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Indian psychiatrist on NC’s Medical Board


RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina Medical Board has welcomed Dr. Venkata Jonnalagadda as its newest board member.

Governor Pat McCrory appointed the Indian American psychiatrist to the board, effective January 26.
Jonnalagadda is the medical director for Eastpointe Human Services, a local Managed Care Organization that manages, coordinates and monitors the Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use/Addiction Services in 12 eastern counties of North Carolina.
Jonnalagadda is a partner in private practice with Greenville Psychiatric Association, P.A. She also serves on the adjunct teaching faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine.
In addition, Jonnalagadda works as a clinical psychiatrist with the federal Veterans Administration.
Jonnalagadda is president of the Pitt County Medical Society and a member of the Ethical and Judicial Affairs Task Force for the North Carolina Medical Society. In 2015, Governor McCrory appointed her to a three-year term with the North Carolina Commission of Public Health.
Jonnalagadda was born in Kakinada, India. She completed her undergraduate education at East Carolina University and completed medical education at the Brody School of Medicine and Spartan Health Sciences University (St. Lucia).
She completed residency training in psychiatry and a fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at Pitt County Memorial Hospital/Vidant Health in Greenville. She is board certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.