Featured Faculty

Ravy K. Vajravelu, MD, MSCE

Dr. Vajravelu joined Pitt Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the summer of 2021. Prior to that, he was an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His long-term research goal is to develop personalized diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for gastrointestinal diseases by designing and implementing novel biostatistical algorithms. In addition, he is an Associate Editor for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.

Dr. Vajravelu is PI on two grants. The first is a K08 from NIDDK, "Evaluation of multiple medication exposures concurrently using a novel algorithm." The other grant is a Clinical Research Award from the American College of Gastroenterology, "Study of Compliance, Practice patterns, and Barriers REgarding Established National Screening Programs for Barrett's Esophagus (SCREEN-BE)."  He has also published a numeber of high impact papers, including: