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Aashim Bhatia, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Director of Academics Affairs
Radiology Department at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Faculty of Pediatric Imaging Research Center (PIRC) interdisciplinary research center operated by the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.


Interest (in 3 to 10 words): Advanced Imaging in Pediatric Neuroradiology and Pediatric Radiology.

University of North Carolina, Charrlotte, NC. - B.A. Chemistry, 2000
Medical / Graduate School University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC. - M.S. Biology, 2003
Howard University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. - Doctor of Medicine, 2008
Residency Johns Hopkins/Sinai Medical Center, Johns Hopkins/Sinai Medical Center - Medicine-Preliminary Residency, July 2008 - June 2009
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL - Pediatric Diagnostic Residency, July 2009 - June 2013
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship, July 2013 - June 2014
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship, July 2014 - June 2015
Current American Society for Neuroradiology
American Society for Pediatric Neuroradiology
Child Oncology Group (radiology subdivision)
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (NCI)
Radiological Society of North America
Society for Pediatric Radiology
& Programs
Digital Imaging
Radiology Informatics
Clinical Interest Other interests include investigating MRI contrast agents including GBCAs and Ferumoxytol. He is also interested in using advanced imaging of the pediatric spinal cord such at diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).
Twitter profile = @draash
Research Interest Aashim Bhatia is a Pediatric Neuroradiologist with a current research focus on using advanced imaging for monitoring treatment efficacy in CNS tumors. His most recent project is focused on Sodium (23Na) MRI and advanced diffusion weighted imaging to provide a beneficial imaging biomarker in pediatric brain tumors, particularly in determining tumor progression and pseudoprogression. He is also researching the use of radiogenomics and artificial intelligence in pediatric brain tumors.
Selected Publications   Selected Publications:
1. Bhatia A., Pruthi, S.Imaging of Pediatric Infection Within the Central Nervous System. Current Radiology Reports. 2016 4: 56.

2. Bosenbark, DD., Krivitzky, L., Ichord, R., Vossough, A., Bhatia, A., Jastrzab, LE., Billinghurst, L. Clinical Predictors of Attention and Executive Functioning Outcomes in Children After Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke. Pediatric Neurology. 2017;22(0):841-847.

3. Schenker, K., Treece, TL., Blumer, S., Jaramillo, D,. Bhatia, A. Epithelioid Hemangioma of Bone: Radiological and MRI Characteristics with Histopathological Correlation. Pediatric Radiology.2017 47:1631.

4. Bhatia A., Pruthi S. Pediatric Brain Tumors: A Different Ball Game. Seminars in Roentgenology. 2018 53(1): 77-100.

5. Humble, SS., Wilson, LD., Wang, L., Long, DA., Smith MA., Siktberg, JC., Mirhoseini, MF., Bhatia. A., Pruthi, S., Day, M., Muehlschlegel, S., Patel, MB. Prognosis of Diffuse Axonal Injury with Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2018 Jul;85(1):155-159.

6. Conrad, BN., Barry, RL., Rogers, BP., Saakshi Thukral, SM., Bhatia, A., Pawate, S., Gore, JC., Smith, SA. Multiple Sclerosis Lesions Affect Intrinsic Functional Connectivity of the Spinal Cord.Brain.2018:0;1-15.

7. Monk SH, Legarreta AD, Kirby PW., Brett, BL., Yengo-Kahn, AM., Bhatia, A., Solomon, GS., Zuckerman, SL. Imaging findings after acute sport-related concussion in American football players: A systematic review. J Clinical Neuroscience. 2018.

8. Legarreta, AD., Monk, SH., Kirby, PW., Brett, BL., Yengo-Kahn, AM., Bhatia, A., Solomon, GS., Zuckerman, SL. Long-term Neuroimaging Findings in American Football Players: Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2018;120:e365-e379.

9. Donahue MJ., Dlamini N., Bhatia A., Jordan LC. Neuroimaging Advances in Pediatric Stroke. Stroke. 2019;50(2):240-248.

10. Bhatia, A., Mobley, BC., Cogan, J., Koziura, ME., Brokamp, E., Phillips, J., Newman, J., Moore, SA., Hamid, R., Magnetic Resonance Imaging characteristics in case of TOR1AIP1 muscular dystrophy. Clin Imaging. 2019;58:10813.

11. Bhatia, A., Saade-Lemus, S., Woon, C., Schwartz, ES. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Meningioagiomatosis in a Pediatric Population. Neurographics 2019 September/October;9(5):325329

12. Reynolds, BB., By, S; Weinberg, QR., Witt, AA., Harrington, KB., Ramkorun, B., Newton, AT., Martus, J., Adams, M., Wellons, J., Smith, SA., Bhatia, A. Quantification of Diffusion Tensor Imaging in the Pediatric Spinal Cord: Application to Clinical Evaluation in Normal Patient Population.American Journal of Neuroradiology2019;40(7):123641.

13. Inter-rater reliability of a method to assess hypothalamic involvement in pediatric adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma. Whelan, R., Prince, E., Mirsky, D., Naftel, R., Bhatia, A.,Pettorini, B., Avula, S., Staulcup, S., Alexander, A., Meier, M., Hankinson. T.Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2019;Sep/Oct16.

Honors and  
American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR Distinguished Reviewer 2017)
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.