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photo Raghunandan Purushothaman, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Associate Director, Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internal Medicine

Hospital Medicine Procedural Director


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: UPMC Mon
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Administrative Assistant:
Crystal Lisowski
Phone: 412-692-4882
Administrative Assistant:
Anna Meurer
Phone: 412-692-4882
Education and Training
MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (IN), 2012
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR), 2017
Clinical Interest
Dr. Purushothaman joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. Before that, he attended medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences before completing his residency at the University of Arkansas. In his final year of residency he served as the program’s representative for the hospital’s infection control team. He also co-founded the Society for Enhanced Health and Access to Treatments (SEHAT) in 2013, which promotes the control of non-communicable diseases in India. He conducts research related to this area, with a co-authored publication on the effectiveness of community health in controlling cardiovascular disease in LMIC that appeared recently in Global Heart, and a design of a cluster randomized controlled trial to study the same issue in India which was published in the American Heart Journal. Since joining UPMC, his time is mainly spent caring for socially and medically complex health plan patients. His clinical interests include point-of-care ultrasound in the hospitalized patient, bedside procedures and high value care.
Educational Interest
Dr. Purushothaman spends half of his time teaching residents on general medicine wards. He teaches point-of-care ultrasound to residents and faculty in various settings and currently directs the point-of-care ultrasound elective for internal medicine residents. He is also interested in teaching basic bedside procedures to residents and faculty.
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Selected Publications:
Khetan, A, Zullo, M, Rani, A, Gupta, R, Purushothaman, R, Bajaj, N, Agarwal, S, Mohan, MK, Josphson, R. Effect of a Community Health Worker-Based Approach to Integrated Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control in India: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Global Heart. 2019; 14(4): 355-365.
Burgess, MJ, Rosenbaum, ER, Pritt, BS, Haselow, DT, Ferren, KM, Alzghoul, BN, Rico, JC, Sloan, LM, Ramanan, P, Purushothaman, R, Bradsher, RW. Possible Transfusion-Transmitted Babesia divergens-like/MO-1 Infection in an Arkansas Patient. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017; 64(11): 1622-1625.
Khetan, AK, Purushothaman, R, Chami, T, Hejjaji, V, Mohan, SKM, Josephson, RA, Webel, AR. The Effectiveness of Community Health Workers for CVD Prevention in LMIC. Global Heart. 2017; 12(3): 233-243.e6.
Sinha, S, Purushothaman, R, Chandrashekhar, R, et al. Nevirapine Versus Efavirenz-Based Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens in Antiretroviral-Naive Patients With HIV and Tuberculosis Infections in India: A Pilot Study. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2013; 13: 482.
Ekka, M, Sinha, S, Purushothaman, R, Naik, N, Narang, R, Singh, L. Ventricular tachycardia – an atypical initial presentation of sarcoidosis: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2013; 7: 196.