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WRHS’ Kutty presents project on expired drugs at national meeting

A White River Health System (WRHS) resident recently joined a select few in presenting his project at a national meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Raman Kutty (pictured), Class of 2023 Internal Medicine Resident, represented the WRHS residency program at the American College of Physicians National Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Out of 4,000 applicants from across the world, Dr. Kutty’s project, focusing on expired prescription drug potency, was one of only 10 to be selected. 

With prescription drug prices rising, Kutty hopes that his team’s work will help reduce the cost to patients across the country.

“We have a really unique opportunity here to get to the root of the issue,” said Kutty. “Everyone has old medications in their medicine cabinet, and we all wonder if they’re still good or not. If medicines stay good for longer than we thought, that’s a huge savings for everyone.” 

Kutty was grateful for the opportunity, thanking his project team, his fellow residents and program director at WRHS, the presentation review committee, and his friends and family. 

The WRHS Internal Medicine Residency Program has welcomed five classes of 10 residents to the program. 

The first class of residents graduated from the program in 2021, with the second class expected to graduate this month. 

Out of these two classes, WRHS had three physicians join its staff and three others sign letters of intent. 

Physicians include Drs. Michael Andryka, Doreen Kamoga, Wyatt Lydolph, Mitchell Keel, Shoaib Khan, and Edwin Suarez. 

Image provided by WRHS

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