Giulio Zuccoli, MD
Director of Neuroradiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Professor of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Expert Consultant, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies.


Medical/Graduate School University of Bologna (Italy)
Residency University of Parma (Italy)
Clinical/Post-doctoral Fellowship Hospital Clinic I Provincial, University of Barcelona (Spain)
& Programs
Clinical Interest Neuro MRI. Neuro CT.
Research Interest Metabolic disorders of the CNS.
Non-accidental trauma.
Selected Publications   1: Nardone R, Zuccoli G, Brigo F, Trinka E, Golaszewski S. Cerebral toxoplasmosis following adalimumab treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24191065.

2: Maroon J, Bost J, Amos A, Zuccoli G. Restricted calorie ketogenic diet for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. J Child Neurol. 2013 Aug;28(8):1002-8. doi: 10.1177/0883073813488670. Epub 2013 May 13. PubMed PMID: 23670248.

3: Lochner P, Zuccoli G, Brigo F, Tezzon F, Trinka E, Nardone R. Persistent trigeminal artery: an unusual rescue vessel collateralization? Can J Neurol Sci. 2013 May;40(3):429-30. PubMed PMID: 23603183.

4: Safier R, Cleves-Bayon C, Vaisleib I, Siddiqui A, Zuccoli G. Magnetic Resonance Angiography Evidence of Vasospasm in Children With Suspected Acute Hemiplegic Migraine. J Child Neurol. 2013 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23594822.

5: Zuccoli G, Panigrahy A, Haldipur A, Willaman D, Squires J, Wolford J, Sylvester C, Mitchell E, Lope LA, Nischal KK, Berger RP. Susceptibility weighted imaging depicts retinal hemorrhages in abusive head trauma. Neuroradiology. 2013 Jul;55(7):889-93. doi: 10.1007/s00234-013-1180-7. Epub 2013 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 23568702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3713254.

6: Simon DW, Da Silva YS, Zuccoli G, Clark RS. Acute encephalitis. Crit Care Clin. 2013 Apr;29(2):259-77. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2013.01.001. Epub 2013 Feb 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 23537675.

7: Tabarki B, Al-Sheikh F, Al-Shahwan S, Zuccoli G. Bilateral external ophthalmoplegia in biotin-responsive basal ganglia disease. J Pediatr. 2013 Jun;162(6):1291-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.12.069. Epub 2013 Jan 26. PubMed PMID: 23360564.

8: Fitzgerald RT, Osorio J, Panigrahy A, Mazariegos GV, Zuccoli G. Isolated leptomeningeal enhancement in tacrolimus-associated posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Jan;48(1):76-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2012.09.002. PubMed PMID: 23290027.

9: Tabarki B, Al-Shafi S, Al-Shahwan S, Azmat Z, Al-Hashem A, Al-Adwani N, Biary N, Al-Zawahmah M, Khan S, Zuccoli G. Biotin-responsive basal ganglia disease revisited: clinical, radiologic, and genetic findings. Neurology. 2013 Jan 15;80(3):261-7. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31827deb4c. Epub 2012 Dec 26. PubMed PMID: 23269594.

Referred Articles: 86
Scientific Presentations and Published Abstracts: 100
Monographs, books and book chapters: 10
Other publications (including letters to the editor): 10
Honors and  
At the age of 11, Honorable Mention Award, National Poetry Prize, Lions Club, Milano Duomo, Italy

RSNA 2009 Cum Laude Award

Patients' Choice Physician Award 2011

Best Doctors Pittsburgh Award 2013

Best Doctors America Award 2014

Pittsburgh Magazine's 2014 "Best Doctors"

PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.