MD (USA) DCH (India) MRCP (UK) MHA (USA)
Dr. Prakasam holds an MBBS DCH (India) and MRCP-Pediatrics (UK) and
is Board Certified in Pediatrics & Endocrinology in the United
States. In addition, he has a Masters in Health Administration
(MHA) from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Prakasam holds several positions, including Medical Director
for the Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Healthy Life Style
program for children at the Sutter Medical Center, and Medical
Director for the Telemedicine Program and ehealth for the
Sacramento Sierra Region for Sutter Health. He is the Founder and a
Member of the Board of Directors for the Subishta Medical
Consultancy in India, and also involved in various positions in 2
start ups in the US and one in India. He is currently the Chair of
the eHealth Committee at Sutter Health for the region, President of
the Leadership Council of American Diabetes Association in Northern
California, and a Board Member for the American Heart Association
He successfully started a private endocrine practice in 2001, which
now has 4 Pediatric Endocrinologists and five satellite offices,
taking care of more than 4,500 patients, over 1,000 with Diabetes.
The practice has the biggest pediatric insulin pump program in the
western USA and is involved in several clinical trials in the field
of diabetes and growth. He organized several comprehensive
pediatric endocrine CME programs in Sacramento, and is an active
participant of CME programs in several hospitals globally.
Dr. Prakasam has started and successfully run a low-cost
telemedicine program in India for the past six years. He has cared
for more than 400 patients through the system, and conducts
low-cost medical education programs from the US and UK.
He conceived, designed, and initiated the first multidisciplinary
and age appropriate, healthy lifestyle program for children in the
Sutter Health system, enabling the first coordinated program
between Sutter Health system and CSUS.
He started the first telemedicine program at Sutter Medical Center,
and wrote the guidelines and advised the formation of the first
newborn screening program in Vietnam. He has been the Web Medical
Consultant for Magic Foundation, a non-profit organization for
children with growth disorders.
He sits on the Board, and is a member of Business Improvement and
IT Committees for the Children's Specialists of Sacramento Medical
Group, and is an Advisory Committee Member for the Pediatric
Endocrine Program at Sutter Medical Center. He also serves as an
advisor, speaker and marketing consultant for several
pharmaceutical companies, while running a unique patient support
online program for children with diabetes, lifestyle issues, and
growth hormone deficiencies.
His current projects involve creating a network for health care in
India, his country of origin, by using his multinational experience
and eHealth background, and works on consumer and provider web
He is happily married for 18 years to a Pediatrician/Entrepreneur,
and they have two beautiful children, 15 and 10.