PSN Member Profile

Dr. Praveena Gorantla, M.D. – Board Certified Rheumatology provider in Wichita, Kansas.

Dr. Praveena Gorantla, M.D.

Member Biography

Dr. Gorantla received her medical degree from the Rangaraya Medical College, NTR University of Health Sciences in Vijayawada, India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Penn. and her Rheumatology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Gorantla is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a sub-specialty of Rheumatology.

  • Certifications
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors

Rheumatology Board Certified, 10 / 2008 - 12 / 2018
ISCD (International Society for Clinical Densitometry) Certified, 12 / 2012 - 12 / 2017
Internal Medicine Board Certified, 08 / 2006 - 08 / 2016

Licensure

  • Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
  • State Medical Board of Ohio
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts - Active
  • Permanent license with Medical Council of India

Fellowship - Rheumatology - Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH - 07 / 2006 - 06 / 2008

Residency - Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA - 06 / 2003 - 06 / 2006

Medical School - Rangaraya Medical College, NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, India - 12 / 1993 - 06 / 1999; MBBS, 08 / 1999

Graduate Education

(Master’s in Public Health)
1. University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, TX - 08 / 2002 - 05 / 2003
2. Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA - 08 / 2001 - 12 / 2001

Undergraduate Education

P.B Siddhartha College of Arts and Sciences, Vijayawada, India - Major: Biology  - 06 / 1990 - 06 / 1992; Intermediate, 06 / 1992

Professional Organizations

Publications & Presentations

National and International Presentations

Poster presentation at American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting.
Clinical profile of Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis patients with Scl-70 Antibodies in comparison to those without Scl-70 Antibodies. – ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting – San Francisco, CA 10 / 2008

Poster Presentation at International Scientific Meeting, EULAR
Retroperitoneal Fibrosis: A case series of 8 patients – Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, EULAR – Barcelona, Spain, 06 / 2007

Publications

Praveena L. Kakumani, Rula A. Hajj-Ali.
A Forgotten Cause of Central Nervous System Vasculitis – Journal of Rheumatology, March 2009 36(3): 655

Kakumani PL, Bishwal S, Derk CT, Brent LH.
Retroperitoneal Fibrosis: A case series of 8 patients – Ann Rheum Dis 2007; 66, Suppl 2:203

Volunteer Activities

Participated in free Women Health Campaign program providing education about osteoporosis, arthritis and autoimmune diseases, Pittsburgh, PA – 2010- 2012

Participated in free Health Screening Campaign for uninsured and indigent population, Wichita, KS – 2008, 2009

Rangaraya Medical College and Government General Hospital, Kakinada, India – 06 / 1995 – 06 / 1999

Participated in a variety of health programs:

    1. Pulse Polio, a mass immunization program of children for polio under age 5, with a goal of eradicating polio in India
    2.  HIV screening camps
    3. Malaria eradication program, the A.P State Government initiated program in eradication of mosquitoes and preventing malaria
    4. “No Tobacco Day”, educating patients on tobacco and its impact on health

Dr. Praveena Gorantla

Rheumatologist

Facilities Served

William Newton Hospital

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome and Allied Disorders

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