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Venkat R. Kalapatapu, MD

Venkat R. Kalapatapu, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Dr. Kalapatapu is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2005
  • Vascular Surgery, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Axillary - Subclavian Vein Thrombosis
  • Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Dialysis Access
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Subclavian Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins Radiofrequency Ablation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Aortic aneurysm
Aortic dissection
Aortic occlusion
Carotid artery disease
Peripheral arterial disease
Varicose veins

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • 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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Kakatiya Medical College
Residency: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Residency: Providence Hospital
Residency: Easton Hospital
Fellowship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


American Heart Association, National American Medical Association, National Association of Academic Surgeons, National Eastern Vascular Society, National Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, International Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, National Society of Vascular Surgery, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kalapatapu is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Aortic aneurysm
Aortic dissection

Selected Publications:

Ullery Brant W, Kalapatapu Venkat: Bilateral reperfusion injury after carotid endarterectomy with contralateral carotid occlusion. Vascular 23 (2): 188-92,2015.

Nathan Derek, Szeto Wilson, Gutsche Jacob, Min Htun, Kalapatapu Venkat: Metastatic endometrial sarcoma with inferior vena caval and cardiac involvement: a combined surgical approach. Vascular and endovascular surgery 48 (3): 267-70,2014.

Eidt J, Kalapatapu V.: Amputations: Techniques and results. Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery, 8th Edition. : 1848-1867,2014.

Kalapatapu V.: Techniques of lower extremity amputation. UpToDate On-line publication : 2012.

Kalapatapu V.: Lower extremity amputation. UpToDate On-line publication : 2012.

Eidt J, Kalapatapu V: Amputations : Techniques and results. Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery, 7th Edition : 1772-91,2010.

Eidt J, Kalapatapu V: Below and above knee amputation. Atlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy : in press,2010.

Eidt J, Kalapatapu V: Brachiocephalic reconstruction. Mastery of Surgery. 6th Edition : in press,2010.

Kalapatapu VR, Murray BW, Palm-Cruz K, Ali AT, Moursi MM, Eidt JF: Definitive test to diagnose median arcuate ligament syndrome: injection of vasodilator during angiography. Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 43 (1): 46-50,2009.

Frederick J, Eidt J, Foteh K, Mohammed M, Kalapatapu V, Ali A: The sutureless anastomosis: A technique for the treatment of circumferential calcification. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Tucson, AZ : 2009.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Prebyterian Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
51 North 39th Street
266 Wright-Saunders Pvln.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-9686
Fax: 215-243-4649
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)