Executive Biographies


Dr. Spoorthi Arun


Dr. Spoorthi is an American Board Certified Internal Medicine physician who returned back to India after practicing medicine in the US for 15 years. Her passion for preventive medicine is reflected throughout her career in the US. Having trained at some of the best institutions globally and worked at world class hospitals such as Cleveland Clinic (Ohio,USA), Virgina Mason (Seattle, USA) and Geisinger Health System (Pa,USA), she believes that patients in our city and country deserve the same standard of evidence-based and respectful care that patients have come to expect in the very best institutions.

Her special interest in preventive Cardiology led her to Stanford Medical Center (California, USA) where she studied dedicated risk factor screening and treatment of heart disease in South Asian patients. Further, she has a Medical Informatics graduate degree from Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, USA). She did her MBBS at the prestigious Madras Medical College, Chennai.
She was honored with the prestigious Fellow, American College of Physicians.ACP Fellowship is a mark of distinction representing the pinnacle of integrity, professionalism, and scholarship for those who aspire to pursue careers in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram


Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram is an eminent Interventional Cardiologist, associated with many leading hospitals globally. He is the Chief, Division of Cardiology, Promed Hospital, Chennai and a global proctor (internationally authorized to teach complex cardiac interventional procedures to other medical practitioners) for Chronic Total Occlusions(CTO) at Boston Scientific, Abbott Vascular, USA, Medtronic China, Spectranetics, Asahi Intec, USA. He is also a Director at Fortis Escorts Hospital, New Delhi, India’s top cardiac center.

Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram is part of the research faculty for renowned Universities in the US, UK, Middle-East, Asia and more. He did his MBBS at the prestigious Madras Medical College, Chennai and a Master of Public Health from University of Maryland, USA.

The success of his practice is exemplified in his super specialization of Chronic Coronary Artery Total Occlusion Intervention, an advanced methodology that offers multiple possibilities to the patient. Sheer passion and dedication to the well-being of the patient has helped him accomplish over 2000 chronic total occlusion PCI, antegrade wiring, antegrade dissection reentry, retrograde cases in his journey of 15 years. He brings with his expertise an assurance to every patient that “there’s always an option” in ridding the heart of blockages.

Mr. Naveen Velagapalli


Naveen is an entrepreneur and started Promed (formerly Vitalife) as a chain of clinics with more than seven clinics across Bangalore, Chennai and Pune. He mentors the Chennai hospital and provides guidance in all financial and sales & marketing aspects. Over the past few years, Promed has developed a solid reputation for quality affordable healthcare with a keen focus on patient care. Prior to Promed, Naveen has more than six years of consulting experience in firms like Mindtree Consulting and Infosys Technologies. He has worked extensively with pharmaceutical and retail firms in India and abroad. Naveen graduated in mechanical engineering from Anna University and did his post graduate diploma in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Preethi Naveen

MBBS, MS, FMRF Cornea (SN)

Dr. Preethi Naveen is a senior cornea and refractive surgeon with several years of experience working with leading eye hospitals in Chennai such as Shankara Nethralaya, Dr.Agarwals Eye Hospital, etc. She is a fellow in Cornea from world renowned Shankara Nethralaya and presently is part of the cornea team at a leading eye hospital in Chennai. Dr. Preethi Naveen has performed hundreds of refractive surgeries, corneal transplants, cataracts and has a wealth of knowledge on multiple medical and non medical aspects of running a healthcare Institution. Dr. Preethi Naveen provides overall medical guidance, assists in developing medical protocols and is a key player in the doctors team at Promed.

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