Ajay Wanchu, MD, FACP, FACR

Ajay Wanchu, MD, FACP, FACR Ajay Wanchu, MD, FACP, FACR
Associate Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Division Representative for Continuous Quality Improvement Committee


Education and Training

Medical School: SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India
IM Residency: SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India
Rheumatology Fellowship: SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India


Dr. Wanchu enjoys being a general rheumatologist and cares for patients with the entire spectrum of rheumatic diseases.  His primary academic interest focuses on the rheumatic manifestations of individuals with HIV infection, an area in which he has published numerous articles and for which he has initiated an Immunodeficiency Arthritis Clinic.  Dr. Wanchu is also interested in quality improvement and patient satisfaction parameters and represents the Division in this hospital wide endeavor.  

Recent Publications

  1. Sharma A, Shamanna S, Kumar S, Wanchu A, Bambery P, Singh S, Varma S. Causes of mortality among inpatients with systemic lupus erythematosus in a tertiary care hospital in North India over a 10-year period. Lupus. 2013;22(2):216-22.
  2. Mittal N, Sharma A, Jose V, Mittal R, Wanchu A, Bambery P. Causes of DMARD withdrawal following ADR within 6 months of initiation among Indian rheumatoid arthritis patients. Rheumatology International 2012 Mar;32:743-8.
  3. Shah D, Sah S, Wanchu A, Wu MX, Bhatnagar A. Altered redox state and apoptosis in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Immunobiology. 2013 Apr;218(4):620-7
  4. Neogi U, Bontell I, Shet A, De Costa A, Gupta S, Diwan V, Laishram RS, Wanchu A, Ranga U, Banerjea AC, Sönnerborg A. Molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 subtypes in India: origin and evolutionary history of the predominant subtype C. PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e39819. 

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