Raveendhara R. Bannuru, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Treatment Comparison and Integrative Analysis, Deputy Director, Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Dr. Raveendhara Bannuru is the director of Center for Treatment Comparison and Integrative Analysis (CTCIA), and deputy director of Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and an assistant professor of clinical and translational science at Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston. His diverse research interests include evidence synthesis and multiple treatment comparison methodology, clinical practice guideline development, meta-epidemiological studies, musculoskeletal epidemiology, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, and placebo effects in osteoarthritis. Dr. Bannuru has applied evidence synthesis and comparative effectiveness research methods in preparing osteoarthritis devices for the Food and Drug Administration's regulatory review. He is also focused on the development and application of mathematical modeling methods in the use of cost-effectiveness analysis and predictive analytic methods in informing public and private sector health care decisions. Over the past few years, Dr. Bannuru has developed evidence reports for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of Tufts’ Evidence-based Practice Center and also for American college of Rheumatology, Osteoarthritis Research Society International, Royal Australian Collage of General Practitioners, American Academy of Neurology and Infectious Diseases Society of America. Currently, he guides several international expert workgroups in the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.