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
Attending Physician, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Founding Director, Penn Center for Community Health Workers.
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
Education:
BA (Biology)
Columbia University, 2001.
MD (Medicine and Scholarly Pursuit (Five year program))
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, 2013-present.
Certifications
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2009.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program, 2009.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010.
American Board of Pediatrics, 2010.
Federal DEA Registration , 2010.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2012.
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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

Faraz Ahmad, Fran Barg, Shreya Kangovi, Madeline Alexander, Stephen Kimmel : Comparing Perspectives Between Patients, Caregivers, And Clinicians On Heart Failure Management. American Heart Association November 2013.

Peter Ubel: Why Poor People Like Hospitals. Forbes Magazine September 2013.

Shreya Kangovi, MD; Frances K. Barg, PhD; Tamala Carter; Kathryn Levy; Jeffrey Sellman; Judith A. Long, MD; David Grande, MD, MPA: Challenges faced by patients with low socioeconomic status during the post-hospital transition. Journal of General Internal Medicine August 2013.

Samantha Melamed : Revolutionizing Healthcare in Philly. Philadelphia City Paper August 2013.

Curtis Skinner: New answers on the Emergency Room and the poor. Philadelphia Inquirer July 2013.

Elana Gordon: Why some Philly patients prefer the ER. National Public Radio July 2013.

Richard Daly: Reform Update: Low-income patients prefer hospitals for primary care Modern Healthcare July 2013.

Health Day: Cost, Quality, Accessibility Spur Poor to Choose ER Care. US News & World Report July 8 2013.

Fatimah Waseem: Low-income patients turn to hospitals because they think treatment is better. USA Today July 2013.

Ankita Rao: Researchers Look At Why Poor Patients Prefer Hospital Care. The Washington Post. Kaiser Health News (eds.). July 8 2013.

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Last updated: 03/20/2014
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