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Vivek K. Narayan, MD, MS

Vivek K. Narayan, MD, MS Physician

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

Dr. Narayan is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Medical Oncology, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer

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 Virginia
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Abramson Cancer Center-Cancer Therapeutics Program, Local American Association for Cancer Research, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Urological Association, National Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Local Kidney Cancer Association, International Prostate Cancer Foundation, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Narayan 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:

Prostate Cancer
Renal Cell Carcinoma/Kidney Cancer
Bladder Cancer

Selected Publications:

Narayan, V.; Puligandla, M.; Haas, NB.; Subramanian, P.; DiPaola, RS.; Uzzo, R.: Patterns of Relapse and Implications for Post-Nephrectomy Surveillance for Patients with High-Risk Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: Subgroup Analysis of the Phase 3 ECOG-ACRIN E2805 Trial J Urol pii: S0022-5347 (18): 43723-8,2018.

Narayan, V.; Keefe, S.; Haas, NB.; Wang, L.; Puzanov, I.; Putt, M.; Catino, A.; Fang, J.; Agarwal, N.; Hyman, D.; Smith, AM.; Finkelman, B.; Narayan, HK.; Ewer, S.; ElAmm, C.; Lenihan, D.; Ky, B.: Prospective Evaluation of Sunitinib-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Clin Cancer Res 23 (14): 3601-3609,2017.

Chanzá, NM.; Xie, W.; Bilen, MA.; Dzimitrowicz, H.; Burkart, J.; Geynisman, DM.; Balakrishnan, A.; Bowman, IA.; Jain, R.; Stadler, W.; Zakharia, Y.; Narayan, V.; Beuselinck, B.; McKay, R.; Tripathi, A.; Pachynski, R.; Hahn, AW.; Hsu, J.; Shah, SA.; Lam, ET.; Rose, TL.; Mega, AE.; Vogelzang, N.; Harrison, MR.; Mortazavi, A.; Plimack, ER.; Vaishampayan, U.; Hammers, H.; George, S.; Haas, N.; Agarwal, N.; Pal, SK.; Srinivas, S.; Carneiro, BA.; Heng, D.; Bosse, D.; Choueiri, T.; Harshman, LC.: Cabozantinib in advanced non-clear cell renal carcinoma: a multicenter retrospective cohort analysis Lancet Oncol : 2018.

Narayan, V.; Ky, B.: Common Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Therapy: Epidemiology, Risk Prediction, and Prevention Annu Rev Med 69 (1): 97-111,2018.

Finkelman, BS., Putt, M., Wang, T., Wang, L., Narayan, H., Domchek, S., DeMichele, A., Fox, K., Matro, J., Shah, P., Clark, A., Bradbury, A., Narayan, V., Carver, J., Tang, WH., Ky, B.: Arginine-Nitric Oxide Metabolites and Cardiac Dysfunction in Patients with Breast Cancer J Am Coll Cardiology 70 (2): 152-162,2017.

Narayan, V.; Vapiwala, N.; Mick, R.; Subramanian, P.; Christodouleas, J.; Bekelman, J.; Deville, C.; Rajendran, R.; Haas, NB.: Phase I Trial of Everolimus and Radiation Therapy for Salvage Treatment of Biochemical Recurrence in Prostate Cancer Patients Following Prostatectomy Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 97 (2): 355-361,2017.

Demissei, B.; Finkelman, B.; Hubbard, RA.; Zhang, L.; Smith, AM.; Sheline, K.; McDonald, C.; Narayan, HK.; Narayan, V.; Waxman, AJ.; Domchek, S.; DeMichele, A.; Shah, P.; Clark, A.; Bradbury, A.; Carver, J.; Upshaw, J.; Armenian, SH.; Liu, P.; Ky, B.: Detailed Phenotyping Reveals Distinct Trajectories of Cardiovascular Function and Symptoms with Exposure to Modern Breast Cancer Therapy Cancer : 2019.

Mohiuddin, J.; Narayan, V.; Venigalla, S.; Vapiwala, N.: Variations in patterns of concurrent androgen deprivation therapy use based on dose escalation with external beam radiotherapy vs. brachytherapy boost for prostate cancer Brachytherapy : 2019.

Narayan, V.; Gunnarsson, O.; Hwang, WT.; Nathanson, KL.; Stadtmauer, EA.; Vaughn, DJ.: Risk-Stratified Initial Salvage Therapy for Relapsed or Refractory Metastatic Germ Cell Tumor Clin Genitourin Cancer 14 (6): 524-529,2016.

Narayan, V., Haas, N.: Axitinib in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma: patient selection and perspectives Int J Nephrol 9 : 65-72,2016.

Demissei BG; Finkelman B; Hubbard RA; Smith AM; Narayan HK; Narayan V; Waxman AJ; Domchek SM; Shah P; Ky B.: Distinct Phenotypes of Cardiovascular Function in Response to Cardiotoxic Breast Cancer Therapy J Am Coll Cardiology : 2018.

Zhang, KW; Finkelman, BS; Gulati, G; Narayan, HK; Upshaw, J; Narayan, V; Plappert, T; Englefield, V; Smith, AM; Zhang, C; Hundley, WG; Ky B.: Abnormalities in 3-Dimensional Left Ventricular Mechanics With Anthracycline Chemotherapy Are Associated With Systolic and Diastolic Dysfunction JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 11 (8): 1059-1068,2018.

Narayan, V.; Hwang, WT.; Lal, P.; Rosen, M.; Gallagher, M.; O'Dwyer, P.; Vaughn, DJ.: Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4/6 Inhibition for the Treatment of Mature Teratoma: Long-term Follow-up of a Phase II Study Clin Genitourin Cancer 14 (6): 504-510,2016.

Narayan, V.; Deshpande, C.; Bermudez, CA.; Golato, JM.; Lee, J.; Diamond, J.; Vaughn, DJ.: Bilateral Lung Transplantation for Bleomycin-Associated Lung Injury Oncologist 22 (5): 620-622,2017.

Narayan, V.; Mamtani, R.; Keefe, S.; Guzzo, T.; Malkowicz, SB.; Vaughn, DJ.: A Phase II Study of Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, and Lapatinib as Neoadjuvant Therapy for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Cancer Res Treat 48 (3): 1084-91,2016.

Sharma, P.; Pachynski, R.; Narayan, V.; Flechon, A.; Gravis, G.; Galsky, M.; Mahammedi, H.; Patnaik, A.; Subudhi, S.; Ciprotti, M.; Duan, T.; Saci, A.; Hu, S.; Han, GC.; Fizazi, K.: Initial results from a phase II study of nivolumab (NIVO) plus ipilimumab (IPI) for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC; CheckMate 650) American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, San Francisco, CA J Clin Oncol 37 (suppl 7S; abstr 142): 2019.

Narayan, V.; Gladney, W.; Plesa, G.; Vapiwala, N.; Carpenter, E.; Maude, SL.; Lal, P.; Lacey, S.; Melenhorst, J.; Sebro, R.; Farwell, M.; Hwang, WT.; Moniak, M.; Gilmore, J.; Lledo, L.; Dengel, K.; Marshall, A.; Coughlin, C.; June, CH.; Haas, NB.: A phase I clinical trial of PSMA-directed/TGFβ-insensitive CAR-T cells in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, San Francisco, CA J Clin Oncol 37 (suppl 7S; abstr TPS347): 2019.

Narayan, V.: Metastatic Prostate Cancer Radiation Oncology: A Question Based Review 3rd Edition : 2018.

Narayan, V.; Vaughn, D.: Pharmacokinetic and toxicity considerations in the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol 11 (5): 731-42,2015.

Osterman, CK.; Babu, DS.; Geynisman, D.; Lewis, B.; Somerd, RA.; Balar, AV.; Zibelman, MR.; Guancial, EA.; Antinori, G.; Yu, S.; Narayan, V.; Guzzo, TJ.; Plimack, ER.; Vaughn, DJ.; Fung, C.; Mamtani, R.: Efficacy of Split Schedule Versus Conventional Schedule Neoadjuvant Cisplatin‐Based Chemotherapy for Muscle‐Invasive Bladder Cancer Oncologist : 2019.

Osterman, CK.; Alanzi, J.; Lewis, JD.; Kaufman, EL.; Narayan, V.; Boursi, B.; Vajravelu, RK.; Scott, FI.; Malkowicz, SB.; Mamtani, R.: Association Between Symptomatic Versus Asymptomatic Recurrence and Survival in Bladder Cancer Clin Genitourin Cancer 16 (3): 235-239,2018.

Catino, AB; Hubbard, RA; Chirinos, JA; Townsend, R; Keefe, S; Haas, NB; Puzanov, I; Fang, JC; Agarwal, N; Hyman, D; Smith, AM; Gordon, M; Plappert, T; Englefield, V; Narayan, V; Ewer, S; ElAmm, C; Lenihan, D; Ky, B.: Longitudinal Assessment of Vascular Function With Sunitinib in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Circ Heart Fail 11 (3): e004408,2018.

Li, L.; Huang, L.; Vergis, A.; Ye, H.; Bajwa, A.; Narayan, V.; Strieter, R.; Rosin, D.; Okusa, M.: IL-17 produced by neutrophils regulates interferon gamma-mediated neutrophil migration in mouse kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury J Clin Invest 120 (1): 331-42,2010.

Hwang, A.; Narayan, V.; Yang, YX.: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Survival in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Retrospective Cohort Study Cancer 119 (2): 404-10,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #10-111
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 360-0737
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)