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Rajiv Chhabra, MD

Gastroenterology
Call to make an appointment 913-491-9100

Education

Medical School
Bangalore Medical College, Fort Bangalore 2,
Internship
Transitional, Bangalore Medical College, Fort Bangalore 2,
Residency
Internal Medicine, National Health Service Hospitals, Glasgow,
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Philadelphia, PA
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Fellowship
Med/Gastroenterology, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Gastroenterology

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • colonoscopy
  • double balloon enteroscopy
  • NaviAid enteroscopy

Biography

Member of Royal College of Physicians- MRCP (UK)

Clinical Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Disorders of Small Bowel

Saint Luke's News

Saint Luke’s News: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Is it Time for a Screening?
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Dr. Chhabra and Dr. Tolentino explain how staying up on your screenings can greatly reduce your chance of getting cancer.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE WEST
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO

Publications

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. 
 
ABSTRACTS
 
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. 
 

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
  • Wright Memorial Hospital