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Ravy K. Vajravelu, MD, MSCE

Ravy K. Vajravelu, MD, MSCE Physician

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Fatty Liver Diseases
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Motility Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Rectal Disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut Syndrome)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • 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
  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • 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: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Gastroenterology, National American College of Physicians, National American Gastroenterological Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vajravelu is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Dalal Rahul S, Vajravelu Ravy K, Lewis James D, Lichtenstein Gary R: Hospitalization Outcomes for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Teaching vs Nonteaching Hospitals Inflammatory Bowel Diseases : 2019.

Vajravelu Ravy K, Scott Frank I, Mamtani Ronac, Li Hongzhe, Moore Jason H, Lewis James D: Medication class enrichment analysis: a novel algorithm to analyze multiple pharmacologic exposures simultaneously using electronic health record data. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 25 (7): 780-789,2018.

Vajravelu Ravy K, Mamtani Ronac, Scott Frank I, Waxman Adam, Lewis James D: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Effects of Recurrent Diverticular Hemorrhage: A Large Cohort Study. Gastroenterology : 2018.

Papamichael Konstantinos, Vajravelu Ravy K, Vaughn Byron P, Osterman Mark T, Cheifetz Adam S: Proactive Infliximab Monitoring Following Reactive Testing is Associated With Better Clinical Outcomes Than Reactive Testing Alone in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Crohn's & colitis 12 (7): 804-810,2018.

Osterman Chelsea K, Alanzi Jaber, Lewis James D, Kaufman Elizabeth L, Narayan Vivek, Boursi Ben, Vajravelu Ravy K, Scott Frank I, Malkowicz S Bruce, Mamtani Ronac: Association Between Symptomatic Versus Asymptomatic Recurrence and Survival in Bladder Cancer. Clinical genitourinary cancer 16 (3): 235-239,2018.

Newberry Carolyn, Vajravelu Ravy K, Pickett-Blakely Octavia, Falk Gary, Yang Yu Xiao, Lynch Kristle L: Achalasia Patients Are at Nutritional Risk Regardless of Presenting Weight Category. Digestive diseases and sciences 63 (5): 1243-1249,2018.

Papamichael Konstantinos, Vajravelu Ravy K, Osterman Mark T, Cheifetz Adam S: Long-Term Outcome of Infliximab Optimization for Overcoming Immunogenicity in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Digestive diseases and sciences 63 (3): 761-767,2018.

Vajravelu Ravy K, Osterman Mark T, Aberra Faten N, Roy Jason A, Lichtenstein Gary R, Mamtani Ronac, Goldberg David S, Lewis James D, Scott Frank I: Indeterminate QuantiFERON-TB Gold Increases Likelihood of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment Delay and Hospitalization. Inflammatory bowel diseases 24 (1): 217-226,2017.

Papamichael Konstantinos, Chachu Karen A, Vajravelu Ravy K, Vaughn Byron P, Ni Josephine, Osterman Mark T, Cheifetz Adam S: Improved Long-term Outcomes of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Receiving Proactive Compared With Reactive Monitoring of Serum Concentrations of Infliximab. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 15 (10): 1580-1588.e3,2017.

Scott Frank I, Vajravelu Ravy K, Bewtra Meenakshi, Mamtani Ronac, Lee Dale, Goldberg David S, Lewis James D: The benefit-to-risk balance of combining infliximab with azathioprine varies with age: a markov model. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 13 (2): 302-309.e11,2015.

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Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Blvd
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine - 7 South

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)