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Ashok Panigrahy, MD

John F. Caffey Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology
Radiologist-in-Chief: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Vice Chair: Clinical and Translational Imaging Research, Department of Radiology


Interest (in 3 to 10 words):


Dates attendedInstitution and LocationDegree and YearMajor Subject

1989-1992Boston UniversityB.A., 1992

Boston, MA

GRADUATE:Major Advisor

Dates attendedInstitution and LocationDegree and Yearand Discipline

1992-1998Boston University M.D. 1998

School of Medicine

Boston, MA


Dates attendedInstitution and LocationProgram Director and Discipline

1998-1999Lemuel Shattack Hospital

New England Medical Center

Jamaica Plain, MA

1999-2002University of California Radiology Residency

Los Angeles, CA

1994-1996Howard Hughes Medical Student

Research Fellowship

Boston Childrens Hospital

Boston, MA

2003-2003University of CaliforniaNeuroradiology

Los Angeles, CA

2003-2004University of Southern CaliforniaPediatric Neuroradiology

Childrens Hospital of Los AngelesPediatric Radiology

Los Angeles, CA

Boston University Boston, MA
Medical / Graduate School Boston University Boston, MA
Residency University of California Los Angeles, CA
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship University of California Los Angeles (Neuroradiology)
University of Southern California, Childrens
Hospital of Los Angeles, CA (Pediatric Radiology)
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
SCORCH- Society for Chairman of Radiology Children Hospitals
Society for Pediatric Radiology
& Programs
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology Informatics
Clinical Interest Pediatric Neuroradiology

Pediatric Body Imaging

Fetal and Neonatal Imaging
Research Interest -Advanced MR imaging of neonatal brain injury

-Advanced MR and PET imaging of pediatric brain tumors

-Pittsburgh Pediatric Device Consortium

-Fetal MR imaging

-Advanced MR imaging of non-accidental trauma

-Quality Improvement in pediatric imaging: Unique distraction techniques

-Innovative pediatric CT dose reduction: ASIR (adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction)

Selected Publications   Chen HJ, Panigrahy A, Nelson MD, Dhall G, Finlay JL, Bluml S. Apparent Diffusion and Fractional Anisotropy of Diffuse Intrinsic Brainstem Gliomas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Nov;31(10):1879-85. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

Shiroshi M, Jackson HA, Nelson MD, Bluml S, Panigrahy A. Contralateral Hemimicrencephaly in Neonatal Hemimegalencephaly. Pediatr Radiol 2010 Nov;40(11):1828-30. Epub 2010 Mar 27.

Zuccoli G, Panigrahy A. Clinical imaging, MR imaging of the spine in nonaccidental trauma. Pediatr Radiol 2010 Nov; 40(11):1841. Epub2009 Dec 5.

Zuccoli G, Panigrahy A. Symmetric central tegmental tract (CTT) hyperintense lesions. Pediar Radiol 2010 Dec; 40 suppl 1:S175. Epub 2010 Jan; 12.

Nagasunder AC, Kinney HC, Blml S, Tavar CJ, Rosser T, Gilles FH, Nelson MD, Panigrahy A. Abnormal microstructure of the atrophic thalamus in preterm survivors with periventricular leukomalacia. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Jan; 32(1):185-91. Epub 2010 Oct 7.

Zuccoli G, Panigrahy A, Bailey A, Fitz C. Redefining the Guillain-Barr spectrum in children: neuroimaging findings of cranial nerve involvement. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Apr; 32(4):639-42. Epub 2011 Feb 3.

O'Neil S, Ji L, Buranahirun C, Azoff J, Dhall G, Khatua S, Patel S, Panigrahy A, Borchert M, Sposto R, Finlay J. Neurocognitive outcomes in pediatric and adolescent patients with central nervous system germinoma treated with a strategy of chemotherapy followed by reduced-dose and volume irradiation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Apr 14. doi: 10.1002/pbc.23146. [Epub ahead of print]

Vorona GA, Ceschin RC, Clayton BL, Sutcavage T, Tadros SS, Panigrahy A. Reducing abdominal CT radiation dose with the adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction technique in children: a feasibility study. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Sreedher G, Panigrahy A, Ramos-Martnez SY, Abdel-Hamid HZ, Zuccoli G. Brachium Pontis Stroke Revealing Neurofibromatosis Type-2. J Neuroimaging. 2011 Jun 23. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2011.00609.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Parekh C, Jubran R, Erdreich-Epstein A, Panigrahy A, Bluml S, Finlay J, Dhall G. Treatment of children with recurrent high grade gliomas with a bevacizumab containing regimen. J Neurooncol. 2011 Jul; 103(3):673-80. Epub 2010 Nov 1.

Blml S, Panigrahy A, Laskov M, Dhall G, Krieger MD, Nelson MD, Finlay JL, Gilles FH. Elevated citrate in pediatric astrocytomas with malignant progression. Neuro Oncol. 2011 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Abdel Kawy Abdalla W, Panigrahy A, Bartoletti S. Cerebro-costo-mandibular syndrome: report of 2 cases. Radiology Case Reports Vol 6, No 3 (2011).

Paquette L, Jackson, HA, Tavare CJ, Panigrahy A. Hydrographic MR imaging of the fetal orbits. In Press, American Journal of Perinatology , 2011

Panigrahy A, Wisnowski JL, Furtado A, Lepore N, Paquette L, Bluml S. Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Preterm Brain Injury: Toward Developing the Preterm Connectome. In press, Pediatric Radiology, 2011.

Noetzli L, Panigrahy A, Joukar M, Hyderi A, Mittleman S, Coates TD, Wood JC. Pituitary iron and volume in transfusional iron overload: normative data. In press, American Journal of Neuroradiology
Honors and  
Society for Pediatric Radiology Seed Grant (mentor to Dr. Sunhee Kim)
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.