Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, FACS

Otorhinolaryngology
Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, FACS
4.9 with 337 ratings

Sees patients age 12 and up

Speaks English and Tamil

Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, FACS

Otorhinolaryngology
4.9 with 337 ratings

Sees patients age 12 and up

Speaks English and Tamil

  • Head and Neck Oncologic & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Co-Director, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Director, Facial Trauma
  • Director, Quality Improvement
  • Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Rajasekaran is a Penn Medicine physician.

Meet Dr. Rajasekaran

Dr. Karthik Rajasekaran is a head & neck oncologic and reconstructive surgeon.  He specializes in treating benign and malignant tumors of the nose, sinuses, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, thyroid, skin and salivary glands.  Seeking to ensure the best possible care, Dr. Raj’s particular expertise is working with patients on individualized treatment plans.

Dr. Raj’s surgery skills encompass endoscopic, minimally invasive and traditional techniques.  He also has special expertise in transoral robotic surgery (TORS), endoscopic approaches for skull base and nasal tumors, sentinel lymph node biopsy (a procedure to check whether cancer has spread), and state of the art reconstructive options following cancer surgery, injury from radiation therapy and trauma.  He is committed to treating his patients as he would his own family and prides himself on being as accessible as possible to his patients.

Dr. Raj’s research interests include outcomes for patients treated with advanced head and neck cancer, decreasing opioid use in head and neck cancer patients, and investigating methods to optimize perioperative care.  Dr. Raj has published over a 100 scientific publications and textbook chapters.  His research has won several national awards and he also has been awarded several research grants.  He has several grants and runs several clinical trials focused on head and neck cance.r   His most valuable asset is that he focuses on providing care in a patient centric and compassionate manner that meets the goals and values of his patients and their caregivers.   

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