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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.


Interest (in 3 to 10 words):

Medical / Graduate School University of Bologna (Italy)
Residency University of Parma (Italy)
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Hospital Clinic I Provincial, University of Barcelona (Spain)
Current SPR 2017
ASNR 2017
Director of the Neurology Conference, at CHP, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011 to present.
Information Technologies Committee at CHP, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013 to present.
Organizing Committee of the World Congress of Neuroradiology, 2014
Scientific Committees of the Italian Society of Neuroradiology, 2013
American Society of Neuroradiology 2013
Spanish Society of Radiology 2013
Italian Society of Neuroradiology 2013
European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) Associate Member, 2011-2015
Ordine dei Medici di Reggio Emilia (Professional Organization) Reggio E, Italy, 2010 to date
Radiological Society of North America, Associate Membership, 2010
European Society of Radiology, 2007
World Federation of Neurology, 2006
Ordine dei Medici (Medical Board) Parma, Italy, 1995-2010
& Programs
Clinical Interest 1) Single voxel and multi voxel spectroscopy.
2) Post natal neuro MR.
3) CINE Flow MRI imaging.
4) Temporomandibular joint imaging.
5) Perfusion imaging.
6) fMRI for epilepsy.
7) Volumetric imaging.
8) Myopathies imaging (Muskoloskeletal).
9) Brain tumors, multimodal imaging.
10) Stroke imaging.
11) Fast protocols for shunts, hydrocephalus.
12) Spinal cord emergencies.
13) Maxillofacial imaging.
14) Head and neck imaging.
15) Dynamic imaging in sleep apnea.
16) Congenital malformations.
17) Neuroanatomical imaging in cerebellar, brainstem and cortical malformations.
18) Myelogram MRI.
19) Imaging techniques of the eye.
20) Fast imaging protocols.
21) Radioprotection.
22) MRI Safety.

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

2017Best Doctors Pittsburgh Award
2016 Best Doctors Pittsburgh Award
2015 Best Doctors Pittsburgh Award
2014 Best Doctors Pittsburgh Award
2014Best Doctors America Award
2013Best Doctors Pittsburgh Award
2011 Patients' Choice Physician Award
2009Radiological Society of North America Cum Laude Award

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