Rajiv Chhabra, M.D., M.R.C.P. (UK)

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Gastroenterology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Education and Background

M.D. - Bangalore Medical College, Fort Bangalore 2
Internship - Transitional - Bangalore Medical College, Fort Bangalore 2
Residency - Internal Medicine - University of Missouri - Kansas City
Fellowship - Med/Gastroenterology - University of Missouri - Kansas City

Meet Rajiv Chhabra
Selected Publications

Increased intrathoracic and hepatic visceral adipose tissue independently correlates with coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic patients. Patil H, Patil N, King SI, O’Keefe E, Chhabra R, Ansari S, Kennedy KF, Dey D, O’Keefe JH, Helzberg JH, Thompson RC. J Nucl Cardiol. 2014 Oct;21(5):880-9.

Association of coronary artery calcification with hepatic steatosis in asymptomatic individuals. Chhabra R, O’Keefe JH, Patil H, O’Keefe E, Thompson RC, Ansari S, Kennedy KF, Lee LW, Helzberg JH. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Nov; 88(11):1259-65.

Cutaneous Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis and Myelodysplastic Syndrome with little or no evidence of associated auto-immune disorders – a case report and a brief review of the literature. Das M, Chhabra R, Hinton SW. Am J Med Sci. 2008 Oct;336(4):368-71.

Muscular metastasis, a rare presentation of non small cell lung cancer. Razak ARA, Chhabra R, Hughes AN, Dildey P, England S, McMenemin R. MedGenMed. 2007; 9 (3):20.


Hepatic steatosis is an independent and strong predictor of coronary artery disease in asymptomatic patients, beyond that expected from conventional Framingham risk factors and metabolic syndrome. Rajiv Chhabra, Harshal Patil, Shaya Ansari, Linda Lee, Randal Thompson, James H. O’Keefe, Kevin Kennedy, John H. Helzberg. Gastroenterology 2013; 144 (S1): S946-S947.

Improving Outcomes in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Linda Lee, MD, Michael Selden, MD, Rajiv Chhabra, MD, Tim Enders, DO, Wendell Clarkston, MD, Mark Allen, MD. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012; 107 (S1): S563.

Ruptured Hepatic Hemangioma Managed by Transcatheter Arterial Embolization (TAE). Linda Lee, MD, Rajiv Chhabra, MD, Lee Cummings, MD, Fredric Regenstein, MD, FACG. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012; 107 (S1): S405.

Presence of Fatty Liver on Non-Contrast Computed Tomography and an Elevated Alanine Aminotransferase Level are Associated With a Significant Coronary Calcium Score and Coronary Artery Disease . Rajiv Chhabra, Harshal Patil, Randall Thompson, Shaya Ansari, James H. O’Keefe, Firas Al Badarin, Kevin Kennedy, John H. Helzberg. Gastroenterology. 2012; 142 (S1): S1020.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease but not Epicardial Fat is associated with Coronary Artery Calcification. Harshal Patil, Rajiv Chhabra, John Helzberg, kevin kennedy, Shaya Ansari, Damini Dey, Firas Al-Badarin, James O’Keefe, Randall Thompson. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2012 ; 59 (13S1): E1345.

Patient Characteristics With Negative Methacholine Challenge Test and Its Impact on Management. Monisha Das, MD; Rajiv Chhabra, MD; Gary Salzman, MD. Chest. 2011; 140 (4): 216.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma in an Adult Patient with Biliary Atresia after Kasai Portoenterostomy. Rajiv Chhabra, MBBS, MRCP(UK), Ammar Alkhazna, MD, Anwaar Saeed, MD, Esmat Sadeddin, MD. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010; 105 (S1): S268.

TB or Not TB: An Unusual Case of Gastric Adenocarcinoma Obscured by the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in a 34 Year Old Patient. Gopi Astik, MD, Toni Eckert, MS, Rajiv Chhabra, MD, Jagdish Nachnani, MD, Reid Smith, MD, Stuart Chen, MD, Wendell Clarkston, MD, Esmat Sadeddin, MD. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010; 105 (S1): S176.

Transfusion costs associated with  use of Gemcitabine-Carboplatin in the treatment of incurable non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Abdul Razak AR, Chhabra R, Nielsen A, Dobson J, McMenemin R, Gardiner J. Lung Cancer. 2007; 57(Suppl 1):S5.