Vidya B. Viswanathan, MD

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Vidya B. Viswanathan, MD, is a pediatrician at Primary Care, CHOP Campus.

Areas of Expertise: Medical Humanities, Preventive healthcare, Health equity
Locations: Primary Care, CHOP Campus

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles





Viswanathan VB. The Hardest Thing. JAMA. 2021 Dec 14;326(22):2263-2264. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.21545. PMID: 34905027.


Goss AL, Viswanathan VB, DeLisser HM. Not Just a Specimen: A Qualitative Study of Emotion, Morality, and Professionalism in One Medical School Gross Anatomy Laboratory. Anat Sci Educ. 2019 Jul;12(4):349-359. doi: 10.1002/ase.1868. Epub 2019 Mar 1. PMID: 30739388.


Viswanathan, V.B. Medicine's Uncompromising Champion of Racial Justice. The Pharos. 2018, Autumn.

Viswanathan V. A 20-Minute Cup of Coffee. Acad Med. 2018 Jun;93(6):822-823. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002204. PMID: 29517533.


Viswanathan, V .B., Seigerman, M., Manning, E., & Aysola, J. (2017, July 07). Examining Provider Bias in Healthcare Through Implicit Bias Rounds, Health Affairs Blog.


Viswanathan, V.B. (2015, April 06). “Making Theater Autism-Friendly.” The Atlantic.