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Bryan A Pukenas, MD

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Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending, Hospital of the University Pennsylvania
Active, Pennsylvania Hospital
Associate, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending, Virtua Health
Fellowship Co-Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery Program, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 219 Dulles
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 in Diagnostic Radiology, 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.
The Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training, Neuro Endovascular Surgery, 2019.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Interventional Neuroradiology (spinal and intracranial)
Arteriovenous Malformations
Arteriovenous Fistula
Carotid Stenosis
Intracranial Stenosis
Facial vascular malformations
Intracranial and spinal embolization
Interventional spinal pain management
Intracranial hypotension
Thermal ablation
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Description of Research Expertise

Intracisternal gene therapy delivery
Suboccipital Puncture
Porcine Brain Injury
Canine intracranial vasospasm
Canine stroke
Radiation exposure to patients undergoing diagnostic radiology procedures
Specialty catheter development

Selected Publications

Mohammaden MH, Haussen DC, Al-Bayati AR, Hassan A, Tekle W, Fifi J, Matsoukas S, Kuybu O, Gross BA, Lang MJ, Narayanan S, Cortez GM, Hanel RA, Aghaebrahim A, Sauvageau E, Farooqui M, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Zevallos C, Galecio-Castillo M, Sheth SA, Nahhas M, Salazar-Marioni S, Nguyen TN, Abdalkader M, Klein P, Hafeez M, Kan P, Tanweer O, Khaldi A, Li H, Jumaa M, Zaidi S, Oliver M, Salem MM, Burkhardt JK, Pukenas BA, Alaraj A, Peng S, Kumar R, Lai M, Siegler J, Nogueira RG.: Stenting and Angioplasty in Neurothrombectomy: Matched Analysis of Rescue Intracranial Stenting Versus Failed Thrombectomy. Stroke September 2022.

Ossama Khazaal, Mougnyan Cox, Emily Grodinsky, Judy Dawood, Daniel Cristancho, Kofi‐Buaku Atsina, Jonathan Y. Ji, Elizabeth Neuhaus‐Booth, Preethi Ramchand, Bryan A. Pukenas, David Kung, Robert Hurst, Omar Choudhri, Jan‐Karl Burkhardt, Scott E. Kasner and Christopher G. Favilla: Highly Visible Wall‐Timer to Reduce Endovascular Treatment Time for Stroke. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology September 2022.

Miller TM, Cudkowicz ME, Genge A, Shaw PJ, Sobue G, Bucelli RC, Chiò A, Van Damme P, Ludolph AC, Glass JD, Andrews JA, Babu S, Benatar M, McDermott CJ, Cochrane T, Chary S, Chew S, Zhu H, Wu F, Nestorov I, Graham D, Sun P, McNeill M, Fanning L, Ferguson TA, Fradette S; VALOR and OLE Working Group.: Trial of Antisense Oligonucleotide Tofersen for SOD1 ALS. N Engl J Med 387: 1099-1110, Sep 2022.

Jindal G, Almardawi R, Gupta R, Colby GP, Schirmer CM, Satti SR, Pukenas B, Hui FK, Caplan J, Miller T, Cherian J, Aldrich F, Kibria G, Simard JM; ULTRA Study Investigators.: Target Ultra and Nano coils in the endovascular treatment of small intracranial aneurysms (ULTRA Registry). J Neurosurg June 2022.

Cox M, Atsina KB, Ramchand P, Ji J, Sedora-Roman N, Pukenas B.: Computed tomography-guided transforaminal lumbar puncture using local anesthesia and a straight 22-gauge spinal needle for intrathecal nusinersen in adults: Findings in 77 procedures. Interv Neuroradiol June 2022.

Sundararajan SH, Cox M, Sedora-Roman N, Ranganathan S, Hurst R, Pukenas B.: Image-Guided Percutaneous Calvarial Biopsy with Low-Dose CT-Fluoroscopy: Technique, Safety, and Utility in 12 Patients. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol January 2022.

Sundararajan SH, Ranganathan S, Shellikeri S, Srinivasan A, Low DW, Pukenas B, Hurst R, Cahill AM.: Balloon occlusion as an adjunctive technique during sclerotherapy of Puig's classified advanced venous malformations. Phlebology October 2021.

Karlsson M, Yang Z, Chawla S, Delso N, Pukenas B, Elmér E, Hugerth M, Margulies SS, Ehinger J, Hansson MJ, Wang KKW, Kilbaugh TJ.: Evaluation of Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Fluid Based Biomarkers in a Large Animal Trial of Cyclosporine in Focal Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma Neurotrauma, January 2021.

Leker RR, Kasner SE, El Hasan HA, Sacagiu T, Honig A, Gomori JM, Guan S, Choudhry O, Hurst RW, Kung D, Pukenas B, Sedora-Roman N, Ramchand P, Cohen JE.: Impact of carotid tortuosity on outcome after endovascular thrombectomy. Neurol Sci eurol Sci, October 2020.

Lee Harrison T, Pukenas Bryan A, Sebro Ronnie: Change in Bone CT Attenuation and C-Reactive Protein are Predictors of Bone Biopsy Culture Positivity in Patients with Vertebral Discitis/Osteomyelitis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 45(17): 1208-1214, September 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003504.

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