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Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP

Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP Physician

Executive Director, Penn Center for Community Health Workers Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kangovi is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Annual Examination
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Health Screening
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Immunizations
  • Minor Injury
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sports Injury
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Tobacco Smoking Counseling
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccines
  • Weight Problem
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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
  • 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: Harvard University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Academy Health/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Paradigm Learning Community: Revolutionizing Health Services Research. One of 80 national invited experts, National Advisory Panel on Social Determinants, Kaiser Permanente, National Elected member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity, National Health Systems Global Working Group on Community Health Workers, International National Public Radio/WHYY Health + Science Advisory Group, National Society of General Internal Medicine, National United Nations Domestic Community Health Worker Task Force, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kangovi is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

1) Perspectives of low-income patients on socioeconomic determinants of health and healthcare utilization

2) Effectiveness of community health workers in modifying behavioral, socioeconomic and health system barriers that affect patient-centered outcomes.

Selected Publications:

Estrada, I.; Feldstein, J.; Kangovi, S.: Targeted Investments to Support Effective, Scalable CHW Programs: Lessons from the IMPaCT CHW Model American Public Health Association National Meeting : 2019.

Anabui, O.; Carter, T.; Kangovi, S.: Participatory action to develop a community health worker career ladder American Public Health Association National Meeting : 2019.

Butler, E.; Kangovi, S.: Health Care Providers Are Hiring the Wrong People Harvard Business Review : 2019.

Sarah Klein, Martha Hostetter, and Douglas McCarthy: Course Corrections: How Health Care Innovators Learn from Setbacks to Achieve Success Commonwealth Fund Report : 2019.

Weissman, G.; Teeple, S.; Hubbard, R.; Kangovi, S.: Predictive performance for 30-day heart failure readmissions from a single center is unequal across race Academy Health National Meeting : 2019.

Spencer Crawford, Clare Sachsse, Sophie Shank, Anna Spier: The Generalizability Framework J-PAL, National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs : 2019.

Kangovi, S.; Mitra, N.' Long, J.A.; Grande, D.; Asch, D.: Return on investment from an evidence-based community health worker program Academy Health National Annual Research Meeting : 2019.

Garfield, C., Kangovi, S.: Integrating community health workers without coopting them Health Affairs Blog : 2019.

Kangovi, S.: Health care organizations are firing before they aim at the social determinants of health Harvard Business Review : 2019.

Kennedy EH, Kangovi S, Mitra N.: Estimating scaled treatment effects with multiple outcomes Stat Methods in Med Res 28 (4): 1094-1104,2019.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
1233 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-0295