Member Biography


Naga Chalasani, M.D.
Naga Chalasani

Naga Chalasani, M.D.

702 Rotary Circle
RO 225
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 278-0414
Fax: (317) 278-1949

Research Program Membership

Affiliate member:

David W. Crabb Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Integrative Physiology
IU School of Medicine

Associate Dean for Clinical Research
IU School of Medicine

Director, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
IU School of Medicine

Dr. Chalasani's research interests include:

An important portion of his research focuses on clinical and translational aspects of hepatocellular carcinoma, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. He recently led a large multicenter study consisting of over 5000 individuals with hepatocellular carcinoma and this allowed his team to characterize the trends of non-cirrhotic hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States and gender and racial disparities. He is the lead PI for Exact Sciences international multicenter studies which are testing novel biomarkers for optimizing liver cancer screening in patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. His research work also showed that metformin, a commonly used antidiabetic medication, can be effective in reducing the risk for liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis due to fatty liver disease.

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Fellowship - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 1994-1997

Residency - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 1991-1994

Residency - Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, AP, India 1990-1991

Residency - Lavanya Clinic, Jagityal, AP, India 1988-1990

M.B.B.S. - Kakatiya Medical College, AP, India 1981-1988