Provider Profile

Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Rajiv Chhabra, MD



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


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 Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor


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. 

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