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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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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 Replacement in Elderly
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • 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
  • 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:
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, National American Heart , National American Society of Transplantation, National International Society for Extracellular Vesicles, International The Society of Thoracic Surgeons , International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vallabhajosyula is employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Sultan I, Habertheuer A, Siki M, Wallen T, Williams M: Statewide outcomes with implementation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy post-acute type A aortic dissection Journal of Cardiac Surgery : 2017 (in press).

Vallabhajosyula P, Hirakata A, Weiss M, Griesemer A, Shimizu A, Hong H, Habertheuer a, Tchipashvilli V, Yamada K: Effect of the diabetic state on islet engraftment in a large animal model of islet-kidney transplantation Cell Transplantation : 2017 (in press).

Hyman MC, Vemulapall S, Szeto WY, Stebbins A, Patel PA, Matsouaka RA, Herrmann HC, Anwaruddin S, Kobayashi T, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula P, McCarthy FH, Li R, Bavaria JE: Conscious sedation versus general anesthesia for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Insights from the NCDR® STS/ACC TVT registry Circulation : 2017 (Epub).

Kilic A, Arnoutakis GJ, Bavaria JE, Sultan I, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula P, Wiliams ML, Milewski RK: Outcomes of elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease in the elderly Annals of Thoracic Surgery 14 (5): 1522-1530,2017.

Sultan I, Wallen TJ, Habertheuer A, Siki M, Arnaoutakis GJ, Bavaria J, Szeto WY, Milewski R: Concomitant antegrade stent grafting of the descending thoracic aorta during transverse hemiarch reconstruction for acute Debakey I aortic dissection repair improves aortic remodeling Journal Cardiology Surgery 32 (9): 581-592,2017.

Milewski RK, Habertheuer A, Bavaria JE, Siki M, Szeto WY, Krause E, Korutla V, Desai ND: Fate of remnant sinuses of Valsalva in patients with bicuspid and trileaflet valves undergoing aortic valve, ascending aorta, and aortic arch replacement Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery 154 (2): 421-432,2017.

Hobbs RD, Wallen TJ, Komlo CM, Moeller PJ, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE: Central cannulation strategy for extent I thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair of chronic type B aortic dissection Journal of Cardiology Surgery 32 (8): 494-499,2017.

Patel PA, Ackermann AM, Augoustides JGT, Ender J, Gutsche JT, Giri J, Vallabhajosyula P, Desai ND, Kostibas M, Brady MB, Eoh EJ, Gaca JG, Thompson A: Anesthetic evolution in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Expert perspectives from high-volume academic centers in Europe and the United States Journal of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia 31 (3): 777-790,2017.

Vallabhajosyula P, Korutla L, Habertheuer A, Reddy S, Schaufler C, Lasky J, Diamond J: Ex vivo lung perfusion model to study pulmonary tissue extracellular microvesicle profiles Annals of Thoracic Surgery 103 (6): 1758-1766,2017.

Ridley C, Sohmer B, Vallabhajosyula P: Aortic leaflet billowing as a risk factor for repair failure after aortic valve repair Journal of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia 31 (3): 1001-1006,2017.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein

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