Dr. Pradeep Atla, MD

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Dr. Pradeep Atla is a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. He has been in medical practice for over 13 years and has acquired hands-on experience in various realms of gastroenterology, which includes Colorectal Cancer prevention, Celiac Disease, and Liver Diseases, especially nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

He received his medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College, India. He earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Wichita State University, Kansas. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York before pursuing a Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, Fresno.

He has authored several original research publications and, presented his research at national and international meetings. He also serves as a peer reviewer for several medical journals. Painting is another passion Dr. Atla pursues during his free time.

 

Professional Highlights

  • Gastroenterologist/Internist at Mid Valley Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterologist/Internist at Valley Gastroenterology Ps. in Spokane Valley, WA.
  • Reviewer for the journal, Annals of Gastroenterology
  • Reviewer for the journal, ACG Case Reports
  • Reviewer for the journal, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports

 

License and Certification

  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • ECFMG Certification

 

Memberships

SAGA, ACG, ASGE

 

Publications

  • Low and high birth weights are risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children. KP Newton, HS Feldman, CD Chambers, L Wilson, C Behling, JM Clark et. al. The Journal of Pediatrics 187, 141-146. e1
  • Patient sex, reproductive status, and synthetic hormone use associated with histologic severity of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. JD Yang, MF Abdelmalek, CD Guy, RM Gill, JE Lavine, K Yates, J Klair. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 15 (1), 127-131. e2
  • Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C infections among healthy volunteer blood donors in the central California valley. MY Sheikh, PR Atla, A. Ameer, H Sadiq, PC Sadler. Gut and Liver 7 (1), 66
  • Prevalence of cirrhosis in patients with thrombocytopenia who receive bone marrow biopsy. MY Sheikh, R Raoufi, PR Atla, M Riaz, C Oberer, MJ Moffett. Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
  • Prevalence of hepatitis B infection among young and unsuspecting among blood donors in the Central California Valley. MY Sheikh, PR Atla, R Raoufi, H Sadiq, PC Sadler. Journal of Community Health 37 (1), 181-185
  • Increased parenchymal damage and steatohepatitis in Caucasian non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease patients with common IL 1B and IL 6 polymorphisms. JE Nelson, P Handa, B Aouizerat, L Wilson, LA Vemulakonda, MM Yeh. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 44 (11-12), 1253-1264
  • Predictors of hospital re-admissions among Hispanics with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis. PR Atla, MY Sheikh, F Gill, R Kundu, J Choudhury. Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
  • Survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in the San Joaquin Valley: a comparison with California Cancer Registry data. PR Atla, MY Sheikh, R Mascarenhas, J Choudhury, P Mills. Annals of Gastroenterology 25 (2), 138
  • Coccidioidomycosis masquerading as eosinophilic ascites. K Alavi, PR Atla, T Haq, MY Sheikh. Case reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine 2015

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Fellowship – UCSF Fresno, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Residency – Internal Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY