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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


  • Interventional Radiology
  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2008
  • Neuroradiology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Arterial Dissection
  • Biopsy
  • Cryoablation
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • CT Scan Guided Biopsy
  • CTA (Computed Tomography Angiography)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Test
  • Embolization
  • Microwave Ablation (MWA)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Stent Placement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra 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 Society of Neuroradiology, National American Society of Spine Radiology, 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:

Intracisternal gene therapy delivery
Suboccipital Puncture
Porcine Brain Injury
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:

Glauser Gregory, Hurst Robert W, Pukenas Bryan A, Sedora-Roman Neda I, Kung David, Choudhri Omar: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage as a Result of Retrocorporeal Artery Aneurysm Rupture: A Rare Sequel of Subclavian Steal Syndrome. World neurosurgery 133 : 66-68,2020.

Humbert Kelley, Sellers Michele, Neuhaus-Booth Elizabeth, Messe Steven R, Pukenas Bryan, Cucchiara Brett: Interfacility transfer for mechanical thrombectomy - Direct to neuroangiography or CT angiography first? Journal of the neurological sciences 407 : 116508,2019.

Kvint Svetlana, Malhotra Neil R, Cox Mougnyan, Mondschein Jeffrey I, Pukenas Bryan A, Bagley Linda J: Giant Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm Mimicking Postoperative Fluid Collection and Discitis. World neurosurgery : 2019.

Cox Mougnyan, Ramchand Preethi, Sedora-Roman Neda I, Frank Dale M, Kung David, Pukenas Bryan A: Lymphoma Metastasis to Vertebral Body Hemangioma: Collision Tumor Causing Cord Compression. World neurosurgery 132 : 53-56,2019.

Forti Rodrigo M, Favilla Christopher G, Cochran Jeffrey M, Baker Wesley B, Detre John A, Kasner Scott E, Mullen Michael T, Messé Steven R, Kofke W Andrew, Balu Ramani, Kung David, Pukenas Bryan A, Sedora-Roman Neda I, Hurst Robert W, Choudhri Omar A, Mesquita Rickson C, Yodh Arjun G: Transcranial Optical Monitoring of Cerebral Hemodynamics in Acute Stroke Patients during Mechanical Thrombectomy. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association 28 (6): 1483-1494,2019.

Mougnyan Cox, Kofi-Buaku Atsina, Neda I. Sedora-Roman, Bryan A. Pukenas, Laurence Parker, David C. Levin, Linda J. Bagley, Robert W. Hurst: Neurointerventional Radiology for the Aspiring Radiology Resident: Current State of the Field and Future Directions. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 212 (4): 899-904,2019.

Karlsson Michael, Pukenas Bryan, Chawla Sanjeev, Ehinger Johannes K, Plyler Ross, Stolow Madeline, Gabello Melissa, Hugerth Matilda, Elmér Eskil, Hansson Magnus J, Margulies Susan, Kilbaugh Todd Justen: Neuroprotective effects of cyclosporine in a porcine pre-clinical trial of focal traumatic brain injury. Journal of neurotrauma 36 (1): 14-24,2019.

Kritikos Michael E, Sharma Nikhil, Sedora-Roman Neda, Pukenas Bryan A, Hurst Robert W, Choudhri Omar A, Kung David K: Complete spontaneous regression of cerebral arteriovenous malformation: a case report and review of the literature. Clinical imaging 52 : 146-151,2018.

Ali Aamir, Sedora Roman Neda I, Cox Mougnyan, Kung David, Choudhri Omar, Hurst Robert W, Pukenas Bryan A: Anomalous Origin of the Right Vertebral Artery from the Right Common Carotid Artery. Cureus 10 (11): e3602,2018.

Cox Mougnyan, Kim Dong, Sedora-Roman Neda Isabel, Hurst Robert, Pukenas Bryan: Beware the bright basilar artery: an early and specific CT sign of acute basilar artery thrombosis. Internal and emergency medicine 13 (8): 1327-1328,2018.

Academic Contact Info

219 Dulles Building
3400 Spruce Street

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