K. Ranga Krishnan, MBBS
K. Ranga Krishnan, MBBS, has served on our Board of Directors since December 2017. Dr. Krishnan has served since 2019 as the chief executive officer of Rush University System for Health, an internationally known academic health center and health system in Chicago, Illinois. He also serves as a professor in the department of psychiatry at Rush Medical College. From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Krishnan served as dean of Rush Medical College and as senior vice president of Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Krishnan serves as a member of the board of directors of Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), the largest healthcare system in Singapore, and also serves as chairman of the National Medical Research Council and the National Health Innovation Center Singapore. From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Krishnan served as dean at the Duke-NUS Medical School, a joint venture between Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina and the National University of Singapore, in Singapore. Prior to and during his tenure in Singapore, Dr. Krishnan was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, including serving as chairman of psychiatry and behavioral sciences from 1998 to 2009. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Krishnan has also received numerous honors and awards, including the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Public Service Medal (Friend of Singapore) from the president of Singapore for his service to that country.
Dr. Krishnan’s service as an executive and administrator at a large medical center and as the dean of two medical schools provides the Board of Directors with valuable experience in the management of physician practices and in maintaining compliance with the complex regulatory requirements of the hospital and healthcare industries.