Lake Regional Health System personnel select heart doctor 


Cardiologist Muthu Krishnan, M.D., FACC, has been named Lake Regional Health System’s 2010 Physician of the Year.
This annual award is determined by a committee of representatives from Lake Regional’s medical staff, administration and staff. Lake Regional employees, auxilians, board members and physicians may nominate an exemplary physician for this award.
“Nominees must demonstrate integrity, professionalism and a positive attitude,” said Michael E. Henze, chief executive officer of Lake Regional Health System. “Dr. Krishnan exemplifies these traits. He is very dedicated to his patients and has helped Lake Regional build a comprehensive heart program since joining our medical staff 10 years ago.”
Recipients also must be focused on customer service and have received positive feedback from patient satisfaction questionnaires and others within the health system or community.
Several of Dr. Krishnan’s colleagues nominated him for Physician of the Year, saying he is “hard working, polite, considerate and professional.” Staff also noted that Dr. Krishnan “works tirelessly for patients” and is “very knowledgeable.”
Dr. Krishnan is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Krishnan completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, as well as residencies in multiple specialties in England, Ireland and India. He also was a clinical fellow and chief fellow in cardiology and chief resident in internal medicine at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia.
Before joining Lake Regional in 2000, Dr. Krishnan was director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at MU Health Care. He also was assistant professor of internal medicine, Division of Cardiology, and medical director for Cardiac Rehabilitation at MU. And, he was a staff cardiologist, director of pacemaker services and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia. 
In addition to his cardiology practice, Dr. Krishnan currently is chief of staff at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. He also chairs the Medical Executive Committee and is a member of the Coronary Care Committee, the Critical Care Committee, the Quality Committee, the Medicine/Family Practice Committee and the ad hoc Internal Review Board. And, he is an ex-officio member of the Credentials Committee.