Biography

Certifications:

  • American Board of Radiology, July 2013
  • Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Radiodiagnosis,
    National Board of Examinations, India, October 2004
  • Diploma in Radiodiagnosis (DMRD), January 2001
    Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences
    Hyderabad, India

 

Education

Medical School
NTR University of Medical Sciences, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India, 1997
Internship
King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam, India, 1998
Residency
Radio Diagnosis, Nizam`s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India, 2001
Residency
Radiology, Owaisi Hospital and Research Centre, Hyderabad, India, 2003
Fellowship
Emergency and Trauma Radiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008

Research Information

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

  1. Principal Investigator, UTHealth, Houston: American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Multicenter Review of Blunt Splenic Trauma: Optimal CT Diagnosis, Characterization and Treatment.
  2. Co-Investigator: Characterization of injury patterns in children injured riding all-terrain vehicles.  McGovern Medical School, UT Health, Houston, TX
  3. Co-Investigator: Imaging of traumatic fetal injuries in pregnancy. McGovern Medical School, UTHealth, Houston, TX, HSC-MS-19-0342, Active, Expiration date: 4/30/2020

Publications

Publication Information

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

Refereed Original Articles in Journals

  1. Hagedorn KN, Johnston JH, Chinapuvvula NR, Beckmann NM, Cai C, Johnston SK; Characterization of all-terrain vehicle-related chest injury patterns in children, Emergency Radiololgy Journal; 2019 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s10140-019-01679-y.
  2. Roger W Jordan, Nicholas M Beckmann, Jennifer H Johnston, Sean K Johnston, Xu Zhang, Naga R Chinapuvvula; Characterization of All-Terrain Vehicle-Related Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Patterns in Children Using the AOSpine Classification System; Emergency Radiology Journal, Feb 26, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s10140-020-01762-9
  3. Epidemiology and Imaging Classification of Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries: 12-Year Experience at a Level-1 Trauma Center; Beckmann NM, Chinapuvvula NR, Zhang X, West OC; AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Mar 31:1-10. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.22095
  4. Shirlakar K, Chinapuvvula N, Ocazionez D; Cross-sectional Abdominal Imaging findings in patients with COVID-19, Cureus. 2020 Aug 3; 12(8): e9538. Doi: 10.7759/ Cureus. 9538. PMID: 32905406
  5. American Society of Emergency Radiology Multicenter Blunt Splenic Trauma Study: CT and Clinical Findings., Lee JT, Slade E, Uyeda J, Steenburg SD, Chong ST, Tsai R, Raptis D, Linnau KF, Chinapuvvula NR, Dattwyler MP, Dugan A, Baghdanian A, Flink C, Baghdanian A, LeBedis CA. Radiology. 2021 Feb 2:202917. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2021202917.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Gastric Volvulus: Case#36; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-323-42865-0, April 2019

2. Cecal Volvulus: Case#55; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-323-42865-0, April 2019

3. Discitis osteomyelitis: Case#59; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier, April 2019

4. Lens dislocation: Case#61; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier, April 2019

5. Occipitocervical distraction: Case#67; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier,April 2019

6. Bilateral facet dislocation: Case#71; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-323-42865-0; April 2019

7. Acute Traumatic Thoracic Aortic injury: Case#78; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-323-42865-0, April 2019

8. Retroperitoneal hemorrhage: Case#92; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-323-42865-0, April 2019

9. Urethral Injury: Case#105; Emergency Imaging, Case Review Series, 2nd edition; Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-323-42865-0, April 2019

10. Imaging of Traumatic Shoulder Girdle Injuries: Radiological Clinics of North America; Elsevier; April 2019; Nicholas M. Beckmann, MD; Latifa Sanhaji, MD; Naga.R.Chinapuvvula, MD; O.Clark West MD

Other Professional Communications:

Oral Presentations:
1. Chinapuvvula, N.R.: Inter-rater reliability in single and multilevel sub-axial cervical spine injuries: Comparison between SLIC and AO spine classifications; American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Scientific meeting, McLean, Virginia, September 2018.

2. Chinapuvvula, N.R.: AOSpine Classification of Upper Cervical Spine Injuries: It`s really that simple! American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Scientific meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 2019

Scientific & Educational Exhibits:
1. Patel R, Chinapuvvula N.R, Khanpara S, Bawa P, Kamali A, Bonfante E, Riascos R.: Case Based Review: AO Spine Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Classification System: A Radiologist’s Perspective; American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) 2018 Annual Symposium; Scottsdale, AZ, February 14-18, 2018.

2. Patel R, Chinapuvvula N.R, Bawa P, Kamali A, Khanpara S, Bonfante E, Riascos R “AOSpine Subaxial Cervical Spine Traumatic Injury Classification: Radiologist’s Primer” Educational Exhibit presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2018 at Vancouver, Canada.

3. McVay Mathew, Careny Catherine, Chinapuvvula N.R; Urine Good Hands: MDCT evaluation of Non-Traumatic Renal Emergencies; American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Scientific meeting, McLean, Virginia, September 2018.

4. Shrey Patel; Chinapuvvula N.R; Traumatic Urethral Injuries: What the Radiologist needs to Know; American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Scientific meeting, McLean, Virginia, September 2018.

5. Patel R, Chinapuvvula N.R, Bawa P; Newer AOSpine Upper Cervical Spine Classification: A Case Based Review of Neuroradiologist’s Prospective; American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) 2019 Annual Symposium, Miami, Florida, Feb 2019

6. Bawa P, Patel R Chinapuvvula N.R, Bawa P; Newer AOSpine Upper Cervical Spine Classification: AO Spine sacral classification: What Radiologist Need To Know. A case-based review; American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) 2019 Annual Symposium, Miami, Florida, Feb 2019

7. Emilio Supsupin, Chinapuvvula N.R, Susana Calle; Imaging of Ligamentous injuries at the Craniocervical Junction (CCJ); American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) 57th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 18-23, 2019.

8. Chinapuvvula N.R, Bawa Pritish, Patel Rajan, Beckmann Nicholas, Cheekatla Suresh; Sacral fractures: Demystifying AOSpine sacral classification system; American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Scientific meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 2019.

9. Chinapuvvula N.R, Patel Rajan, Bawa Pritish, Beckmann Nicholas, Cheekatla Suresh; Khanpara Shekhar; AOSpine Classification of Upper Cervical Spine Injuries: It`s really that simple! American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Scientific meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 2019.

10. J T Lee, MD, Lexington, KY; C A LeBedis, MD; E Slade, PhD; A Baghdanian, MD; N Chinapuvvula, MBBS; R Tsai, MD; et al; Multi-Institutional Observational Study of Detection, Treatment and Outcomes of Splenic Vascular Injuries Discovered at CT; Scientific paper, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, December 2019

Honors and Awards

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

• Teacher of the year: Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School, June 2018

• Dean`s Teaching Excellence Award, McGovern Medical School, 2018-2019, 2019-2020

• Certificate of Merit at American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2019 for electronic exhibit; Emilio Supsupin, Chinapuvvula N.R, Susana Calle; Imaging of Ligamentous injuries at the Craniocervical Junction (CCJ); American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) 57th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 18-23, 2019.

• Second place Educational Poster Award at American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Scientific meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 2019 for the educational exhibit; AOSpine Classification of Upper Cervical Spine Injuries: It`s really that simple! Chinapuvvula N.R, Patel Rajan, Bawa Pritish, Beckmann Nicholas, Cheekatla Suresh; Khanpara Shekhar.