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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • 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
  • 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 www.drsudi.com.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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:
Residency: Washington Hospital Center
Residency: UPMC Presbyterian
Fellowship: George Washington University Medical Center

Memberships

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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.

Research

Selected Publications:

The continued challenge of DVT awareness & education Endovascular Today : 2017.

EHT woman survives pulmonary embolism, experts push more education The Press of Atlantic City : 2017.

Carlon T: Interventional therapy for upper extremity DVT Seminars in Interventional Radiology 34 (1): 54-60,2017.

Chen J, Sudheendra D, Stavropoulos S: Role of catheter-directed thrombolysis in management of iliofemoral DVT. RadioGraphics 36 (5): 1565-1575,2016.

Management of acute & chronic DVT and post thrombotic syndrome Penn Physician Video Link : 2015.

May Thurner Syndrome ABC 6 News Philadelphia : 2015.

Varicose Veins Seeking Solutions with Suzanne TV Show : 2015.

Chronic DVT & post thrombotic syndrome: what physicians need to know Radio show on ReachMD : 2016.

Stavropoulos S William, Ge Benjamin H, Mondschein Jeffrey I, Shlansky-Goldberg Richard D, Sudheendra Deepak: Retrieval of Tip-embedded Inferior Vena Cava Filters by Using the Endobronchial Forceps Technique: Experience at a Single Institution. Radiology 275 (3): 900-7,2015.

Ruling out deep venous obstruction prior to superficial vein treatment Vumedi webinar : 2016.

Current concepts in chemoembolization VuMedi webinar : 2013.

Chick Jeffrey Forris Beecham, Stavropoulos S William, Shin Benjamin J, Shlansky-Goldberg Richard D, Mondschein Jeffrey I, Sudheendra Deepak, Nadolski Gregory J, Watts Micah M: A 16-F Sheath with Endobronchial Forceps Improves Reported Retrieval Success of Long-Dwelling "Closed Cell" Inferior Vena Cava Filter Designs. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 27 (7): 1027-33,2016.

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Academic Contact Info

1 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 615-3591
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)