Neelima Katragunta, MD, FACS

Dr. Neelima Katragunta specializes in comprehensive care for people with vascular disease, including treatment for aneurysms, carotid artery disorders, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and venous disorders that cause varicose veins.

Dr. Katragunta joins UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Surgery faculty to train residents in general and vascular surgery procedures.

She sees patients at the USA Building (SSB) and USA Cleveland. Dr. Katragunta also performs surgery at Erlanger and Parkridge Hospital.

Nurse: Amanda Ledford, RN
Contact: (423) 493-2324

Education

MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College (Sep 1996 – May 2001)
Pune, India

Public Health (Aug 2003 – Dec 2003)
State University of New York
Albany, New York

Epidemiology (Jan 2004 – May 2005)
Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri

Internship, Family Medicine (July 2005 – June 2006)
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee

Internship, General Surgery (July 2006 – June 2007)
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Residency, General Surgery (July 2007 – June 2011)
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee

Fellowship, Vascular Surgery (July 2011 – June 2013)
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Certifications

Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery  
May 2014 – Dec 2024

General Surgery, American Board of Surgery 
Nov 2014 – Dec 2025

Academic Appointments

Assistant Director
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
2021

Honors & Awards

Making a Difference Award (2015)
(for excellence in patient care)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – Iowa City, IA

Research Award (2014)
American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

Making a Difference Award (2014)
(for excellence in patient care)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – Iowa City, IA

Caduceus Teaching Award – 2011
Surgery Resident of the Year
James H Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, Tennessee

Professional Organizations

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Society for Vascular Surgery, Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Association for Women in Surgery, Association for Academic Surgery, and Association for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

Neelima Katragunta, MD, FACS

Dr. Neelima Katragunta specializes in comprehensive care for people with vascular disease, including treatment for aneurysms, carotid artery disorders, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and venous disorders that cause varicose veins.

Dr. Katragunta joins UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Surgery faculty to train residents in general and vascular surgery procedures.

She sees patients at the USA Building (SSB) and USA Cleveland. Dr. Katragunta also performs surgery at Erlanger and Parkridge Hospital.

Nurse: Amanda Ledford, RN
Contact: (423) 493-2324

Education

MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College (Sep 1996 – May 2001)
Pune, India

Public Health (Aug 2003 – Dec 2003)
State University of New York
Albany, New York

Epidemiology (Jan 2004 – May 2005)
Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri

Internship, Family Medicine (July 2005 – June 2006)
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee

Internship, General Surgery (July 2006 – June 2007)
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Residency, General Surgery (July 2007 – June 2011)
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee

Fellowship, Vascular Surgery (July 2011 – June 2013)
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Certifications

Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery  
May 2014 – Dec 2024

General Surgery, American Board of Surgery 
Nov 2014 – Dec 2025

Academic Appointments

Assistant Director
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
2021

Honors & Awards

Making a Difference Award (2015)
(for excellence in patient care)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – Iowa City, IA

Research Award (2014)
American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

Making a Difference Award (2014)
(for excellence in patient care)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – Iowa City, IA

Caduceus Teaching Award – 2011
Surgery Resident of the Year
James H Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, Tennessee

Professional Organizations

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Society for Vascular Surgery, Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Association for Women in Surgery, Association for Academic Surgery, and Association for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology