University of Pennsylvania Health System

Physician Announcements

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Faculty at Penn Gastroenterology: Ravikanth Maddipati, MD

Ravikanth Maddipati, MD, has joined the faculty at Penn Gastroenterology. Dr. Maddipati received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, also in Boston. He subsequently completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Maddipati’s research interests include the study of gastrointestinal cancers, with a focus on the management of patients with pancreatic cancer and genetic cancer syndromes.

Dr. Maddipati is board certified in internal medicine. He sees patients at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.


Interventional Cardiologist Sameer Khandhar, MD, FACC, joins Penn Cardiology

Interventional cardiologist Sameer J. Khandhar, MD, FACC, has joined the faculty of Penn Cardiology. Dr. Khandhar received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Khandhar subsequently completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and transplantation and interventional cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Khandhar specializes in interventional cardiology, including new interventional treatment options for patients with advanced heart failure, cardiogenic shock and pulmonary emboli.

Dr. Khandhar is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. He sees patients at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Lisa Pappas-Taffer, MD, joins Penn Dermatology

Penn Dermatology welcomes Lisa Pappas-Taffer, MD.

Dr. Pappas-Taffer received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. She then completed a medical internship at New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, followed by a dermatology residency at Rhode Island Hospital of Brown University in Providence, RI.

Dr. Pappas-Taffer's clinical interests include general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, as well as autoimmune conditions, including lupus, dermatomysitis, systemic sclerosis, morphea, lichen planus and other disorders.

Dr. Pappas-Taffer is board certified in Dermatology. She sees patients at Penn Dermatology Bucks County, in Yardley, and at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine in Philadelphia.

Penn Ob/Gyn Woodbury Heights welcomes Harsha Sharma, MD

Penn Ob/Gyn Woodbury Heights welcomes Harsha Sharma, MD. Dr. Sharma received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India. She completed her internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Sharma is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Faculty at Penn Neurology: Atul Ashok Kalanuria, MD, FACP


Atul A. Kalanuria, MD, FACP, has joined the faculty of Penn Neurology. Dr. Kalanuria received his medical degree from Crozer-Chester Medical Center/Temple University School of Medicine, and subsequently completed his internship and residency in neurology at Hahnemann University Hospital and a fellowship in neuro-critical care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Kalanuria’s clinical and research interests are the pathophysiology of acute brain injury and the management and improvement of outcomes of critically ill patients in comatose states using bioinformatics and multimodality brain monitoring.

Dr. Kalanuria is board certified in Internal Medicine and Neurology. He sees patients at the Penn Neuroscience Center at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

New Faculty at Penn Gastroenterology: Immanuel K. Ho, MD

Immanuel K. Ho, MD, is now with the Division of Gastroenterology at Penn Medicine. A graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Ho completed his internship and residency training at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. He then pursued a fellowship in gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Ho's clinical interests include general gastroenterology with a focus on gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastrointestinal oncology, inflammatory bowel diseases, and disorders of the liver, biliary system, and pancreas. He specializes in upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, interventional endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound.

Dr. Ho is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He sees patients at Pennsylvania Hospital Washington Square.

Now at Penn Gastroenterology: Jan-Michael A. Klapproth, MD

Jan-Michael A. Klapproth, MD, has joined the faculty at Penn Gastroenterology. Dr. Klapproth received his medical degree at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, and completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology subspecialty training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Klapproth’s research interests include bacterial modification of the enteric immune system and outcome investigations of medical education.

Dr. Klapproth is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He sees patients at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.


New Faculty at Penn Neurology: Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD, PhD

Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD, PhD, has joined Penn Neurology. Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre received his medical degree and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Malaga in Spain. In the United States, he then completed a medical internship at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA, followed by a neurology residency a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre’s research interests include the understanding of the biological bases and the development of molecular therapies for inherited neurological disease. His clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of movement disorders, with a special focus on inherited diseases such as Huntington’s disease and the inherited dystonias.

Dr. Alegre-Gonzales is board certified in neurology. He sees patients at the Penn Neuroscience Center at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.



Penn Neurology Welcomes Fred Weinblatt, MD


Fred Weinblatt, MD, has joined the faculty of Penn Neurology. Dr Weinblatt received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, CO. Subsequently, Dr. Weinblatt completed a residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Weinblatt's clinical interests include include nerve injuries and disorders, epilepsy, headache and migraines, brain trauma, dementia, movement disorders and other neurological issues.

Dr. Weinblatt is board certified in internal medicine and neurology. He sees patients at Penn Neurology Kennett Square and Penn Medicine East Marshall Street.


Penn Family Medicine University City welcomes Kaya Oyejide, MD

Kaya Oyejide, MD, has joined Penn Family Medicine University City as a family practice specialist.

Dr.Oyejide received her medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and completed an internship and family medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Oyejide is board certified in Family Medicine. She sees patients at Penn Family Medicine University City.