Thiruvengadam Muniraj, MD, MRCP

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Director, Yale Center for Pancreatitis

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases: Interventional Endoscopy Program; Pancreatic Diseases Program | Thoracic Oncology Program

Yale Cancer Center: Gastrointestinal Cancers Program | Thoracic Oncology Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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, 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  received his medical degree from  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 MRCP(UK) from Royal College of Physicians, London.  Prior to moving to United States, he served as assistant professor of medicine in India, consultant physician, and medical director in Oman. He completed internal medicine training at 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 fellowship, he was recruited to Yale advanced endoscopy program where he serves as director for Yale Center for Pancreatitis. 

Education & Training

MBBS Coimbatore Medical College (1992)
Advanced endoscopy fellow Yale University
Clinical fellow Yale University
Resident University of Pittsburgh
Internal medicine board certification Royal College of Physicians
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2011)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2016, recertified: 2018)

Honors & Recognition

  • Howard M Spiro MD Digestive Diseases Fellowship Teaching AwardYale School of Medicine (2018)

  • Samuel Kushlan Award for Clinical Excellence in FellowshipYale University School of Medicine (2016)

  • I. E.A Jiavudeen Endowment Gold Medal for excellence in FellowshipTamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (2005)

  • Dr. R.V.Rajam 81st Birthday Commemoration Gold medalTamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (2005)

  • Prof. GB west Endowment Gold Medal for excellence in fellowshipTamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (2005)

Professional Service

  • American Gastroenterological Association (2017 - Present) Member, Clinical Guidelines Committee

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2013 - Present) Member

  • American College of Gastroenterology (2013 - Present) Member

  • Royal College of Physicians (2009 - Present)

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Thiruvengadam Muniraj, MD, MRCP
Patient Care Location
Yale Advanced Endoscopy ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Digestive DiseasesPO Box 208019
New Haven, CT 06520-8019