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Thiruvengadam Muniraj, MD, FRCP

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Associate Chief for Endoscopy, Digestive Health, Yale New Haven Health System; Director, Yale Center for Pancreatitis; Director, Bariatric Endoscopy, Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Thiruvengadam Muniraj, MD, FRCP

Patient Care Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Digestive Diseases

    PO Box 208019

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8019

    United States



Dr. Muniraj is an advanced endoscopist with specialized expertise in pancreatic diseases including acute and chronic pancreatitis. He is involved in many national and international research studies in the field of pancreas and interventional endoscopy. He performs a full range of advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP, confocal endomicroscopy, cholangioscopy, pancreatoscopy, electro-hydraulic lithotripsy, Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), fine needle aspiration and biopsy (FNA/FNB), celiac plexus block, pancreatic pseudocyst drainage, pancreatic necrosis, pancreatic stones and strictures, Barrett's esophagus treatment with RFA, EMR, Cryotherapy, endoscopic suturing, fistula closure, ulcer closure, enteral stents, single balloon enteroscopy, ampullectomy and high-risk colon polypectomy with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Dr.Muniraj directs endoscopic bariatric program where he performs endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, stoma narrowing, PEG placement for weight loss. Dr.Muniraj introduced several novel endoscopic EUS/ERCP procedures such as ERCP for patients with gastric bypass, EUS based gastrojejunostomy, pancreatic/hepatic anastomoses, etc for the 1st time in the state of Connecticut, and is he well known for complex interventional endoscopies.

Dr. Muniraj received his medical degree from Coimbatore Medical College, India, then underwent fellowship training in Internal Medicine in India, and secured 1st place among all the medical schools in the state, and was awarded 3 Gold medals. He also earned post-graduate diploma FRCP(London) from the Royal College of Physicians, London. Prior to moving to the United States, he served as an assistant professor of medicine in India, consultant physician, and as the chief executive director for the first private hospital in Oman. He completed internal medicine training at the University of Pittsburgh, chief residency at Griffin Hospital, and Gastroenterology Fellowship at Yale University, where he won The Samuel Kushlan award for the outstanding clinical fellow. He subsequently pursued additional advanced therapeutic endoscopic fellowship training at Yale University. After his fellowship, he was recruited to Yale's advanced endoscopy program where he serves as the director for Yale Center for Pancreatitis.

Education & Training

  • Internal medicine board certification
    Royal College of Physicians (2009)
  • MD
    Coimbatore Medical College (1999)
  • MBBS
    Coimbatore Medical College (1992)
  • Advanced endoscopy fellow
    Yale University
  • Fellow
    Yale University
  • Resident
    University of Pittsburgh

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Howard M Spiro MD Digestive Diseases Fellowship Teaching AwardYale School of Medicine2018
Samuel Kushlan Award for Clinical Excellence in FellowshipYale University School of Medicine2016
I. E.A Jiavudeen Endowment Gold Medal for excellence in FellowshipTamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University2005
Dr. R.V.Rajam 81st Birthday Commemoration Gold medalTamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University2005
Prof. GB west Endowment Gold Medal for excellence in fellowshipTamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University2005

Professional Service

American Gastroenterological AssociationMember, Clinical Guidelines Committee2017 - 2020
American Society for Gastrointestinal EndoscopyMember2013 - Present
American College of GastroenterologyMember2013 - Present
Royal College of Physicians2009 - Present

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