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K. Rajender Reddy, MD Physician

Director, Hepatology
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Professor of Medicine in Surgery
Ruimy Family President's Distinguished Professor

Dr. Reddy is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. K. Rajender Reddy

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's 2010 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Gastroenterology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer Evaluation Center (GICEC)
    • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Gastroenterology
    • Endoscopy and GI Diagnosis
    • Liver Diseases
  • Transplant
    • Liver Transplant

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 1983
  • Internal Medicine, 1980
  • Transplant Hepatology, 2006

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Ascites
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • esophageal varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • hepatitis - autoimmune
  • hepatitis B - viral
  • hepatitis C - viral
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • liver transplant evaluation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • portal hypertension
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

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: Osmania Medical College
Residency: Misericordia Hospital
Fellowship: University of Tennessee Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Miami Hospital and Clinic


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), National American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow, National American College of Gastroenterology, National American College of Physicians, Fellow, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National NIDDK/NIH; ALFSG, National NIDDK/NIH; DILI Network and ALFSG, National NIDDK/NIH; DILI Network, National


Dr. Reddy is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Redulla RR, Reddy KR, Faust TW, Dudley-Brown S: A Nurse-Driven Evidence-Based Protocol Gastroenterol Nurs 38(5) : 369-78,2015.

Reau N, Fried MW, Nelson DR, Brown RS Jr, Everson GT, Gordon SC, Jacobson IM, Lim JK, Pockros PJ, Reddy KR, Sherman KE.: HCV Council - Critical Appraisal of Data: Recommendations for Clinical Practice in a Rapidly Evolving Therapeutic Landscape Liver Int. 10 : 2015.

JK, Morelli G, Darling JM, Feld JJ, Brown RS, Frazier LM, Stewart TG, Fried MW, Nelson DR, Jacobson IM, Sulkowski MS, Vargas HE, Di Bisceglie AM, Kuo PA, Reddy KR: HCV-TARGET Study Group Effectiveness of Simeprevir plus Sofosbuvir, With or Without Ribavirin, in Real-World Patients with HCV Genotype 1 Infection Gastroenterology S006-5085(15) : 1507-3,2015.

Reddy KR, Ellerbe C, Schilsky M, Stravitz RT, Fontana RJ, Durkalski V, Lee WM: Acute Liver Failure Study Group Determinants of Outcome Among Patients with Acute Liver Failure Listed for Liver Transplantation in the US Liver Transpl : 2015.

Singh A, Reddy D, Haris M, Cai K, Reddy KR, Hariharan H, Reddy R.: T1? MRI of healthy and fibrotic human livers at 1.5 T.J Transl Med 8(13) : 2015.

Fontana RJ, Hayashi PH, Barnhart H, Kleiner DE, Reddy KR, Chalasani N, Lee WM, Stolz A, Phillips T, Serrano J, Watkins PB.: Persistent Liver Biochemistry Abnormalities Are More Common in Older Patients and those With Cholestatic Drug Induced Liver Injury Am J Gastroenterol : 2015.

Bunchorntavakul C, Reddy KR: Review article: the efficacy and safety of daclatasvir in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection Aliment Pharmacol Ther 42(3) : 258-72,2015.

Lo Re V 3rd, Carbonari DM, Forde KA, Goldberg D, Lewis JD, Haynes K, Leidl KB, Reddy KR, Roy J, Sha D, Marks AR, Schneider JL, Strom BL, Corley DA: Validity of diagnostic codes and laboratory tests of liver dysfunction to identify acute liver failure events Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 24(7) : 676-83,2015.

Alqahtani SA, Afdhal N, Zeuzem S, Gordon SC, Mangia A, Kwo P, Fried M, Yang JC, Ding X, Pang PS, McHutchison JG, Pound D, Reddy KR, Marcellin P, Kowdley KV, Sulkowski M.: Safety and tolerability of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir with and without ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection: Analysis of phase III ION trials.Hepatology Hepatology 62(1) : 25-30,2015.

Lo Re V 3rd, Kallan MJ, Tate JP, Lim JK, Goetz MB, Klein MB, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Brown ST, Park LS, Dubrow R, Reddy KR, Kostman JR, Justice AC, Localio AR: Predicting Risk of End-Stage Liver Disease in Antiretroviral-Treated Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients Infect Dis 9:2(3) : 2015.

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Academic Contact Info

Division of Gastroenterology, 2 Dulles
3400 Spruce Street
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4276
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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