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Anil Vachani, MD

Anil Vachani, MD Physician

Director of Clinical Research, Interventional Pulmonary Services
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Vachani is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mesothelioma
  • Lung
    • Interventional Pulmonology (IP)
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Nodule Program
    • Mesothelioma & Pleural Disease

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2004
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2003

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Harron Lung Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of California - San Francisco
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Chest Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines, 3rd Edition (LC III), National International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, International Laennec Society, Local


Dr. Vachani is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Brady A.K., McNeill J.D., Judy B., Bauml J., Evans T.L., Cohen R.C., Langer C., Vachani A., Aggarwal C.: Survival outcome according to KRAS mutation status in newly diagnosed patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer treated with platinum doublet chemotherapy. Oncotarget 6 (30): 30287-94,2015.

Paulson E.C., Veenstra C.M., Vachani A., Ciunci C.A., Epstein A.J.: Trends in surveillance for resected colorectal cancer – 2001-2009 Cancer 121 (19): 3525-33,2015.

Vachani A.*, Silvestri G.A.*, Whitney D., Elashoff M., Porta-Smith K., Ferguson J.S., Parsons E., Mitra N., Brody J., Lenburg M.E., Spira A.: A bronchial genomic classifier for the diagnostic evaluation of lung cancer New England Journal of Medicine : [epub ahead of print],2015.

Whitney D., Elasoff M., Porta K., Gower A., Vachani A., Ferguson J.S., Brody J., Lenburg M., Spira A.: Derivation of a gene-expression classifier in a prospective study of patients undergoing bronchoscopy for suspicion of lung cancer BMC Medical Genomics 8 (1): 18,2015.

Vachani A., Pass H.I., Rom W.N., Midthun D.E., Edell E.S., Laviolette M., Li X.J., Fong P.Y., Hunsucker S.W., Hayward C., Mazzone P.J., Madtes D.K., Miller Y.E., Walker M.G., Shi J., Kearney P., Fang K.C., Massion P.P.: Validation of a Multi-Protein Plasma Classifier to Identify Benign Lung Nodules Journal of Thoracic Oncology 10 (4): 629-37,2015.

Wang Q., Rangiah K., Mesaros C., Snyder N.W., Vachani A., Song H., Blair I.A.: Ultrasensitive quantification of serum estrogens in postmenopausal women and older men by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Steroids 96 : 140-52,2015.

Vachani A., Tanner N.T., Aggarwal J., Mathews C., Kearney P., Fang K.C., Silvestri G., Diette G.B.: Factors That Influence Physician Decision-making for Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11 (10): 1586-1591,2014.

Eruslanov E.B., Bhojnagarwala P.S., Quatromoni J.G., Stephen T.L., Ranganathan A., Deshpande C., Akimova T., Vachani A., Litzky L., Hancock W.W., Conejo-Garcia J.R., Feldman M., Albelda S.M., Singhal S.: Tumor-associated neutrophils stimulate T cell responses in early-stage human lung cancer. The Journal of Clinical Investigation 124 (12): 5466-80,2014.

Mazzone P.J., Vachani A., Chang A., Detterbeck F., Cooke D., Howington J., Dodi A., Arenberg D.: Quality Indicators for the Evaluation of Patients with Lung Cancer. Chest 146 (3): 659-69,2014.

Wu Y., Kwak K.J., Agarwal K., Marras A., Wang C., Mao Y., Huang X., Ma J., Yu B., Lee R., Vachani A., Marcucci G., Byrd J.C., Muthusamy N., Otterson G. Huang K. Castro C.E., Paulaitis M., Nana-Sinkam S.P., Lee L.J.: Detection of Extracellular RNAs in Cancer and Viral Infection via Tethered Cationic Lipoplex Nanoparticles Containing Molecular Beacons. Analytical Chemistry 85 (23): 11265-74,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
CHOP/Abramson Research Center, Room 1016E
3615 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-7931
Fax: (215) 573-4469
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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