Murthappa N. Prakash, M.D., Elected to Saint Francis Board

Will serve two-year term 

(Hartford, Conn. January 8, 2015) – Murthappa N. Prakash, M.D. of South Windsor has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. 

Prakash, an interventional cardiologist in private practice with more than 30 years of experience in the field, is also President of the Medical Staff at Saint Francis. In addition to his private practice, he mentors medical students from University of Connecticut Medical School as well as residents at Saint Francis. 

 “It is a privilege to be elected to the Board of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center,” Prakash said. “With the changing landscape of healthcare and the move toward population health management, I look forward to serving the Hospital and the members of our community who use this vital resource.”  

Prakash earned his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India. He completed a residency in medicine at Cabrini Medical Center in New York. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, and a second fellowship in cardiac catheterization at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  

“We are honored that Dr. Prakash has joined our Board. His years of experience as a cardiologist and his role as a clinical leader at Saint Francis will provide a unique perspective on the many issues that come before the Board,” said Christopher M. Dadlez, President and Chief Executive Officer. 

About Saint Francis 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, and the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research.  Its services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit