Dr. Venkata Vosuri joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Venkata Vosuri joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June, 2018.

His initial scholarly interest was always in political science. After graduating from high school, he wanted to continue his education in the same field of study. He scored in the top rank of hisr entrance exam and was offered admission to the Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT, Varanasi), an Ivy league institute in India. Soon after, due to life events in his family, he discontinued his pursuit of a Bachelors in Technology, and he chose to start a career in medicine instead. During medical school, he decided to take post graduate courses abroad, and moved to the United States. He graduated with a Masters in Public Health from The Ohio State University in Biostatistics and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. As a resident, he enjoyed working as a community hospitalist in taking care of acutely ill patients and teaching internal medicine and family medicine residents.

Dr. Vosuri played a pivotal role in the innovation of two startups to improve continuity of care of Medicare patients to reduce readmissions and improved quality of care pertaining to chronic diseases. His interests in statistics and oncology helped advance his career. He became an Instructor in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis to work on oncology research and practice hospital medicine in the bone marrow transplant unit. His research focuses on the outcomes of treatments in hematological malignancies and developing data analytical models. He hopes to use it, along with genomic data, as prediction models for better treatments and usage of drugs in cancer patients. Above all, the real enigmatic force behind his past and future exercises is inspired by how a mass immunization like the “pulse polio program in India” by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation can have such an impact on a diverse society.