Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, FACS

Otorhinolaryngology
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4.9 with 517 ratings

Sees patients age 12 and up

Speaks English and Tamil

Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, FACS

Otorhinolaryngology
4.9 with 517 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
  • Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery in Dermatology
  • Dr. Rajasekaran is a Penn Medicine physician.

Meet Dr. Rajasekaran

Dr. Karthik Rajasekaran is a renowned head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgeon who has dedicated his career to providing personalized treatment plans for patients with benign and malignant tumors. With his unwavering commitment to ensuring the best possible care, Dr. Raj brings unparalleled expertise to the treatment of a wide range of head and neck cancers.

Dr. Raj's impressive skill set covers everything from endoscopic to minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques, making him a sought-after surgeon in the field. He has a particular proficiency in transoral robotic surgery (TORS), endoscopic approaches for skull base and nasal tumors, advanced oncologic surgery, and state-of-the-art reconstructive options following cancer surgery, injury from radiation therapy, and trauma.

Dr. Raj believes in treating his patients with the same level of care and attention that he would offer to his own family. This philosophy is reflected in his accessibility to his patients, as he provides them with the support they need to navigate their treatment with confidence.

In addition to his dedication to patient care, Dr. Raj is also a highly respected researcher, with over 150 scientific publications and textbook chapters to his name. His research interests include areas such as outcomes for patients treated with advanced head and neck cancer, reducing opioid use in head and neck cancer patients, and optimizing perioperative care. His work has earned him numerous national awards, research grants, and invitations to speak at national and international conferences, highlighting his unwavering commitment to advancing the field of head and neck cancer treatment.

Dr. Raj's compassionate, patient-centric approach is at the heart of his practice, as he centers on understanding and meeting the goals and values of his patients and their caregivers. If you're looking for a highly skilled and compassionate head and neck surgeon, Dr. Karthik Rajasekaran is the right choice for you.

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