LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Healthcare District board of directors has elected Dr. Doddanna Krishna to serve as chairman. He succeeds Dr. Mukund Shah who remains on the board of directors.
A board member since 2013, Dr. Krishna has practiced medicine in the Antelope Valley since 1989 and served as Antelope Valley Hospital’s chief of medical staff for four terms between 2002 and 2012. He is board certified in internal and pulmonary medicine, specializing in diseases of the lungs, critical care and sleep disorders. He is an advocate for quality patient care and has been an active member of many hospital committees, including serving as chairman of the department of medicine and chairman of the quality management committee.
“I am grateful to the board for placing their confidence in me to serve as chairman,” Dr. Krishna stated. “It is an honor to serve the Antelope Valley in a way that improves and protects the health of our communities through research, education and innovation.”
Dr. Krishna completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, and a fellowship in critical care medicine at Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He also is a retired United States Army Reserve captain.
Following Dr. Krishna’s election as chair at the May 27 board meeting, Antelope Valley Hospital CEO Dennis Knox thanked Dr. Shah for his service and welcomed Dr. Krishna as the new board chairman.
“I am confident that Dr. Krishna will continue to lead the board in a transparent manner while expanding our services to meet growing community need,” Knox stated.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Hospital.]