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Krishnarao V. Tangella

Krishnarao Tangella, MD MBA Pathologist

1400 West Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801

“Pathologists are the guardians of laboratory services. About 70-80% of the medical record is laboratory information, which enhances the care provided to the patients.”


MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Medical School

Madras Medical College, Madras, India


Government General Hospital, Madras, India


University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology

Professional Organizations

Champaign County Medical Society(Board Member & President Elect), Illinois Society of Pathologists (Board Member), College of American Pathologists (Fellow), American Society of Clinical Pathologists (Fellow), American College of Healthcare Executives (Fellow).

Get to know Krishnarao V. Tangella

Why I Chose Health Care

My dad is a physician, and I wanted to follow in his footsteps.

Department of Pathology

In the Department of Pathology, Dr. Tangella interprets and diagnoses the changes caused by disease in tissues.

Hospital Affiliation

Medical Director Laboratory-OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Medical Center in Champaign, Medical Director Laboratory-OSF Healthcare Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, Medical Director Laboratory-McKinley Health Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Dr. Tangella is a member of the Board of Directors for the following: Christie Clinic, OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Medical Center in Champaign, and Presence Covenant Medical Center Foundation. He actively participates in collaborative translational research at the world renowned Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Tangella's research interests include cellular biomedical imaging and optical characteristics of cancers. He actively teaches medical students and internal medicine residents as a Clinical Associate Professor in Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He was awarded the 2011 Board of Regents Young Executive Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Tangella and his wife, Mayra, enjoy traveling to new places with their family. In addition, Dr. Tangella is the founder of, a trusted patient healthcare educational resource. 

Additional Locations
Urbana, IL

OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Medical Center in Champaign

1400 West Park Street

Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 366-1200

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