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photo Chethan Puttarajappa, MD, MS



Phone: 412-647-5752

Office: Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
UPMC Montefiore, 3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-5752
Fax: 412-647-5736
Education and Training
M.B.B.S., Bangalore Medical College, India, 2006
M.S. (Clinical Research), University of Pittsburgh, 2018
Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, 2010
Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2012
Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013
Research Interest
Kidney allocation and organ placement
Application of decision and cost-effectiveness analyses to kidney transplantation
Cytomegalovirus infection in kidney transplant recipients
Medication non-adherence in transplantation
Clinical Interest
Dr. Puttarajappa’s clinical interests are in the areas of kidney and pancreas transplantation. He is actively involved in initiatives to improve efficiency of pre-transplant evaluation of patients on the kidney transplant waiting list. In addition, he is involved in caring for patients admitted to intensive care unit as a night-time intensivist.
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Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Utility of Virtual Crossmatch in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: K08
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2024