As chairman of the department of radiology at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, Dr. AppaRao Mukkamala makes good use of his training and skills in all matters pertaining to radiologic imaging and medicine. Previously, he served as vice chief of medical staff at Hurley Medical Center, where his work was recognized with a Hurley Medical Center Pinnacle Award. A respected practitioner, Dr. AppaRao Mukkamala has also received the State of Michigan Distinguished Citizen Award, the American Medical Association's Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine, and the Clement A. Alfred Humanitarian Award.
When not attending to his many professional responsibilities at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. AppaRao Mukkamala devotes time and resources to philanthropic endeavors like Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD), where he serves as treasurer. In addition, he and his wife, Dr. Sumathi Mukkamala established Chinmaya Vijaya Orphanage, an all-girls orphanage in Andhra Pradesh, India. Dr. Mukkamala has also served as president of Chinmaya Mission West, and co-founded NRI Medical College and General Hospital in Andhra Pradesh, India.