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Srikala Ponnuru,


Title: Medical Simulation Fellowship Program Director; Associate Professor

Practices: Drexel Emergency Medicine

Specialty: Emergency Medicine


Drexel Emergency Medicine
245 N. 15th Street
MS 1011
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.2368
Fax: 215.762.1307
Hahnemann University Hospital Emergency Room
230 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.7000


  • MD - Jefferson Medical College (2001)
  • BS - Combined Medical Program, Pennsylvania State University (1999)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Services

Medical simulation


Srikala Ponnuru, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician practicing at Hahnemann University Hospital in Center City Philadelphia. She has additional training in toxicology, difficult airways and ultrasound.

She is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.


  • Emergency Medicine - Christiana Care Health System (2004)


"Impact of simulation-based medical education on patient outcomes: A systematic review"
Dong C, Ponnuru S, Szyld D, and Griswold-Theodorson S
International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, Calif., 2014

"The emerging role of simulation education to achieve patient safety: translating deliberate practice and debriefing to save lives"
Griswold S, Ponnuru S, Nishisaki A, Szyld D, Davenport M, Deutsch E, and Nadkarni V
Pediatr Clin North Am, 59(6):1329-40 2012

"Coup and Contracoup Head Injury Resulting in Anosmia"
Tao K, Shenbagamurthi S
Journal of Emergency Medicine, 42, 180-181, 2012

"Lower Extremity Ulcers: Venous, Arterial or Diabetic"
Aydin A, Shenbagamurthi S
Emergency Physicians Monthly, August 2009

"A randomized controlled trial of ultrasound-assisted lumbar puncture"
Nomura JT, Leech SJ, Shenbagamurthi S, Sierzenski PR, O'Connor RE, Bollinger M, Humphrey M, Gukhool JA
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 10, 1341-8, 2007