Kalyan Muppavarapu, MD, MPH


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
905 Johns Hopkins Drive
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-2660
Fax: 252-744-3815
Email: muppavarapuk17@ecu.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Residency Training Director


Fellowship in Sleep Medicine:
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK [2017]
Residency in Psychiatry:
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK [2016]
Master of Public Health:
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO [2011]
Medical School:
Andhra Medical College
Visakhapatnam, India [2007]

Medical Licenses/Board Certification/Other Certifications

  • North Carolina Medical License
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry
  • Board Certified in Sleep Medicine


H2A39979 Muppavarapu K (PI) 09/01/2020 – 08/31/2024
Telehealth network grant program: HRSA grant for $1.2 million
Title: Enhancing Access, Quality, and Outcomes of Mental Health Care in Emergency Departments: Expansion of the NC Statewide Telepsychiatry Program

Poster Presentations

“Use of telepsychiatry to Improve mental health access for rural population”, Office of Rural health conference, Greenville, NC, 2020

“Using NC statewide telepsychiatry Program to Address Access to Critical Behavioral Health Crises for the Populated Coast”, Hurricon, NSF conference, Greenville, NC, 2020


Smith-Martinez L, Muppavarapu K, Lang M. Antidepressants, TMS and the Risk of Affective Switch in Bipolar Depression. Current Psychiatry 04/2021; 20(4):20-24 | doi:10.12788/cp.0099

Muppavarapu K, MD, Muthukanagaraj M, MD Saeed S, MD. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia: A review of 8 studies. Current Psychiatry 09/2020; 19(9).

Francis Christian, Kalyan Muppavarapu, Christopher Aston, Chee Yoon Bauer, Viral Doshi. Sleep Health of Nursing Staff in an Academic Medical Center: Results of a Survey Study. Sleep, Volume 42, Issue Supplement_1, April 2019, Page A251. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsz067.628

Doshi, Viral MD; Cross, Cory MD; Muppavarapu, Kalyan MD, MPH. Sodium Oxybate–Associated Confusion in the Older Adult. American Journal of Therapeutics: November/December 2018 – Volume 25 – Issue 6 – p e678.
DOI: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000625

L Gonzalez, K Jones, K Muppavarapu, V Doshi. Severe sleep apnea in an infant treated with high-flow nasal cannula therapy. Sleep, Volume 40, Issue suppl_1, 28 April 2017, Page A456, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleepj/zsx052.013.

K Muppavarapu, K Gozalez, C Cross, V Doshi. A case of Narcolepsy with Cataplexy in an elderly man treated with Sodium Oxybate. Sleep, Volume 40, Issue suppl_1, 28 April 2017, Page A453, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleepj/zsx052.003.

Hayakawa K, Martin ET, Gudur UM, Marchaim D, Dalle D, Alshabani K, Muppavarapu KS, Jaydev F, Bathina P, Sundaragiri PR, Rajuri SD, Khatri J, Pogue JM, Lephart PR, Rybak MJ, Kaye KS. Impact of different antimicrobial therapies on clinical and fiscal outcomes of patients with bacteremia due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Jul; 58(7):3968-75. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02943-14. Epub 2014 May 5.PMID:24798267.

Bhargava A, Hayakawa K, Silverman E, Haider S, Alluri KC, Datla S, Diviti S, Kuchipudi V, Muppavarapu KS, Lephart PR, Marchaim D, Kaye KS. Risk factors for colonization due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae among patients exposed to long-term acute care and acute care facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;35(4):398-405. doi: 10.1086/675614.PMID:24602945.

Hayakawa K, Gattu S, Marchaim D, Bhargava A, Palla M, Alshabani K, Gudur UM, Pulluru H, Bathina P, Sundaragiri PR, Sarkar M, Kakarlapudi H, Ramasamy B, Nanjireddy P, Mohin S, Dasagi M, Datla S, Kuchipudi V, Reddy S, Shahani S, Upputuri V, Marrey S, Gannamani V, Madhanagopal N, Annangi S, Sudha B, Muppavarapu KS, Moshos JA, Lephart PR, Pogue JM, Bush K, Kaye KS. Epidemiology and risk factors for isolation of Escherichia coli producing CTX-M-type extended-spectrum β-lactamase in a large U.S. Medical Center. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Aug;57(8):4010-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02516-12. Epub 2013 Jun 10.PMID:23752516.