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Neelima Katragunta, MD, FACS 

Dr. Neelima Katragunta specializes in comprehensive care for people with vascular disease, including treatment for aneurysms, carotid artery disorders, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and venous disorders that cause varicose veins.

Dr. Katragunta joins UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Surgery faculty to train residents in general and vascular surgery procedures.

She sees patients at the USA Building (SSB) and USA Cleveland. 


Contact: (423) 267-0466

Education

MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College
Pune, India  
Sep 1996 - May 2001
 
Public Health
State University of New York
Albany, New York 
Aug 2003 - Dec 2003 

Epidemiology
Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri 
Jan 2004 - May 2005 

Internship, Family Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
July 2005 – June 2006 

Internship, General Surgery
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
July 2006 – June 2007 

Residency, General Surgery
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
July 2007 – June 2011 

Fellowship, Vascular Surgery
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee
July 2011 – June 2013 


Academic Appointments

Assistant Director
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
2021

Certifications

Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery  
May 2014 – Dec 2024
  
General Surgery, American Board of Surgery 
Nov 2014 – Dec 2025 

Honors/Awards

Making a Difference Award
(for excellence in patient care)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,
Iowa City, IA  2015 

Research Award
American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology
2014 

Making a Difference Award
(for excellence in patient care)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
 Iowa City, IA 
2014 

Caduceus Teaching Award
Surgery Resident of the Year
James H Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
2011 

Professional Organizations:  Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Society for Vascular Surgery, Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Association for Women in Surgery, Association for Academic Surgery, Association for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

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