Karuna Shekdar, MD

Karuna Shekdar, MD, is a pediatric neuroradiologist in the Department of Radiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

    Internship

    Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

    Fellowship

    MRI - Memorial MEI Center, Long Beach, CA
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
    Pediatric Neuro-Imaging - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    American Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Pediatric Neuroradiology Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters
    2012

    Shekdar KV, Mirsky DM, Kazahaya K, Bilaniuk LT: Magnetic resonance imaging of the pediatric neck: an overview. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 20(3): 573-603, Aug 2012.

    Mirsky DM, Shekdar KV, Bilaniuk LT: Fetal MRI: Head and Neck. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 20(3): 605-18, Aug 2012.

    2011

    Shekdar K, Wang DJ: Role of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Evaluation of Congenital/Developmental Brain Abnormalities. Semin Ultrasound CT MRI 32: 510-538, 2011.

    Filatov A, Milla S, Shekdar K, da Cruz CH, Fatterpekar GM: Imaging Features of Acquired Pediatric Metabolic and Toxic White Matter Disorders. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 22(5), October 2011.

    Shekdar K, Feygin T: Fetal neuroimaging. Neuroimaging Clin N Am 21(3): 677-703, Aug 2011.

    Shekdar K: Posterior fossa malformations. Semin Ultrasound CT MR 32(3): 228-241, June 2011.

    2008

    Servaes S, Epelman M, Pollock AN, Shekdar K: Pediatric Malignancies: Synopsis of Current Imaging Techniques. Cancer Treat Res 143: 469-91, 2008.

    Loevner LA, Shekdar K, Mandel S, Langer JE: Imaging of the Thyroid. Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases. D. Terris & C. Gourin (eds.). Thieme, Page: 35-60, 2008.

    Abstracts

    2014

    Nabavizadeh SA, Bilaniuk LT, Feygin T, Shekdar KV, Zimmerman RA, Vossough A: CT and MRI of pediatric skull lesions with fluid-fluid levels. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 35(3): 604-8, Mar 2014.

    2013

    Gurtman AS, Friedlaender E, Levy SE, Mollen C, Shekdar KV, Bennett AL: Implications of MRI in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2013 Notes: Oral Presentation. 

    Posters and Presentations

    Posters
    2014

    Verona G, Berman J, Shekdar K: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in pediatric neuroradiology: An overview. Proceedings, Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. May 2014 Notes: E-Poster.

    Otero HJ, Shekdar K, States L: Multimodality imaging of pediatric head and neck neoplasms utilizing CT, MRI and 18 FDG PET. Proceedings, Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. May 2014 Notes: E-Poster.

    Gadde J, Verona G, Shekdar K: The Chiari malformations, revisited: a pictorial essay. Proceedings, Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. May 2014 Notes: E-Poster.

    Poster Presentations
    2013

    Starling RM, Shekdar K, Fry M, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA: Early Head Computed Tomography Findings are Associated with Outcomes After Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, Dallas, TX November 2013 Notes: Poster presentation.

    Starling RM, Shekdar K, Fry M, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA: Early Head Computed Tomography Findings are Associated with Outcomes After Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, Dallas, TX November 2013 Notes: Poster presentation.

    Lectures by Invitation
    2014

    "Pediatric Spine Tumors," Comprehensive Neuroradiology Review, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 2014.

    2013

    "MR Imaging of the Pediatric Neck," BIT's 1st Annual World Congress of Pediatrics - 2013, Dalian International Conference Center, China, October 2013.

    "Fetal MR Imaging of Face, Neck & Spine and Impact on Clinical Management and Outcome," BIT's 2nd International Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (ICGO-2013), Dalian, China, October 2013.

    "Pediatric Head and Neck tumors" (SAM) at Eastern Neuroradiology Society annual meeting August 15-18, 2013 at White Sulphur Springs, WV, August 2013.

    "3T Pediatric Neuroimaging" & "3T Pediatric neurovascular imaging," Siemens 3T user physician workshop,at Salt Lake City, UT, June 2013.

    "Neuro-imaging in Pediatric Epilepsy," "Emergency Pediatric Neuro-imaging," "Fetal Neuro-imaging," CHOP-IATM Pediatric MR-CT Symposium, Medellin, Colombia, March 2013.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions
    Institutional Committees

    2010-present, Member, Radiology Department Safety Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2009-present, Member, Proton Therapy Imaging Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Leaderships
    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2011-present, Eastern Neuroradiology Society (Member) 
    2009-present, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (Member)   
    2007-present, Radiological Society of North America (Member)
    ​2007-present, American Society of Head & Neck Radiology (Member)
    2005-present, American Society of Neuroradiology (Member) 
    1995-present Indian Radiology Association (Member)