News | Radiology Business | June 22, 2022

Continued emphasis on elevating radiologists to senior executive leadership roles 

Krishna Nallamshetty, MD

Krishna Nallamshetty, MD 


June 22, 2022 — Radiology Partners announced that Krishna Nallamshetty, MD, has been appointed to serve as the practice’s next Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective immediately. As a member of RP’s senior leadership team Nallamshetty will champion all aspects of RP’s clinical agenda and ensure patient care, clinical value and physician leadership are effectively integrated and prominently represented within RP’s business strategies. 

“As CMO, Dr. Nallamshetty will fulfill an integral executive role within our practice and bring his proven leadership skills and strategic lens to all aspects of our business—clinical and otherwise,” said Rich Whitney, RP Chairman and CEO. “At RP, radiologists are central to our mission of transforming the specialty and positively impacting the entire healthcare system, and RP has invested continuously in physician executives who can lead at scale. I couldn’t be more excited to announce the elevation of Dr. Nallamshetty to CMO after several years of demonstrated leadership and his increasingly important impact within our practice.” 

RP established its Office of the Chief Medical Officer in 2021. Today, it comprises 17 radiologists serving in senior executive leadership roles through key portfolios including: operations, integrations, communications and health policy, clinical artificial intelligence, clinical technology and data, radiologist experience, clinical value, research and education, recruitment and growth. As part of his role as CMO, Nallamshetty will provide ongoing leadership and coordination among this outstanding group of physician leaders. 

“RP continues to lead our specialty because we are keenly focused on positioning our more than 3,000 radiologists to have a larger impact—both in radiology and in the broader healthcare system—and we are committed to physician leadership at every level of the practice,” said Nallamshetty. “I am deeply honored to serve as RP’s CMO and will support our engaged physicians and support teammates as they continue to advance our clinical vision, offer superior service to our referring physicians and client partners and provide excellent care for our patients. Together, we are advancing our mission to transform radiology.” 

About Krishna Nallamshetty, MD 

Nallamshetty joined RP in 2018. He previously served as Practice President for Radiology Associates of Florida (a RP-affiliated practice) and in several national leadership roles for RP, including: Vice Chair of RP’s Presidents Council, member of the Executive Committee of the Presidents Council and member of the Culture and Leadership Development Physician Support Board and the Growth Support Board. In 2020, he was named RP’s Associate CMO for Clinical Value, charged with advancing the practice’s clinical roadmap through development of value-based clinical programs to support patient care outcomes, safety and payor and policy initiatives. He is the Chief of Staff for Tampa General Hospital and was most recently named the Chair of the Department of Radiology at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Nallamshetty is a cardiovascular radiologist and earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in diagnostic imaging at Tufts University School of Medicine and fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging at Harvard Medical School. 

For more information: radpartners.com 

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