Raj Vuppalanchi, MBBS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as an academic hepatologist in 2007 after completing dual fellowships in Clinical Pharmacology and Gastroenterology-Hepatology from Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cholestatic and autoimmune liver disease (PSC, PBC and AIH), biomarkers of fibrosis (transient elastography), and novel therapeutics for various liver disorders. He has expertise in drug safety and drug metabolism in patients with liver disease and bariatric surgery. He serves as a clinical investigator for industry and NIH-sponsored (NASH CRN and DILIN) multi-center clinical trials. He also serves as the primary investigator for the Indiana CTSI phase I clinical trials in the hepatic-impaired patient population.
His research interests include pathogenesis and therapy for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and drug induced liver injury (DILI). His other research interests include studying alterations in drug metabolism in patients who underwent gastric bypass and patients who have cirrhosis. He is currently working on understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis.
American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology