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K. Rajender Reddy, MD Physician

Director, Hepatology Medical Director, Liver Transplantation Ruimy Family President's Distinguished Professor Professor of Medicine in Surgery

Dr. Reddy is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. K. Rajender Reddy

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's 2010, 2018, and 2019 Top Docs issues

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 1983
  • Internal Medicine, 1980
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Spasm
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of Colon
  • Blood in Stool
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Bright Red Blood in Rectum
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crigler Najjar Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Early Satiety
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Flatulence
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Mass
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Malabsorption
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obstipation
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Proctitis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Toxic Liver Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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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
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: Osmania Medical College
Residency: Misericordia Hospital
Fellowship: University of Tennessee Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Miami Hospital and Clinic

Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), National American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow, National American College of Gastroenterology, National American College of Physicians, Fellow, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National NIDDK/NIH; ALFSG, National NIDDK/NIH; DILI Network and ALFSG, National NIDDK/NIH; DILI Network, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Reddy is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Reau N, Fried MW, Nelson DR, Brown RS Jr, Everson GT, Gordon SC, Jacobson IM, Lim JK, Pockros PJ, Reddy KR, Sherman KE.: HCV Council - Critical Appraisal of Data: Recommendations for Clinical Practice in a Rapidly Evolving Therapeutic Landscape Liver Int. 10 : 2015.

JK, Morelli G, Darling JM, Feld JJ, Brown RS, Frazier LM, Stewart TG, Fried MW, Nelson DR, Jacobson IM, Sulkowski MS, Vargas HE, Di Bisceglie AM, Kuo PA, Reddy KR: HCV-TARGET Study Group Effectiveness of Simeprevir plus Sofosbuvir, With or Without Ribavirin, in Real-World Patients with HCV Genotype 1 Infection Gastroenterology S006-5085(15) : 1507-3,2015.

Redulla RR, Reddy KR, Faust TW, Dudley-Brown S: A Nurse-Driven Evidence-Based Protocol Gastroenterol Nurs 38(5) : 369-78,2015.

Singh A, Reddy D, Haris M, Cai K, Reddy KR, Hariharan H, Reddy R.: T1ρ MRI of healthy and fibrotic human livers at 1.5 T.J Transl Med 8(13) : 2015.

Fontana RJ, Hayashi PH, Barnhart H, Kleiner DE, Reddy KR, Chalasani N, Lee WM, Stolz A, Phillips T, Serrano J, Watkins PB.: Persistent Liver Biochemistry Abnormalities Are More Common in Older Patients and those With Cholestatic Drug Induced Liver Injury Am J Gastroenterol : 2015.

Reddy KR, Ellerbe C, Schilsky M, Stravitz RT, Fontana RJ, Durkalski V, Lee WM: Acute Liver Failure Study Group Determinants of Outcome Among Patients with Acute Liver Failure Listed for Liver Transplantation in the US Liver Transpl : 2015.

Bunchorntavakul C, Reddy KR: Review article: the efficacy and safety of daclatasvir in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection Aliment Pharmacol Ther 42(3) : 258-72,2015.

Alqahtani SA, Afdhal N, Zeuzem S, Gordon SC, Mangia A, Kwo P, Fried M, Yang JC, Ding X, Pang PS, McHutchison JG, Pound D, Reddy KR, Marcellin P, Kowdley KV, Sulkowski M.: Safety and tolerability of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir with and without ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection: Analysis of phase III ION trials.Hepatology Hepatology 62(1) : 25-30,2015.

Lo Re V 3rd, Carbonari DM, Forde KA, Goldberg D, Lewis JD, Haynes K, Leidl KB, Reddy KR, Roy J, Sha D, Marks AR, Schneider JL, Strom BL, Corley DA: Validity of diagnostic codes and laboratory tests of liver dysfunction to identify acute liver failure events Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 24(7) : 676-83,2015.

Lo Re V 3rd, Kallan MJ, Tate JP, Lim JK, Goetz MB, Klein MB, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Brown ST, Park LS, Dubrow R, Reddy KR, Kostman JR, Justice AC, Localio AR: Predicting Risk of End-Stage Liver Disease in Antiretroviral-Treated Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients Infect Dis 9:2(3) : 2015.

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Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
2 Dulles

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4276
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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