Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, FACS

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Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Head/Neck Oncology Leadership Meeting Member, Cancer Service Line, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Facial Trauma, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Quality Improvement Education, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics , University of Pennsylvania
Cancer Service Line Director for Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director of Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Unit Based Clinical Leader for Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Pennsylvania Hospital,, , Shared Governance Council, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

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800 Walnut St, 18th Floor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 2158295180
B.A. (Biology, Health and Society)
University of Rochester, 2005.
M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Ciaraglia A, Lumbard D, Murala A, Moreira A, Rajasekaran K, Nicholson S, Moreira A: Comparison of helicopter and ground transportation in pediatric trauma patients. Pediatr Res Aug 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1038/s41390-023-02761-5. Epub ahead of print.

Jelmini J, Slijepcevic AA, Patel U, Sweeny L, Pipkorn P, Ducic Y, Moe J, Pittman A, Rajasekaran K, Diaz J, Thomas C, Byrne P, Rich J, Tamaki A, Puscas L, Petrisor D, Wax M: Clinical outcomes following intraoperative pedicle disruption in fibula free flaps. Head Neck 45(8): 1975-1978, Aug 2023.

Fritz C, Monos S, Ng J, Romeo D, Xu K, Moreira A, Rajasekaran K: Management of the Difficult Airway: An Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guidelines. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg Aug 2023 Notes: oi: 10.1002/ohn.466. Epub ahead of print.

Fritz C, Rajasekaran K: Delayed in diagnosis of upper aerodigestive tract cancers: A comprehensive review of medical malpractice cases. Head Neck 45(7): 1782-1789, July 2023.

Fritz C, Harris J, De Ravin E, Xu K, Parhar HS, Davis L, Moreira A, Rajasekaran K: Epidemiology of Anterior and Lateral Basilar Skull Fractures With CSF Leak: A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis. J Craniofac Surg 34(5): 1393-1397, Jul-Aug 2023.

Prasad A, Carey RM, Panara K, Rajasekaran K, Cannady SB, Newman JG, Brant JA, Brody RM: Nodal metastasis in surgically treated laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck Jul 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1002/hed.27437. Epub ahead of print.

De Ravin E, Barrette LX, Carey R, Slijepcevic A, Petrisor D, Taghizadeh F, Elliott Z, Rajasekaran K, Chalian A, Brody R, Newman J, Shanti R, Curry J, Wax M, Cannady S: Association of Head and Neck Anatomic Zones with Microvascular Reconstruction Outcomes. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med 25(3): 200-205, May-Jun 2023.

Romeo D, Ng JJ, Fritz C, De Ravin E, Suresh N, Harris J, Rajasekaran K: Evaluating the Efficacy of Topical Intranasal Fluorescein for Localizing CSF Rhinorrhea: A Systematic Review. J Craniofac Surg 34(3), May 2023.

Lu JS, Cao AC, Shimunov D, Sun L, Lukens JN, Lin A, Cohen RB, Basu D, Cannady SB, Rajasekaran K, Weinstein GS, Brody R: Functional Outcomes in Patients with Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Cancer Treated with Trimodality Therapy. Laryngoscope May 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1002/lary.30714. Epub ahead of print.

Fritz CG, Romeo DJ, Lowery AS, Rajasekaran K: Allegations of Failure to Obtain Informed Consent in Otolaryngology: Evidenced-Based Recommendations for Sinus Surgeons. Am J Rhinol Allergy 37(3): 330-336, May 2023.

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