RECOGNIZING DR. CHANNAVAJJALA M. PRASAD; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 148
(Extensions of Remarks - September 06, 2018)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                       HON. DONALD S. BEYER, JR.

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 6, 2018

  Mr. BEYER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Dr. Channavajjala M. 
Prasad for his exceptional contributions to the international medical 
community. Dr. Prasad has spent over four decades researching, 
practicing, and teaching psychiatric medicine. He is currently an 
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at 
George Washington University, Attending Psychiatrist at the INOVA 
facility in Fairfax, VA, and the Medical Director of Neighbor's 
Consejo, a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless Hispanic 
population in Washington, D.C.
  Dr. Prasad's started his long and illustrious career as an 
undergraduate student at Andhra University, India. He went on to get 
his Master of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Baroda, 
India, his PhD. in Pharmacology from the University of Bombay, India, 
and his Medical Degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Cd. Juarez, 
Mexico. Dr. Prasad began practicing medicine in the United States in 
1984 and has been an active member of the Virginia and Washington, D.C. 
medical communities ever since.
  Throughout his career, Dr. Prasad has developed an expertise in 
psychiatric medicine with a focus on Geriatric, Correctional, and 
Emergency Psychiatry as well as Addiction and Pain Management. He is a 
proud member of several distinguished medical societies, including the 
American Psychiatric Association, Virginia Association of Physicians of 
Indian Origin, American Association of Addiction Management, American 
Association of Pain Management, and International Society of Addiction 
Medicine. Dr. Prasad also serves as a Board Member for the American 
Association of Social Psychiatry.
  Dr. Prasad's outstanding work within his local, national, and 
international communities has garnered recognition throughout his 
career. He has received numerous awards for his commitment to the 
practice of Psychiatric Medicine, including the Non-Resident Indians 
Institute's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas award in 2012, the Global Indian 
Association's International Excellence Award in 2013, and the National 
Republican Congressional Committee's National Leadership Award in 2011.
  In honor of his lifelong commitment to the practice of Psychiatric 
Medicine, I recognize Dr. Prasad and thank him for the good work he has 
done in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and other communities 
across the globe.