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Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD

Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Chandrasekhara is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2007

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Colon Cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • gastrointestinal malignancies
  • gastrointestinal oncology
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • interventional endoscopy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • pancreatic neuroendocrine
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Stomach Tumors

Clinical Interests

Therapeutic (Advanced) Endoscopy
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
Biliary and Pancreatic diseases
Small bowel enteroscopy
Enteral Stent Placement

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Gastroenterology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th 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 Virginia
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Delaware Valley Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (DVSGE), Local Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology (PSG), Local


Dr. Chandrasekhara 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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Kaimakliotis Pavlos, Riff Brian, Pourmand Kamron, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Furth Emma E, Siegelman Evan S, Drebin Jeffery, Vollmer Charles M, Kochman Michael L, Ginsberg Gregory G, Ahmad Nuzhat A: Sendai and Fukuoka Consensus Guidelines Identify Advanced Neoplasia in Patients With Suspected Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 13 (10): 1808-15,2015.

Goudra Basavana Gouda, Singh Preet Mohinder, Gouda Gowri, Borle Anuradha, Gouda Divakara, Dravida Amulya, Chandrasekhara Vinay: Safety of Non-anesthesia Provider-Administered Propofol (NAAP) Sedation in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures: Comparative Meta-Analysis of Pooled Results. Digestive diseases and sciences 60 (10): 3151,2015.

Pourmand Kamron, Riff Brian, Kochman Michael L, Ginsberg Gregory G, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Ahmad Nuzhat A: Predictors of Successful Endoscopic Closure of Gastrointestinal Defects: Experience from a Single Tertiary Care Center. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 19 (9): 1691-8,2015.

Lowenfeld Lea, Datta Jashodeep, Lewis Russell S, McMillan Matthew T, Mamtani Ronac, Damjanov Nevena, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Karakousis Giorgos C, Drebin Jeffrey A, Fraker Douglas L, Roses Robert E: Multimodality Treatment of T4 Gastric Cancer in the United States: Utilization Trends and Impact on Survival. Annals of surgical oncology : 2015.

Hoffman Rebecca L, Gates Jenna L, Kochman Michael L, Ginsberg Gregory G, Ahmad Nuzhat A, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Furth Emma E, Vollmer Charles M, Drebin Jeffrey A: Analysis of cyst size and tumor markers in the management of pancreatic cysts: support for the original Sendai criteria. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 220 (6): 1087-95,2015.

Jin DX, Small AJ, Vollmer CM, Jhala N, Furth EE, Ginsberg GG, Kochman ML, Ahmad NA, Chandrasekhara V.271-77: A Lower Cyst Fluid CEA Cut-Off Increases Diagnostic Accuracy In identifying Mucinous Pancreatic Cystic Lesions. Journal of the Pancreas 16 : 271-277,2015.

Lowenfeld L, Datta J, Lewis RS Jr, McMillan MT, Mamtani R, Damjanov N, Chandrasekhara V, Karakousis GC, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, Roses RE.: Multimodality Treatment of T4 Gastric Cancer in the United States: Utilization Trends and Impact on Survival. Ann Surg Oncol : 2015.

Haito-Chavez Yamile, Law Joanna K, Kratt Thomas, Arezzo Alberto, Verra Mauro, Morino Mario, Sharaiha Reem Z, Poley Jan-Werner, Kahaleh Michel, Thompson Christopher C, Ryan Michele B, Choksi Neel, Elmunzer B Joseph, Gosain Sonia, Goldberg Eric M, Modayil Rani J, Stavropoulos Stavros N, Schembre Drew B, DiMaio Christopher J, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Hasan Muhammad K, Varadarajulu Shyam, Hawes Robert, Gomez Victoria, Woodward Timothy A, Rubel-Cohen Sergio, Fluxa Fernando, Vleggaar Frank P, Akshintala Venkata S, R: International multicenter experience with an over-the-scope clipping device for endoscopic management of GI defects (with video). Gastrointestinal endoscopy 80 (4): 610-22,2014.

Rhim Andrew D, Thege Fredrik I, Santana Steven M, Lannin Timothy B, Saha Trisha N, Tsai Shannon, Maggs Lara R, Kochman Michael L, Ginsberg Gregory G, Lieb John G, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Drebin Jeffrey A, Ahmad Nuzhat, Yang Yu-Xiao, Kirby Brian J, Stanger Ben Z: Detection of circulating pancreas epithelial cells in patients with pancreatic cystic lesions. Gastroenterology 146 (3): 647-51,2014.

Enestvedt Brintha K, Tofani Christina, Lee Dale Y, Abraham MaĆ­re, Shah Pari, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Ginsberg Gregory G, Long William, Ahmad Nuzhat, Jaffe David L, Mamula Petar, Kochman Michael L: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the pediatric population is safe and efficacious. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 57 (5): 649-54,2013.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
7 South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)