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Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD

Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Dr. Vallabhajosyula is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2009
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Cardiac Surgery in Elderly
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Complex Valve Repair
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adult
  • Connective Tissue Repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Coronary Surgery - Minimally Invasive, Hybrid
  • Endovascular Aortic Valve Therapy
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Off-Pump Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Partial Sternotomy Aortic Surgery
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Pulmonary Endarterectomy
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • 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: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Heart, National The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vallabhajosyula 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.


Selected Publications:

Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE.: Endovascular therapy for the treatment of thoracic aortic pathologies. Sabiston and Spencer’s Surgery of the Chest, 9th Edition. : 2016 (In Press).

Vallabhajosyula P, Robb JD, Gottret JP, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE.: Hemiarch replacement with concomitant antegrade stent grafting of the descending thoracic aorta versus total arch replacement for treatment of acute DeBakey I aortic dissection with arch tear. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery : 2015 (In press).

Vallabhajosyula, P, Kramer M, Lazar S, McCarthy F, Rame Eduardo, Wald J, Szeto W, Williams M, Atluri P, Desai N, Acker M.: Ipsilateral lower extremity complicatons in patients undergoing emergent common femeral arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenator therapy. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery : 2015 (In press).

Hobbs R, Korutla V, Suzuki Y, Acker M, Vallabhajosyula P.: Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to definitive surgical repair after post-myocardial infarct ventricular septa defect. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 30 (6): 535-40,2015.

Jassar Arminder S, Desai Nimesh D, Kobrin Dale, Pochettino Alberto, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Milewski Rita K, McCarthy Fenton, Maniaci Jon, Szeto Wilson Y, Bavaria Joseph E: Outcomes of aortic root replacement after previous aortic root replacement: the "true" redo root. The Annals of thoracic surgery 99 (5): 1601-9,2015.

Jassar AS, Desai ND, Kobrin D, Pochettino A, Vallabhajosyula P, Milewski RK, McCarthy F, Maniaci J, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE.: Outcomes of aortic root replacement after previous aortic root replacement: the “true” redo root. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 99 (5): 1601-9,2015.

Shah AM, Ogbara J, Hermann HC, Fox Z, Kadakia M, Anwaruddin S, Bavaria JE, Desai ND, Jagasia D, Szeto WY, Li RH, Vallabhajosyula P, Giri J.: Outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with chronic liver disease. Catheter Cardiovascular Intervention : 2015.

Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Wallen Tyler, Pulsipher Aaron, Pitkin Emil, Solometo Lauren P, Musthaq Shenara, Fox Jeanne, Acker Michael, Hargrove W Clark: Minimally Invasive Port Access Approach for Reoperations on the Mitral Valve. The Annals of thoracic surgery : 2015.

Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Jassar Arminder S, Menon Rohan S, Komlo Caroline, Gutsche Jacob, Desai Nimesh D, Hargrove W Clark, Bavaria Joseph E, Szeto Wilson Y: Moderate versus deep hypothermic circulatory arrest for elective aortic transverse hemiarch reconstruction. The Annals of thoracic surgery 99 (5): 1511-7,2015.

Kobayashi T, Giri J, Vallabhajosyula P, Hermann HC, Jagasia DH.: Overestimation of paravalvular leak with Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve replacement. JACC Cardiovascular Intervention 8 (5): 69-71,2015.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2957
Fax: (215) 349-5798
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)