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Venkat R. Kalapatapu, MD

Venkat R. Kalapatapu, MD Physician

Chief, Vascular Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Dr. Kalapatapu is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. Venkat R. Kalapatapu

I take care of patients with all types of vascular disease including aneurysms and dissections of the aorta and other vessels, blockages in arteries in the leg, neck, abdomen and arms, varicose veins, thoracic outlet syndrome, need for dialysis access, etc. I perform medical, endovascular treatment which involves angiography and treating vascular disease with balloons and stents, and open vascular surgery that may involve bypass surgery as well.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Vascular Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2005
  • Vascular Surgery, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysms
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Arterial Embolism
  • Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Below the Knee Amputation
  • Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)
  • Claudication
  • Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Endovascular Stent Grafts
  • Gangrene
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome)
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Toe Amputation
  • Unna Boot
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Wound Medication
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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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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: 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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Fairman Alexander S, Wang Grace J, Jackson Benjamin M, Foley Paul J, Damrauer Scott M, Kalapatapu Venkat, Golden Michael A, Fairman Ronald M: Characterization and outcomes of reinterventions in Food and Drug Administration-approved versus trial endovascular aneurysm repair devices. Journal of vascular surgery : 2017.

Wang Grace J, Jackson Benjamin M, Foley Paul J, Damrauer Scott M, Kalapatapu Venkat, Golden Michael A, Fairman Ronald M: Treating Peripheral Artery Disease in the Wake of Rising Costs and Protracted Length of Stay. Annals of vascular surgery 44 : 253-260,2017.

Ramdon Andre, Breyre Amelia, Kalapatapu Venkat: A Case of Acute Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy and Review of the Literature. Annals of vascular surgery 42 : 301.e1-301.e5,2017.

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

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

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

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

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) 662-9660
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)