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photo P. S. Reddy, MD


Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-647-3425

Office: Cardiovascular Institute, UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, PUH, Room F-751
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-3425
Fax: 412-647-7005
Education and Training
MD (MBBS), Gandhi Medical College, 1962
Residency in Medicine, Larkfield Hospital, Greenock Scotland, 1966
Residency in Cardiology, National Heart Hospital, London England, 1966
Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Interest
The author of more than 100 journal articles and a book, “Pericardial Disease,” Dr. Reddy’s research and clinical interests are in hemodynamics, pericardial diseases and auscultation. He consults on clinical rounds at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and interprets clinical EKGs.
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Selected Publications:
Lazar JM, Uretsky BF, Denys BG, Reddy PS, Counihan PJ, Ragosta M. Predisposing risk factors and natural history of acute neurologic complications of left-sided cardiac catheterization. Am J Cardiol. 1995; 75(15): 1056-60.
Murali S, Kormos RL, Uretsky BF, Schechter D, Reddy PS, Denys BG, Armitage JM, Hardesty RL, Griffith BP. Preoperative pulmonary hemodynamics and early mortality after orthotopic cardiac transplantation: the Pittsburgh experience. Am Heart J. 1993; 126(4): 896-904.
Denys BG, Uretsky BF, Reddy PS. Ultrasound-assisted cannulation of the internal jugular vein. A prospective comparison to the external landmark-guided technique. Circulation. 1993; 87(5): 1557-62.
Murali S, Uretsky BF, Armitage JM, Tokarczyk TR, Betschart AR, Kormos RL, Stein KL, Reddy PS, Hardesty RL, Griffith BP. Utility of prostaglandin E1 in the pretransplantation evaluation of heart failure patients with significant pulmonary hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1992; 11(4 Pt 1): 716-23.
Sandhu JS, Uretsky BF, Reddy PS, Denys BG, Ruffner RJ, Breisblatt WM, Zerbe TR, Kormos RL, Armitage JM, Hardesty RL, et al. Potential limitations of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in heart transplant recipients. Am J Cardiol. 1992; 69(14): 1234-7.
Murali S, Uretsky BF, Reddy PS, Tokarczyk TR, Betschart AR. Reversibility of pulmonary hypertension in congestive heart failure patients evaluated for cardiac transplantation: comparative effects of various pharmacologic agents. Am Heart J. 1991; 122(5): 1375-81.
Denys BG, Uretsky BF, Reddy PS, Ruffner R, Sandhu JS, Breisblatt WM. An ultrasound method for safe and rapid central venous access. N Engl J Med. 1991; 324(8): 566.
Schulman DS, Herman BA, Ziady G, Edwards T, Kormos R, Reddy PS, Follansbee WP, Uretsky BF. Effects of acute alterations in left ventricular loading conditions on peak filling rate in the denervated (transplanted) ventricle. Am J Cardiol. 1991; 67(13): 1103-9.
Notable Achievements
President, Laennec Society of the American Heart Association, 1984
Distinguished Physician Award, American Association of Physicians from India, 1995
Award of Excellence, American Telugu Association, 1996
Outstanding Community Service Award, American College of Chest Physicians, 2001
Peter J. Safar Pulse of Pittsburgh Award, 2010