Governor appoints GAPI past president & MAG member to GBPW

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The Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (GAPI) has announced that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed one of its past presidents – Indran B. Indrakrishnan, M.D. – to serve on the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW), adding that he will be the first physician of Asian descent to serve in this capacity.

Of the development, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said that, “It has been a been a privilege working with Dr. Indrakrishnan over the years. His wealth of knowledge and experience will greatly serve the Board, and I am confident in his ability to develop the next generation of medical professionals in Georgia – ensuring that our citizens have access to outstanding health care.”

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp stated that he is proud of the Lawrenceville gastroenterologist, and he believes “Dr. Indrakrishnan will certainly prove to be an invaluable member [of GBPW].”

And Georgia Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer said that, “Dr. Indrakrishnan is not only a very good friend, but he is one of Georgia's finest physicians – one who will serve the Governor and the entire state with distinction as a member of this important board.”

GAPI reports that other dignitaries who have congratulated Dr. Indrakrishnan on his GBPW appointment include U.S. Rep. (and U.S. Health & Human Services secretary nominee) Tom Price, M.D., U.S. Reps. Rob Woodall, David Scott and Hank Johnson, and Georgia Rep. Brooks Coleman.

GAPI explains that GBPW is responsible for “overseeing, monitoring and forecasting the supply and distribution of physicians in Georgia by closely working with medical schools, residency training programs, teaching hospitals, Georgia’s university system, and many other state agencies.”

Dr. Indrakrishnan is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia and a clinical professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. 

From the left are Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Indran Indrakrishnan, M.D., and Sandra Deal.