Vikram Raghu, MD

Vikram Raghu, MD
Fellow

Hometown: Murrysville, PA 

College/Medical School: University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residency: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Career/Research Interests:

  • Intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation
  • Clinical decision and cost-effectiveness analysis  

Honors/Awards:

  • 2020 IRTA Poster of Distinction
  • 2019 NASPGHAN Poster of Distinction
  • 2019 IRTA-TTS Scientific Travel Award
  • 2018 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh First Year Fellow of the Year
  • 2017 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Residency Primary Care Award

Publications

Other Publications:

  • Amin A*, Raghu VK*, Mazariegos GV, Bond G. Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation: The Ultimate Treatment for Intestinal Failure. In: Vincent JL, ed. Textbook of Critical Care (Eighth Edition). Elsevier. (In press) *Equal contributions
  • Raghu VK, Squires RH. Liver Failure, Pediatric. In: Kuipers EJ, ed. Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology (Second Edition). Oxford: Academic Press; 2020:444-454. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.66040-3

Published Abstracts:

  • Raghu VK, Rudolph JA, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of teduglutide in pediatric patients with intestinal failure using Markov modeling. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2019;69:S437-S438. Presented at 2019 NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL; poster of distinction presentation
  • Raghu VK, Rudolph JA, Jalal HJ, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of parenteral or enteral iron supplementation in children with intestinal failure: a microsimulation study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2019;69:S437.2019 NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL; poster presentation
  • Raghu V, Binion DG, Smith KJ. P3A.04: Cost-effectiveness of teduglutide in adult patients with intestinal failure: Markov modeling using traditional cost-effectiveness criteria. Transplantation. 2019;103(7S2):S43-S44. Congress of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association 2019, Paris, France; poster of distinction presentation
  • Raghu VK, Gaughan KE, Verner C, Pasek TA, Butler GA, Rudolph JA, Srinath AI, Buchert AR. Implementation of an Acute Care Clinical Pathway for the Management of Pediatric Constipation Improves Process Control. Gastroenterology, Vol. 156, Issue 6, S-144–S-145. Presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019, San Diego, CA; poster presentation
  • Raghu VK, Nowalk AJ, Srinath AI. Should We Screen Children with Constipation For Celiac Disease, Hypothyroidism, Hypercalcemia, And Lead Toxicity? Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2017;65:S268. Presented at 2017 NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV; poster presentation
  • Venkataramanan R, Raghu V, Momper J, Schonder K, Shapiro R, Humar A. The Effect of Generic Substitution of Tacrolimus in Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation Journal. 2012;94(10S):748. Presented at the 24th International Congress of The Transplantation Society 7/2012, Berlin, Germany; poster presentation

Presentations:

  • Raghu VK, Rudolph JA, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of teduglutide in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome with intestinal failure: Markov modeling using traditional cost-effectiveness criteria. Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium 2020, Toronto, CA; poster of distinction presentation
  • Raghu VK, Rudolph JA, Jalal HJ, Smith KJ. Effect of Adherence on the Cost-Effectiveness of Enteral Iron Supplementation in Children with Intestinal Failure. Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium 2020, Toronto, CA; poster presentation
  • Raghu VK, Shaikh N, Rudolph JA. Teduglutide for the achievement of enteral autonomy in short bowel syndrome with intestinal failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium 2020, Toronto, CA; poster presentation
  • Raghu VK, Prathapan KM, Hamm ME, Rudolph JA, Norman MK. Caregiver preferences regarding decision-making in children with intestinal failure: a qualitative study focusing on iron supplementation. Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium 2020, Toronto, CA; poster presentation
  • Ayers M, Raghu VK, Sevilla W, King D, Alissa F, Rudolph JA. Long term outcomes of parenteral nutrition associated liver disease treatment with fish-oil lipid emulsion (Omegaven®) in pediatric intestinal failure. Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium 2020, Toronto, CA; poster presentation
  • Prathapan KM, Raghu VK, Ganoza A, Presel T, Ackerman K, Yaworski JA, Sevilla W, King D, Alissa F, Rudolph JA. Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome: A Case Series with Long Term Follow Up and Prolonged Survival. Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium 2020, Toronto, CA; poster of distinction presentation
  • Prathapan KM, Raghu VK, Ganoza A, Presel T, Ackerman K, Yaworski JA, Sevilla W, King D, Alissa F, Rudolph JA. Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome: A Case Series with Long Term Follow Up and Prolonged Survival. American Transplant Congress 2020, Philadelphia, PA; poster presentation
  • Prathapan KM, Raghu VK, Ganoza A, Presel T, Ackerman K, Yaworski JA, Sevilla W, King D, Alissa F, Rudolph JA. Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome: A Case Series with Long Term Follow Up and Prolonged Survival. Digestive Disease Week 2020, Chicago, IL; poster presentation
  • Raghu VK, Gaughan KE, Verner C, Pasek TA, Butler GA, Rudolph JA, Srinath AI, Buchert AR. Implementation of an Acute Care Clinical Pathway for the Management of Pediatric Constipation Improves Process Control. GME Quality and Safety Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA; poster presentation
  • Raghu VK, Nowalk AJ, Srinath AI. Should We Screen Children with Constipation for Celiac Disease, Hypothyroidism, Hypercalcemia, and Elevated Lead Level? ROAR Resident Research Day 5/2017, Pittsburgh, PA; oral presentation
  • Raghu VK, Rubin J. Control of Milk Synthesis by Prolactin. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Meeting 7/2010, Pittsburgh, PA; poster presentation
  • Raghu VK, Rubin J. A Novel Mathematical Model of Human Lactation. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Meeting 7/2009, Denver, Colorado; poster presentation

Current Scholarly Projects:

  • Iron Supplementation in Pediatric Intestinal Failure: Using techniques of clinical decision analysis, qualitative interviewing, and quality improvement to identify and implement optimal methods for supplementing iron in children with intestinal failure.
  • Sarcopenia in Intestinal Transplantation: Analyzing the relationship between psoas muscle area and intestinal transplant outcomes.
  • Cost-effectiveness of Primary Liver Transplantation for Biliary Atresia: Comparing primary liver transplantation to hepatoportoenterostomy in the management of biliary atresia using cost-effectiveness analysis.

Career Goals: Academic physician studying outcomes of intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation, especially using the framework of cost-effectiveness analysis

Scholarly Mentors:

  • Kenneth J. Smith, MD MS
  • Jeffrey A. Rudolph, MD
  • James E. Squires, MD MS

Hobbies/Interests: Pittsburgh sports, ultimate frisbee, singing, Indian dance

S.O./Married/Kids/Pets: Married with one son

Travel/Languages: India, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, France

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Both the hospital and the city are full of people that will go out of their way to help you out.