Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Division of Renal-Electrolyte

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photo Chethan Puttarajappa, MD


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
Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, 2010
Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2012
Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013
Research Interest
Dr. Puttarajappa’s research interests include pre transplant assessment of kidney transplant candidates, particularly in the area of cardiovascular risk and functional status assessment. His other areas of interest are Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in the kidney transplant recipients and cost-effectiveness analysis in transplantation.
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Selected Publications:
Dhoble, A., Puttarajappa, C. Calcification of thoracic aorta - solar eclipse sign. Cases Journal. 2008; 1(1): 133.
Puttarajappa, C., Dhoble, A. Mediastinal lipomatosis as a cause of low voltage complexes on electrocardiogram and widened mediastinum: A case report. Cases Journal. 2008; 1(1): 171.
Dhoble, A., Puttarajappa, C., Neiberg,A. Dermatomyositis and supraventricular tachycardia. International Achieves of Medicine. 2008; 1(1): 25.
Dhoble, A, Puttarajappa,C., Patel, M.B., Thakur, R.K. Heart rate variability in a man with anorexia. American Journal of Medicine. 2008; 121(12): e5-6.
Dhoble, A., Patel, M.B., Abdelmoneim, S.S., Puttarajappa,C., Abela, G.S., Bhattm D,L., Thakur, R.K. Relation of porphyria to atrial fibrillation. American Journal of Cardiology. 2009; 104(3): 373-6.
Puttarajappa, C., Rajan, D.S. Images in clinical medicine. Allen's test. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010; 363(14): e20.
Sarzynski, E., Puttarajappa, C., Xie, Y., Grover, M., Laird-Fick, H. Association between proton pump inhibitor use and anemia: a retrospective cohort study. Digestive Disease and Sciences. 2011; 56(80: 2349-53.
Puttarajappa, C., Shapiro, R., Tan, H.P. Antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplantation: a review. Journal of Transplantation. 2012; 2012: 193724.
Puttarajappa, C., Yabes, J., Bei,L., Shah, N., Bernardo, J., McCauley, J., Basu, A., Tan, H., Shapiro, R., Unruh, M., Wu, C. Cancer risk with alemtuzumab following kidney transplantation. Clinical Transplantation. 2013; 27(3): E264-71.
Randhawa, P., Pastrana, D.V., Zeng, G., Huang, Y., Shapiro, R., Sood, P., Puttarajappa, C., Berger, M., Hariharan, S., Buck, C.B. Commercially available immunoglobulins contain virus neutralizing antibodies against all major genotypes of polyomavirus BK. American Journal of Transplant. 2015; 15(4): 1014-20.