(June 30, 2008) - Dr. Rao Musunuru, a cardiologist practicing at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point was honored with the "2008 Outstanding Citizen Award" by West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, for his outstanding service to the public in areas of cardiology, community education, charity and advocacy. Musunuru received the award from Tom Kehoe, the Chamber's Chairman of the Board, at their annual banquet.
Dr. Musunuru received three national awards from the American Heart Association for his quality service in the past five years -- 2003 National Chairman's award, 2005 National Physician of the Year and 2007 National Volunteer Advocate of the Year. He has been serving as a member of Board of Trustees for PHCC (Pasco-Hernando Community College) since 1999, He volunteers for the "CARES' Organization , among others. He is also a current member of Advisory Council for NHLBI (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) at NIH.