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Dr. Bharat Narumanchi biography: 13 things about Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson’s killer

Dr. Bharat Narumanchi

Dr. Bharat Narumanchi

Dr. Bharat Kumar Narumanchi was a pediatrician who practiced mostly in California, United States. He had offices in West Hills, Los Angeles, California as well as in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA and in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Narumanchi and his former wife have one daughter. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He specialized in internal medicine and pediatrics. Among the conditions he treated were abdominal pain, allergic reaction and anemia. (a) (b)
  2. He spoke English and Spanish. (a)
  3. He was a non-participating provider of Medicare and was enrolled in Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS). (c)
  4. He worked at Pediatric Affiliates Medical Group Inc. in West Hills and in Tampa Family Health Centers in Tampa. (a)
  5. He was affiliated with West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in West Hills and Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, Los Angeles. (a)
  6. In 2008, he graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. (a)
  7. On July 1, 2008, he started working at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City, New York, USA. He was terminated on December 31, 2009. (d)
  8. On April 14, 2010, St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. He submitted a claim for $24,700 to the bankruptcy court on September 24, 2010, which he revised to $1,524,700 on April 1, 2011. (d) (e)
  9. He was licensed to practice by the state board in Florida. In 2012, he was issued a physician and surgeon license in California, which would be valid until August 2022. Also in 2012, he filed for divorce from his former wife and was charged with domestic abuse in Hawaii, USA. The case, which involved a child custody battle between him and his former wife, was later dismissed and they had joint custody of their daughter. (b) (e) (f)
  10. In 2013, he completed his pediatric residency at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. (a) (e)
  11. In January 2021, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and had been given weeks to live. (a)
  12. In the third week of January 2021, he applied for a volunteer position at the Children’s Medical Group office in Austin, Texas, USA but was turned down. (e) (f)
  13. With a pistol, a shotgun and two duffel bags, he went back to the Children’s Medical Group office on January 26, 2021. He held five employees inside, including his fellow pediatrician Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson. All the hostages either escaped or were released except Dodson. After a six-hour hostage standoff, Austin Police Department’s SWAT team discovered that he had fatally shot Dodson then himself. He and Dodson were both 43 years old at the time of their deaths. (e) (f)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

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