On June 6, we are joined by Dr. James Reeves, medical director of North Georgia Medical Center’s endovascular operating rooms (EVOR), and Dr. Pavani Kolakalapudi, a non-invasive cardiologist at The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. We will be discussing disease prevention and diagnostics/screening for Women’s Heart Health, including risks and (surgical and non-surgical) treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
James Reeves, MD of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group
A native of Scottsboro, Alabama, James Reeves, MD, joined Northeast Georgia Physician’s group in 2013. Throughout the last several years, Dr. Reeves has consistently provided exceptional surgical care for patients with thoracic aneurysms, aortic aneurysms and carotid disease. He also serves as the medical director of NGMC’s endovascular operating rooms (EVOR).
Dr. Reeves is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general and vascular surgery. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he also completed his general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship. Dr. Reeves also completed a cardiothoracic research fellowship at Emory University Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Reeves is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. He has published numerous articles and reviews about vascular surgery in peer reviewed publications, manuals and teaching aids. He also enjoys speaking about endovascular therapies at national cardiovascular conferences. In his spare time, Dr. Reeves enjoys competing in triathlons.
Pavani Kolakalapudi, MD, FACC of The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Pavani Kolakalapudi, MD, FACC, is a non-invasive cardiologist who has cared for patients at The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) for the last 4 years. With a compassionate and holistic approach to cardiovascular care, she strives to connect with each patient to ensure a personalized care experience and the best possible health outcomes.
Before coming to The Heart Center of NGMC, Dr. Kolakalapudi received her medical degree from the American University of Antigua’s College of Medicine. She subsequently completed her internal medicine residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, before finishing her cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, and advanced imaging training from University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Kolakalapudi has a special interest in preventative cardiology and women’s heart health, and is known to speak at multiple community events promoting heart health. She also serves on the executive board for THC, is involved in mentoring internal medicine residents with the NGHS’ Graduate Medical Education program.
When she’s not caring for her patients, Dr. Kolakalapudi enjoys spending time cooking heart healthy versions of her family’s traditional Indian recipes and making memories with her husband and two boys.