Arjun Pennathur, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Presbyterian


Thoracic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care, Cardiovascular Surgery

Sampson Family Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Associate Professor (tenured) of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Dr. Arjun Pennathur is a thoracic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Mercy, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, UPMC Passavant, UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Northwest, UPMC Horizon, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, UPMC South Side, and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside - Shadyside. He received his medical degree from Tirunelveli Medical College and has been in practice 32 years. Dr. Pennathur accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 13 doctors at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and one of 70 doctors at UPMC Presbyterian who specialize in Thoracic Surgery.

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Education & Training

  • Vanderbilt UniversityVanderbilt UniversityFellowship
  • Medical College of GeorgiaMedical College of GeorgiaFellowship
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityFellowship
  • Case Western Reserve University - University HospitalsCase Western Reserve University - University HospitalsFellowship
  • University Medical Center Southern NevadaResidency
  • Massachusetts General HospitalMassachusetts General HospitalResidency
  • Tirunelveli Medical CollegeTirunelveli Medical CollegeMedicalSchool

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License 2004 - 2020
  • TN State Medical LicenseTN State Medical License 2003 - 2014
  • NV State Medical LicenseNV State Medical License 2001 - 2021
  • MD State Medical LicenseMD State Medical License 2000 - 2021
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    First Choice
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Health Net Oregon PPO
    Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
    Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
    Multiplan PPO
    ODS Network
    PacificSource Preferred PSN
    Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
    Providence Health System Personal Option
    Providence Health System Preferred PPO
    Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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