Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Shreya Kangovi, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Founding Executive Director, Penn Center for Community Health Workers: PCCHW provides direct care for ~1,500 patients annually and is a national leader in CHW models of care.
Attending Physician, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Investigator, Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research & Promotion, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
1233 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-0295
Fax: 215-573-2742
BA (Biology)
Columbia University, 2001.
MD (Medicine and Scholarly Pursuit )
Harvard Medical School, 2006.
MS (Heath Policy Research)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , 2013.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006-2007.
Resident in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2010.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2010-2012.
Veterans Affairs Special Fellow, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2012-2013.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program, 2009.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2009.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010.
American Board of Pediatrics, 2010.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2012.
Federal DEA Registration , 2013.
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Description of Other Expertise

Training of health professional students in socioeconomic determinants of health and community engagement

Description of Research Expertise

1) Perspectives of low-income patients on socioeconomic determinants of health and healthcare utilization

2) Effectiveness of community health workers in modifying behavioral, socioeconomic and health system barriers that affect patient-centered outcomes.

Selected Publications

Fenning RS, Burgert ME, Hamamdzic D, Peyster EG, Mohler ER, Kangovi S, Jucker BM, Lenhard SC, Macphee CH, Wilensky RL.: Atherosclerotic plaque inflammation varies between vascular sites and correlates with response to inhibition of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2. J Am Heart Assoc 4(2), Feb 2015

Kangovi, S., Carter, T., Grande, D., Turr, L., Long, J.A.: IMPaCT: a patient-centered community health worker intervention. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute National Meeting. Community Health Worker and Navigator Panel Presentation October 2015.

Kangovi, S., Grande, D., Trinh-Shevrin, C.: From rhetoric to reality: community health workers in post-reform healthcare. The New England Journal of Medicine June 11th 2015.

Kangovi, S.;Kellom, K.; Sha, C.; Johnson, S.;Chanton, C.; Carter, T.; Long, J.;Grande D. : Perceptions of High-risk Patients and their Providers on the Patient Centered Medical Home. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 38(2): 134-43, Apri-June 2015.

Kangovi, S., Yalamanchi, P., Chanton, C., Carter, T. Smith, R., Delisser, H.: Use of Community Health Workers to Train Medical Students in the Social Determinants of Health and Cross-Cultural Communication Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting Plenary Session April 2015.

Brown, E. Kangovi,S. Grande, D. : Exploring the Patient and Staff Experience with the Process of Primary Care: Implications for Primary Care Transformation. Annals of Family Medicine In press, 2015.

Woodard, L., Kangovi,S., Peek, M., Lasser, K., Horowitz, C., Long, J.A. MD : Sustaining Interventions to Reduce Healthcare Disparities. Society of General Medicine National Meeting, Toronto Canada 2015.

Kangovi, S, Cafardi, S, Smith, R.A, Kulkarni,R., Grande, D.: Patient Financial Responsibility for Observation Care. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015.

Reilly James B, Bennett Nadia, Fosnocht Kevin, Williams Kendal, Kangovi Shreya, Jackson Randi, Ende Jack: Redesigning Rounds: Towards a More Purposeful Approach to Inpatient Teaching and Learning. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges Nov 2014.

Tina Rosenberg: What Doctors Can't Do. New York Times August 28th 2014.

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Last updated: 10/02/2015
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