Bapu P. Arekapudi, MD

Bapu Arekapudi

Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Company: Lake Shore Medical Associates Ltd.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Bapu P. Arekapudi, MD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Lake Shore Medical Associated Ltd., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.

While living in his native India as a young boy, Dr. Arekapudi contracted typhoid fever at the age of 16. After consulting with several doctors who were unable to help, his family traveled to visit another qualified physician who held a medical degree. Miraculously, the doctor treated and cured Dr. Arekapudi of his fever, thus solidifying his interest in medicine and helping others who were struggling with similar illnesses.

After receiving top grades in high school, Dr. Arekapudi received a national medicine scholarship to attend college. In 1969, he graduated from Guntur Medical College with a Doctor of Medicine. Finding that it was difficult to find medical jobs in his native village, Dr. Arekapudi relocated to the United States.

Upon immigrating to the United States, Dr. Arekapudi joined the Chicago Community Hospital and, over time, advanced to become the medical director for tuberculosis control for a decade. Since 1978, he has excelled as the founder and chief executive officer of Lake Shore Medical Associates Ltd. in Chicago. Alongside his primary endeavors, he was a founding member of the Indo-American Democratic Organization and a co-founder of the board of the Indo-American Center, which he has served for more than 35 years. Likewise, Dr. Arekapudi is a retired pulmonary and critical care medicine consultant.

Maintaining affiliation with several societies, Dr. Arekapudi is a member of the Respiratory Health Association, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the Chicago Medical Society and the Illinois State Medical Society. Looking toward the future, he intends to continue excelling in his roles with Lake Shore Medical Associates while leveraging his expertise in business and medicine to continuously help others. Dr. Arekapudi would also like to help promote the ideals of humanism alongside his wife.

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