Faculty & Staff

Bryan A Pukenas, MD

faculty photo
Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Radiology

Contact information
219 Dulles Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 662 6865
Fax: 215 662 3283
BA (Biology)
West Virginia University, 1999.
MD (Medicine)
West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2003-2004.
Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2008.
Fellow in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2009.
Fellow in Interventional Neuroradiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2010.
Visiting Fellow in Interventional Neuroradiology, Johns Hopkins University, 2010-2010.
American Board of Radiology, 2008.
American Board of Radiology, Certificate of Added Qualification, Neuroradiology, 2014.
Permanent link
> Perelman School of Medicine   > Faculty   > Details

Description of Clinical Expertise

Interventional Neuroradiology (spinal and intracranial)
Arteriovenous Malformations
Arteriovenous Fistula
Carotid Stenosis
Intracranial Stenosis
Intracranial and spinal embolization
Interventional spinal pain management
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Description of Research Expertise

Canine intracranial vasospasm
Canine stroke
Radiation exposure to patients undergoing diagnostic radiology procedures
Vascular ultrasound
Contrast enhanced ultrasound for evaluation of brain tumors

Selected Publications

Cloran Francis J, Pukenas Bryan A, Loevner Laurie A, Aquino Christopher, Schuster James, Mohan Suyash: Aggressive spinal hemangiomas: Imaging correlates to clinical presentation with analysis of treatment algorithm and clinical outcomes. The British journal of radiology Page: 20140771, Aug 2015 Notes: Co-first author.

Plastaras Christopher, Tsay Tiffany, Schran Seth, Zhang Yejia, Becker Scott, Pukenas Bryan: Vertebral Benign Notochordal Cell Tumor (BNCT) as Incidental Finding in Cervical Radiculitis. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation Aug 2015.

Thawani Jayesh P, Nayak Nikhil R, Pisapia Jared M, Petrov Dmitriy, Pukenas Bryan A, Hurst Robert W, Smith Michelle J: Aneurysmal vasculopathy in human-acquired immunodeficiency virus-infected adults: Imaging case series and review of the literature. Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences May 2015.

A Bress, A Popescu, C Plastaras, B Pukenas: Where's That Vert? Anatomic Location on CTA Can Improve Safe Landing on Fluoroscopic-Guided Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injections. 2015 American Society of Neuroradiolgy 2015 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill April 2015.

Nabavizadeh S Ali, Vossough Arastoo, Ichord Rebecca N, Kwiatkowski Janet, Pukenas Bryan A, Smith Michelle J, Storm Philip B, Zager Eric L, Hurst Robert W: Intracranial aneurysms in sickle cell anemia: clinical and imaging findings. Journal of neurointerventional surgery Mar 2015.

Nabavizadeh Seyed Ali, Mowla Ashkan, Bress Aaron, Pukenas Bryan: Thrombosis of posterior condylar vein with extension to internal jugular vein; a rare radiological finding in traumatic brain injury. Surgical neurology international 6: 69, 2015.

Ramchan, Pukenas: “Thromboelastography Determines A Transient Late Hypercoagulable State After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA. American Academy of Neurology 66th Annual Meeting April 2014

Faught Ryan W F, Satti Sudhakar R, Hurst Robert W, Pukenas Bryan A, Smith Michelle Janine: Heterogeneous practice patterns regarding antiplatelet medications for neuroendovascular stenting in the USA: a multicenter survey. Journal of neurointerventional surgery 6(10): 774-9, Dec 2014.

Sayeed Y, Plastaras C, Appasamy M, McLaughlin C, Charles J, Joshi A, Macron D, Pukenas B, : Fluoroscopy procedure and equipment changes to reduce staff radiation exposure in the interventional spine suite. Poster Presentation, New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Annual Meeting, Newton ,MA. December 2014.

Nguyen CT, Mohan S, Pukenas BA, Mamourian A, Hurst RW : Emergent CTA: A Primer - Tips/Pitfalls and What the Clinician Needs to Know. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL. November 2014.

back to top
Last updated: 09/09/2015
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania