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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor Nancy Gara and Dr. Sujatha Addagatla at its 2014 Premier, which will be held Jan. 18 in the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls.

Gara, a former vice president and manager of the Power City Office of First Niagara Bank and a two-time recipient of HSBC’s Manager of the Year Award, served on Memorial’s board of directors and was chairwoman of the Medical Center Foundation’s Schoellkopf Park Revitalization Campaign. She was a board member of the Sisters Hospital Foundation and Riverdale Cemetery Association, the Niagara University Advisory Board and Niagara Falls Water Authority, and was named a 2011 Niagara Gazette Woman of Distinction.

She and her husband, Sam, headed the first installment of the annual event in 2004. In the years since, she served on the planning committee for every Premier including this year’s event.

She died May 28.

Addagatla, the founder and owner of Niagara Nephrology, has practiced medicine in Niagara for the past 15 years. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Nagarjuna University’s Gunter Medical College in India. She completed her residency and fellowship in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Addagatla is board-certified in nephrology and internal medicine.

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