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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 Cancers
    • General Gastroenterology Consultation

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 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 College of Gastroenterology, National 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:

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 Maíre, 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.

Limketkai Berkeley N, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Kalloo Anthony N, Okolo Patrick I: Comparison of performance and safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography across pediatric age groups. Digestive diseases and sciences 58 (9): 2653-60,2013.

Chandrasekhara Vinay, Sigmon John C, Surti Vihar C, Kochman Michael L: A novel gel provides durable submucosal cushion for endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection. Surgical endoscopy 27 (8): 3039-42,2013.

Shin Eun Ji, Amateau Stuart K, Kim Yongsik, Gabrielson Kathleen L, Montgomery Elizabeth A, Khashab Mouen A, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Rolshud Daniil, Giday Samuel A, Canto Marcia Irene: Dose-dependent depth of tissue injury with carbon dioxide cryotherapy in porcine GI tract. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 75 (5): 1062-7,2012.

Lennon Anne Marie, Kapoor Sumit, Khashab Mouen, Corless Erin, Amateau Stuart, Dunbar Kerry, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Singh Vikesh, Okolo Patrick I: Spiral assisted ERCP is equivalent to single balloon assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y anatomy. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 57 (5): 1391-8,2012.

Khashab Mouen A, Lennon Anne Marie, Dunbar Kerry B, Singh Vikesh K, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Giday Samuel, Canto Marcia I, Buscaglia Jonathan M, Kapoor Sumit, Shin Eun Ji, Kalloo Anthony N, Okolo Patrick I: A comparative evaluation of single-balloon enteroscopy and spiral enteroscopy for patients with mid-gut disorders. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 72 (4): 766-72,2010.

Lennon Anne Marie, Chandrasekhara Vinay, Shin Eun Ji, Okolo Patrick I: Spiral-enteroscopy-assisted enteral stent placement for palliation of malignant small-bowel obstruction (with video). Gastrointestinal endoscopy 71 (2): 422-5,2010.

Lennon AM, Chandrasekhara V, Shin EJ, Okolo, PI: Spiral enteroscopy–assisted enteral stent placement for palliation of malignant small-bowel obstruction. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 71 (2): 422-425,2010.

Academic Contact Info

1 Convention Avenue
9 Penn Tower

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4279
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)