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John M. Vasudevan, MD

John M. Vasudevan, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Vasudevan is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. John M. Vasudevan

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine, 2012
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ankle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fluoroscopy Guided Injection
  • Foot Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Non-Operative Sports Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Tendonitis
  • Undiagnosed Back Pain and Leg Pain
  • Undiagnosed Shoulder and Upper Arm Pain

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)
  • eLAP Services
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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: University of Wisconsin
Residency: Tucson Medical Center
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National American College of Sports Medicine, National American Medical Association Political Action Committee, National American Medical Association, National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Pennsylvania Medical Society Political Action Committee, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vasudevan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: 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:

Pan J, Vasudevan JM: Piriformis Syndrome: A Review of the Evidence and Proposed New Criteria for Diagnosis. Challenging Neuropathic Pain Syndromes: Evaluation and Evidence-Based Treatment : 2018.

Vasudevan JM, Logan A, Shultz R, Koval JJ, Roh EY, Fredericson M: Comparison of Muscle Onset Activation Sequences between a Golf or Tennis Swing and Common Training Exercises Using Surface Electromyography: A Pilot Study J Sports Med (Hindawi Publ Corp) : 2016.

Jason Pan, John M. Vasudevan: Unilateral Femoral Neuropathy after Childbirth in the Context of an Undiagnosed Underlying Peripheral Polyneuropathy: A Case Report PM&R 7 (9): S217,2015.

Keziah Sully, John M. Vasudevan: Successful Treatment of Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome with a History of Freiberg's Disease: A Case Report PM&R 6 (9): S191,2014.

Vasudevan JM, Browne BJ: Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 25 (2): 411,2014.

Reish AG, Bastas G, Caldera FE, Vasudevan JM: Invasive Psoas Lymphoma Presenting as Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: A Case Report. PM&R 5 (9): S288,2013.

Baheti ND, Vasudevan JM, Naber RI, Fredericson M.: Physiotherapy, pain management, and surgical interventions for low back pain: initial review. World Clinics: Anethesia, Critical Care, and Pain: Pain Management. 1 (1): 283-95,2013.

Fetouh SK, Kupfer M, Torabi R, Vasudevan JM: Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1 and Tophaceous Gout as a Cause of Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report PM&R 4 (10): S263,2012.

Ryan, Matthew M, Fredericson M, Vasudevan JM.: Sacral Osteoid Osteoma Presenting as Leg Pain in an Adolescent Athlete: A Case Report. PM&R 4 (10S): S263,2012.

Schreiber AL, Vasudevan JM, Fetouh SK, Ankam NS, Hussain A, Rakocevic G.: Atypical clinically diagnosed stiff-person syndrome response to dantrolene--a refractory case. Muscle Nerve 45 (3): 454-5,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1800 Lombard Street, 1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 893-2668
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)