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Deepak Sudheendra, MD, RPVI

Deepak Sudheendra, MD, RPVI Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology in Surgery

Dr. Sudheendra is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Arterial Recanalization
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Chemoembolization
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dialysis - Graft Thrombolysis
  • Endovascular Therapy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Targeted Molecular Therapy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Vascular Access

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Sudheendra (aka Dr. Sudi) is an Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology & Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine.

His primary areas of expertise include:
• DVT & post-thrombotic syndrome (including May Thurner syndrome)
• Minimally invasive cancer treatments
• Chronic venous insufficiency & varicose veins
• Complex IVC filter retrieval

In addition, Dr. Sudheendra has expertise in surgical critical care medicine – a unique skillset possessed by few IRs practicing today.

Dr. Sudheendra's practice philosophy is centered on a doctor-patient relationship based on integrity, mutual respect, compassion, & education. He firmly believe that patients must have a clear understanding of their medical condition & treatment plan in order to achieve the very best outcomes. He actively educates his patients and the general public about cancer and venous disease through his blog

Practice Locations and Appointments

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: New York Medical College
Residency: Washington Hospital Center
Residency: UPMC Presbyterian
Fellowship: George Washington University Medical Center


American College of Phlebology, National American Venous Forum, National Association of University Radiologists, National Philadelphia Angiography & Interventional Radiology Society, Local Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), National Society of Interventional Radiology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sudheendra is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: 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.


Selected Publications:

Sudheendra D, Baskin K: How long can you go? Vena cava filter insertion in a young child with one year follow-up. Poster presentation , Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiolgoy Society of Europe (CIRSE), Copenhagen, Denmark : 2008.

Sudheendra D, Federle MP: Acute Type B aortic dissection ACR Case in Point : 2008.

Sudheendra D, Wholey MH: Vascular resistance in the carotid artery: Could filter inefficiency be the silent culprit in strokes? Poster Presentation, International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy(ISET), Hollywood, Florida : 2008.

Sudheendra D, Wood B: Thermal ablation of the adrenal gland. Image-Guided Interventions, 1st Edition 1st edition : 1606-1612,2008.

Sudheendra D, Bartynski WS: Direct fluoroscopic drainage of syringomyelia. Poster Presentation, World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Beijing, China : 2007.

Dromi S, Herby S, Walsh M, Sudheendra D, Fry T, Wood BJ: RFA induces a tumor-specific response: A new role for RFA in immunotherapy. Society of Interventional Radiology, Seattle, WA : 2007.

Sudheendra D. Neeman Z. Kam A. Locklin J. Libutti SK. Wood BJ.: Intermittent hepatic vein balloon occlusion during radiofrequency ablation in the liver. Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology 29 (6): 1088-92,2006.

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Academic Contact Info

1 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-6839
Fax: (215) 615-3545
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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