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Bryan A. Pukenas, MD

Bryan A. Pukenas, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Pukenas is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2008
  • Neuroradiology, 2014

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

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Radiology, National American Society of Neuroradiology, National American Society of Spine Radiology, National Association of University Radiologists , National Ivy League Big Ten Concussion Research Collaboration, National Radiological Society of North America, Educational Exhibits Committee, member, International Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Pukenas is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


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:

Alexander Copelan MD, Neda Sedora-Roman MD, Robert Hurst MD, Bryan Pukenas MD: The Suboccipital Puncture: A Lost Art? The American Society of Spine Radiology Annual Symposium Scottsdale, AZ : 2018.

Bryan Pukenas, MD; Nathan Katz: A Novel Minimally-Invasive Intrathecal Catheterization Approach for Cisterna Magna Access via Lumbar Puncture ULAR Training Division Laboratory Animal Surgical Seminar & Vendor Fair University of Pennsylvania - Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge (Perelman Quadrangle) 3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 : 2018.

Cox Mougnyan, Sedora-Román Neda Isabel, Pukenas Bryan, Kung David, Hurst Robert: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: an important non-aneurysmal cause of thunderclap headaches and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Internal and emergency medicine 13 (1): 135-136,2018.

Husseinzadeh H, Chiasakul T, Gimotty P A, Pukenas B, Wolf R, Kelty M, Chiang E, Fogarty P F, Cuker A: Prevalence of and risk factors for cerebral microbleeds among adult patients with haemophilia A or B. Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia 24 (2): 271-277,2017.

Oselkin Martin, Sedora-Roman Neda I, Pukenas Bryan A, Kung David, Hurst Robert W: Loading and elution characteristics of quadrasphere microspheres loaded with bevacizumab. Therapeutic delivery 8 (9): 747-751,2017.

Bress Aaron, Metzler Scott, Plastaras Christopher, Nguyen Cuong, Schuster James M, Pukenas Bryan: "Scout No Scan" Technique Reduces Patient Radiation Exposure During CT-Guided Spine Biopsy. AJR. American journal of roentgenology : 1-4,2017.

Yu Gordon H, Maisel Julia, Frank Renee, Pukenas Bryan A, Sebro Ronnie, Weber Kristy: Diagnostic utility of fine-needle aspiration cytology of lesions involving bone. Diagnostic cytopathology 45 (7): 2017.

Yu GH1, Maisel J1, Frank R2, Pukenas BA3, Sebro R4, Weber K5.: Diagnostic utility of fine-needle aspiration cytology of lesions involving bone. Diagn Cytopathol 45 (7): 608-613,2017.

Liberman Ava L, Ramchand Preethi, Gannon Kimberly, Zager Eric L, Pukenas Bryan, Bress Aaron L, Ezekowitz Michael D, Hurst Robert, Messé Steven R: Internal Carotid Artery and Sphenoidal Emissary (Vesalian) Vein Fistula Mimicking a Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula. The Neurohospitalist 7 (3): NP1-NP2,2017.

Michael Karlsson1, Bryan Pukenas, Ross Plyler, Madeline, Stolow, Melissa Byro, Johannes Ehinger, Matilda Hugerth, Eskil Elme´r, Magnus Hansson, Susan Margulies, Todd Kilbaugh: A Novel Ciclosporin Formulation for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury The 35th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, Snowbird, Utah : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

219 Dulles Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6865
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)