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Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH

Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH Physician

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Languages spoken:

  • Telugu

Dr. Gurubhagavatula is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue for 2017

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Sleep Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pulmonary Disease, 1997
  • Sleep Medicine (ABIM), 2009
  • Sleep Medicine (ABSM), 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPD)
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnolence
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders in the Elderly
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-related Movement Disorders

Description of Clinical Expertise

1. Sleep disorders medicine
2. Pulmonary medicine
3. Critical care medicine

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
  • 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: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Washington University Medical Center - Barnes Hospital
Graduate School: Harvard University
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National American College of Chest Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Centers for Disease Control, National National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Pennsylvania Sleep Society, Local U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, National USMLE Examination - Step III, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gurubhagavatula 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

1. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea
2. Sleep disorderd breathing and cardiovascular disease
3. Economics of sleep apnea screening

Selected Publications:

D. Chirinos, I. Gurubhagavatula, P Broderick, J Chirinos, K Teff, T Wadden, G Maislin, H Saif, J Chittams, C Cassidy, A Hanson: Depressive symptoms in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Biological Mechanistic Pathways Journal of Behavioral Medicine 40 (6): 2017.

Jain S, Gurubhagavatula I, Townsend R, Kuna ST, Teff K, Wadden TA, Chittams J, Hanlon AL, Maislin G, Saif H, Broderick P, Ahmad Z, Pack AI: Effect of CPAP, Weight Loss, or CPAP Plus Weight Loss on Central Hemodynamics and Arterial Stiffness Hypertension 70 (6): 1283-1290,2017.

M. Melanie Lyons, PhD, MSN, ACNP, Brendan T. Keenan, MS, Junxin Li, PhD, MSN, Tanya Khan, BA, Nabil Elkasabanny, MD, MSCE, Colleen M. Walsh, MS, Noel N. Williams, MBChB, MCh, FRCSI, FRCS, Allan I. Pack, MBChB, PhD, FRCP, Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD: Symptomless Multi-Variable Apnea Prediction Index Assesses Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk and Adverse Outcomes in Elective Surgery Sleep 40 (3): 2017.

The Sleepy Driver: Risks, Evaluation and Management UptoDate Online : 2016.

The Sleepy Driver: Risks, Evaluation and Management UptoDate Online : 2016.

JA Chirinos, I Gurubhagavatula, K Teff, DJ Rader, TA Wadden, R Townsend, GD Foster, G Maislin, H Saif, P Broderick, J Chittams, AL Hanlon: CPAP, weight loss, or both for obstructive sleep apnea N Engl J Med 370 (24): 2265-2275,2014.

MA Grandner, S Chakravorty, ML Perlis, L Oliver: Habitual sleep duration associated with self-reported and objectively-determined cardiometabolic risk factors Sleep Medicine 15 (1): 42-50,2014.

Q Maia, MA Grandner, J Findley: Short and long sleep duration and risk of drowsy driving and the role of subjective sleep insufficiency Accident Analysis and Prevention 59 : 618-622,2013.

A Platt, S Hurley, H Soto-Calderon, W Wieland, B Staley, G Maislin: Hits and Misses: Screening Commercial Drivers for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Guidelines Recommended by a Joint Task Force Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 55 (9): 1035-40,2013.

M Sands, M Grandner, J Whinnery, BT Keenan, N Jackson: The Association Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hypertension by Race/Ethnicity in a Nationally Representative Sample Journal of Clinical Hypertension 15 (8): 2013.

I Gurubhagavatula, BG Fields, CR Morales, S Hurley, GW Pien, LC Wick, BA Staley, RR Townsend: Screening for severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in hypertensive outpatients Journal of Clinical Hypertension 15 (4): 279-288,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Division of Sleep Medicine
3624 Market Street, Suite 205

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7772
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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