Dr. Pradipta Chaudhuri has returned to care for the hearts of Mary Lanning HeathCare patients.
Chaudhuri, who served more than a decade at Mary Lanning’s Nebraska Heart Institute, resigned from his position in November of 2012 for personal family reasons. As a member of Bryan Heart Mary Lanning Cardiology team, he will begin seeing patients locally for two weeks per month beginning March 3, with the remaining two weeks covered by Bryan Heart cardiologists Mathue Baker, Matthew Johnson, Joseph Kummer, Keith Miller, and Todd Tessendorf.
The plan is for Chaudhuri to return to a full time position in Hastings within 18 months.
“Bryan Heart is committed to the Hastings community, and this new venture, with our partners at Mary Lanning, will give patients more options to receive exceptional cardiac and vascular care without having to leave the area,” said Dr. Keith Miller, executive medical director of Bryan Heart.
Eric Barber, president and CEO of Mary Lanning, said he is excited to welcome Chaudhuri back to Hastings.
“Mary Lanning HealthCare is pleased to formalize, through this new joint venture, our historically strong relationship with Bryan Health,” he said. “We share a philosophy of Nebraska ownership and decision-making.”
Chaudhuri received his medical degree from Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College in 1986. His internship and residency were completed at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W. Va. and his fellowship at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
He will perform a full spectrum of procedures at Mary Lanning, including TEE, catheterization, pacemakers, defibrillators and stress echocardiograms. Bryan Heart is actively recruiting a full-time interventional cardiologist to join him. Additionally, Bryan Heart cardiothoracic surgeon Richard Thompson is conducting an outreach clinic in Hastings once a month.
“I look forward to returning to Hastings, a community that I’ve grown very attached to, and working with the exceptional team at Bryan Heart to serve the heart care needs of the region,” Chaudhuri said.
He will operate out of the Medical Services Building adjacent to Mary Lanning at 715 N. Kansas Ave., Suite 206.