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Ravikanth Maddipati, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases. His clinical interests are in pancreatic disorders, including pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, cancer genetics, screening of high risk and hereditary gastrointestinal malignances, and general gastroenterology.

Dr. Maddipati holds a bachelor's degree in computer and electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, where he graduated magna cum laude. He remained there to obtain a master's degree in biomedical engineering. He earned his medical degree with honors from Boston University School of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then received advanced training in gastroenterology through a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Maddipati joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019. 

His research interests include pancreatic cancer, tumor metastasis, and pancreatitis.

Dr. Maddipati is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Pancreatic Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine (2008)
Massachusetts General Hospital (2010), Internal Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2014), Gastroenterology

Research Interest

  • Cancer Genetics
  • Cancer Metastasis
  • High Risk and Hereditary Cancer Screening
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Regulation of Epithelial Plasticity Determines Metastatic Organotropism in Pancreatic Cancer.
Reichert M, Bakir B, Moreira L, Pitarresi JR, Feldmann K, Simon L, Suzuki K, Maddipati R, Rhim AD, Schlitter AM, Kriegsmann M, Weichert W, Wirth M, Schuck K, Schneider G, Saur D, Reynolds AB, Klein-Szanto AJ, Pehlivanoglu B, Memis B, Adsay NV, Rustgi AK, Dev. Cell 2018 06 45 6 696-711.e8
EMT Subtype Influences Epithelial Plasticity and Mode of Cell Migration.
Aiello NM, Maddipati R, Norgard RJ, Balli D, Li J, Yuan S, Yamazoe T, Black T, Sahmoud A, Furth EE, Bar-Sagi D, Stanger BZ, Dev. Cell 2018 06 45 6 681-695.e4
Pancreatic cancer survival analysis defines a signature that predicts outcome.
Raman P, Maddipati R, Lim KH, Tozeren A, PLoS ONE 2018 13 8 e0201751
KLF4 Initiates Acinar Cell Reprogramming and Is Essential for the Early Stages of Pancreatic Carcinogenesis.
Maddipati R, Katz JP, Cancer Cell 2016 Mar 29 3 247-248
Pancreatic Cancer Metastases Harbor Evidence of Polyclonality.
Maddipati R, Stanger BZ, Cancer Discov 2015 Oct 5 10 1086-97
Hippo signaling regulates differentiation and maintenance in the exocrine pancreas.
Gao T, Zhou D, Yang C, Singh T, Penzo-Méndez A, Maddipati R, Tzatsos A, Bardeesy N, Avruch J, Stanger BZ, Gastroenterology 2013 Jun 144 7 1543-53, 1553.e1
Robust cellular reprogramming occurs spontaneously during liver regeneration.
Yanger K, Zong Y, Maggs LR, Shapira SN, Maddipati R, Aiello NM, Thung SN, Wells RG, Greenbaum LE, Stanger BZ, Genes Dev. 2013 Apr 27 7 719-24
Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species promote production of proinflammatory cytokines and are elevated in TNFR1-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS).
Bulua AC, Simon A, Maddipati R, Pelletier M, Park H, Kim KY, Sack MN, Kastner DL, Siegel RM, J. Exp. Med. 2011 Mar 208 3 519-33
Concerted action of wild-type and mutant TNF receptors enhances inflammation in TNF receptor 1-associated periodic fever syndrome.
Simon A, Park H, Maddipati R, Lobito AA, Bulua AC, Jackson AJ, Chae JJ, Ettinger R, de Koning HD, Cruz AC, Kastner DL, Komarow H, Siegel RM, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2010 May 107 21 9801-6
Peptide-conjugated quantum dots activate neuronal receptors and initiate downstream signaling of neurite growth.
Vu TQ, Maddipati R, Blute TA, Nehilla BJ, Nusblat L, Desai TA, Nano Lett. 2005 Apr 5 4 603-7


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Liver and Pancreas: Mechanisms of Development and Size Control. In Stem Cells: From Basic Research to Therapy

Maddipati, R., Stanger, B.Z (2014). Science Publishers

Honors & Awards

  • CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
    Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (2019)
  • Disease Oriented Clinical Scholar
    Disease-Oriented Clinical Scholars (DOCS) program, UTSW (2019)
  • Caroline Craig Augustyn & Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer
    American Gastroenterological Association (2018)
  • Frank Brooks Excellence in Research Award
    University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  • HHMI Medical Research Scholar
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Pancreas Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy