Fight Colorectal Cancer board member Dr. Indran Krishnan is a recent graduate of the Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy (GPLA).
GPLA was developed by the Medical Association of Georgia to develop physician leaders to improve health care delivery for their patients, communities, and the medical profession.
As a project for the year-long class, Dr. Krishnan set up a process to get high risk uninsured Georgians free colonoscopies.
GPLA Steering Committee Chair S. William Clark III, MD reports,
One of the men he helped has four small children. He had positive results, got surgery, and is cured. The man’s family was so grateful that they called Dr. Krishnan to thank him for starting the program and saving the man’s life. It’s a powerful story.
Indran Krishnan, MD, FRCP (London), FRCP(C), FACP, FACG is a board certified gastroenterologist practicing in Lawrenceville, Georgia and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University Medical School in Atlanta.
In addition to serving on the Fight Colorectal Cancer board, he is a founding member of the Georgia Colon Cancer Coalition which focuses on raising awareness for colorectal cancer prevention. He also had been part of the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Task Force for the Georgia Department of Community Health.