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Vjay Yeldani, MD

Vjay Yeldani, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago
Section of Infectious Diseases
808 S. Wood St. Rm 888 MC 735
Chicago, IL 60612


Dr. Yeldandi treats Infections in people with impaired immunity such as recipients of transplants or people receiving other immunosuppressive treatment. He also specializes in patients who have infections related to travel to India. His research is related to infections in recipients of transplants and HIV in India. He also provides technical support to the government of India for HIV related programs funded by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Board Certification: Infectious Diseases

Fellowship: Loyola University

Residency: Grant Hospital of Chicago

Internship: Grant Hospital of Chicago

Medical School: Gandhi Medical College


Recent Publications

Ganesh Oruganti, Manjunath Dinaker, Kattula Sri Rama Surya Tez, Jammy Guru Rajesh,
Yeldandi V. Vijay, P.S.Reddy. High Sero-prevalence of Dengue IgG antibodies among healthy individuals in Andhra Pradesh, India.   Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development.  2014, Volume : 5, Issue : 1; 131- 135.

Snyder H, Yeldandi VV, Prem Kumar G, Liao C, Lakshmi V, Gandham SR, Muppudi U, Oruganti G, Schneider JA. Field-based video pre-test counseling, oral testing, and telephonic post-test counseling: implementation of an HIV field testing package among high-risk Indian men.

AIDS Educ Prev. 2012 Aug;24(4):309-26. PMID: 22827901

Schneider JA, Michaels S, Gandham SR, McFadden R, Liao C, Yeldandi VV, Oruganti G.A protective effect of circumcision among receptive male sex partners of Indian men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2012 Feb;16(2):350-9. PMID: 21681562

Schneider JA, Dandona R, Pasupneti S, Lakshmi V, Liao C, Yeldandi V, Mayer K. “Initial commitment to pre-exposure prophylaxis and circumcision for HIV prevention amongst Indian truck drivers” . PLoS ONE. 2010 Jul 30;5(7):e11922

Dupont BF, Lortholary O, Zeichner LO, Stucker F and Yeldandi V “Treatment of candidemia and invasive Candidiasis in the intensive care unit: post hoc analysis of a randomized, controlled trial comparing micafungin and liposomal amphotericin B. Critical Care 2009, 13: R159.  

Schneider JA, Dude A, Dinaker M, Kumar V, Laumann EO, Holloway-Beth A, Oruganti G, Saluja GS, Chundi V, Yeldandi V, Mayer KH.  General Hygiene, Sexual Risk Behavior and HIV Prevalence in Truck Drivers from Andhra Pradesh, South India: Implications for Prevention Interventions. International Journal of STD & AIDS.  2009; 20(1): 39-45.