Ruchi  Bhabhra

Ruchi Bhabhra , MD,PhD

Volunteer Associate Professor

Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
7th Floor
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0547
Phone 513-558-4444
Fax 513-558-8581

Professional Summary

Ruchi Bhabhra, MD PhD, joined UC health in November of 2014 and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine. She is board certified in Internal medicine and Endocrinology. Her current clinical and research focus is pituitary diseases. In collaboration with neurosurgery she runs a combined Neuroendocrinology clinic for much needed multidisciplinary management of these patients. This weekly clinic is located in UC Gardner neuroscience insititute. 
After she finished medical school in India, she joined the graduate program of Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine  in 2001 at UC. She successfully earned her PhD degree in 2007 with multiple peer reviewed publications. Her thesis focused on “ Virulence factors involved in the pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus” She completed her internal medicine residency at The Christ Hospital Cincinnati and then moved to University of Virginia in Charlottesville for her endocrinology fellowship.
Having trained at UVA, which is an internationally recognized tertiary pituitary center, her interest and passion for pituitary diseases came naturally. Her goal is to make the current Neuroendocrinology clinic grow into a pituitary excellence center to serve the Tristate area. She serves as the PI for cliinical trials focusing on pituitary disorders. She is actively involved in resident and fellow education which is her favorite aspect of academic medicine.
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, outdoor activities with her family, cooking and trying different recipes. 


MBBS: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, 12-31-2000 (Medicine)

PhD: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 06-30-2007 (Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine)

Residency: The Christ Hospital Cincinnati, OH, 2010

Fellowship: University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA, 2014 (Endocrinology)


American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism) (Certification Date: 11-06-2014 ) - (Recertification Date: to 08-04-2015 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-26-2010 )

Clinical Interests


Research and Practice Interests

Clinical trials focusing on Pituitary disorders 

Positions and Work Experience

2014 - Adjunct, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2010 -2011 Hospitalist, St. Elizabeth Health Care, Florence, KY


Peer Reviewed Publications

Schutt, Robert C; Gordon, Trish A; Bhabhra, Ruchi; Cathro, Helen P; Cook, Stephen L; McCartney, Christopher R; Weiss, Geoffrey R (2013. ) Doege-Potter syndrome presenting with hypoinsulinemic hypoglycemia in a patient with a malignant extrapleural solitary fibrous tumor: a case report.Journal of medical case reports, , 7 ,11 More Information

Bhabhra, Ruchi; Richie, Daryl L; Kim, H Stanley; Nierman, William C; Fortwendel, Jarrod; Aris, John P; Rhodes, Judith C; Askew, David S (2008. ) Impaired ribosome biogenesis disrupts the integration between morphogenesis and nuclear duplication during the germination of Aspergillus fumigatus.Eukaryotic cell, , 7 (4 ) ,575-83 More Information

Richie, Daryl L; Miley, Michael D; Bhabhra, Ruchi; Robson, Geoffrey D; Rhodes, Judith C; Askew, David S (2007. ) The Aspergillus fumigatus metacaspases CasA and CasB facilitate growth under conditions of endoplasmic reticulum stress.Molecular microbiology, , 63 (2 ) ,591-604 More Information

Bhabhra, Ruchi; Zhao, Wei; Rhodes, Judith C; Askew, David S (2006. ) Nucleolar localization of Aspergillus fumigatus CgrA is temperature-dependent.Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B, , 43 (1 ) ,1-7 More Information

Fortwendel, Jarrod R; Zhao, Wei; Bhabhra, Ruchi; Park, Steven; Perlin, David S; Askew, David S; Rhodes, Judith C (2005. ) A fungus-specific ras homolog contributes to the hyphal growth and virulence of Aspergillus fumigatus.Eukaryotic cell, , 4 (12 ) ,1982-9 More Information

Bhabhra, R; Askew, D S (2005. ) Thermotolerance and virulence of Aspergillus fumigatus: role of the fungal nucleolus. Medical mycology, , 43 Suppl 1 ,S87-93

Vogt, Keith; Bhabhra, Ruchi; Rhodes, Judith C; Askew, David S (2005. ) Doxycycline-regulated gene expression in the opportunistic fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus.BMC microbiology, , 5 ,1 More Information

Bhabhra, Ruchi; Miley, Michael D; Mylonakis, Eleftherios; Boettner, Doug; Fortwendel, Jarrod; Panepinto, John C; Postow, Michael; Rhodes, Judith C; Askew, David S (2004. ) Disruption of the Aspergillus fumigatus gene encoding nucleolar protein CgrA impairs thermotolerant growth and reduces virulence.Infection and immunity, , 72 (8 ) ,4731-40 More Information

Kim, Su Hee; Lundgren, Jessica A; Bhabhra, Ruchi; Collins, Jessicah S; Patrie, James T; Burt Solorzano, Christine M; Marshall, John C; McCartney, Christopher R (2018. ) Progesterone-Mediated Inhibition of the GnRH Pulse Generator: Differential Sensitivity as a Function of Sleep Status.The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, , 103 (3 ) ,1112-1121 More Information

Dai, Yufei; Hagen, Matthew; Andaluz, Norberto; Bhabhra, Ruchi (2019. ) Aggressive granular cell tumor of the neurohypophysis with optic tract edema and invasion into third ventricle.Surgical neurology international, , 10 ,217 More Information

Emmert, A Scott; Hussein, Ahmed E; Slobodian, Olesia; Krueger, Bryan; Bhabhra, Ruchi; Hagen, Matthew C; Pickle, Sarah; Forbes, Jonathan A (2021. ) Case Report of Transgender Patient with Gonadotropic Dysfunction Secondary to Craniopharyngioma: Toward Improving Understanding of Biopsychosocial Dynamics of Gender Identity in Neurosurgical Care.World neurosurgery, , 145 ,448-453 More Information

Body, Alaina M; Matur, Abhijith V; Gudla, Shushma; Kendler, Ady; Sedaghat, Ahmad; Bhabhra, Ruchi; Prestigiacomo, Charles J; Forbes, Jonathan A (2021. ) Comprehensive Diagnosis and Surgical Management of Cushing Disease: Two-Dimensional Angiographic and Operative Video.World neurosurgery, , 148 ,188 More Information


Invited Presentations

Dr Ruchi Bhabhra (07-08-2015. ) The functionality of non functioning pituitary tumors .Neurosurgery Grand rounds, Level:University

(09-30-2015. ) Hyperprolactinemia: Think outside the pituitary .Internal medicine grand rounds, Level:University

(04-21-2017. ) Board review- Pituitary disorders .Southwest Ohio Internal medicine update and board review, Level:Local

(02-10-2018. ) Board review - pituitary disorders .Southwest Ohio Internal medicine update and board review ,

(03-02-2018. ) Medical management of Cushings disease .Cincinnati Children's Endocrinology grand rounds , CCHMC .

(08-08-2018. ) Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas .Neurosurgery grand rounds , Level:University

(09-11-2019. ) Pituitary disorders: For patients and care givers. .Brain tumor center spotlight series, UC GNI.

(09-06-2019. ) Medical management of Cushings disease .UC Pituitary symposium, UC GNI.


(02-2012. ) Latent autoimmune diabetes of the adults (LADA): Type 1 or Type 2 .University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA. Level:University

(02-2013. ) Postmenopausal hormone therapy-Time to revisit WHI studies .University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA. Level:University

(04-2015. ) Functional diseases of the pituitary gland .UC. Level:College

(04-2016. ) Functional diseases of the pituitary gland .UC. Level:College

(07-2015. ) The functionality of non-functioning pituitary adenomas .UC. Level:Department

(09-2015. ) Hyperprolactinemia – Think outside the pituitary .UC. Level:Department

(10-2015. ) Pituitary diseases .UC. Level:Department

(12-2015. ) Hyperprolactinemia- tools for an internist .Jewish Hospital.

(02-2016. ) Disorders of ADH- SIADH and DI .UC. Level:Department

(09-2016. ) Diabetes insipidus .UC. Level:Department

(09-2016. ) GH deficiency and Acromegaly .UC. Level:Department

Professional Affiliation

Member, The Endocrine Society 2012-present

Member, The Pituitary Society 2015-present

01-01-2020 -03-01-2022: Appointed member - Pituitary society: Digital communications and patient information committee

Courses Taught

Medical students lecture - Pituitary disorders

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0547
Phone: 513-558-4444
Fax: 513-558-8581

Practice - Westchester South Building, Suite 102
7675 Wellness way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45069
Phone: 513-475-7400

Practice - UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Neurosugery suite
Cincinnati   Ohio, 45229
Phone: 513-475-8990