Vijayalakshmi Pratha, MD

  • Gastroenterology
3330 Third Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dr. Pratha received her medical degree from Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam, India. She served an internship and residency in internal medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

A diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with special certification in gastroenterology, Dr. Pratha serves as assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at UCSD and is on the teaching staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and serves as chief medical officer and on the board of trustees for the San Diego Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Throughout her career, Dr. Pratha has presented at medical conferences and authored dozens of articles and abstracts for scientific journals on topics related to gastroenterology.

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 1995American Board of Internal Medicine, 1992

Medical Education

Andhra Medical College, MD, 1986


King George Hospital, Internship-Medicine, 1987


Wayne State University, Internal Medicine, 1992


University of California, San Diego, Gastroenterology, 1995

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