Dr. Mudappa Kalaiah joins Morrison Community Hospital as a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, with expertise in the advanced diagnosis and treatment of systemic inflammatory diseases. His experience and knowledge will be a valuable asset in caring for the health of our community. After graduating from JSS Medical College in India, Dr. Kalaiah moved to the United States to continue his medical education and career. He completed one year of surgical residency at Guthrie-Robert Packer Hospital in Pennsylvania before transitioning to internal medicine, completing his residency at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. He went on to finish his medical education with a Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Iowa. Most recently, he worked in a private practice in Denver before moving back to the area to be closer to family. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys watching soccer and tennis, skiing and bike riding, and cooking. He recently acquired a new hobby when he learned about caring for the yard and landscaping of their new home.