Kanakadurga R. Poduri, M.D.

Kanakadurga R. Poduri, M.D.

Contact Information

Clinton Crossings Office Park
4901 Lac De Ville Blvd, Bldg D, Suite 250
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 275-3271

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. K. Rao Poduri, Chair and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology, is a nationally renowned physiatrist is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Medicine, and Pain Management. Dr. Poduri is fellowship-trained in Geriatric Rehabilitation. She is the Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation services at Strong Memorial Hospital and is the Program Director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program. She has a passion for teaching residents and medical students. Dr. Poduri has extensive experience in the treatment of stroke, spinal cord injury, amputations, and chronic pain.

She is a member of many prestigious Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation associations such as the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American Spinal Injury Association, the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, and has authored many journal articles. Besides being a busy physician and administrator, Dr. Poduri is active in research and has presented many research studies at national and international meetings. She has been invited to present her research to her peers in Germany, India, and Canada. Dr. Poduri is a patient advocate and is responsible for the annual Spinal Cord Injury Health Fair in the Greater Rochester, NY area.

Awards & Honors (National)

Top Doctors of America 2003
International Who's Who in Medicine | Marquis 1988
World Who's Who in Women | Marquis 1985
Who's Who in American Women | Marquis 1984

Awards & Honors (Local)

Physician's Recognition Award. | American Medical Association 1981 - Present

Current Appointments

Director - Department of Medical Informatics (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Professor - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD)


Spinal Cord Injury Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab


MD | Medicine | 1984
MBBS | Medicine | Karnatak Medical College1970

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Monroe Community Hospital09/01/1979 - 06/30/1980
Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry09/01/1976 - 06/30/1979
Internship in Internal Medicine at St Mary's Hospital of Rochester09/01/1972 - 06/30/1973