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Ravy K. Vajravelu, MD, MSCE

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CHERP Affiliate Investigator

  • Staff Physician, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS)
  • Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh


Ravy K. Vajravelu, MD, MSCE, is a Staff Physician at VA Pittsburgh Health System (VAPHS) and Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh. His research aims to develop personalized medicine strategies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with gastrointestinal conditions. He is working to this goal by designing new biostatistical techniques to accurately and efficiently analyze big health data and by identifying clinical strategies that improve patient outcomes for common gastrointestinal diseases. In particular, he has studied conditions that frequently affect Veterans, such as colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticular bleeding. His research has been published in high-impact gastroenterology and informatics journals, such as Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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Health Services Research

2020, Sidney Cohen Teaching Award for Gastroenterology Faculty, University of Pennsylvania