In 2002, Dr. Nakkala received his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from Manipal University, India. He earned his Master of Public Health with emphasis on Health Services Administration (MPH) from East Tennessee State University in 2005. He worked for Tennessee Department of Health at NorthEast Tennessee Regional Health Office NETRHO during his internship. He completed his post graduate training in Internal Medicine from Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY in 2008.
Dr. Nakkala completed his post-doctoral Fellowship training in Gastroenterology from 2009-2012 while attending Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He also completed Clinical Fellow in Transplant Hepatology at The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
After completion of his Fellowship, Dr. Nakkala practiced his advanced Gastroenterology skills in Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown NY for over 3 years. He was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and enjoyed teaching medical Student and Post graduate medical residents.
Dr. Nakkala is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Some of his honors that he received during his training include, Chief Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Resident of the Year, Internal Medicine, Maimondes Medical Center. He is also recipient of Fellowship2Leadership unrestricted travel grant in 2011 for his academic research. He is active member of AGA, AASLD, ASGE, and ACG.
His interest in Gastroenterology include Endoscopic ultrasound examination, ERCP, Pancreatico Biliary diseases, GI bleeding, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and Luminal stenting for benign and cancerous obstruction of the digestive system.
He is married with two kids. He enjoys Photography, Biking and traveling.