Prathibha Rao Potharlanka


Dr. Potharlankais board certified in internal medicine, trained in integrative medicine, and has over 10 years. of experience as an Internist, a hospitalist and an office-based Practitioner.

She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Hahnemann, Drexel University in Philadelphia. In addition to practicing at Heart & Vascular Care Consultants, she is a hospitalist at University Medical Center at Princeton (UMPC) in Plainsboro, New Jersey and at Centerstate Medical Center in Freehold. She has served as medical director, physician advisor and occupational health physician, at UMPC where she initiated and led the hospitalist program. Before that, she was the associate medical director & lead hospitalist at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly and at Shore Memorial Center in Somers Point. She was also previously medical director at Genesis Healthcare-Park Place.

Widely regarded by her patients as compassionate, caring and dedicated, Dr. Potharlankahas earnednumerous awards including a Patient’ Choice Award 2008-11, Compassionate Doctor recognition in 2011 and New Jersey Top Docs in 2014. She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physiciansand is affiliated with the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians of Indian Origin. She has published research articles in several medical journals.



  • Medical School – Ross University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


  • Hahnemann, Drexel University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care