Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our community members, the St. Joseph Hospital Gala, scheduled for May 2, 2020, has been canceled in response to concerns about the coronavirus. Thank you for your support and understanding of this decision; it is greatly appreciated.
If you believe you or your family members may have been in contact with a person diagnosed with the virus, please call your health care provider prior to visiting the office to alert them of this potential exposure. If you are unable to reach your provider or don’t have one, call the New York State coronavirus hotline with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms at 1-888-364-3065. In addition, be aware of any respiratory symptoms or fever. If you have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath), ask your health care provider for instructions.
Please know that New York State has directed all insurance carriers to cover the cost of testing for coronavirus without copays. Testing is done through swabbing the nose and throat and sending it to an authorized lab.
If you have further questions, visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for detailed information about the coronavirus at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
Madhu Korrapati, MD
Chief of Nephrology
1999 – Present
Madhu Korrapati, born in a small village called Pallapadu of Andhra Pradesh in India, graduated from Guntur Medical College and earned his M.D in Pharmacology at JIPMER in Pondicherry.
Dr. Korrapati moved to the USA in 1990 and gained his Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at the VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Relocated to New York in 1993, he completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in nephrology at Winthrop University Hospital, where he was recognized as the “Best Resident Physician” at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Korrapati has also published several scientific papers and authored textbook chapters in Clinical Pharmacology.
Dr. Korrapati has practiced nephrology on Long Island for the past 20 years. He is currently the Vice President of Queens Nephrology Service in Mineola, NY and Chief of Nephrology at St. Joseph Hospital. Madhu Korrapati was Past President and Past Chairman Board of Trustees of AAPIQLI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin).
He is one of the founding members of a national service organization called NATS, for which he is presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He successfully conducted 47 free medical camps for the poor and underinsured around the USA and is responsible for renovating schools and providing safe drinking water in his village.
He helped in adopting several service projects in Andhra Pradesh, India, like SEVA, the Old Age Home and HEAL foundation, he is responsible for setting up RO water plants in the Uddanam area to provide safe drinking water. (People suffer from renal failure due to unsafe drinking water). He is also responsible for establishing the “asknatsdoctor”, an online program for medical help and second opinions.
He is blessed with a beautiful family including his wife Sireesha, sons Vineet and Praneet, daughters-in-law Smita and Malika and, last but not least, his two adorable grandchildren Krish and Riya.