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About Sravanthi Parasa, MPH, MD

My research primarily focuses on: 1. Innovative endoscopic techniques and technologies and physician education to adhere to established endoscopic quality indicators. 2. Epidemiology, Natural history, Prediction models for outcomes of GI disorders to answer questions regarding the natural history, epidemiology and the risk factors for progression of various GI disorders. My background in Epidemiology and bio statistics and my skills in using data analysis help me with these projects.3. Cost-effectiveness and Comparative effectiveness research. I am interested in real-world studies that evaluate costs and compare effectiveness of different endoscopic techniques - their association with healthcare utilization and clinical outcomes. In particular, Designing and delineating learning techniques to educate the current and next generation Endoscopists: Identifying factors at the provider and systems level that predict better outcomes. 4. Computer aided diagnosis in advanced imaging techniques. Standardizing endoscopists’ techniques and developing a homogenous system to assess their performance is a big challenge faced by our field currently. The inter-observer variability in detection of lesions by endoscopy is high and fraught with various biases. Computer aided diagnosis using machine learning might be an option to solve this problem.


Present Physician, Providence St. Joseph Health


2018 Colon cancer Prevention Initiative – EPIC Healthy Planet
Providence Health Systems, Digestive Health Network
Role: Physician Lead
2018 Device Prototype funding
University of Washington, Foster School of Business
2017 AQUIRE trial - Impact of a Quality Enhancement Program on Improvement in Cancer care during Endoscopy
Kansas University Cancer Center
Role: Co-Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American College of Gastroenterology
Present Member, American College of Physicians
Present Member, American Gastroenterological Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation (JGHF) Travel grant - 2017
  • Presidential Poster award at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) – 2016
  • North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows – 2015
  • Young Clinicians Program -- 2013
  • NHTSA Research Fellowship, University of Washington, School of Public Health – 2007-2009
  • Career Development Award by University of Washington, School of Public Health -- 2008- 2009
  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship in medicine stream -- 2002
  • Branislav Radovancevic Memorial Best Paper Award, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation -- 2012


2013 - 2016 Fellow, University of Kansas Medical Center ‐ Gastroenterology and Hepatology
2012 - 2013 Internal Medicine Resident, PGY3, University of Kansas Medical Center
2010 - 2012 Internal Medicine Resident, PGY1 &2, Georgetown University ‐ Washington Hospital Center
2007 - 2010 MPH, University of Washington ‐ Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health
2007 MBBS, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (NTR University of Health Sciences) Hyderabad, India ‐ Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

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