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Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Philadelphia, PA


Otolaryngology (ENT) Philadelphia, PA

Head & Neck Microvascular Surgery, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Rhinology & Paranasal Sinus Disease


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  • Dr. Karthik Rajasekaran is an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Pennsylvania Hospital. He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and has been in practice 6 years. He specializes in head & neck microvascular surgery, head & neck oncologic surgery, and rhinology & paranasal sinus disease and is experienced in skull base surgery, endocrine surgery, head and neck plastic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, and head and neck oncology.

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology/Microvascular Reconstruction, 2016 - 2017
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationResidency, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2011 - 2016
  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceClass of 2011
  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterBA, Biology; Public Health, High Honors, 2001 - 2005
  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterB.A., Majors: Biology, Health & Society, with Honors, 2001 - 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2015 - 2024
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2011 - 2016
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society 2011
  • Inductee Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2011
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2011
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Oncologic Outcomes Following Transoral Robotic Surgery for Human Papillomavirus–Associated Oropharyngeal Carcinoma in Older Patients  
    Harman S Parhar, Karthik Rajasekaran, Ara A Chalian, Christopher H Rassekh, Roger B Cohen, Joshua Bauml, Gregory S Weinstein, Robert M Brody, JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Books/Book Chapters


  • Medialization thyroplasty with tensor fascia lata. A novel approach for reducing post-thyroplasty complications.
    Chao T, Mahmoud A, Rajasekaran K, Mirza N, Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2017
  • Patient characteristics as predictors of Postoperative Complications in Free Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer.
    Gomez D, Thakkar P, Rajasekaran K, Brody R, Shanti R, Newman J, Cannady S, Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2017
  • Making Small from Big – Combining Rotation/Advancement and Composite Grafts for Management of Complex Nasal Defects.
    Rajasekaran K, Fritz M, Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1/1/2016
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  • Uvular metastasis of renal cell carcinoma 27 years after nephrectomy. 
    Scottsdale, AZ - 1/1/2018
  • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) Oropharyngeal tumors. 
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - 1/1/2018
  • The use of free muscle tissue transfer for coverage of synthetic custom implants in scalp reconstruction. 
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Authored Content

  • A Preview of 'Gender Analysis of the Top Classic Papers in Otolaryngology'September 2021

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