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Vandana Khungar, MD, MSc

Vandana Khungar, MD, MSc Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Khungar is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2012
  • Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Encephalopathy
  • End-Stage Liver Disease
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatology
  • Liver - Portal Hypertension
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Tumors
  • TIPS Complications Management
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Upper GI Endoscopy

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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Illinois School of Medicine
Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National American Transplant Congress, National International Liver Cancer Association, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Khungar is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Kushner T., Khungar V.: Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents: Regimens for the Interferon Failure Patient Clin Liver Dis 19(4) : 629-39,2015.

Khungar V, Goldberg D, Abt P: Third Liver Transplantation – Utility and Principles to Guide Future Transplants; an Analysis of UNOS data American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2015.

Hoteit MA, Khungar V, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Effect of Waiting Time on Tumor Pathology and Outcome in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treated with Liver Transplantation International Liver Cancer Association, Paris, France : 2015.

Hoteit MA, Khungar V, Olthoff K, Shaked A.: Incidental Hepatocellular Carcinoma In Liver Transplantation: Preoperative Findings And Postoperative Outcomes International Liver Cancer Association, Paris, France : 2015.

Testa AJ, Thomasson AM, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Khungar V: Hematological Malignancies before Solid Organ Transplantation International Liver Transplant Society International Congress, Chicago, IL : 2015.

Khungar V, Reddy KR: The Current State of Hepatitis C Therapy The New Gastroenterologist 1 : 8-13,2015.

Vandana Khungar, Alyson N. Fox, Robert S. Brown, Jr.: Current Indications, Contraindications, Delisting Criteria and Timing for Liver Transplantation. Transplantation of the Liver: Expert Consult - Online and Print : 2015.

Khungar V, Goldberg D: Cholestatic Liver Diseases Clin Liver Dis : 2015.

Khungar V, Hoteit M, Levine M: Factors Predicting Survival In Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Liver Transplantation International Liver Cancer Association, Kyoto, Japan : 2014.

Khungar V, Chang BL, Hashmi SK, et al: Correlating Liver Donor Risk Index (DRI) with gene expression in the organ biopsy prior to reperfusion World Transplant Congress, San Francisco, CA : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)