Dr. Chalapathi Rao Achanta

Clinical Director and Chief of Department (Gastroenterology), Interventional Endoscopy and Liver Transplantation

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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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