The Connecticut State Medical Society Announces New President, Bollepalli Subbarao, MD

September 30, 2019 (North Haven, CT) – At the 227th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut State Medical Society Bollepalli Subbarao, MD, of Avon was inducted as the organization’s 181st President.


A practicing Psychiatrist, Dr. Subbarao earned his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Dr. Subbarao currently practices at Advanced Behavioral Health in Middletown, a non-profit behavioral health management company.

He previously served as the President of the Hartford Medical Association.  He remains an active member of the American and Connecticut State Psychiatric Society and the National and Connecticut Associations of Physicians of Indian Origin.

Dr. Subbarao is also a retired Colonel in the US Army Reserve and served five tours of Active Duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He is passionate about public health and about giving back to his community. He was proceeded by Claudia Gruss, MD who concluded her successful one-year term as the medical society’s President.

Dr. Subbarao addressed more than 200 physician colleagues, members, and friends at the event, stating, “we (physicians) must listen to each other, be open to new ideas, even if they are disruptive. We are all interdependent and there is no time to feel powerless and to let ourselves burn out. We need to go back to our fundamental professional values of clinical autonomy, clinical integrity, professional ethics, collaboration, and continuous improvement, utilizing modern tools optimally.”


About Connecticut State Medical Society

One of the nation’s oldest medical societies, the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) was founded in 1792 and serves more than 6,000 physicians across the state. The mission of CSMS is to be the voice of all Connecticut physicians; to lead physicians in advocacy; to promote the profession of medicine; to improve the quality of care; and to safeguard the health of our patients. For more information visit