John M Vasudevan, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Team Physician, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Penn Sports Medicine Journal Club, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Penn Running and Endurance Sports Medicine Program, Penn Sports Medicine
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact information
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1800 Lombard Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215-893-2668
Fax: 215-893-2686
BS (Biochemistry, Comprehensive Honors)
University of Wisconsin, 2002.
MD (Medicine)
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

-Evaluation and treatment of endurance athletes (e.g., running, cycling, swimming)
-Medical direction of mass participation events (e.g., half-marathon, triathlon)
-Clinical and therapeutic use of musculoskeletal ultrasound

Description of Other Expertise

-Medical Advocacy Leadership and efforts at local, state, and national levels

Description of Research Expertise

-Study of clinical outcomes of platelet-rich plasma for musculoskeletal conditions

Selected Publications

Blanchard E, Harvi J, Vasudevan J, et al.: Platelet-Rich Plasma for Adhesive Capsulitis: A Systematic Review. Cureus 15(10): e46580, October 2023.

Tom Avril: The Broad Street Run is coming. The race’s medical director has tips to stay injury-free, both before and during the race. Philadelphia Inquirer April 2023.

Abraham Gutman: Jalen Hurts’ shoulder injury seems more aggravating than dangerous, sports medicine physician says. Philadelphia Inquirer December 2022 Notes:

Abraham Gutman: Will U.S. star Christian Pulisic play in Saturday’s World Cup game? How team doctors will evaluate his injury. Philadelphia Inquirer December 2022 Notes:

Maura Hohman: USA soccer's Christian Pulisic will play with a pelvic contusion. Here's what that means. November 2022 Notes:

Walker C, Belisario JC, Vasudevan, J.: Suprascapular Neuropathy in Collegiate Tennis Player: A Case Report. Cureus 13(12), December 2021.

Geoff Nudelman: 5 Helpful Ways to Think About Hydration. Ask Men: October 2021 Notes: I was interviewed for this article.

Amy Marturana Winderl, C.P.T. and Christa Sgobba: 5 Running Injuries Every New Runner Should Know About. SELF Magazine: August 2020.

Christa Sgobba: I Finally Found Running Socks That Fit, and I Haven’t Had a Blister Since. SELF Magazine: February 2020 Notes: I was the medical expert interviewed for this article.

Pan J, Vasudevan JM: Piriformis Syndrome: A Review of the Evidence and Proposed New Criteria for Diagnosis. Challenging Neuropathic Pain Syndromes: Evaluation and Evidence-Based Treatment. Freedman M, Gehret J, Young G, Kamen L (eds.). Elsevier, 2018.

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Last updated: 11/15/2023
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