V. Haranatha Reddy, MD

Born on June 12, 1938

Departed on April 6, 2018

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  1. Haranatha (VH) Reddy, a pediatrician and long-standing resident of Scottsboro, Alabama died after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s Disease in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 80.


Dr. Reddy is survived by his wife, Dr. Snehaprabha Reddy, his children, Dr. Seenu Reddy (Meera Ballal) of Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Radha Reddy Cohen (Zach Cohen) of Chevy Chase, Maryland and Madhavi Reddy King (Rhett King) of New Orleans, Louisiana and eight grandchildren (Sirina, Amelia, Lara, Samuel, Alexander, Anasuya, Leela and Harrison). He is predeceased by his brother, Dr. Damodara Reddy of Birmingham, Alabama and his sisters Venkamma of  Mabhunagar and Rajalakshmi of Hyderabad, India.  He is survived by his youngest brother, Parthasarathi Reddy of Hyderabad.


Haranatha Reddy was born in Gadwal, India on June 12, 1938 to Venkatapuram Dharma and Ananthama Reddy.  He graduated from Nizam College with degrees in Botany and then went on to the Kakathiya Medical College/Osmania University to receive his medical degree.  He completed his Internship in Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City and his Pediatrics residency at Kings County Hospital/Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and served as director of the Ambulatory Pediatrics Division there.


He was married to Dr. Snehaprabha Keesara of Ratnavaram on March 17, 1968 in Hyderabad, India.  They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  He emigrated to the United States on April 1, 1968 arriving in Chicago and residing in Kansas City, MO and New York City prior to settling in Scottsboro, Alabama.  When he arrived in Scottsboro in 1977, he was the first board certified pediatrician to establish practice in Northeast Alabama.  He went on to have a distinguished career, with a clinical faculty appointment to the Huntsville campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and being designated as a Master Pediatrician for the State of Alabama in 2000.  He served as Chief of Staff of his hospital, president of the County Medical Society and as a representative to the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  He also served as President of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.   He was an active Rotarian and was presented the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow’s Award.  He was active on the Board of First National Bank of Scottsboro and retired as an Emeritus Director.  He also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.


Haranatha Reddy was a devoted husband, father and friend to many.  He enjoyed travel, swimming, family and the practice of pediatrics.  He was devoted to improving the health of the children of Jackson County.  He will be deeply missed by his family, his friends and the many patients that came to know him through the years.


Funeral Services are scheduled for West Harpeth Funeral Home in Nashville, TN , on Sunday, April 7, 2018.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Scottsboro Chapter of Rotarians International or The Childrens Hospital of Alabama.


5 Comments to V. Haranatha Reddy, MD

  1. J. Etienne
    April 8, 2018 10:33 am

    My deepest condolences to the family on the passing of beloved father Mr. V. Haranatha Reddy. May his memory linger fondly in your heart as you reflect on the selfless life he shared with you and so many others. As you look to the future without your loved one, may the confidence expressed in the words at John 5: 25, 28 and 29 soften your pain, in knowing that in due time all families will be reunited and will never be separated by death.

  2. Ann Marie Austin Duvall
    April 8, 2018 8:24 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of Dr Reddy’s passing. I always admired him and thought so very highly of him. He was the nicest person. My love and prayers go out to his family. I will be thinking of you all.

  3. Dr Kalpana Parghi
    April 9, 2018 9:52 am

    Dear Sneha and family,

    I am deeply grieved to know about your loss. My sympathy and prayers are with you all. Dr Reddy would be a great loss to the community.

    We have not met in some years but I think about our work together many times.

    God bless and take care,

    Kalpana Parghi

  4. TriStar Centennial Medical Staff Association
    April 9, 2018 11:41 am

    Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you.

  5. Jan and John F. Porter, III and family
    April 10, 2018 4:24 pm

    We are so thankful for the life of Dr. V.H. Reddy. He took such good care of the children of Jackson County and Scottsboro, Alabama. We were fortunate that a man of his talent and caliber chose to practice medicine in our area and brought his talented and gracious wife along with him. They were both a tremendous blessing to my family and many others. Our deepest sympathy to all his family members. We know that you are missing him.

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