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Deepak Sudheendra, MD, FSIR, RPVI

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Attending Radiologist, Interventional , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Medical Student IR Elective, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Radiology

Contact information
1 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-615-3591
Fax: 215-615-3545
BA (Biology)
Case Western Reserve University, 1996.
New York Medical College, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in General Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, 2001-2004.
Research Fellow in Interventional Radiology , National Institutes of Health, 2004-2006.
Resident in Diagnostic Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2006-2010.
Fellow in Vascular and Interventional Radiology , George Washington University Medical Center, 2010-2011.
Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, 2011.
Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Vascular Interventional Radiology by the American Board of Radiology, 2012.
Authorized User for y-90 (Therasphere) by BTG, 2013.
Authorized User for y-90 (SIRspheres) by SIRTEX, 2014.
RPVI certification awarded by the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA), 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Sudheendra (aka Dr. Sudi) is an Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology & Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine.

His primary areas of expertise include:
• DVT & post-thrombotic syndrome (including May Thurner syndrome)
• Minimally invasive cancer treatments
• Chronic venous insufficiency & varicose veins
• Complex IVC filter retrieval

In addition, Dr. Sudheendra has expertise in surgical critical care medicine – a unique skillset possessed by few IRs practicing today.

Dr. Sudheendra's practice philosophy is centered on a doctor-patient relationship based on integrity, mutual respect, compassion, & education. He firmly believe that patients must have a clear understanding of their medical condition & treatment plan in order to achieve the very best outcomes. He actively educates his patients and the general public about cancer and venous disease through his blog

Selected Publications

Sudheendra D: The continued challenge of DVT awareness & education. Endovascular Today Aug 2017.

Leonard N: EHT woman survives pulmonary embolism, experts push more education. The Press of Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City, Aug 2017.

Carlon T, Sudheendra D: Interventional therapy for upper extremity DVT. Seminars in Interventional Radiology 34(1): 54-60, Mar 2017.

Chen J, Sudheendra D, Stavropoulos S, Nadolski G: Role of catheter-directed thrombolysis in management of iliofemoral DVT. RadioGraphics 36(5): 1565-1575, Sept 2016.

Sudheendra D: Management of acute & chronic DVT and post thrombotic syndrome. Penn Physician Video Link Aug 2015.

Sudheendra D: May Thurner Syndrome. ABC 6 News Philadelphia 2015.

Sudheendra D: Varicose Veins. Seeking Solutions with Suzanne TV Show 2015.

Sudheendra D: Chronic DVT & post thrombotic syndrome: what physicians need to know. Radio show on ReachMD May 2016.

Stavropoulos S William, Ge Benjamin H, Mondschein Jeffrey I, Shlansky-Goldberg Richard D, Sudheendra Deepak, Trerotola Scott O: Retrieval of Tip-embedded Inferior Vena Cava Filters by Using the Endobronchial Forceps Technique: Experience at a Single Institution. Radiology 275(3): 900-7, Jun 2015.

Chick Jeffrey Forris Beecham, Stavropoulos S William, Shin Benjamin J, Shlansky-Goldberg Richard D, Mondschein Jeffrey I, Sudheendra Deepak, Nadolski Gregory J, Watts Micah M, Trerotola Scott O: A 16-F Sheath with Endobronchial Forceps Improves Reported Retrieval Success of Long-Dwelling "Closed Cell" Inferior Vena Cava Filter Designs. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 27(7): 1027-33, July 2016.

Deepak Sudheendra: Current concepts in chemoembolization. VuMedi webinar. VuMedi, Dec 2013 Notes: Invited by to moderate webinar entitled "Transarterial chemoembolization & building an IO practice"

Deepak Sudheendra: Ruling out deep venous obstruction prior to superficial vein treatment. Vumedi webinar., Feb 2016 Notes: Invited to moderate webinar entitled "Challenges & opportunities in the treatment of superficial venous disease"

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Last updated: 10/26/2017
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