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Deepak Sudheendra, MD, RPVI

Deepak Sudheendra, MD, RPVI Physician

Assistant Professor of Radiology in Surgery Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

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 (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • 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.

He is one of the leading experts in the country on the endovascular treatment & management of venous disease & minimally invasive cancer treatments. His primary areas of expertise include:
• Acute & chronic DVT
• Post thrombotic syndrome (PTS)
• May Thurner syndrome
• Minimally invasive cancer treatments for primary liver cancer &
metastatic disease to the liver
• 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 & the general public about cancer & venous disease through his blog www.drsudi.com.

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)
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: New York Medical College
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

Description of Research Expertise:

Primary Investigator at UPenn for NIH funded multi-center randomized controlled trial evaluating the use of endovascular therapy in patients with advanced post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) from deep vein thrombosis.

Selected Publications:

Sudheendra D, Vedantham S: Catheter directed therapy options for iliofemoral venous thrombosis. Surgical Clinics of North America 98 (2): 255-265,2018.

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

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

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

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

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, Trerotola Scott O: 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.

Stavropoulos S William, Ge Benjamin H, Mondschein Jeffrey I, Shlansky-Goldberg Richard D, Sudheendra Deepak, Trerotola Scott O: 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.

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

Sudheendra D: May Thurner Syndrome ABC 6 News Philadelphia : 2015.

Sudheendra D: Varicose Veins Seeking Solutions with Suzanne TV Show : 2015.

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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)