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Chandana Kakani, MD

Chandana Kakani, MD Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Telugu

Dr. Kakani is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2015
  • Internal Medicine, 2011
  • Medical Oncology, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Benign Hematology
  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Uterine Cancer

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 Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • 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: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Residency: Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center


American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National American Society of Neuro Oncology, National Pennsylvania Society of Oncology, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kakani is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Kabat GC, Kim, M, Kakani, C, Tindle, H, Wactawski-Wende, J, Ockene JK, Luo, J, Wassertheil-Smoller, S, Rohan, TE: Cigarette Smoking in relation to risk of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in a cohort of post menopausal women. American Journal of Epidemiology 172 (5): 591-9,2014.

Kakani C, Preeshugal I.R., Fisher P, Klein P: Isolated leptomeningeal metastasis as initial and sole site of recurrence in a patient with early stage breast cancer. International Cancer Conference Journal 4 (2): 101-104,2014.

Chintapatla R, Kakani C, Sawant A.S., Floyd M, Shapira I, Becker D.J.: Utility of surveillance imaging in patients with non hodgkins lymphoma ASCO Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2014.

Holm NT, Byrnes K, Kakani C, Veda R, Abreo F, Chu Q, Li B: Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 4E Overexpression in Human Breast Cancer is Not Correlated with Tumor cell density. American Association of Cancer Research Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2008.

Fitzgerald A, Kakani C, Rodriguez-Paris J, Glass J, Watkins A: Acidification and Ionic Fluxes in D. Discoidum Lysosomes. Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA : 2003.

Martin H, Kakani C, Schild J: Analysis of transduction of wall strain into electric potentials in Baroreceptor terminal endings in the rat aortic arch. Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana : 2000.

Academic Contact Info

Farm Journal Building
230 W. Washington Square
2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 796-8560
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)