Karuna Shekdar, MD

Karuna Shekdar, MD
Attending Radiologist
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Dr. Shekdar is an Attending Radiologist within the Division of Neuroradiology and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Medical Degree from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals in India and completed an MRI Fellowship at Memorial MEI Center and a Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds board certification in Diagnostic Radiology.

Dr. Shekdar is a member of the Eastern Neuroradiology Society, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Head & Neck Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, and Indian Radiology Association.

Publication Highlights

  1. Rossidis AC, Tharakan SJ, Bose SK, Shekdar KV, Nance ML, Blinman TA (2018 Jan). Predictors of Pediatric Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 53(1): 141-145. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.10.037. Electronically published: 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29108846.
  2. Balamuth NJ, Miller TP, Shekdar K (2018 Mar). Oncologic Management for Liquid and Solid Tumors in Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery. Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-60814-3_13. Electronically published: 2017 Dec 1.
  3. Shekdar KV, Bilaniuk LT (2019 Feb). Imaging of Pediatric Hearing Loss.

Neuroimaging Clinics of North America, 29(1): 103-115. Doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2018.09.011. Electronically published: 2018 Oct 31. PMID: 30466635.

Research Focus: Neuroradiology

External Links


  • Neuroendocrine Center
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