Biography

Assistant Vice President Community Programs

Professor of Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery

Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging

Medical Director Outpatient Imaging – Memorial Hermann TMC

Team Radiologist – NFL Texans

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Distinguished Educator Professor

Certifications:

Professional and Linguistic Aptitude Board (PLAB) – General Medical Council, UK. February, 1996.

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) – Board
Certification in Surgery in General – January, 1999

Member of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (MRCS) –
Board Certification in Surgery in General – February, 1999

Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) – Board Certification in
Radiology November, 2003

Certification of Completion of Specialist Training – Board certification in
Radiology with certification of completion of specialist training- authorized to practice as a specialist in the European Union – 31 countries. July, 2005

Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology – November, 2010

Education

Medical School
Stanley Medical College and Hospitals, Madras, India
Residency
Internal Medicine, Accident & Emergency, General Surgery, Stanley Medical College and Hospitals, Madras, India
Residency
Orthopaedics & Trauma, Accident & Emergency, General Surgery, Queens Hospital, Burton NHS Trust, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Residency
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Freeman Teaching Hospitals, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Residency
Accident & Emergency (Including Hand Surgery), Crosshouse Hospital Ayrshire & Arran NHS Trust, Kilmarnock, UK
Residency
Diagnostic Radiology, University of Aberdeen/Grampian University NHS Hospitals, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Fellowship
Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Aberdeen/Grampian University NHS Hospitals, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Interventional Radiology
University of Aberdeen/Grampian University NHS Hospitals, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Fellowship
Emergency & Trauma Radiology, McGovern Medical School, formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Provide tertiary level interpretation of musculoskeletal imaging, with a subspecialty interest in Sports injuries.

Perform musculoskeletal interventions to diagnose and treat orthopedic and sports pathology. Interventions performed using ultrasound, plain radiography and, CT.

Perform therapeutic procedures under imaging guidance with biologics.


Research Interests

Diffuse tensor imaging of peripheral nerves, Plasma Rich Plasma therapy (PRP), knee impingement, NFL athletic sports injuries and traumatic femur head injuries.

Research Information

**Faculty profiles will only highlight current information (the last three years). Please see the faculty’s CV for more information.

 

CURRENT GRANT SUPPORT:
FUNDED:

Principal Investigator – Patient centered care – Reduced patient anxiety through education. Toshiba AHRA Putting patients first grant. Dec 2017 to 2018

 

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Principal investigator – Evaluation of the Frequency of Femoral Head Osteochondral Injuries Associated with Traumatic Posterior Wall and Posterior Column Acetabular Fractures

Principal investigator – Hamstring injuries treatment with PRP ( platelet rich plasma)

Principal Investigator – Parapharyngeal gas in the base of the skull fracture

Principal Investigator – Evaluation of Acetabular Sublabral Sulcus with Arthroscopy and MRI

Principal Investigator – Intrinsic and extrinsic injuries in knees with anterior cruciate ligament tears

Principal investigator – Comparative pain relief in treatment of chronic hip pain with the use of PRP (Platelet rich plasma) and steroid injections into the hip.

Principal investigator – MRI Comparison of Microfracture and Nanofracture for treatment of chondral lesions in the knee

Principal Investigator – MCL ( Medial collateral ligament ) Stener like injury evaluation

Co-investigator – Incidence of extra-articular anterolateral ligament injury in acute tears of the anterior cruciate ligament

Co-investigator – A Retrospective Comparative Analysis of Total Knee Replacements done Utilizing Three Different Techniques: Patient Specific Guides and Implants vs. Patient Specific Guides and Standard Implants vs. Standard Guides and Implants

Co-investigator – Non-Invasive imaging to quantify peripheral nerve injury and repair in clinic

Co-investigator – UTE (Ultra Short TE) MRI evaluation of healing in ACL repairs and meniscal tears

Co-investigator – Vicis NFL Helmet study

Co-investigator – UTE (Ultra Short TE) MRI evaluation of shoulder tendon injuries

Co-investigator – An evaluation of in vivo positional stability of fibrin clots at the site of meniscus repair using UTE-T2 MRI

Publications

Publication Information

**Faculty profiles will only highlight current information (the last three years). Please see the faculty’s CV for more information.

 

REFEREED ARTICLES IN JOURNALS:

  1. Nicola R, Kumaravel M, Belchuk S, Chew FS. Imaging of lower extremity fractures and dislocations. Musculoskeletal Imaging: The Essentials; 2018. p. 38-61.
  2. Kumaravel M, Nicola R, Belchuk S, Chew FS. Imaging of upper extremity fractures and dislocations. Musculoskeletal Imaging: The Essentials; 2018. p. 16-37.
  3. Park PYS, Cai C, Bawa P, Kumaravel M. Platelet-rich plasma vs. steroid injections for hamstring injury—is there really a choice? Skelet Radiol 2018. 2018 Sep 17:1-6.
  4. Kumaravel M, Bawa P, Murai N. Magnetic resonance imaging of muscle injury in elite American football players: Predictors for return to play and performance. Eur J Radiol 2018;108:155-164.
  5. Chahine AH, Hanna TN, Myers L, Kumaravel M, Herr KD. The state of emergency radiology fellowships in North America and the development of a standardized curriculum. Emerg Radiol 2019;26(1):53-58.
  6. Patel S , Masoos A, Rajakumar G, Bawa P , Awdeh H, Kumaravel M . 2019 Femur Stress – Can you take it? Int. Arch Orthop Surg 2:014 doi.org/10.23937/2643-4016/171001

CHAPTERS:

  1. Kumaravel M, Murai N, Bawa P. 2018 Injuries around the ankle and hind foot. Imaging in the ED: A practical update of Emergency Radiology. P 269-276.
  2. Kumaravel M, Nicola R, Belchuk S, Chew FS. Imaging of upper extremity fractures and dislocations. Musculoskeletal Imaging: The Essentials; 2018. p. 16-37
  3. Nicola R, Kumaravel M, Belchuk S, Chew FS. Imaging of lower extremity fractures and dislocations. Musculoskeletal Imaging: The Essentials; 2018. p. 38-61.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS:

PRESENTATIONS: INVITED LECTURESHIP / KEYNOTE SPEAKER / PROFESSORSHIP

  1. M Kumaravel Soft tissue injuries in Ankle. ARRS 117th annual meeting, April 30 to May 5 2017, New Orleans
  2. Kumaravel M. MSK MRI emergencies. 4th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference, Nov 2 – 5 2017 Monterrey, Mexico
  3. Kumaravel M. Subtle ankle injuries. 4th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference, Nov 2 – 5 2017 Monterrey, Mexico
  4. Kumaravel M. Calcaneal imaging. 4th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference, Nov 2 – 5 2017 Monterrey, Mexico
  5. Kumaravel M. Orthopedic hardware imaging. 4th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference, Nov 2 – 5 2017 Monterrey, Mexico
  6. Kumaravel M. MSK Ultrasound . 4th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference, Nov 2 – 5 2017 Monterrey, Mexico
  7. M Kumaravel Knee Trauma 103rd RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 26 – December 1, 2017, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
  8. M Kumaravel Stress injuries – Too much of a good thing! Annual Society of skeletal radiology conference. March 25 -28 2018 Austin Texas
  9. M Kumaravel Injuries around the ankle and hind foot. ARRS 118th annual conference April 22-27 2018 Washington DC
  10. M Kumaravel Cervical spine trauma. 5th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference Sept 13-16 2018 Monterrey, Mexico
  11. M Kumaravel Cervical spine hardware imaging. 5th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference Sept 13-16 2018 Monterrey, Mexico
  12. M Kumaravel Ankle injuries. 5th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference Sept 13-16 2018 Monterrey, Mexico
  13. M Kumaravel Sports stress injuries. 5th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference Sept 13-16 2018 Monterrey, Mexico
  14. M Kumaravel Clinical Blackholes – Musculoskeletal. American Society of Emergency Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course Tysons square Virginia Sept 26-29 2018
  15. M Kumaravel Ankle and hind foot Trauma 104th RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 25 – November 30, 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
  16. M Kumaravel Elbow traumatic injuries and osteochondrosis. Annual Society of Skeletal Radiology conference. March 10-13 2019 Scottsdale, Arizona
  17. M Kumaravel Sports imaging. Texas Gulf Coast Physician’s Assistant Association Annual conference. Houston Texas. April 5, 2019
  18. M Kumaravel Radiology outreach into the community. Is it too early to start radiology in High school? Association of University Radiologists 67th Annual conference April 9 – 12 2019 Baltimore, Maryland.
  19. M Kumaravel Hip and Peri-hip causes of pain, ARRS annual meeting 5-10 May 2019 Honolulu Hawaii
  20. M Kumaravel Elbow trauma. American Society of Emergency Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course Scottsdale Arizona Sept 11-14 2019

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Kumaravel M, Rajakumar G. Can you inject prudently? A quality patient care delivery with cost savings venture. ACR Annual conference on quality and safety. Boston MA. October 13-14, 2017
  2. Rajakumar G, Kumaravel M. Patient centered care: Reduce anxiety through Education. ACR Annual conference on quality and safety. Boston MA. October 26-18, 2018
  3. Kumaravel M, Superior capsular reconstruction – All you wanted to know! Annual Society of skeletal radiology conference. March 25 -28 2018 Austin Texas
  4. Kumaravel M, Spine hardware- what the radiologist needs to know! Association of University Radiologists 66th Annual meeting. May 7-10, 2018 Orlando Florida
  5. On-Field Removal of Large Anti-Concussive Football Helmets Using Current Guidelines Leads to Increased Passive Cervical Lordosis. Ryan J. Warth, MD, Matthew R. Hays, BS, Cameron T. Dodd, BS, Mayank Rao, MD, Manickam Kumaravel, MD, Walter R. Lowe, MD, Mark L. Prasarn, MD. AOSSM 2019
  6. Patel S, Manickam R, Rajakumar G, M Kumaravel Early exposure to radiology for high school students. Does it work? Association of University Radiologists 67th Annual conference April 9 – 12 2019 Baltimore, Maryland.

EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS:

  1. Kumaravel M, Amin R, Rachakonda V, Taylor R – An Innovative Approach of Instructing Medical Students in Ultrasound – Comprehensive short exposure. Association of University Radiologists 65th Annual Meeting, May 8-11 2017 Hollywood Florida
  2. Kumaravel M , Patel S , Brown K – Benefits of Dedicated Ultrasound Exposure for Medical Students – A 3 year experience. 2018 Innovations Conference , UT Austin , Austin Texas. February 15-16 2018
  3. Kumaravel M , Manickam R, Patel S , Brown K – Early exposure to Radiology for high school students – Does it work ? 2018 Innovations Conference , UT Austin , Austin Texas. February 15-16 2018
  4. Scott Tashman; Payam Zandiyeh; Ryan Warth; J.D. McDermott; Ponnada Narayana; Refaat Gabr; Manickam Kumaravel; Walter Lowe; Christopher Harner. ACL Graft Remodeling Revealed By Serial UTE T2* MRI.. Orthopedic Research Society Annual conference Austin, Texas Feb 2-5 2019
  5. Patel S, Kumaravel M. Femur stress. Can you take it ? Association of University Radiologists 67th Annual conference April 9 – 12 2019 Baltimore, Maryland.

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS: INTERNATIONAL

  1. 4th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference, Monterrey, Mexico. Nov 2 – 5 2017
  2. Knee imaging – workshop – Stanley Medical college & hospitals, Chennai , India. Jan 23 2018
  3. Shoulder Imaging – Orthopedic surgery Grand rounds – MKMC Government Medical college & hospitals , Salem, India February 1 2018
  4. 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asian Musculoskeletal Society ( AMS ), 6th Annual conference of Musculoskeletal Society ( MSS ) of India – Ultrasound workshop. Taj Coramandel , Chennai , India August 2018
  5. 6th Annual Mexican Musculoskeletal Radiology conference and workshop, Monterrey, Mexico. Sept 13-16 2018
  6. Hip Imaging – Orthopedic surgery Grand rounds – MKMC Government Medical college & hospitals, Salem, India February 1 2019
  7. Sports hip Imaging – Radiology visiting professorship – Stanley Medical college & hospitals, Madras, India February 4 2019
  8. Knee Imaging – Orthopedic surgery Grand rounds – MKMC Government Medical college & hospitals, Salem, India July 5 2019
  9. Knee sports Imaging – Radiology visiting professorship – Stanley Medical college & hospitals, Madras, India July 8 2019
  10. Shoulder Imaging – Radiology visiting professorship – Stanley Medical college & hospitals, Madras, India Feb 14 2020

National visiting professorships:

  1. Visiting Professor – New York University, Winthrop, New York. May 2018
  2. Visiting Professor – Long Island Radiology society, Long Island NY May 2018

Honors and Awards

**Faculty profiles will only highlight current information (the last three years). Please see the faculty’s CV for more information.

  1. Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, 2007-2018
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  2. Recognition of contribution – Radiographics 2017, 2018
  3. Recognition of contribution – RSNA 2012 – 2017, 2018
  4. Elected Fellow of American Society of Emergency Radiology – Sept 2018
  5. Regents Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA) – UT System, Austin 2019