Dr. R Swamy Venuturupalli is a board-certified rheumatologist practicing in Los Angeles. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and part of the Division of Rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Venuturupalli grew up in Bombay, India, the son of two physicians. In 1995, he received his medical degree from the prestigious Topiwala National Medical College in Bombay. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine, with distinction, at the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, he was appointed Chief Resident in the department of medicine at Syracuse University, where he was in charge of managing and training 65 residents.
In 1999, he moved to Los Angeles for a combined fellowship in health services research with UCLA’s School of Medicine, the RAND Corporation, and the Greater Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Along with his cohort, he conducted research on complementary and alternative medicine, publishing studies on Ayurvedic medicine, dietary supplements, and mind-body medicine. Dr. Venuturupalli then completed a rheumatology fellowship at the UCLA-Olive View medical program in 2002. .
His role as research investigator includes over a hundred clinical trials involving conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory muscle diseases, ankylosing spondylitis, etc. He participates in ongoing rheumatology research with Dr. Daniel Wallace, a leading physician in the field, at the Cedars Sinai Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Venuturupalli lectures frequently to the general public and to the staff and faculty at Cedars Sinai Hospital on various topics in rheumatology, including alternative and complementary medicine. He was also recently invited to give grand rounds at Cedars on topics such as antiphospholipid syndrome and myositis. Dr. Venuturupalli has authored numerous text-book chapters, is published in peer-reviewed journals, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Current Rheumatology Reviews.
For the past eight years, he has held a private practice in association with a group of rheumatologists, including Dr. Daniel Wallace, one of the preeminent authorities in the field of rheumatology. Dr. Venuturupalli is highly regarded by his colleagues and is a sought-after teacher in his field of expertise. He has served as the past president of the Southern California Rheumatology Society, a non-profit professional organization of rheumatologists focusing on professional education.
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