Rajesh V. Putcha, M.D., F.A.C.G., A.G.A.F.
Board Certified in Gastroenterology
Dr. Rajesh "Raj" Putcha obtained his Bachelor of Science
with University Honors in Chemical Engineering from
Carnegie Mellon University in 1992, graduating as the
Andrew Carnegie Society Presidential Scholar. His Doctorate
of Medicine was obtained from the University of Miami
School of Medicine in Miami, Florida in 1996. He credits his
initial interest in Gastroenterology to his mentors in medical
Dr. Putcha's internship and residency in Internal Medicine were completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology in the Division of Digestive and Liver
Diseases at the same institution. Dr. Putcha is Board Certified in Gastroenterology since 2003.
He is honored to have been nationally chosen by US News & World Report as a "Top Doctor" and locally by Dallas 'D' Magazine in their "Best Doctors in Dallas" and "Best Doctors in Collin County" annual issues. Dr. Putcha has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) and American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF).
Dr. Putcha is currently Chief of Department of Medicine, Baylor Medical Center of McKinney. He has held various medical staff positions at other local hospitals. He has been selected by the American Board of Internal Medicine to be a Relevance Reviewer for the Gastroenterology Board Examination since 2003. He has also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Putcha's passion is preventing colon cancer using screening colonoscopy. He also manages acid reflux, Barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and pancreaticobiliary disorders. He performs a wide variety of endoscopic procedures including wireless capsule endoscopy (the "PILLCAM"), and he performs advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP.
Outside of work, Dr. Putcha enjoys spending time with his family, watching Dallas/Texas team sports, going to the movies, and sketching.