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Sudhir Kathuria, M.D.

  • Director of Spine Interventions in Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Male

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Expertise

Diagnostic Radiology

Background

Dr. Sudhir Kathuria is an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and the Department of Neurological Surgery. His area of clinical expertise is interventional radiology, with a focus on minimally invasive treatments of various spine diseases and pain management.

Dr. Kathuria serves as the Director of Spine Interventions in Radiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Kathuria received his medical degree and completed his radiology residency training from Pt. B.D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in India. To understand the impact of diseases, their prevention and cure at broad population level, he spent two years pursuing a masters in public health at University at Buffalo, SUNY. He then completed three fellowship trainings including diagnostic neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology and advanced neuroimaging from University of Rochester, NY. He joined Johns Hopkins as a faculty member in April 2008.

Dr. Kathuria''s research focuses on minimal invasive treatments of various spine diseases and pain management. He has special interest in symptomatic Tarlov cyst and has treated more than a hundred patients with Tarlov cysts.

Dr. Kathuria has been recognized with awards including the 2010 Best Scientific Exhibit Award at the ASSR Annual Symposium for Percutaneous Technique in Approaching Anterior Epidural Space for Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions and a 2007 Certificate of Merit for diffusion tensor imaging and fiber tracking in Wallerian degeneration at the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting.

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Titles

  • Director of Spine Interventions in Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Education

Degrees

  • MBBS; Pt B D Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science (1998)

Residencies

  • Medicine; LALL Nursing & Maternity Home (1999)
  • Radiology; Pt B D Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science (2002)

Fellowships

  • Neuroradiology; University of Rochester Medical Center (2005)
  • Interventional Neuroradiology; University of Rochester Medical Center (2006)
  • Advanced Neuroimaging; University of Rochester Medical Center (2007)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kathuria’s primary focus is on minimal invasive treatments of various spine diseases and pain management. These include percutaneous biopsy, discogram, vertebroplasty, ablation treatment of spine cancer including spinal osteoid osteoma, nerve block, celiac plexus block, sympathetic nerve blocks, pudendal nerve block and nerve ablations for complex regional pain syndrome. He has special interest in symptomatic Tarlov cyst and has treated more than a hundred patients with Tarlov cysts. He is working closely with colleagues in the Department of Neurological Surgery to develop new and improved techniques for this treatment.

Selected Publications

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  1. Agarwal K, Kathuria S, Sundar G, Singh P, Khanna G, Chowdhary A. “A case of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis due to Ceratocystis adiposa.” Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Nov 1. pii: S0732-8893(13)00580-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.10.018.
  2. Gupta S, Sampley S, Kathuria S, Katyal S. “Intrathecal sufentanil or fentanyl as adjuvants to low dose bupivacaine in endoscopic urological procedures.” J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Oct;29(4):509-15. doi: 10.4103/0970-9185.119158.
  3. Chowdhary A, Kathuria S, Xu J, Meis JF. “Emergence of azole-resistant aspergillus fumigatus strains due to agricultural azole use creates an increasing threat to human health.” PLoS Pathog. 2013 Oct;9(10):e1003633. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003633. Epub 2013 Oct 24.
  4. Chowdhary A, Kathuria S, Agarwal K, Meis JF. “Reply to "implications of high antifungal susceptibility on Schizophyllum commune-associated allergy in clinical practice".” Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Nov;57(11):5784-5. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01686-13.
  5. Graceffa R, Nobrega RP, Barrea RA, Kathuria SV, Chakravarthy S, Bilsel O, Irving TC. “Sub-millisecond time-resolved SAXS using a continuous-flow mixer and X-ray microbeam.” J Synchrotron Radiat. 2013 Nov;20(Pt 6):820-5. doi: 10.1107/S0909049513021833.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Selected for the Power Hour, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Certificate of Merit, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Best Scientific Exhibit Award, ASSR Annual Symposium, 2009
  • Within top 20 among worldwide competition, International Young Academic Seminar Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 2006
  • Research paper commendation award, M.D. University, 2002
  • Certificate of appreciation, Radiology Resident Teaching, 2009
  • Certificate of appreciation, University of Rochester, 2002
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