Vikram Kalathur Raghu, MD, MS

  • Fellow

Dr. Vikram Raghu is a Transplant Hepatology Fellow at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Master of Science in Clinical Research from the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education. He completed both residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has notably been named 1st Year Fellow of the Year by the Department of Pediatrics Residency Program and completed his final year of Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship as Co-Chief Fellow. Dr. Raghu aims to develop and implement innovative methods to improve the value of care provided to patients with gastrointestinal disease, with a special focus on intestinal rehabilitation, intestinal failure, and intestinal transplantation. His primary work involves using cost-effectiveness analysis to evaluate interventions in pediatric intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation under the mentorship of Dr. Kenneth Smith. To these ends, he serves as a trainee member in the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association where he has actively participated in the development of an international Intestinal Failure Registry. Further, as a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Intestinal Failure Special Interest Group, Dr. Raghu is codeveloping a position statement on the management of central venous access. Through his work, Dr. Raghu hopes to continue to improve outcomes, including quality of life, for children with intestinal failure.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014-Present
  • Trainee Member, Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association, 2016-Present
    • Intestinal Failure Resgistry Subcommittee Member, 2018-Present
  • Trainee Member, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, 2017-Present
    • Technology Committee Member, 2018-Present
    • Intestinal Failure Special Interest Group Member, 2018-Present
  • Trainee Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2019-Present
  • Trainee Member, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2019-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Mathematics, Neuroscience with honors, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
  • MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2020
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2014-2017
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2017-2020

Selected Publications

Raghu VK, Nowalk AJ, Srinath AI. Should Children With Constipation Undergo Blood Lead Level Screening? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Jun;58(6):627–32.

Raghu VK, Beaumont JL, Everly MJ, Venick RS, Lacaille F, Mazariegos GV. Pediatric intestinal transplantation: Analysis of the intestinal transplant registry. Pediatr Transplant. September 2019:e13580. doi:10.1111/petr.13580

Raghu VK, Binion DG, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of teduglutide in adult patients with short bowel syndrome: Markov modeling using traditional cost-effectiveness criteria. Am J Clin Nutr. October 2019. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqz269

Raghu VK, Rudolph JA, Jalal HJ, Smith KJ. A Microsimulation Model to Compare Enteral and Parenteral Iron Supplementation in Children with Intestinal Failure. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. (In press)