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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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

The 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.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

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 Catheter 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 Replacement in Elderly
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Lung Transplant Evaluation
  • Minimally Invasive Instability Surgery
  • 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
  • Ventricular Assist Device

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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: Albany Medical College of Union University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Alpha Omega Alpha , National American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), National American College of Surgeons, National American Heart Association, National American Medical Association, National Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), National CTSnet, National International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), International International Society for Heart Research (ISHR), American Section, International International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS), International National Eagle Scout Association, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), National The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Atluri 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.
  • 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
Phone: (215) 662-2956
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)