Ravish Mahajan, M.D.

Medical School:

  • University of Bombay, Goa Medical College, Goa, India

Residency:

  • Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Fellowship:

  • Gastroenterology, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO

Professional Societies:

  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)

About Dr. Mahajan
Dr. Ravish Mahajan, Gastroenterologist, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Mahajan is fully participating in most of the health plans which Unity Healthcare currently participates.

Dr. Mahajan completed medical school at the University of Bombay. He did his residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. He has had numerous publications in medical journals.

Dr. Mahajan completed his fellowship training in Gastroenterology in 1997. He is board certified in Gastroenterology. He has been in practice in Lafayette, Indiana since May 2006. He performs common endoscopic procedures like upper endoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, esophageal pH testing, capsule endoscopy, PEG tube placement, etc.

Dr. Mahajan has been practicing since 1997. Prior to joining Unity, he worked at the Ochsner Clinic in the New Orleans area. He has been with Unity Healthcare since May 2006.

Honors:

 

  • Midwest Trainee Investigator award at CSCR (GI association) Sept 1997
  • Second prize in Research poster competition at the ACP meeting at Lake of the Ozarks, September 1995
  • Member of faculty-resident clinic committee, Michael Reese Hospital
  • Distinctions in anatomy, biochemistry and microbiology
  • Pancar award for excellence in physiology
  • First rank in class in biochemistry
  • National merit scholarship (State of Goa, India) 1981, 1983

 

Oral Presentations:

 

1.      Appropriateness of referrals for open-access endoscopy: How do physicians in different medical specialties do?  Young Investigators’ Conference on Digestive Diseases sponsored by ASGE at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in April 1996

 

2.        Are patients who undergo open access endoscopy more anxious about their procedures than patients referred from the GI clinic?  Central Society for Clinical Research meeting, Chicago, September 1996

 

3.        Prevalence of open-access GI endoscopy in the United States.  Central Society for Clinical Research meeting, Chicago, September 1997 (Best GI abstract award)

 

4.        Effects of premedication with intravenous antispasmodic (hyoscyamine sulfate) prior to colonoscopy. American College of Gastroenterology, October1997 (Astra-Merck award)

 

Poster Presentations:

 

1.     Mahajan RJ, Dudeja PK et al.  Chloride transport in human proximal colonic apical membrane vesicles. AGA meeting, Boston, May 1993

2.     Mahajan RJ, Barthel JS, Marshall JB.  Open-access endoscopy: are the referrals appropriate?  ASGE, San Diego, May 1995

3.     Mahajan RJ and Marshall JB. Severe dysphagia, dysmotility and unusual saccular dilatation of the esophagus following excision of an asymptomatic congenital cyst.  Regional ACP meeting,  Lake of the Ozarks, Sept 1995

4.     Mahajan RJ, King PD, Barthel JS. Herpes simplex virus colitis complicating cyclosporine treatment of ulcerative colitis. ACG, New York, October 1995

5.     Mahajan R, Agarwal S, Barthel JS and Marshall JB.  Are patients who undergo open-access endoscopy more anxious about their procedures than patients referred from the GI clinic? ASGE, San Francisco, May 1996

6.     Bannerjee B, Mahajan RJ, Kruse M, Chandrasekhar HR. Autofluorescence spectral band distribution of adenomatous colon polyps.  CSCR meeting, Chicago, September 1996

7.     Mahajan RJ, Johnson JC, Marshall JB.  Predictors of patient cooperation during GI endoscopy. ACG, Seattle, October 1996

8.     Mahajan RJ, Barthel JS.  Enteroscopic dilation of stenotic Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy.  ACG, Seattle, October 1996

9.     Mahajan RJ and Marshall JB.  Prevalence of open-access GI endoscopy in the United States.  ASGE, Washington DC, May 1997

10.   Mahajan RJ, Kerley J et al.  Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) in a patient with chronic pancreatitis (CP) can be curative: a case report.  ACG, Las Vegas, Oct 2001

11.   Mahajan RJ, Theerathorn P, Godfrey S et al.  Does endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided celiac plexus block (CPB) in chronic pancreatitis (CP) cut down hospital admissions due to unremitting chronic pain? ASGE, San Francisco, May 2002

12.   Mahajan RJ, Nowell W, Theerathorn P et al.  Empyema following endoscopic ultrasound guided celiac plexus pain block (EUS-CPB) in chronic pancreatitis (CP): experience at an academic center.  ASGE, San Francisco, May 2002

 

Journal articles publications:

 

1.     Mahajan RJ, Baldwin ML, Dudeja PK.  Chloride transport in human proximal colonic apical membrane vesicles. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1996;1280;1;12-18

2.     Mahajan RJ, Barthel JS, Marshall JB.  Appropriateness of referrals for open-access endoscopy. How do physicians in different medical specialties do?  Archives of Internal Medicine 1996;156:2065-2069

3.     Mahajan RJ and Marshall JB. Severe dysphagia, dysmotility and unusual saccular dilatation of the esophagus following excision of an asymptomatic congenital cyst.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 1996;91;6;1254-58

4.     Mahajan R, Agrawal S, Barthel JS and Marshall JB.  Are patients who undergo open-access endoscopy more anxious about their procedures than patients referred from the GI clinic? American Journal of Gastroenterology 1996;91;12:2505-08

5.     Mahajan RJ, Johnson JC, Marshall JB.  Predictors of patient cooperation during gastrointestinal endoscopy. Journal of clinical gastroenterology 1997;24(4):220-223

6.     Mahajan RJ and Marshall JB.  Prevalence of open-access GI endoscopy in the United States.  Gastrointest Endosc. 1997 Jul;46(1):21-6

7.     Marshall JB, Mahajan RJ, Barthel JS.  Is an open-access policy the best choice for endoscopic procedures? Arch Intern Med. 1997;157:924 (letter)

8.     Marshall JB, Patel M, Mahajan RJ, Early DS et al.  Benefit of intravenous antispasmodic (hyoscyamine sulfate) as premedication for colonoscopy.  

Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Jun;49(6):720-6

 

Abstracts publications:

 

1.     Mahajan RJ, Dudeja PK et al.  Chloride transport in human proximal colonic apical membrane vesicles. Gastroenterology 1993;104;4;A262

2.     Mahajan RJ, Barthel JS, Marshall JB.  Open-access endoscopy: are the referrals appropriate?  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995;41;4;324

3.     Mahajan RJ, King PD, Barthel JS. Herpes simplex virus colitis complicating cyclosporine treatment of ulcerative colitis. Am J Gastroent 1995;90;9;1692

4.     Agrawal S, Mahajan R, Barthel JS and Marshall JB.  Are patients who undergo open-access endoscopy more anxious about their procedures than patients referred from the GI clinic? Gastrointest. Endoscopy 1996;43;4;307

5.     Bannerjee B, Mahajan RJ, Kruse M, Chandrasekhar HR. Autofluorescence spectral band distribution of adenomatous colon polyps.  Am J Gastroenterology 1996; 91;9;1964

6.     Mahajan RJ, Johnson JC, Marshall JB.  Predictors of patient cooperation during GI endoscopy. Am J Gastroent 1996;91;9;1991

7.     Mahajan RJ, Barthel JS.  Enteroscopic dilation of stenotic Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy.  Am J Gastroent 1996;91;9;2028

8.     Mahajan RJ and Marshall JB.  Prevalence of open-access GI endoscopy in the United States.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1997;45;4;AB52

9.     Patel MC, Mahajan RJ, Early DS et al.  Beneficial effects of IV antispasmodic (hyoscyamine sulfate) during colonoscopy. Am J Gastroent 1997;92;9;1681

10.   Patel MC, Mahajan RJ and Marshall JB.  Side effects of IV hyoscyamine sulfate used as antispasmodic premedication for colonoscopy.  Am J Gastroent 1997;92;9;1682

11.   Mahajan RJ, Kerley J et al.  Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) in a patient with chronic pancreatitis (CP) can be curative: a case report.  Am J Gastroent 2001;96;9;s221

12.   Mahajan RJ, Theerathorn P, Godfrey S et al.  Does endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided celiac plexus block (CPB) in chronic pancreatitis (CP) cut down hospital admissions due to unremitting chronic pain? Gastrointest Endosc. 2002;55;5:AB 247

13.   Mahajan RJ, Nowell W, Theerathorn P et al.  Empyema following endoscopic ultrasound guided celiac plexus pain block (EUS-CPB) in chronic pancreatitis (CP): experience at an academic center.  Gastrointest Endosc. 2002;55;5:AB101