Lakshmi Tegulapalle, DO


Dr. Lakshmi Tegulapalle is a board-certified radiologist specializing in breast imaging. A personal connection to the fight against breast cancer drives her work: her beloved grandmother succumbed to the disease, and her daughter’s namesake, Hattie, battled breast cancer for decades.

Dr. Tegulapalle’s mission is to create a smooth path for her patients and forge a true partnership, breaking the mold of an often faceless, daunting healthcare system.

“Women need and deserve care from professionals who are not only intellectually and technically proficient, but have the social and emotional skills to be there in the time of need, to listen to fears, to educate, and to provide a plan of attack.”

After graduating medical school, Dr. Tegulapalle completed her residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in women’s imaging. Prior to joining Bedford Breast Center, she served as Medical Director at one of Los Angeles County’s largest breast centers. Her dedication to helping breast cancer patients and providing compassionate care make her a welcome addition our team.

Dr. Tegulapalle enjoys spending time with her partner, parents, and children. When she’s not shuffling family around to theater, tennis, and basketball practice, she finds solace in starting (although rarely finishing) a great book.

Education & Training

Women’s Imaging Fellowship, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Diagnostic Radiology Residency, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Internship, Horizon Health System, Bicounty Community and Henry Ford Hospitals, Detroit, MI
DO: Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI
BA: Albion College, Albion, MI

Certification & Licensure

American Board of Radiology
Medical Licensure, State of California
Medical Licensure, State of Illinois
National Osteopathic Board of Clinical Examiners

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Breast Imagers