Director, Gwinnett Sleep, Sleep Disorders Center of Gwinnett Pulmonary Group

Awards:

  • Fellow Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Cook County Hospital 2001-2002
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Cook County Hospital 2002-2003