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Dr. Chalapathi Rao Achanta

MD (Med), DM (Gastro), (PGI-Chandigarh)

Consultant Medical Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist, Interventional Endoscopist

Medical Gastroenterology

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Location : KIMS Vizag
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  • MBBS, AMC, Visakhapatnam, 1998
  • MD (General Medicine), PGI, Chandigarh, 2008
  • DM (Gastroenterology), PGI, Chandigarh, 2011
  • Advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship, PGI, Chandigarh, 2012


  • Chief gastroenterologist, KIMS-ICON Hospital, Visakhapatnam
  • Chief gastroenterologist, Pinnacle Hospital, Visakhapatnam, April 2016 - September 2018
  • Gastroenterology specialist, Bahrain specialist Hospital, Baharin, 2014 - 2015
  • Gastroenterology consultant, Queens NRI Hospital, Visakhapatnam 2013


He is the first to do endoscopic ultrasound in the region of north coastal Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha. He did more than 20000 procedures including ERCP, 

EUS, therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy


He has published around 48 papers in various peer reviewed national and international journals.

He is currently Editor for journals like:
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • OGH reports
He is currently the reviewer for the journals:
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Hepatology international
  • Tropical gastroenterology
  • ACG case reports journal

Awards And Honors

  • He won Sajja chandra mouli prize medal in clinical neurology in 2003
  • He won many best paper presentation awards from 2010-2013. He delivered lectures in annual DDW conference at San Diego, USA 2012 and Orlando, USA 2013 for his work on pancreatitis and endoscopic ultrasound
    • For his academic work in GI endoscopy, he recently received the prestigious award of best clinical reviewer 2016 from American society of GI endoscopy

Talk Delivered

 He has presented more than 70 papers in various national and international Gastroenterology conferences including ISG, DDW, APDW, APASL, EASL, etc.



  •  Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Advanced therapeutic endoscopy, ERCP and narrow band imaging
  • Biological therapy in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Liver transplantation




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