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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
  • 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 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:

Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Korutla Laxminarayana, Habertheuer Andreas, Reddy Sanjana, Schaufler Christian, Lasky Jared, Diamond Joshua, Cantu Edward: Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Model to Study Pulmonary Tissue Extracellular Microvesicle Profiles. The Annals of thoracic surgery 103 (6): 1758-1766,2017.

Vallabhajosyula Saraschandra, Narayan Aarti, Jentzer Jacob C, Mankad Sunil V, Schears Gregory J: Interpreting National Databases on Mechanical Circulatory Support. Critical care medicine 45 (5): e532,2017.

Snipelisky David, Ray Jordan, Vallabhajosyula Saraschandra, Matcha Gautam, Squier Samuel, Lewis Jacob, Holliday Rex, Aggarwal Niti, Askew J Wells, Shapiro Brian, Anavekar Nandan: Usefulness for Predicting Cardiac Events After Orthotopic Liver Transplantation of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging and Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography Preoperatively. The American journal of cardiology 119 (7): 1008-1011,2017.

Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Korutla Laxminarayana, Habertheuer Andreas, Yu Ming, Rostami Susan, Yuan Chao-Xing, Reddy Sanjana, Liu Chengyang, Korutla Varun, Koeberlein Brigitte, Trofe-Clark Jennifer, Rickels Michael R, Naji Ali: Tissue-specific exosome biomarkers for noninvasively monitoring immunologic rejection of transplanted tissue. The Journal of clinical investigation 127 (4): 1375-1391,2017.

Liang Jackson J, Betensky Brian P, Muser Daniele, Zado Erica S, Anter Elad, Desai Nimesh D, Callans David J, Deo Rajat, Frankel David S, Hutchinson Mathew D, Lin David, Riley Michael P, Schaller Robert D, Supple Gregory E, Santangeli Pasquale, Acker Michael A, Bavaria Joseph E, Szeto Wilson Y, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Marchlinski Francis E, Dixit Sanjay: Long-term outcome of surgical cryoablation for refractory ventricular tachycardia in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology : 2017.

Patel Prakash A, Ackermann Abraham M, Augoustides John G T, Ender Joerg, Gutsche Jacob T, Giri Jay, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Desai Nimesh D, Kostibas Megan, Brady Mary Beth, Eoh Eun J, Gaca Jeffrey G, Thompson Annemarie, Fitzsimons Michael G: Anesthetic Evolution in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Expert Perspectives From High-Volume Academic Centers in Europe and the United States. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia : 2017.

Ridley Clare, Sohmer Benjamin, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Augoustides John G T: Aortic Leaflet Billowing as a Risk Factor for Repair Failure After Aortic Valve Repair. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia : 2017.

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 Saraschandra, Trivedi Vrinda, Gajic Ognjen: Ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome: importance of low-tidal volume. Annals of translational medicine 4 (24): 496,2016.

Ramakrishna Harish, Patel Prakash A, Gutsche Jacob T, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Szeto Wilson Y, MacKay Emily, Feinman Jared W, Shah Ronak, Zhou Elizabeth, Weiss Stuart J, Augoustides John G: Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement-Clinical Update on Recent Advances in the Contemporary Era. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 30 (6): 1733-1741,2016.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein

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