About Chandra Sekhar Chilappa

Dr Chandra Chilappa, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained rheumatologist serving the Greater Kansas City community. He has been practicing rheumatology within the area since 2011, and has expertise in treating a wide spectrum of autoimmune and musculoskeletal inflammatory diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Dr. Chilappa’s primary goal is to provide excellent care for his patients by coordinating with other referring physicians. He involves patients in their own care and treatment by making sure that they are always well-informed and up-to-date about their condition. In addition to rheumatology, Dr. Chilappa is also board certified in internal medicine with more than 10 years of internal medicine practice and hospital experience, complemented by a clinical research background. He received multiple awards for his scientific activities during his training, and is currently involved in teaching family practice residents. Dr. Chilappa is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and a member of American Medical Association.


Medical School
Vijayawada University of Health Sciences - Warangal, India

New York Medical College; Sound Shore Medical Center - Bronx, New York

Certifications & Memberships

Am Bd Int Med Hematology/Oncology



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus. Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Auto Immune Disorders, Joint Injections, Carpal Tunnel Injections, Tendon Sheath Injections, Trigger Point Injections, Biologic Infusions, Prolia Injections



Sub Specialty

Internal Medicine

Office Locations

Midwest Rheumatology Associates
2330 East Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 276-9800
Fax: (816) 276-9801