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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Encephalopathy
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
  • Hepatitis
  • 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
  • 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: University of Illinois School of Medicine
Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society of Transplantation, National International Liver Cancer Association, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Khungar is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Siddique SM, Ketwaroo G, Newberry C, Mathews S, Khungar V, Mehta SJ: Advancing Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Fellowship Training Gastroenterology : 2018.

Siddique SM, Lane-Fall M, McConnell MJ, Jakhete N, Crismale J, Porges S, Khungar V, Mehta SJ, Goldberg D, Li Z, Schiano T, Regan L, Orloski C, Shea JA: Exploring opportunities to prevent cirrhosis admissions in the emergency department: A multicenter multidisciplinary survey Hepatology Communications : 2018.

Saxena V, Khungar V, Verna EC, Levitsky J, Brown RS Jr, Hassan MA, Sulkowski MS, O'Leary JG, Koraishy F, Galati JS, Kuo AA, Vainorius M, Akushevich L, Nelson DR, Fried MW, Terrault N, Reddy KR.: Safety and efficacy of current direct-acting antiviral regimens in kidney and liver transplant recipients with hepatitis C: Results from the HCV-TARGET study. Hepatology 66 (4): 1090-1101,2017.

Therese Bittermann, David Goldberg, Christina Bauer, Vandana Khungar: Characterizing the risk of false-positive hepatocellular carcinoma in recipients transplanted with T2 MELD exceptions Transplantation : 2016.

Rotonya Carr, Amanke Oranu, Vandana Khungar: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Pathophysiology and Management. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America : 2016.

Anil Chauhan, Laith Sultan, Emma Furth, Lisa Jones, Vandana Khungar, Chandra Sehgal: Diagnostic accuracy of hepatorenal index in the detection and grading of hepatic steatosis. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound : 2016.

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.

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

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.

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.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
2 Dulles

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