Last Updated: Jul 1, 2020
Raghavendra Tirupathi, MD, an infectious disease physician from Chambersburg, has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) as an Everyday Hero on the Frontline of COVID-19.
PAMED’s Everyday Hero Award is designed to showcase talented physicians who probably don’t view themselves as heroes, but to patients and colleagues they are. Colleagues say Dr. Tirupathi has been instrumental in preparing and informing his fellow medical professionals and the public about COVID-19.
As medical director at Keystone Infectious Disease, he has led initiatives to alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for its medical staff and make COVID-19 testing more widely available to patients. Dr. Tirupathi also helped initiate a convalescent plasma treatment program in Chambersburg hospital in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic to treat severely sick COVID-19 patients.
Dr. Tirupathi has been quoted as an expert in the field by news and TV outlets throughout Pennsylvania and the nation, including the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Allentown Morning Call, Pennsylvania Newsmakers, and MSN. In addition, he provided guidance on COVID-19 to more than 100 school administrators throughout Pennsylvania and has advised nursing home and local government officials.
Dr. Tirupathi earned his medical degree at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in India. He completed his residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a fellowship at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center.
Jeff Wirick, Pennsylvania Medical Society
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