Covenant Medical Group Welcomes Vascular Neurologist Ashok Reddy Polu, MD

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Ashok Reddy Polu, MD
Vascular Neurologist
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Covenant Medical Group welcomes Ashok Reddy Polu, MD, to its neurohospitalist team at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Covenant Health’s nationally recognized spine and neuroscience program.

Dr. Polu is a double board-certified physician in neurology and vascular neurology with a specialized focus on acute stroke and expertise in neuro-ultrasonography. With a dedication to advancing the field, Dr. Polu serves as the director of neuro-ultrasonography, spearheading innovative approaches to neuroimaging.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is recognized by The Joint Commission, the American Heart Association, and the American Stroke Association as a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, caring for our region’s most complex stroke cases.

Dr. Polu earned his medical degree from the American International Medical University in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky and completed his fellowship in vascular neurology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Beyond the hospital walls, Dr. Polu is deeply committed to community health. Having actively participated in community education programs and outreach initiatives, Dr. Polu aims to raise awareness about neurological conditions and promote early intervention in his patients.

“As the director of neuro-ultrasonography, I’m excited to be at the forefront of using cutting-edge imaging technologies to enhance diagnostic precision. The creation of this role showcases Covenant Health’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art neurological services for the best possible treatment and outcomes for our patients.”

About Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a not-for-profit healthcare enterprise serving East Tennessee and the surrounding region. Located in downtown Knoxville, it is a 541-bed medical center with an array of medical services, including neurology, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, obstetrics and rehabilitation medicine. It is certified by The Joint Commission and CARF as a Comprehensive Stroke and Rehabilitation Center and holds several accreditations in cardiology, hip, knee and spine surgeries and bariatrics. It is a Pulmonary Hypertension Center of Excellence and has been awarded for its maternity care. For more information, visit

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