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Bryan A. Pukenas, MD

Bryan A. Pukenas, MD Physician

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

Dr. Pukenas is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2008
  • Neuroradiology, 2014

Description of Clinical Expertise

Interventional Neuroradiology (spinal and intracranial)
Aneurysms
Arteriovenous Malformations
Arteriovenous Fistula
Carotid Stenosis
Intracranial Stenosis
Angioplasty
Stenting
Intracranial and spinal embolization
Vertebroplasty
Kyphoplasty
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

Memberships

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.

Research

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:

Oselkin Martin, Sedora-Roman Neda I, Pukenas Bryan A, Kung David: 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: "Scout No Scan" Technique Reduces Patient Radiation Exposure During CT-Guided Spine Biopsy. AJR. American journal of roentgenology : 1-4,2017.

Cox Mougnyan, Sedora-Román Neda Isabel, Pukenas Bryan, Kung David: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: an important non-aneurysmal cause of thunderclap headaches and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Internal and emergency medicine : 2017.

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

Liberman Ava L, Ramchand Preethi, Gannon Kimberly, Zager Eric L, Pukenas Bryan, Bress Aaron L, Ezekowitz Michael D, Hurst Robert: 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: A Novel Ciclosporin Formulation for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury The 35th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, Snowbird, Utah : 2017.

Thawani Jayesh P, Singh Nickpreet, Pisapia Jared M, Abdullah Kalil G, Parker Drew, Pukenas Bryan A, Zager Eric L, Verma Ragini: Three-Dimensional Printed Modeling of Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas and Associated White Matter Tract Anatomy. Neurosurgery 80 (4): 635-645,2017.

Caitlin, Loomis, Bryan A. Pukenas: Acute Stroke Management Neurocritical Care Management of the Neurosurgical Patient, 1st ed : 377-390,2017.

Sri Hari Sundararajan MD*, Mar$n Oselkin MD*: Institutional Experience from CT-guided Calvarial Biopsy: Dose-conscienious CT-fluoroscopy and drill-based sampling allows for safe and efficient procedural completion via combination of less-frequent sampling, device stability, and lower dose exposure Society of Interventional Radiology 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting; Washington, DC March 4-9 2017 : 2017.

Oselkin M, Satti S R, Sundararajan S H, Kung D, Hurst R W: Endovascular treatment for acute basilar thrombosis via a transradial approach: Initial experience and future considerations. Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences : 1591019917733709,2017.

Academic Contact Info

219 Dulles Building
3400 Spruce Street

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