Karuna M. Raj, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of itsNeuroradiology Division. She provides clinical imaging services at William P. Clements Jr. University HospitalZale Lipshy University Hospital, and Parkland Health & Hospital System.

Dr. Raj holds a bachelor's degree with a double major in biochemistry/cell biology and psychology from Rice University in Houston. She earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she also completed radiology residency training. She then received advanced training through a fellowship program in neuroradiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Before joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017, Dr. Raj was an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director of the neuroradiology fellowship and radiology residency training programs at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Raj's commitment to medical education and training is demonstrated by her participation on the Radiology Residency Core Competency Committee, and her involvement in the Clinical Educator Residency Track. She also participates in the Radiology Department's Global Health Initiative, providing voluntary teleradiology services for the Hȏpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti.

Dr. Raj is an active member of the Association of University Radiologists, and the American Society of Neuroradiology, for which she serves on its Education Committee.  

She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Neuroimaging.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2009)
Baylor College of Medicine (2010), Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (2014), Diagnostic Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2015), Neuroradiology

Honors & Awards

  • Educational Grant Recipient
    Southwestern Academy of Teachers (2018)
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year
    University of Texas Medical Branch (2016)
  • Francis T. Kostohryz, MD Chair in Radiology
    University of Texas Medical Branch (2016)
  • Chief Resident Award
    Baylor College of Medicine (2014)
  • Outstanding Lecturer
    Baylor College of Medicine (2014)
  • Outstanding Lecturer
    Baylor College of Medicine (2013)
  • Outstanding Lecturer
    Baylor College of Medicine (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • Association of University Radiologists