(HARTFORD, Conn.) – Surendra P. Khera, M.D., of Simsbury, has joined the Medical and Dental Staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as the Director of Academic Inpatient Medical Services.

Dr. Khera received his medical degree from Burdwan Medical College in India. Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Khera completed his residency and served as chief resident in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn.

Dr. Khera has joined the practice of Saint Francis Medical Group, Inc., as an academic hospitalist, specializing in inpatient care. A full-time faculty member within the Department of Medicine, he will be involved in teaching rounds with medical students and residents. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Founded in 1897, Saint Francis is a major teaching hospital licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets and is the largest Catholic hospital in New England.