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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 Radiology
  • Dialysis - Graft Thrombolysis
  • Endovascular Techniques
  • 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.

Dr. Sudheendra's practice philosophy is centered on a doctor-patient relationship based on integrity, mutual respect, accountability, and professional excellence.

While Dr. Sudheendra practices the entire gamut of Interventional Radiology, his primary areas of expertise include:

• Acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis (including May Thurner Syndrome)
• Minimally-invasive cancer therapies for liver, lung, and kidney cancers (Transarterial chemoembolization, Y-90, Tumor ablation)
• Chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins and complex venous disease (ie venous stasis ulcers)
• Pelvic congestion syndrome
• Peripheral arterial disease including limb salvage
• Complex IVC filter retrieval
• Varicocele
• Uterine fibroid embolization

In addition, Dr. Sudheendra has special expertise in surgical critical care medicine – a unique skillset possessed by few Interventional Radiologists practicing today. As a result, Dr. Sudheendra is able to care for his patients on a global scale in addition to providing cutting-edge minimally invasive treatments.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • 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, Venbrux AC, Noor A, Chun AK, Sarin SN, Akman AS, Jackson EK: Radiologic techniques & effectiveness of angiography to diagnose & treat upper gastrointestinal bleeding Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 21 (4): 697-705,2011.

Sudheendra D. Bartynski WS: Direct fluoroscopic drainage of symptomatic post-traumatic syringomelia: A case report and review of the literature. Interventional Neuroradiology : 461-464,2008.

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 : 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. Leger R. Groppo ER. Sun D. Durrani AK. Neeman Z. Wood BJ.: Comparison of three different needles for percutaneous injections. Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology 30 (1): 151-2,2007.

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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