Chittaranjan Routray, MD, specializes in Hospital Medicine, a medical field that focuses on caring for patients in a hospital setting. He is board certified in Family Medicine. Originally from Cuttack, India, Dr. Routray received his medical degree from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. He did his internship at SCB Medical College and Hospital and emigrated to the U.S., where he completed his family practice residency at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Northwest Campus in Minot. During his residency he received the Resident of the Year award in 2013-2014 and was named Primary Care Provider of the Year.
Part of his training involved research into liver cirrhosis and chronic liver disease in association with Mayo Clinic’s Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Rochester, MN. His articles on liver disease have been published in the American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology, the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the Hepatology journal. In addition, he was one of several experts to author a book chapter for the 2009 definitive work, Chronic Liver Failure: Mechanisms and Management. A Diplomate of American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Routray is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Medical Association. He enjoys fishing, wildlife photography and music.
A physician with a primary professional focus on hospital medicine is a hospitalist. Hospitalist activities may include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care.