Dermatology: 844-562-3376 | Gastroenterology: 785-354-8518 | Plastic Surgery: 785-271-2297
Kansas Medical Clinic, PA

Shekhar Challa, MD

Specialization
Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Office address
2200 SW 6th Ave.

Dr. Challa is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and he is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Challa completed medical school in India and completed his medical training at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He has been in private practice since 1987 and was a co-founder of Kansas Medical Clinic in 1998. Currently serves as President and has been the principle investigator for 17 different clinical research trials.

ChallaDr. Challa also founded Osteoporosis Services in 1997, the largest mobile bone density testing company in the Midwest which provides services to more than 150 rural hospitals. Dr. Challa serves as a Board member in several national and international organizations including AMSURG and My Medical Records (Australia). He is also the award winning author of “Winning the Hepatitis C Battle” and “Spurn the Burn – How to Beat the Heat of Acid Reflux”.

EDUCATION:

Kakatiya Medical College
Andhra Pradesh, India
1972-1978

INTERNSHIP:

Coney Island Hospital
Brooklyn, New York
1982-1983

RESIDENCY:

Coney Island Hospital
Brooklyn, New York
1983-1985

FELLOWSHIP:

Coney Island Hospital
Brooklyn, New York
1985-1987

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Topeka, KS
  • Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka, KS
  • Select Speciality Hospital, Topeka, KS
  • Holton Community Hospital, Holton, KS
  • Anderson County Hospital, Garnett, KS
  • Community Hospital, Onaga, KS
  • Coffey County Hospital, Burlingame, KS
  • Sabetha Community Hospital, Sabetha, KS

LICENSURE:

Licensed to practice in the state of Kansas

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

Internal Medicine- 1985
Gastroenterology- 1989

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Board of Topeka Collegiate School 1994-1995
  • Medical Director – Endoscopy & Surgery Center of Topeka 1994-1995
  • Medical Director – Topeka Health Care Center 1991-November 30, 2001
  • Board Member of St. Francis Physician Hospital Organization
  • Chairperson – Internal Medicine Symposium 1993-Present
  • Program Co-Director – GI Symposium 1989 – Present
  • Board Member – Marian Clinic 1997-Present
  • Board Member – Mercantile Bank/Firstar Bank/US Bank 1999-Present
  • Board Member – AMSURG Corporation Nashville, TN
  • Board Member (Osteoporosis Division) – Proctor & Gamble Cincinnati, OH
  • Board Member- My Medical Records – California ( Current)
  • Medical Advisory Board – Caris Corporation – Dallas, TX

AUTHOR:

  • “Winning the Hepatitis C Battle,” (Book/CD ROM) November 2003
  • Finalist of the “Ben Franklin Award” & “Readers Preference Choice Award”
  • “Spurn the Burn – How to Beat the Heat of Acid Reflux” May 2005
  • Creator of the “Acid Reflux Relief Kit”
  • “Ganele La Batalia A La Hepatitis C (Spanish) Panorama Publishers/ Mexico

RESEARCH: PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

  • 2001 Glaxo Study on Lotronex
  • 2002 Novartis Study on Zelnorm
  • 2003 Roche, Sings Study on Pegasys & Ribavirin
  • 2004 Bristol Meyer Study on Fecal Incontinence
  • 2004 Centocor Study, Monoclonal Antibody for Crohns Disease
  • 2004 Astra Zeneca Study, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • 2006 Otsuka Study, Ulcerative Colitis
  • 2007 Alizyme Study, Irritable Bowel
  • 2007 A Multi-center, Investigator-blinded, Randomized, 12-month, Parallel-group, Non-inferiority Study to Compare the Efficacy of Study Medicine 1.6 grams to 2.4 grams QD versus Divided Dose (BID) in the Maintenance of Remission of Ulcerative Colitis
  • 2007 A 6-Month, Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Controlled, Multi-center Study to Evaluate the Incidence of Gastric Ulcers Following Administration of Study Medication or Naproxen in Subjects Who Are at Risk for Developing NSAID-associated Ulcers.
  • 2007 A 6-Month, Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Controlled,
    Multi-center Study to Evaluate the Incidence of Gastric Ulcers with Study
    Medication versus diclofenac/misoprostol in Subjects Who Are at High Risk
    for Developing NSAID-associated Ulcers.
  • 2008 A Randomized Double-Blind Parallel Study of Study Medication (ER) versus
    Esomeprazole for Healing and Symptomatic Relief of Moderate to Severe
    Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • 2008 A Randomized Double-Blind Parallel Study of Study Medication (ER) versus
    Ranitidine for Maintenance of Healed Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES

Radio:

  • Science and Technology with Carl Abrams (Framingham, Massachusetts)
  • Town and Country with Steve Oman (AM 1450 Albert Lea, Minnesota)
  • The Midday Show with Kelli Gorr (AM 1240 St Cloud, Minnesota)
  • Jerry Germaine and Jae (AM 1490 Middlebury, Vermont)
  • Its Your Life Show with Bill Flagg (AM 1390 Caribou, Maine)
  • Let’s Talk with Clint Greenway (AM 1490 Mitchell, South Dakota)
  • Doctor on Call with Dr. Jim Bachman (AM 620 North Versailles, Pennsylvania)
  • First Call with Kevin Elkins (AM 1440 Montgomery, Alabama)
  • Health Talk with Dr. Bruce Weary (Prescott, Arizona)
  • The Frankie Boyer Show (WBIX Boston, Massachusetts)
  • The Larry Fedoruk Show (CKTB-AM Ontario, Canada)
  • Insight with Ryan Lindsey (AM 1450 Marshfield, Wisconsin)
  • Day Break with Rich Ryder (AM 1350 Bennington, Vermont)
  • Live and Local with Keith Tallent (AM 1370 Dodge City, Kansas)
  • The Michael Dresser Show (Chicago, Illinois/ Fairbanks, Alaska)
  • The Morning News/ Taking it to the Streets with Allen Strike (WTRC AM Elkhart, Indiana)
  • Common Ground with Kimberley Jaeger (WZLX-FM Boston, Massachusetts)
  • The Breakfast Club with Debbie Denk (WCUB-AM Manitowoc, Wisconsin)
  • KWIX Land This Morning with Stephanie Ross (KWIX AM Moberly, Missouri)
  • Community at Large with Cameron Hendrix (WRNQ FM Poughkeepsie, New York)
  • The Lowdown with Victoria Davis (WDVR FM Sergeantsville, New York)
  • Drive Time with Alan Palmer (WKCT AM Bowling Green, Kentucky)
  • The Other Side of the Morning Drive with Larry Wright (WEOL AM Elyria, Ohio)
  • House Calls with Betty Luse (WHRV FM Norfolk, Virginia)
  • Talk it over with Terry Spence (CFAX AM Victoria, British Columbia)

TV:

  • Talk of the Town – The Light Side of the News with Suzie Wiley (Channel 56, Decatur, Alabama)
  • Medical Mondays – WIBW, Channel 13 – CBS, Topeka, KS

PRINT:

  • The Repository – Canton, Ohio
  • The Islander – Saint Simons Island
  • The V V A Veteran – Silver Springs, Maryland
  • Wings of Gold – Alexandria, Virginia
  • Topeka Capital Journal – Topeka, Kansas
  • Lawrence Journal World – Lawrence, Kansas
  • AARP
  • Girls Life
  • Seventeen

ONLINE:

KMC Dermatology

844-562-3376
Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Legends, Shawnee, Overland Park, Leawood

KMC Gastroenterology

785-354-8518
2200 SW 6th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66606

KMC Plastic Surgery

785-271-2297
6001 SW 6th Ave., Ste. 310
Topeka, KS 66615

Disclaimer

All information provided herein is for educational purposes only. If you have a medical condition, please consult a physician to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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