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Vivek Ahya, MD, MBA

Vivek Ahya, MD, MBA Physician

Clinical Director, Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center at Penn Medicine Vice-chief, Clinical Affairs, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ahya is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Vivek Ahya

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2010, 2012 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2001
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Chest CT Scan
  • Abnormal Chest X-ray
  • Acute Bronchiolitis due to Other Infectious Organisms
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Allergic Pneumonitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atelectasis
  • Atypical Mycobacterium
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)
  • Complex Sleep Apnea
  • Cough
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Diaphragm Injury
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • High Altitude Simulation Test
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Hypovolemia
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Low Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Tumors
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Post-Infectious Cough
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Congestion
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Septic Shock
  • Silicosis
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Smoking related Disease
  • Spirometry
  • Sputum Production
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
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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 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: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Chest Physician, National American Thoracic Society, International International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ahya is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Transplant Immunology

Selected Publications:

Floreth T., Bhorade S., Ahya VN.: Conventional and Novel Approaches to Immunosuppression Clinics in Chest Medicine: Lung Transplantation 32 (2): 2011 .

Diamond JM, Kawut SM, Lederer DJ, Ahya VN, Kohl B, Sonett J, Palmer SM, Crespo M, Wille KM, Lama V, Shah PD, Orens J, Bhorade S, Weinacker A, Demissie E, Bellamy S, Christie JD, and Ware LB for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group: Elevated Plasma Clara Cell Secretory Protein Concentration is Associated with High-Grade Primary Graft Dysfunction American Journal of Transplantation 11 (2): 561-567,2011 .

Fang A, Studer S, Kawut SM, Ahya VN, Lee J, Wille K, Lama V, Ware LB, Orens J, Weinacker A, Palmer SM, Crespo M, Lederer DJ, Deutschman CS, Kohl BA, Bellamy S, Demissie E, Christie JD: Elevated Pulmonary Artery Pressure is a Risk Factor for Primary Graft Dysfunction Following Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Chest 10 : 1378,2010 .

Bajaj N, Watt C, Hadjiliadis D, Gillespie C, Haas AR, Pochettino A, Mendez J, Sterman DH, Schuchter LM, Christie JD, Lee JC, Ahya VN.: Donor Transmission of Malignant Melanoma in a Lung Transplant Recipient 32-years After Curative Resection Transplant International 23 (7): e26-31,2010 .

Lingaraju R., Blumenthal NP., Mendez J., Hadjiliadis O., Lee JC., Ahya VN., Christie JD., Kotloff RM., Pochettino A., Hadjiliadis D.: Venous Thromboembolic Disease after Lung Transplantation: Special Focus on Sirolimus The Open Transplantation Journal 4 : 1-4,2010 .

Ahya VN, McShane PJ, Baz MA, Valentine VG, Arcasoy SM, Love RB, Seethamraju H, Garrity E, Alex CG, Bag R, Deoliveira NC, Vigneswaran WT, Charbeneau J, Krishnan JA, Durazo-Arvizu R, Norwick L, Bhorade S.: Increased risk of venous thromboembolism with a sirolimus-based immunosuppression regimen in lung transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : 2010.

Bhorade S, Ahya VN, Baz MA, Valentine VG, Arcasoy SM, Love RB, Seethamraju H, Alex CG, Bag R, Deoliveira NC, Husain A, Vigneswaran WT, Charbeneau J, Krishnan JA, Durazo-Arvizu R, Norwick L, Garrity E: Comparison of Sirolimus to Azathioprine in a Tacrolimus Based Immunosuppressive Regimen in Lung Transplantation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 10 : 1164,2010.

James C. Lee, MD, Vivek N. Ahya, MD: Lung Transplantation in Autoimmune Diseases Clinics in Chest Medicine: Pulmonary Manifestation of Rheumatic Disease : 2010.

Roberts Kari E, Kawut Steven M, Krowka Michael J, Brown Robert S, Trotter James F, Shah Vijay, Peter Inga, Tighiouart Hocine, Mitra Nandita, Handorf Elizabeth, Knowles James A, Zacks Steven, Fallon Michael B: Genetic risk factors for hepatopulmonary syndrome in patients with advanced liver disease. Gastroenterology 139 (1): 130-9.e24,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9035 West Gates
3600 Spruce Street

Philadelphia , PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4202
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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