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Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD

Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD Physician

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

Dr. Vallabhajosyula is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

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
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Yale University
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vallabhajosyula 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.


Selected Publications:

Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY: Acute type B dissection (endovascular repair) Cardiac Surgery: Technique and Practice : 2018 (in press).

Hobbs R, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY: Anatomic considerations Catheter Based Valve & Aortic Surgery, Second Edition : 2018 (in press).

Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY: Mechanical valves and conduits Cardiac Surgery: Technique and Practice : 2018 (in press).

Sultan I, Habertheuer A, Siki M, Wallen T, Williams M, Vallabhajosyula P: Statewide outcomes with implementation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy post-acute type A aortic dissection Journal of Cardiac Surgery : 2018 (in press).

Habertheuer Andreas, Korutla Laxminarayana, Rostami Susan, Reddy Sanjana, Lal Priti, Naji Ali, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth: Donor tissue-specific exosome profiling enables noninvasive monitoring of acute rejection in mouse allogeneic heart transplantation Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery : 2018 (Epub).

Sultan Ibrahim, Siki Mary A, Bavaria Joseph E, Dibble Taylor R, Savino Danielle C, Kilic Arman, Szeto Wilson, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Fairman Ronald M, Jackson Benjamin M, Wang Grace J, Desai Nimesh D: Predicting distal aortic remodeling after endovascular repair for chronic DeBakey III aortic dissection Annals of Thoracic Surgery : 2018 (Epub).

Mangels DR, Siki M, Menon R, Bavaria J, Anwaruddin S, Giri J, Desai N, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Herrmann HC: Hemodynamic effects of valve asymmetry in Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic valves Journal of Invasive Cardiology 30 (4): 138-143,2018.

Patel Prakash A, Patel Saumil, Feinman Jared W, Gutsche Jacob T, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Shah Ronak, Giri Jay, Desai Nimesh D, Zhou Elizabeth, Weiss Stuart J, Augoustides John G: Stroke after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Incidence, definitions, etiologies and management Options Journal of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia 32 (2): 968-981,2018.

McCarthy Fenton H, Vemulapalli Sreekanth, Li Zhuokai, Thourani Vinod, Matsouaka Roland A, Desai Nimesh D, Kirtane Ajay, Anwaruddin Saif, Williams Matthew L, Giri Jay, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Li Robert H, Herrmann Howard C, Bavaria Joseph E, Szeto Wilson Y: Association of tricuspid regurgitation with transcatheter aortic valve replacement outcomes: A report from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry Annals of Thoracic Surgery 105 (4): 1121-1128,2018.

Liang JJ, Betensky BP, Muser D, Zado ES, Anter E, Desai ND, Callans DJ, Deo R, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Riley MP, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Santangeli P, Acker MA, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Marchlinski FE, Dixit S: Long-term outcome of surgical cryoablation for refractory ventricular tachycardia in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias & Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 (3): e30-e41,2018.

Academic Contact Info

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

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