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Pavan Atluri, MD

Pavan Atluri, MD Surgeon

Director, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Languages spoken:

  • Telugu

Dr. Atluri is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2008
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aneurysms
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery in Elderly
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Complex Valve Repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Coronary Artery Diseases
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Heart Disease in African Americans
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Transplant - Post-Transplant Follow-Up
  • Heart Transplant Evaluation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Instability - Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Lung Transplant Evaluation
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Off-Pump Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Revascularization
  • Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Robotic Revascularization
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Stent Graft
  • Stent Graft Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transcatheter Valvular Therapy
  • Valve Replacement in the Elderly
  • Ventricular Assist Device

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
  • 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: Albany Medical College of Union University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons, National American Heart Association, National American Medical Association, National Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), National International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), International International Society for Heart Research (ISHR), American Section, International National Eagle Scout Association, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society for Heart Valve Disease, National Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Atluri is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)