6565-Agarwal, Atul

Atul Agarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

UH 0279
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Agarwal is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroradiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).  He joined the faculty at IUSM after his residency and fellowship at the LAC-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.  As the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in radiology, he is involved in all aspects of the medical student radiology clerkship and electives and enjoys teaching residents and students from various disciplines.  He was recognized for his contributions with the Trustees’ Teaching Award in 2020.  

His clinical interests include all that is neuroradiology, in particular imaging of spinal trauma, sella, stroke and neuro-oncolgy. He was the recipient of the department’s Radiologist as Consultant Award in 2019 and serves as the Associate Division Chief for Neuroradiology.

He is passionate about scholarship in medical education and is a part of the Faculty Learning Community on Research in Medical Education.  His research interests include medical education research focusing on competency-based curriculum development and improvement, aimed at graduating more well-rounded medical students, who can readily identify imaging findings of some of the most emergent medical conditions and those who are able to utilize imaging more judiciously in their careers. He also co-directs a program offering research opportunities in radiology for rising second year medical students.

He serves on the medical school’s Curriculum Council Steering Committee and its subcommittee on educational policy.  He serves as a Councilor and an officer for the Indiana state chapter of the American College of Radiology.

Key Publications


*Richardson ML, Adams SJ, Agarwal A, et al. Review of artificial intelligence training tools and courses for radiologists. Acad Radiol. 2021;28 (9):1238-1252. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2020.12.026. PMID: 33714667

*Agarwal A,  Gunderman RB. Kindness. Acad Radiol. 2021;28 (4):591-592. doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2020.11.024. PMID: 33323308

*Agarwal A, Gunderman RB. Presence. Acad Radiol. 2020;27(7):1040-1041. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2020.03.033. PMID: 32381328

*†Koontz N, Wiens A, Agarwal A, et al. Schwannomatosis: The Overlooked Neurofibromatosis? Am J Roentgenol. 2013;200(6):W646-W653. doi:10.2214/ajr.12.8577. PMID: 23701098

*Das R, Tekulve K, Agarwal A, et al. Racemose Neurocysticercosis. Semin Neurol. 2012;32(05):550-556. doi:10.1055/s-0033-1334478. PMID: 23677667

Agarwal A, Yeh B, Breiman R, et al. Peritoneal Calcification: Causes and Distinguishing Features on CT. Am J Roentgenol. 2004;182(2):441-445. doi:10.2214/ajr.182.2.1820441. PMID: 14736678


* Gray BR, Agarwal A, Tann M, et al. PET and SPECT Imaging of Brain Neoplasia Mimics. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2020;41(6):541-550. doi:10.1053/j.sult.2020.08.008. PMID: 33308493

Agarwal A, Learch TJ, Tehranzadeh J (editor). Pseudoaneurysm of brachial Artery. Musculoskeletal imaging cases. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2009.

Agarwal A, Learch TJ, Tehranzadeh J (editor). Rupture of distal biceps tendon. Musculoskeletal imaging cases. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2009.

Agarwal A, Learch TJ, Tehranzadeh J (editor). Gout of olecranon bursa. Musculoskeletal imaging cases. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2009.

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  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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