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K. Reddy

K. Rajender Reddy

Ruimy Family President’s Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Professor of Medicine in Surgery; Director of Hepatology; Director, Viral Hepatitis Center; Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Reddy is the Ruimy Family President’s Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medicine in Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of Hepatology, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, and the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Center.

Dr. Reddy received his medical education from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College Hospitals, a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, and a Fellowship in Hepatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, the Royal College of Physicians, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He has held several Visiting Professorships at Medical Schools throughout the World. He has trained and mentored, over the years, several fellows and research assistants, towards a career path in health care and research.

Dr. Reddy has authored or co-authored over 480 peer-reviewed papers (h index 107) on a spectrum of hepatobiliary topics that include liver transplantation, chronic C viral hepatitis, acute on chronic liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition, he has edited and contributed to several text books, and has participated in numerous scientific presentations at National and International meetings. He has been the recipient of both federal and non-federal funding for clinical research.


Dr. Reddy reports the following:
Advisory Board: Mallinckrodt, Gilead
Research support (paid to the University of Pennsylvania): Mallinckrodt, Grifols, Gilead, Merck, BMS, Intercept, Exact Sciences, NASH-TARGET, HCC-TARGET

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Abnormal Liver Tests in COVID-19