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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
Education:
BA (Biology)
Case Western Reserve University, 1996.
MD
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.
Certifications
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 www.drsudi.com.

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 vumedi.com to moderate webinar entitled "Transarterial chemoembolization & building an IO practice"

Deepak Sudheendra: Ruling out deep venous obstruction prior to superficial vein treatment. Vumedi webinar. www.vumedi.com, 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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