Aashim Bhatia, MD, MS, DABR

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Pediatric Neuroradiologist/Pediatric Radiologist
  • Director of Academic Affairs, Radiology Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Aashim Bhatia is a Pediatric Radiologist subspecialized in Pediatric Neuroradiology with a current research focus on using advanced imaging for monitoring treatment efficacy in CNS tumors, including the use of AI and radiogenomics. His publications include a many on pediatric brain tumors and diffusion tensor imaging of the pediatric spinal cord. He completed his fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2015 and is currently Director of Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor in Radiology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is currently an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR). His most recent project is focused on Sodium (23Na) MRI and diffusion MRI with radiogenomics to provide an imaging biomarker in pediatric brain tumors, particularly in determining tumor progression and pseudoprogressio. Twitter profile = @draash

Representative Publications

  1. Bhatia A, Patel S, Pantol G, Wu Y-Y, Plitnikas M, Hancock C. Intra and Inter-Observer Reliability of Mobile Tablet PACS Viewer System vs. Standard PACS Viewing Station-Diagnosis of Acute Central Nervous System Events. Open J Radiol. 2013;03(02):91-98. doi:10.4236/ojrad.2013.32014
  2. Reynolds B, By S, Weinberg Q, et al. Quantification of DTI in the Pediatric Spinal Cord: Application to Clinical Evaluation in a Healthy Patient Population. Am J Neuroradiol. 2019;40(7):1236-1241. doi:https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6104
  3. Donahue MJ, Dlamini N, Bhatia A, Jordan LC. Neuroimaging Advances in Pediatric Stroke. Stroke. 2019;50(2):240-248. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.020478
  4. Bhatia A, Pruthi S. Pediatric Brain Tumors: A Different Ball Game. Semin Roentgenol. 2017;53(1):77-100. doi:10.1053/j.ro.2017.11.007
  5. Bhatia A, Ndolo JM, Chow W, Schwartz ES. MR Imaging of Meningioangiomatosis in a Pediatric Population. Neurographics. 2019;9(5):325-329.

Research Interests

  • AI in stroke (DWI)
  • AI in COVID19 (chest and brain link to suggest stroke)
  • AI in brain tumor segmentation
  • AI to predict brain tumor response with radiogenomics
  • AI in neurovascular imaging such as VWI

Research Grants

  1. Contrast Enhancement Characteristics of Gadolinium-Based-Contrast-Agents (GBCA) in Functional MR Urography (fMRU). 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Collaboration with Children’s Hospital of

Philadelphia: 2019-2020

Guerbet, $54,180

Primary Investigator

  1. Advanced Concussion MRI in the Pediatric Population Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2018-2019 

Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, Dr. John Gore, $5,500 Primary Investigator

  1. Undiagnosed Diseases Network Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Undiagnosed Diseases Network, 5% FTE

IRB Member