Dr. Indran B. Indrakrishnan, MD
Gastroenterologist in Lawrenceville, GAGwinnett Digestive Clinic, PC
Indran B. Indrakrishnan, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is a past president and currently on the Board of Directors of Georgia Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Society. He served and has been serving on numerous committees including the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology and the Medical Association of Georgia. Dr. Indrakrishnan has won many distinguished awards from national and international scientific organizations. He has published several clinical and basic science research articles and currently in the editorial boards of peer reviewed scientific journals. He has chaired, organized and has been a speaker for many Continuing Medical Education seminars for physicians across the country.
Dr. Indrakrishnan gained extensive gastroenterology specialty training at various prestigious health care institutions such as Kings College affiliated hospitals, St. Louis University Hospital and Queens University group of hospitals in the world's foremost countries in health care technology namely, England, Canada, and the USA. He had the good fortune to study under all- time gastroenterology icons like Professors Roger Williams, Jamie Barkin, Bruce Bacon and Ivan Beck.
Georgia Senate passed a bipartisan & unanimous resolution (number 364) honoring Dr. Indrakrishnan for his exemplary service to the community including increasing the public awareness of colorectal cancer screening. He received a gubernatorial appointment by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Physicians workforce. He is a peer reviewer for the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners. He is a fellow of American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada & Royal College of Physicians of London, England. Dr. Indrakrishnan is a graduate of Medical Association of Georgia’s Physicians Leadership Academy, a division which identifies & trains the physician leaders in Georgia.
He has done several thousands of colonoscopies & upper endoscopies and currently teaches the doctors who specialize in Gastroenterology, colonoscopies & upper endoscopies at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Indrakrishnan has a special passion for the prevention of colorectal cancer and is on the Board of Directors of Fight Colorectal Cancer - a national nonprofit patient advocacy organization which supports colon cancer patients. He was invited along with the other board members by NASDAQ to ring the opening bell in March 2013 in New York to honor the organization. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed proclamations declaring month of March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Georgia in 2014, 2015 & 2016 at Dr. Indrakrishnan’s request.
Dr. Indrakrishnan takes part in the charity & humanitarian activities locally and nationally on a regular basis. He is on the Board of Directors of Meals by Grace, a non-profit organization in Forsyth County which provides food for poor, hungry children and their families identified by school counselors and the Department of Community Health of Georgia. He personally cooks hot food at the church on Sundays along with other volunteers and transports to the poor families’ homes. He is on the advisory board of Third eye dancers, a Georgia based not for profit organization which communicates social issues affecting children, through dance and prompting action while raising funds for the same through cultural events He is on the leadership council of American India Foundation (AIF), an NPO helping rural communities with educational & job opportunities. Dr Indrakrishnan was described “as something of a celebrity among south Asian immigrants” by the Pulitzer Prize winning writer Natalie Angier in a feature article “The changing American family “published in the New York Times in November 2013.
Dr. Indrakrishnan was honored as one of the top 25 most influential Asian Americans in Georgia by the Georgia Asian Times in 2016. This same year, he was honored with the globally reputed "Bharat Gaurav Award" and a Certificate of Excellence by the India International Friendship Society (IIFS) which confers this prestigious award to luminous personalities in India and abroad. He was awarded "Person of the Year -2011" by Indian Consul General Ajit Kumar for his exceptional community services & philanthropic activities.
Dr. Indrakrishnan lives in Duluth with his wife Gayathri, a CPA by profession and daughter Harini, an undergraduate at Emory University.