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Anil Vachani, MD

Anil Vachani, MD Physician

Director of Clinical Research, Interventional Pulmonary Services
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
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Dr. Vachani is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2004
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2003

Clinical Expertise:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Harron Lung Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of California - San Francisco
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines, 3rd Edition (LC III), National International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, International Laennec Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vachani is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Schapira MM, Aggarwal C, Akers S, Aysola J, Imbert D, Langer C, Simone CB 2nd, Strittmatter E, Vachani A, Fraenkel L: How Patients View Lung Cancer Screening: The Role of Uncertainty in Medical Decision Making. Annals of the American Thoracic Society : 2016.

Thompson JC, Yee SS, Troxel AB, Savitch SL, Fan R, Balli D, Lieberman DB, Morrissette JD, Evans TL, Bauml J, Aggarwal C, Kosteva JA, Alley E, Ciunci C, Cohen RB, Bagley S, Stonehouse-Lee S, Sherry VE, Gilbert E, Langer C, Vachani A, Carpenter EL: Detection of therapeutically targetable driver and resistance mutations in lung cancer patients by next generation sequencing of cell-free circulating tumor DNA. Clinical Cancer Research : 2016.

Zanetti KA, Wang Z, Aldrich M, Amos CI, Blot WJ, Bowman ED, Burdette L, Cai Q, Caporaso N, Chung CC, Gillanders EM, Haiman CA, Hansen HM, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN, Marchand LL, Li S, McNeill LH, Ryan BM, Schwartz AG, Sison JD, Spitz MR, Tucker M, Wenzlaff AS, Wiencke JK, Wilkens L, Wrensch MR, Wu X, Zheng W, Zhou W, Christiani D, Palmer JR, Penning TM, Rieber AG, Rosenberg L, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Su L, Vachani A, Wei Y, Whitehead AS, Chanock SJ, Harris CC: Genome-wide association study confirms lung cancer susceptibility loci on chromosomes 5p15 and 15q25 in an African-American population. Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 98 : 33-42,2016.

Sterman DH, Alley E, Stevenson JP, Friedberg J, Metzger S, Recio A, Moon EK, Haas AR, Vachani A, Katz SI, Sun J, Heitjan D, Hwang WT, Litzky L, Yearley JH, Tan KS, Papasavvas E, Kennedy P, Montaner L, Cengel KA, Simone CB, Culligan M, Langer C, Albelda SM: Pilot and Feasibility Trial of Immuno-Gene Therapy of Malignant Mesothelioma using Intrapleural Delivery of Adenovirus-Interferon-Alpha Combined with Chemotherapy Clin Cancer Res : 2016.

Vachani A, Whitney DH, Parsons EC, Lenburg M, Ferguson JS, Silvestri GA, Spira A: Clinical Utility of a Bronchial Genomic Classifier in Patients with Suspected Lung Cancer Chest : 2016.

Vachani A, Wong YN, Israelite J, Mitra N, Hin S, Yang L, Smith-McLallen A, Armstrong K, Groeneveld PW, Epstein AJ: Validation of Molecular Pathology Codes for the Identification of Mutational Testing in Lung and Colon Cancer Med Care : 2016.

Veenstra CM, Vachani A, Ciunci CA, Zafar HM, Epstein AJ, Paulson EC: Trends in the Use of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET Imaging in Surveillance of Non-Small-Cell Lung and Colorectal Cancer J Am Coll Radiol : 2016.

Atkins, J.H., Haas, A.R., Sterman D.H., Vachani, A., Mandel, J.E.: A randomized, placebo-controlled, concealed allocation comparison of respiratory depression during bronchoscopy with dexmedetomidine-ketamine as an adjunct to fentanyl-midazolam sedation Translational Perioperative and Pain Medicine 1 (1): 24-31,2016.

Tanner NT, Aggarwal J, Gould MK, Kearney P, Diette G, Vachani A, Fang KC, Silvestri GA: Management of Pulmonary Nodules by Community Pulmonologists: A Multicenter Observational Study Chest 148 (6): 1405-14,2015.

Vachani A, Hammoud Z, Springmeyer S, Cohen N, Nguyen D, Williamson C, Starnes S, Hunsucker S, Law S, Li XJ, Porter A, Kearney P: Clinical Utility of a Plasma Protein Classifier for Indeterminate Lung Nodules Lung 193 (6): 1023-7,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
CHOP/Abramson Research Center, Room 1016E
3615 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-7931
Fax: (215) 573-4469
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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