By Asian Media USA ©
Chicago IL: Dr. Vemuri S. Murthy, a Chicago-based Anesthesiologist and resuscitation expert has become the 169th President of the prestigious Cook County Medical Organization, The Chicago Medical Society (CMS) in a well-attended inauguration ceremony @ Maggiano’s Banquets in Chicago on September 12, 2017. He is an alumnus of Guntur Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi) in India and Rush Medical Center in Chicago.
The Chicago Medical Society is one of the largest county medical societies in the nation, representing approximately 17,000 physicians offering their services to about 5 million people.
Dr. Murthy served the organization in different capacities since 1983. He is the Founder of the CMS Community CPR project SMILE (Saving More Illinois Lives through Education) in raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrests with CPR education throughout the greater Chicago communities for several years. SMILE is the first community CPR project offered to the public by a Medical Society in USA. The training participants included the US Congressmen, Illinois and Chicago legislators and members of the Chicago Consular Corps including Indian Consulate.
A past Chairman of the Anesthesiology department @ West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois and past President of the Indian American Medical Association, Illinois (IAMAIL), Dr. Murthy has been a veteran volunteer of the American Heart Association for many years and is a member of the International Committee. A pioneer of resuscitation education in Indian Medical Colleges, he is an advisor to the training centers and a visiting University Professor. A “Champion of Global Health” and recipient of several national and international awards for his contributions involving resuscitation and public health education, he is leading a national Hands-only community CPR project in India involving the University of Illinois @Chicago, IAMAIL and Share India.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Murthy stressed the need for more active physician participation in organized medicine through the Medical Societies in this age of rapidly changing healthcare arena affecting physician practices and patient care. He also encouraged the younger physicians including medical students and residents to become members of a medical society even before they start their medical practices. He mentioned the advantages of CMS membership such as advocacy, education, informational exchange and networking. Chicago Medical Society has been serving the interests of physicians in Cook County and promoting quality patient care for several decades and as the incoming President, Dr. Vemuri S. Murthy is committed to this mission!