About Dr. Pavan Atluri,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Pavan Atluri and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Albany Medical College in 2001. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...

2 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Atluri

"Dr. Atluri is a gifted and brilliant surgeon. There is no finer heart surgeon in the Country. Anyone in his hands is in the best hands possible. He is a pleasure to deal with, explained things thoroughly and his easy confidence instilled a sense of confidence in me. The surgery went smoothly and my recovery has been excellent."

-- David Schroth, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/19/2021

"I couldn't be more pleased with the care I received from Dr. Atluri. I felt totally confident from the moment my cardiologist introduced me to him. I would definitely recommend him and the whole team at U of Penn. I was attending a wedding and hiking in Lake Tahoe 5 weeks post surgery."

-- Karen Robinson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/28/2016

My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Complex mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Robotic valve surgery and minimally invasive valve surgery (aortic, bicuspid aortic valve, TAVR)

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Clinical outcomes in mitral valve surgery
  • Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
  • Translational tissue engineered molecular therapies for heart failure

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Pavan Atluri, heart surgeon, graduated from Albany Medical College in 2001.

After medical school, Dr. Atluri completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2006, a General Surgery Residency in 2008 and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency in 2010, all at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition, Dr. Atluri completed a Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, heart-failure, transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support at University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Dr. Atluri is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

During his career, Dr. Atluri received several awards and special credentials including:

*Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Penn Medicine
*Director, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Penn Medicine
*Vice-Chair, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association
*Chair, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, INTERMACS Access and Publication, PUF, TFR Committees
*Chair, Workforce on Adult Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
*Top Performance Award of the Editorial Board, 2018, 2019 – The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
*Associate Editor, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
*Fellow, American College of Surgeons
*Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, 2017 – 2020
*Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs, 2018 – 2020
*South Jersey Biz Magazine – Winner, “Best of Healthcare”, 2020

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Pavan Atluri, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Atluri, you can:

  • Call (888) 383-4116 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Atluri is located at 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Watch Educational Video with Dr. Pavan Atluri

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Atluri in this video:

  • Top 6 Mitral Valve Surgery Myths Busted!

Page last updated: December 6, 2022