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Kinjal N. Sethuraman, MD, MPH

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Additional Title:

Associate Professor Medical Director, Center for Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine


Hyperbaric Medicine

Phone (Primary):

410 328 6152


410 328 3758

Education and Training


University of Vermont College of Medicine- Burlington, VT

Doctor of Medicine


 University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship, Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine- Philadelpha, PA


Boston Medical Center

Residency in Emergency Medicine


Johns Hopkins University- Sinai Hospital of Baltimore 

Internal Medicine Preliminary Year


North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Global Health Fellowship


University of Michigan School of Public Health

Masters of Public Health

Department of Epidemiology and International Health


University of Rochester

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Minor: Religion and Classics




Dr. Sethuraman is the Medical Director of the Center for Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and a practicing emergency medicine physician. Her research interest includes hyperbaric oxygen as a treatment for carbon monoxide toxicity, radiation injury, decompression illness, ophthalmic conditions, traumatic brain injury and necrotizing soft tissue infections.   She engages in basic science research related to hyperbaric medicine.  In addition, Dr. Sethuraman is a gender equity researcher. Her area has specifically focused on gender equity in emergency medicine. 



Research/Clinical Keywords

Hyperbaric Medicine Women in Medicine Gender Medicine

Highlighted Publications

Bhullar JBhopale VM, Yang M,  Sethuraman KThom SR.  Microparticle formation by platelets exposed to high gas pressures - An oxidative stress response. Free Radic Biol Med. 2016 Dec;101:154-162. 


Sward DGSethuraman KNWong JSRosenthal RE. Carbon monoxide and ST-elevation myocardial infarction: case reports. 2016 Jan-Feb;43(1):63-9.Undersea Hyperb Med. 


Sethuraman KN, Marcolini EG, McCunn M, Hansoti B,  Vaca FE, Napolitano LM. Gender-Specific Issues in Traumatic Injury and Resuscitation: Consensus-Based Recommendations for Future Research. Dec 2014 Academic Emergency Medicine.

Sethuraman, KN, McGregor A, Wolfe J.  Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine's Professional Development Series: The Choice is yours. Academic or Private. Dec 2014 Academic Emergency Medicine.

Osborn TO, Alagappan K, Emlet L, Huang DT, Holliman CJ, Sethuraman K, Zimmerman JL. The patient care continuum from the emergency department to the intensive care unit: 25 years of progress and innovation in intensive care medicine. European Society of Intensive Care Medicine p189-197, 2008.


Sethuraman KN, Duong D, Mehta S, Director T, Crawford D, St. George J, Rathlev NK. Complications of tube thoracostomy placement in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011 Jan;40(1):14‒20. Epub 2008 Dec 20.

Hirshon JM, Hansoti B, Hauswald M, Sethuraman K, Kerr N, Scordino D, Biros M. Ethics in Acute Care Research: A Global Perspective and Research Agenda. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013 Dec;20 (12): 1251-1258.  


Terrell JE, Nanavati KA, Esclamado RM, Bishop JK, Bradford CR, Wolf GT. Head and neck cancer-specific quality of life: instrument validation. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 1997 Oct;123(10):1125‒1132.


Terrell JE, Nanavati KA, Esclamado RM, Bradford CR, Wolf GT. Health impact of head and neck cancer. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 1999 June;120(6):852‒859.


Nanavati KA, Fisher SD, Miller TL, Lipshultz SE. HIV-related cardiovascular disease and drug interactions. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs 2004 Oct;4(5):315‒324.




Clinical Specialty Details

Emergency Medicine

Hyperbaric Medicine

Awards and Affiliations

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine

Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine-Past President

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society

American College of Emergency Medicine

Grants and Contracts

Site PI-  HOBIT- NIH funded RTC study of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.