Holy Cross Cardiologist Dr. Karan Munuswamy Elected President of American Diabetes Association's South Florida Region
Dr. Karan Munuswamy of the Holy Cross Medical Group has been elected president of the board of directors for the American Diabetes Association's South Florida region.
Dr. Munuswamy has a long history of supporting public health education and medical research. He previously served as board president of the organization's Broward County chapter from 2000 to 2012.
"We have very diverse ethnic groups in South Florida and some are at very high risk for developing diabetes," Dr. Munuswamy said. "My focus is to reach out to these communities to increase awareness and adoption of healthy lifestyles to prevent diabetes, while at the same time, raising funds to support diabetes research and hopefully one day, finding a cure for this growing epidemic in our country."
In addition to his involvement with the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Munuswamy served as president of American Heart Association of Broward from 1995 to 2000. During his tenure as board president of both of these organizations, he oversaw the fundraising of millions of dollars in support of medical research and community education programs.
In recognition of his community leadership, Dr. Munuswamy was recognized by Leadership Broward during the Profiles in Leadership Gala in 2016. He also is a past recipient of the Opera Society of Broward's Humanitarian Award and the American Diabetes Association's Valor Award and Volunteer Achievement Award for outstanding service to the community.
He joined the Holy Cross Medical Group in 2010 and currently serves as director of nuclear cardiology for Cardiology Associates of Fort Lauderdale. Published in numerous scientific journals, Dr. Munuswamy conducts clinical research at the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute and serves an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Miami.
He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and the American Society of Hypertension.
Dr. Munuswamy resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Dr. Sarita Munuswamy.