R. Swamy Venuturupalli, MD, FACR


Dr. Venuturupalli, founder of Attune Health, is an innovative clinician and researcher in the field of rheumatology. After graduating from the Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India, he completed his residency as Chief Resident at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Venuturupalli also completed a rheumatology fellowship at UCLA/Olive View, during which time he received advanced training in health services research and conducted studies on complementary and alternative medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, dietary supplements and mind-body medicine.

Dr. Venuturupalli has been involved in over 100 clinical trials for illnesses such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis, psoriatic arthritis and other autoimmune diseases along with his colleagues at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Division of Rheumatology. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Current Rheumatology Reviews. Dr. Venuturupalli is often sought out as a teacher in the Cedars Sinai Rheumatology fellowship and holds the title of Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His current research efforts are focused on how technology, nutritional interventions and microbiome research can help patients with autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Venuturupalli is highly regarded by his colleagues and patients for his outstanding level of service, dedication to patients, and advanced treatment options that result from his medical research. He has been recognized for his efforts to increase awareness of illnesses related to inflammation and autoimmune disorders, and has been on the LA Magazine’s Super Doctors list for over 10 years in a row. He has served as the past secretary, treasurer and president of the Southern California Rheumatology Society, and as Clinical Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is the founder of the Attune Health Foundation and is actively engaged with the Arthritis Foundation and Lupus LA in their efforts to find a cure for rheumatological diseases.

He is married with two children and resides in Los Angeles. He enjoys listening to music, hiking, and playing soccer in his spare time.