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Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, FACS

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
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency in Otorhinolaryngology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2011-2016.
Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction and TransOral Robotic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2016-2017.
Board certified in Otolaryngology, 2017.
American College of Surgeons, 2019.
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Selected Publications

Go B, Chorath K, Frost A, Moreira A, Cannady S, Newman J, Rajasekaran K: Intensive Care Versus Nonintensive Care Ward for Postoperative Management of Head and Neck Free Flaps: A Meta-Analysis. Facial Plast Surg and Aesthet Med 23(6): 408-416, Dec 2021.

Carey R, Brody R, Shimunov D, Shinn J, Mady L, Rajasekaran K, Cannady S, Lin A, Lukens J, Bauml J, Cohen R, Basu D, O'Malley B, Weinstein G, Newman J: Locoregional Recurrence in p16-Positive Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma After TORS. Laryngoscope 131(12), Dec 2021.

Luu N, Parhar, H, Barrette L, Chorath K, Moreira A, Rajasekaran K: Outcomes following traumatic inhalational injury - Predictors of mortality and effect of procedural intervention. Injury 52(11): 3320-3326, Nov 2021.

Parhar H, Weinstein G, O'Malley B, Shimunov D, Rassekh C, Chalian A, Newman J, Basu D, Cannady S, Rajasekaran K, Lin A, Lukens JN, Swisher-McClure S, Cohen R, Bauml J, Aggrawal C, Brody R: Oncologic outcomes of transoral robotic surgery for HPV-negative oropharyngeal carcinomas. Head Neck 43(10): 2923-2934, Oct 2021.

Shinn J, Carey R, Mady L, Shimunov D, Parhar H, Cannady S, Rajasekaran K, Lukens J, Lin A, Swisher-McClure S, Cohen R, Bauml J, Rassekh J, Rassekh C, Newman J, Chalian A, Basu D, Weinstein G, Brody R.: Sex-based differences in outcomes among surgically treated patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncol 123: 105570, Oct 2021.

Sun L, Shimunov D, Tan E, Swisher-Mcclure S, Lin A, Lukens J, Basu D, Chalian A, Cannady S, Newman J, Rajasekaran K, O'Malley B, Rassekh C, Weinstein G, Loevner L, Aggarwal C, Singh A, Cohen R, Bauml J, Brody R: Survival and toxicity in patients with human papilloma virus-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer receiving trimodality therapy including transoral robotic surgery. Head Neck 43(10): 3053-3061, Oct 2021.

Barrette L, Xu K, Suresh N, Harris J, Chorath K, Moreira A, Rajasekaran K: A systematic quality appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for Ménière's disease using the AGREE II instrument. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol Oct 2021 Notes: Epub ahead of time.

Carey R, McMahon D, Miller Z, Kim T, Rajasekaran K, Gopallawa I, Newman J, Basu D, Nead K, Whitte E, Lee R: T2R bitter taste receptors regulate apoptosis and may be associated with survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Mol Oncol Oct 2021 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Tenório LR, Nakai MY, Artese Araújo G, Menezes MB, Bertelli AAT, Romeo D, Rajasekaran K, Gonçalves AJ: Safely performing percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies on COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit: A standardized approach. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 6(5): 1044-1048, Oct 2021.

Wright C, Lee D, Shimunov D, Carmona R, Barsky A, Sun L, Cohen R, Bauml J, Brody R, Basu D, Rassekh C, Chalian A, Newman J, Rajasekaran K, Weinstein G, Lukens J, Lin A, Swisher-McClure S: Definitive tumor directed therapy confers a survival advantage for metachronous oligometastatic HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer following trans-oral robotic surgery. Oral Oncol 121: 105509, Oct 2021.

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