I am the medical director of the AHF Healthcare Center: Fort Worth. My interest in infectious diseases piqued during my second year of medical school when I learned that infectious diseases are the leading cause of death in India. However, my interest in HIV care was solidified while working with an infectious disease doctor on a project examining Hurricane Katrina's effects on HIV clinical services. We published a paper on how lack of treatment led to increased viral loads. Furthering my interest in HIV primary care, I spent most of my time during my residency working in an HIV primary care continuity clinic and on Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV prevention QI projects. As a Medical Director for the HIV/STI Bureau at the Chicago Department of Public Health, I continued providing patient care. In addition, I worked on policy changes to decrease barriers to HIV care and efforts to end the HIV epidemic. I feel social, and case management services are as crucial as providing Medical and preventive care to people living with HIV. I am also interested in hepatitis treatment and access to care barriers and was a principal investigator on CDC funded grant.
Fun Fact: As a medical officer for World Health Organization-India, I led Measles mass vaccination campaign in three highly populated districts and vaccinated 600,000 kids in three weeks without a single adverse event.
About AHF Healthcare Center – Fort Worth
The Fort Worth office is filled with great employees that strive to deliver our mission everyday: providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay. These clinics are an accepting place to patients from all backgrounds where anybody can feel welcome. We strive to meet the needs of our patients so they can live happy and productive lives.
Medical Groups & Plans
We accept – Ryan White and many insurance plans, please call to validate yours.
Training, Certifications, and Licensing
Kakatiya Medical College, MBBS, 2003
Kakatiya Medical College, MBBS, 2003
Master of Public Health
Masters of Science in Health Informatics
American Academy of HIV Medicine
Certification of Appreciation from the World Health Organization for my efforts in making India Polio free
Cook County Health (CCH) and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Preventive Medicine Residency
License Issuing State
Years in Practice
PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS
Ghinai, I., Davis, E. S., Mayer, S., Toews, K.-A., Huggett, T. D., Snow-Hill, N., Perez, O., Hayden, M. K., Tehrani, S., Landi, A. J., Crane, S., Bell, E., Hermes, J.-M., Desai, K., Godbee, M., Jhaveri, N., Borah, B., Cable, T., Sami, S., … Chee, M. (2020). Risk Factors for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection in Homeless Shelters in Chicago, Illinois-March-May, 2020. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 7(11), ofaa477–ofaa477. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa477
Thethi, T. K., Katalenich, B., Nagireddy, P., Chabbra, P., Kuhadiya, N., & Fonseca, V. (2015). Role of Insulin Sensitizers on cardiovascular risk factors in polycystic ovarian syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. Endocrine Practice, 21(6), 645–667. https://doi.org/10.4158/EP14396.RA
Thethi, T. K., Parks, R., Katalenich, B., Chhabra, P., McCaw, J., Syu, S., Nguyen, T., Larrazolo, J., Munshi, K., Waddadar, J., & Nagireddy, P. (2014). Case of Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in a Caucasian Male and Review of Literature. Case Reports in Medicine, 2014, 314262–314265. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/314262
Thethi, T. K., Yau, C. L., Shi, L., Leger, S., Nagireddy, P., Waddadar, J., Surampudi, P., John-Kalarickal, J., Yenoby, L., & Fonseca, V. (2010). Time to Recovery in Diabetes and Comorbidities Following Hurricane Katrina. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 4(S1), S33–S38. https://doi.org/10.1001/dmp.2010.10
Surampudi, P. N., Nagireddy, P., & Fonseca, V. A. (2009). Colesevelam hydrochloride: a bile acid sequestrant for glycemic control and treatment of dyslipidemia in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Therapy, 6(4), 475–487. https://doi.org/10.2217/thy.09.17
The Affordable Care Act and Breast Cancer Stage at Presentation at an Urban Safety Net Hospital. Poster presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; San Antonio, TX December 2020
Inappropriate Fecal Immunochemical Testing in a Safety Net Hospital Population: Poster presented at American College of Preventive Medicine Annual Meeting; Pittsburg, PA May 2019
Uptake of Genetic Testing and Prevalence of Mutations among Minority Populations: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Poster presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; San Antonio, TX December 2018
A New Flood: New Patients and Patients Returning to Care in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina. Poster presented at Infectious Diseases Society of America Ontario, Canada October 2006
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