6565-Agarwal, Atul

Atul Agarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

UH 0279
Indianapolis, IN
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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 former Associate Director of Medical Student Education in radiology, he was involved in all aspects of the medical student radiology clerkship and electives.  He now serves as the Program Director for the diagnostic radiology residency.  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 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 and co-chairs the Clinical Component Committee.  He serves as a Councilor and an officer for the Indiana state chapter of the American College of Radiology.

Key Publications


*Graner B, Koontz, NA, Agarwal A, Mosier KM. Spectral Detector CT in the normal and abnormal Neck: What is Normal? Radiology.  Submitted for publication

*†Steinhardt NP, L Wise RL, Overcast WB, Agarwal A, Gunderman RB. Excellence in Mentorship: A Case Study. Pediatr Radiol. 2022. doi.org/10.1007/s00247-022-05514-4

* McBee MP, Agarwal A, Alexander LF, et al. Teaching with technology - matching pedagogy with purpose in radiology education. Acad Radiol. 2022. doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.03.019. PMID: 35551855

*Agarwal A, Jennings GS, Gunderman RB. Development of a competency-based radiology clerkship using categorical and statistical analysis of assessment. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022;19 (4):567-575. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2022.01.002. PMID: 35157855

*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.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

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