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Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, ML

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, ML Researcher

Associate Professor of Medicine in Genetics Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Musunuru is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2010

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
  • 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: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital


American Heart Association (AHA), International American Heart Association (AHA), International American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT), National American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), National Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC), National National Institutes of Health (study sections), National Verve Therapeutics, Inc., National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Musunuru is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Ormond Kelly E, Bombard Yvonne, Bonham Vence L, Hoffman-Andrews Lily, Howard Heidi, Isasi Rosario, Musunuru Kiran, Riggan Kirsten A, Michie Marsha, Allyse Megan: The clinical application of gene editing: ethical and social issues Personalized Medicine 16 (4): 337-350,2019.

Reza Nosheen, Musunuru Kiran, Owens Anjali Tiku: From hypertrophy to heart failure: what is new in genetic cardiomyopathies Current Heart Failure Reports : 2019.

Corbin Elise A, Vite Alexia, Peyster Eliot G, Bhoopalam Myan, Brandimarto Jeffrey, Wang Xiao, Bennett Alexander I, Clark Andy T, Cheng Xuemei, Turner Kevin T, Musunuru Kiran, Margulies Kenneth B: Tunable and reversible substrate stiffness reveals a dynamic mechanosensitivity of cardiomyocytes ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 (23): 20603-20614,2019.

Morley Michael P, Wang Xiao, Hu Ray, Brandimarto Jeffrey, Tucker Nathan R, Felix Janine F, Smith Nicholas L, van der Harst Pim, Ellinor Patrick T, Margulies Kenneth B, Musunuru Kiran, Cappola Thomas P: Cardioprotective effects of MTSS1 enhancer variants Circulation 139 (17): 2073-2076,2019.

Alapati Deepthi, Zacharias William J, Hartman Heather A, Rossidis Avery C, Stratigis John D, Ahn Nicholas J, Coons Barbara, Zhou Su, Li Hiaying, Singh Kshitiz, Katzen Jeremy, Tomer Yaniv, Chadwick Alexandra C, Musunuru Kiran, Beers Michael F, Morrisey Edward E, Peranteau William H: In utero gene editing for monogenic lung disease Science Translational Medicine 11 (488): 2019.

Allyse Megan, Bombard Yvonne, Isasi Rosario, Michie Marsha, Musunuru Kiran, Ormond Kelly E: What do we do now?: responding to claims of germline gene editing in humans Genetics in Medicine : 2019.

Musunuru Kiran, Kathiresan Sekar: Genetics of common, complex coronary artery disease Cell 177 (1): 132-145,2019.

Stellos Konstantinos, Musunuru Kiran: Challenges and advances of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in therapeutics Cardiovascular Research 115 (2): e12-e14,2019.

Hill Joseph A, Agewall Stefan, Baranchuk Adrian, Booz George W, Borer Jeffrey S, Camici Paolo G, Chen Peng-Sheng, Dominiczak Anna F, Erol Cetin, Grines Cindy, Gropler Robert J, Guzik Tomasz J, Heinemann Markus K, Iskandrian Ami E, Knight Bradley P, London Barry, Lüscher Thomas F, Metra Marco, Musunuru Kiran, Nallamothu Brahmajee K, Natale Andrea, Saksena Sanjeev, Picard Michael H, Rao Sunil V, Remme Willem J, Rosenson Robert S, Sweitzer Nancy K, Timmis Adam D, Vrints Christiaan J: Medical misinformation: vet the message! Circulation : 2019.

Lv Wenjian, Qiao Lyon, Petrenko, Nataliya, Li Wenjun, Owens Anjali T, McDermott-Roe Chris, Musunuru Kiran: Functional annotation of TNNT2 variants of uncertain significance with genome-edited cardiomyocytes Circulation 138 (24): 2852–2854,2018.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Blvd, Bldg 421
11-104 Smilow Center for Translational Research

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-4717