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Sambaiah Kankanala, M.D., M.B.A., F.C.C.P.

sam@kankanala.com

 

5320 North Lovington Highway                                                              Phone: (575) 392-1973

Hobbs, NM 88240                                                                                       Fax: (575) 392-2874

EDUCATION      Doctor of Medicine 1966 – 1972  Passed in 1st class, 7th in 139, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India

Masters of Business Administration 2005 – 2007  , Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

1962 – 1966  Higher secondary certificate. Best outgoing student, 1st in 150, St. Gabriel’s High School, Kazipet, India

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING 08/15/72 – 08/15/73  Rotating Intern, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India

08/16/73 – 03/15/74  Senior Intern, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India

07/01/74 – 06/30/75  Intern in Internal Medicine, The Brooklyn- Cumberland Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

07/01/75 – 06/30/76  Resident in Internal Medicine, The Brooklyn-

Cumberland Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

07/01/76 – 06/30/77  Senior Resident in Internal Medicine, The Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

07/01/77 – 06/30/78  Fellow in Pulmonary Medicine, The Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

07/01/78 – 06/30/79  Fellow in Pulmonary Medicine, The Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

TEACHING EXPERIENCES 1977 – 1978  Member of Teaching Faculty Physicians Assistant Program, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York

07/79 – 08/81  Clinical Assistant in the Department of Internal Medicine and Section of Pulmonary Diseases, Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, New York

01/89 – PRESENT.  Member of Teaching Faculty, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course, American Heart Association

06/00 – PRESENT.  Preceptor, University of New Mexico

2005 – 2008  Preceptor, Physician Assistant Program, Texas Tech

University, Lubbock, Texas

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 06/00 – PRESENT.  Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico
PRACTICE EXPERIENCE 07/01/79 – 08/30/81  Solo-Private Practice, Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, 11201

09/01/81 – 12/31/06  Solo-Private Practice, Lea Regional Medical Center, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/01/07 – PRESENT.  Pecos Valley Physician Group, Hobbs, NM, 88240

ADMINSTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES ALCOHOL AND MENTAL HEALTH

07/79 – 08/81  Medical Director of Alcohol Detoxification Unit, Medical Arts Center Hospital, 57 W. 57th Street, New York City, New York, 10019

01/82 – 05/91  Medical Director of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency  Unit, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/82 – 06/01/98  Medical Director of Psychiatric Unit, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

02/93 – 02/94  Co-Medical Director of Senior Adult Services Unit, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, NM, 88240

INTERNAL MEDICINE 01/01/88 – 12/31/88  Chairman, Department of Medicine, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/01/91 – 12/31/91  Chairman, Department of Medicine, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/01/99 – 12/31/99  Chairman, Department of Medicine, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/01/01 – 12/31/01  Chairman, Department of Medicine, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

PULMONARY/CRITICAL CARE 09/79 – 12/80  Director of Respiratory Therapy, Medical Arts Center Hospital, 57 W. 57th  Street, New York City, New York, 10019

01/01/90 – 07/31/00  Medical Director of Department of Cardiopulmonary, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

08/01/00 – PRESENT.  Medical Director of Department of Pulmonary, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

GERIATRIC MEDICINE 01/83 – 12/31/01  Medical Director, Country Cottage Care and Rehab, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/90 – PRESENT.  Medical Director, Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/90 – 02/29/08  Medical Director, Hobbs Health Care Center, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

11/94 – PRESENT.  Medical Director, TCU Skilled Unit, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE 11/15/97 – PRESENT.  Medical Director, Vista Care Family Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240
CHAIRMAN – HOSPITAL COMMITTEES 1985 Quality Assurance Committee

1986 Executive Committee

1993 Critical Care Committee

1996  Quality Assurance Committee

1997 Executive Committee

2000 Credential Committee

2003 Executive Committee

2005  Credential Committee

2007  Executive Committee

2009  Quality Resource and Utilization Review Committee

Quality Improvement Council/Patient Safety Committee

2010  Quality Resource and Utilization Review Committee

Quality Improvement Council/Patient Safety Committee

HOSPITAL COMMITTEES MEMBER 09/01/81 – PRESENT  Member, Department of Medicine

10/01/82 – 12/31/91  Mental Health/Chemical Dependency  Committee

01/01/84 – 12/31/85  Member, Quality Assurance Committee

01/01/85 – 12/31/91  Member, Executive Committee

01/01/89 – 12/31/90  Member, Quality Assurance Committee

01/01/90 – 12/31/91  Member, Critical Care Committee

01/01/93 – 12/31/93  Chairman, Critical Care Committee

01/01/96 – 12/31/96  Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee

01/01/96 – 01/31/99  Member, Executive Committee

01/01/00 – 12/31/00  Chairman, Credential Committee

01/01/01 – 12/31/01  Member, Critical Care Committee

01/01/01 – 12/31/04  Member, Executive Committee

01/01/02 – 12/31/02 Member, Credential Committee

01/01/06 – 12/31/08 Member, Executive Committee

HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

01/01/86 – 12/31/86  Chief of Staff, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/01/97 – 12/31/97  Chief of Staff, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/01/03 – 12/31/03  Chief of Staff, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240

01/01/07 – 12/31/07  Chief of Staff, Lea Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 3000, Hobbs, NM, 88240

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE EW MEXICO MEDICAL SOCIETY

06/01/93 – 06/01/99  Member of Council

06/01/03 – PRESENT.  Member of Council

06/01/07 – 06/01/07  Vice Speaker

LEA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

01/01/90 – 12/31/08  Member, Board of Trustees

01/01/95 – 12/31/95  Chairman, Board of Trustees

01/01/02 – 12/31/02  Chairman, Board of Trustees

01/01/08 – PRESENT.  Physician Advisor

08/01/98 – 12/31/07  Member, Triad National Physician Leadership Group

08/01/98 – PRESENT.  Member, Physician Leadership Group, Lea Regional Medical Center

MEDICAL LIABILITY 05/01/90 – 05/01/93  Member, Board of Trustees, New Mexico Physician Mutual Liability Insurance Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico

01/01/05 – 12/31/06  Member, New Mexico Advisory Board, American Physicians Assurance Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

MEDICAL LICENSE 03/16/98 – 12/31/02  Physician Member, New Mexico Board of

Medical Examiners, Santa Fe, New Mexico

COMMUNITY 01/01/01 – 12/31/03  Member, Advisory Committee, Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series
QUALITY ORGANIZATION 05/01/06 – PRESENT.  Member, Board of Directors, New Mexico Medical Review Association
LICENSES 01/73 ECFMG 159-549-5   Score 82

07/75  Licensed in Washington, D.C.

08/76  Licensed in New York

05/31/81  Licensed in Texas, No. G0738

11/81  Licensed in New Mexico, No. 18240

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATE 06/22/77 – LIFETIME.  Board Certified in Internal Medicine

SUBSPECIALTY CERTIFICATION

11/13/84 – LIFETIME.  Board Certified in Pulmonary Diseases

1989 – 1999  Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine

2002– 2012  Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine

1992 – 2002  Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine

2014 Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine

2008 – 2018 Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care

CONTINUED MEDICAL EDUCATION 12/01/09 – 12/01/12  AMA Physicians Recognition Award
MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES Member of New Mexico Medical Society

Member of Lea County Medical Society

FELLOWSHIP

Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians

 

 

PRESENTATIONS OF DR SAMBAIAH KANKANALA (pdf)

 

Paper Cuttings in NEWS-SUN

Kankanala Family

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(standing left to right) vineel kankanala,praveen kankanala,naveen kankanala

(sitting left to right) sambaiah kankanala,snehalatha kankanala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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