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Behdad David Besharatian, MD

Behdad David Besharatian, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Besharatian is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2014
  • Nephrology, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anemia and Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Anti-Rejection Therapy
  • Chronic Kidney Disease in Organ Transplant Patients
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Injury
  • Kidney Transplant - Living Donor Evaluations
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Follow-Up
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Nephrology Consultation
  • Transplant Medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons
Residency: Beaumont Hospital
Residency: Baystate Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Nephrology, National American Society of Transplantation, National National Kidney Foundation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Besharatian is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Harhay, MN, Jia, Y, Hall IE, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Besharatian, B, Gumber, R, Weng F, Schroppel B, Doshi M, Parikh CR, Reese PP: The Association of Discharge Decisions after Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation with the Risk of Early Readmission: Results from the Deceased Donor Clinical Transplantation : 2018.

Besharatian Behdad, Velez Jorge, Rosenblum Michael, Stefan Mihaela, Luciano Gina: A case report curriculum to promote scholarship. The clinical teacher 14 (6): 412-416,2017.

Besharatian B: "Improving CRRT Lifespan: A QI Initiative", ASN National Meeting, New Orleans, LA Poster Presentation : 2017.

Kumar, A, Besharatian B, Kobrin, S, Palmer, M, Hogan J.: "Severe Acute Kidney Injury from TURP-Associated HEME Pigment Nephropathy", National Kidney Foundation National Meeting, Orlando, FL Poster Presentation : 2017.

Seiler Adrianne, Knee Alexander, Shaaban Reham, Bryson Christine, Paadam Jasmine, Harvey Rohini, Igarashi Satoko, LaChance Christopher, Benjamin Evan, Lagu Tara: Physician communication coaching effects on patient experience. PloS one 12 (7): e0180294,2017.

Besharatian Behdad D, Berns Jeffrey S: More May be Less; Yet Another Way which More Intense Renal Replacement Therapy May Not be Better. Seminars in dialysis 29 (6): 515-517,2016.

Gadiraju V, Besharatian B, Kitt E, Brennan M: "Acquired perforating dermatosis (APD): Our quest to cure the itch", American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Grapevine, TX Poster Presentation : 2013.

Kitt E, Voisine M, Besharatian B, Brennan M: "Toilet trouble: Defecation syncope in the elderly", American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Grapevine, TX Poster Presentation : 2013.

Kitt E, Besharatian B, Leyse J, Brennan M: "Varicella zoster encephalitis in the elderly: The deadly imitator" American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Grapevine, TX Poster Presentation : 2013.

Hernandez-Munoz F, Dreiling S, Landry D, Besharatian B: "HIV induced rhabdomyolysis", Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, Denver, CO Poster Presentation : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street, Founders 1
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)