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Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD

Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD Physician

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

Dr. Chandrasekhara is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Tumors

Description of Clinical Expertise

Therapeutic (Advanced) Endoscopy
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
Biliary and Pancreatic diseases
Enteral Stent Placement

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Gastroenterology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memberships

American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Delaware Valley Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (DVSGE), Local Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology (PSG), Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chandrasekhara is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Therapeutic (Advanced) Endoscopy
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
Biliary and Pancreatic diseases
Enteral Stent Placement

Selected Publications:

Banc-Husu Anna M, Ahmad Nuzhat A, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Ginsberg Gregory G, Jaffe David L, Kochman Michael L, Rajala Michael, Mamula Petar: Therapeutic Endoscopy for the Control of Non-Variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Children: A Case Series. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition : 2016.

Ma Gene K, Goldberg David S, Thiruvengadam Nikhil, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Kochman Michael L, Ginsberg Gregory G, Vollmer Charles M, Ahmad Nuzhat A: Comparing American Gastroenterological Association Pancreatic Cyst Management Guidelines with Fukuoka Consensus Guidelines as Predictors of Advanced Neoplasia in Patients with Suspected Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 223 (5): 729-737.e1,2016.

Agarwal Amol, Scott Frank I, Ahmad Nuzhat A, Chandrasekhara Vinay: Chronic immunosuppression does not potentiate the malignant progression of mucinous pancreatic cystic lesions. Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.] 16 (5): 900-4,2016.

Thiruvengadam Nikhil R, Forde Kimberly A, Ma Gene K, Ahmad Nuzhat, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Ginsberg Gregory G, Ho Immanuel K, Jaffe David, Panganamamula Kashyap V, Kochman Michael L: Rectal Indomethacin Reduces Pancreatitis in High- and Low-Risk Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. Gastroenterology 151 (2): 288-297.e4,2016.

Lowenfeld L, Datta J, Lewis RS Jr, McMillan MT, Mamtani R, Damjanov N, Chandrasekhara V, Karakousis GC, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, Roses RE.: Multimodality Treatment of T4 Gastric Cancer in the United States: Utilization Trends and Impact on Survival. Ann Surg Oncol 22 (Suppl 3): S863-72,2015.

Kaimakliotis Pavlos, Riff Brian, Pourmand Kamron, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Furth Emma E, Siegelman Evan S, Drebin Jeffery, Vollmer Charles M, Kochman Michael L, Ginsberg Gregory G, Ahmad Nuzhat A: Sendai and Fukuoka Consensus Guidelines Identify Advanced Neoplasia in Patients With Suspected Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 13 (10): 1808-15,2015.

Goudra Basavana Gouda, Singh Preet Mohinder, Gouda Gowri, Borle Anuradha, Gouda Divakara, Dravida Amulya, Chandrasekhara Vinay: Safety of Non-anesthesia Provider-Administered Propofol (NAAP) Sedation in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures: Comparative Meta-Analysis of Pooled Results. Digestive diseases and sciences 60 (10): 3151,2015.

Pourmand Kamron, Riff Brian, Kochman Michael L, Ginsberg Gregory G, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Ahmad Nuzhat A: Predictors of Successful Endoscopic Closure of Gastrointestinal Defects: Experience from a Single Tertiary Care Center. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 19 (9): 1691-8,2015.

Lowenfeld Lea, Datta Jashodeep, Lewis Russell S, McMillan Matthew T, Mamtani Ronac, Damjanov Nevena, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Karakousis Giorgos C, Drebin Jeffrey A, Fraker Douglas L, Roses Robert E: Multimodality Treatment of T4 Gastric Cancer in the United States: Utilization Trends and Impact on Survival. Annals of surgical oncology : 2015.

Hoffman Rebecca L, Gates Jenna L, Kochman Michael L, Ginsberg Gregory G, Ahmad Nuzhat A, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Furth Emma E, Vollmer Charles M, Drebin Jeffrey A: Analysis of cyst size and tumor markers in the management of pancreatic cysts: support for the original Sendai criteria. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 220 (6): 1087-95,2015.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
744 Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)