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Dr. Prasad Srinivasan has been elected to a fourth term as the State Representative of the Connecticut General Assembly as Republican with an astonishing majority on November 8th.

Dr. Srinivasan, an accomplished Legislator, Physician, Business Owner and Philanthropist, has been credited with winning many endorsements, accolades, awards and recognitions. He is an Assistant Republican Leader and Ranking Member of the Public Health committee in Connecticut General Assembly besides being a member of Finance Revenue & Bonding and Planning & Development.

Dr. Prasad Srinivasan is a long-time resident of the town of Glastonbury near Hartford, CT and has been practicing medicine for over 35 years. He treats pediatric and adult patients with allergies. A physician by profession and committed to giving back to the country, Dr. Prasad Srinivasan challenged his colleagues in the medical profession, during a conference in New York recently, asking them to be hardworking, dedicated to public cause, family-oriented and stay focused, which are keys to becoming state and national elected officials.

“We have the choice to be at the table or on the table. Given our heritage, we the Indian Americans belong at the table. Get actively involved in the affairs of the local community and that’s the path to larger role in the nation,” he said.

Dr. Srinivasan is a graduate of Baroda Medical College in India. He was chief pediatric resident at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.  He did his fellowship in allergy and immunology at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He is also certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

Dr. Srinivasan has been endorsed by several associations, recognized on several occasions and was awarded with numerous Awards. To name a few, Legislator of the Year Award in 2015, Outstanding Leadership and Excellence by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, National Co-Chair of the United States Health Policy Council, Connecticut Magazine Top Doctor 7th year in a row, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Hind Ratan Award by President of India and so on.

Dr. Srinivasan is married to Mrs. Kala Prasad, a professional musician for over 30 years. Their Son, Sashank Prasad, M.D., graduate from Yale University, is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Sashank’s wife, Kerry, is a high school teacher by profession, currently a stay home mom taking care of their two children. Their Daughter, Anusha Prasad-Rodriguez, graduate of MIT and Wharton is the Head of Alternate Investments at Oppenheimer. Her husband, Paul, is a manager at Analysis Group, Inc.  They have two daughters.

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