Venkata Sandeep Akshintala, M.B.B.S.

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  • Program Director, Medical Pancreatology Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu


Abdominal Pain, Anal Fistula, Anemias, Barrett's Esophagus, Bile Duct Disease, Bloating, Blood in Stool (Hematochezia), Burping Belching, Celiac Disease, Celiac Sprue, Cholangiocarcinoma, Clostridium Difficile, Colitis, Colon Cancer, Colon Polyps, Colonoscopy, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diarrhea, Diverticulitis, Dysphagia, Endoscopic Resection, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal Cancer, Family History of Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation, Gas, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Bleeding, GI Dysplasia, Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori), Hemorrhoids, Hiccups, Ileitis, Indigestion, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Intestinal Metaplasia, Iron Deficiency, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Malabsorption, Microscopic Colitis, Nausea, Odynophagia (Painful Swallowing), Pancreatic and Biliary Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatitis, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG), Perianal Fistula, Pouchitis, Proctitis, Rectal Bleeding, Rectal Problem, Sclerosing Cholangitis, Short Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Ulcer, Swallowing Disorders, Ulcerative Colitis, Vomiting, Vomiting Blood (Haematemesis) more


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Dr. Akshintala received his medical degree from the Andhra Medical College in India in 2011. Following this, he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he established himself as a dedicated researcher. Dr. Akshintala completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2016. He completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2019. Dr. Akshintala then completed additional fellowships in Advanced Endoscopy and Medical Pancreatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2021. As of July 1, 2021, Dr. Akshintala is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Akshintala’s research is focused on the medical as well as endoscopic evaluation and treatment of inflammatory disorders of the pancreas. He is also interested in developing new devices and technologies for the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Akshintala has conducted multi-national randomized-controlled trials and has won numerous awards at major national and international conferences for his research. He also has authored more than 60 original articles, editorials, book chapters and review articles. Dr. Akshintala has received grant funding from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Maryland State to support his research. As an innovator, Dr. Akshintala has patented new therapies for gastrointestinal bleeding and pancreas necrosis, a complication of acute pancreatitis.   

An internationally recognized researcher conducting multi-national clinical trials, Dr. Akshintala holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor position at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in India, one of the largest gastroenterology hospitals in the world. Dr. Akshintala is a Ph.D. candidate with the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group in the Netherlands, who have been pioneered landmark clinical trials related to pancreatitis.

Dr. Akshintala offers in-person clinic visits at the Baltimore location and also provides telemedicine visits for patients located in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. more


  • Program Director, Medical Pancreatology Fellowship
  • Program Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS; Andhra Medical College/University of Health Sciences (2011)


  • Internal Medicine; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2016)


  • Gastroenterology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2021)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) (2020)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Akshintala V.S., Weiland C.J.S., Bhullar F.A., Kamal A., Kanthasamy K., Kuo A., Tomasetti C., Gurakar M., Drenth J.P.H., Yadav D., Elmunzer B.J., Reddy N., Goenka M.K., Kochhar R., Kalloo A.N., Khashab M.A., van Geenen E.-J.M., Singh V. A systematic review and network meta-analysis of NSAIDs, intravenous fluid, and pancreatic stents or their combinations for the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Jun 29:S2468-1253(21)00170-9. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(21)00170-9

Akshintala VS, Kamal A, Faghih M, Cutting GR, Cebotaru L, West NE, Jennings MT, Dezube R, Whitcomb DC, Lechtzin N, Merlo CA, Singh VK. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulators reduce the risk of recurrent acute pancreatitis among adult patients with pancreas sufficient cystic fibrosis. Pancreatology. 2019; 19(8): 1023-26

Akshintala VS, Singh VK. Treatment of Autoimmune Pancreatitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 May;17(6):1061-1072

Akshintala VS, Talukdar R, Singh VK, Goggins M. Gut microbiome in pancreatic disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jan;17(2):290-295

Akshintala VS, Khashab MA. Artificial intelligence in pancreaticobiliary endoscopy. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Jan;36(1):25-30

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