Suneetha Venkatapuram, MD
Medical School: Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
Internship: Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Adult Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease
- Consultative Cardiology
- Cardiac Imaging
Suneetha was born and raised in Tirupathi, a famous temple town in southern India. Though not a doctor, Suneetha’s father served as her greatest inspiration in becoming a physician. According to Suneetha, her father had a vision for her, and showed her how doctors can make a difference in their patient’s lives by providing compassionate care. Cardiology became of interest to Suneetha while working with many great mentors and role models through the years. She was also exposed to many different facets of cardiology through her family. This exposure further helped to push Suneetha to her current career. Suneetha loves the opportunity to work with people born with congenital heart anomalies. She describes them as “true fighters and survivors.” “It has been a privilege to be a part of their survival story,” she states.
Apart from spending time with her husband and three children – two boys and a girl – Suneetha enjoys cooking, reading history books, and listening to classical Indian music.
In addition to her cardiovascular practice activities, Dr. Venkatapuram also currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.
- Internal Medicine
Best Part of the Job
Suneetha most enjoys getting to know her patients, while forming a partnership and educating them so they can make an informed decision regarding their health. “I strive to provide the best possible care, based on current evidence with compassion and empathy.”