Arastoo Vossough, MD, PhD

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Arastoo Vossough, MD, PhD, is an adult and pediatric neuroradiologist in the Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Pediatric Neuroradiology Research Endowed Chair.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Internal Medicine - Yale University School of Medicine, Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT


Radiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Neuroradiology - Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiologist

Pediatric Neuroradiology Research Endowed Chair

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Applications of advanced MRI techniques to pediatric and adult neuroimaging
Image processing and 3D applications in neuroradiology
Perfusion imaging
Diffusion tensor imaging
CT angiography
Temporal bone imaging
Fetal MRI




Lawrence KM, McGovern PE, Mejaddam A, Rossidis AC, Baumgarten H, Kim A, Grinspan JB, Licht DJ, Didier RA, Vossough A, Radaelli E, Rychik J, Song L, Peranteau WH, Davey MG, Flake AW, Gaynor JW. Chronic intrauterine hypoxia alters neurodevelopment in fetal sheep. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157(5):1982–1991.

Kwatra NS, Lim R, Gee MS, States LJ, Vossough A, Lee EY (2019 May). PET/MR Imaging: Current Updates on Pediatric Applications. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics in North America, 27 (2): 387-407. Doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2019.01.012.

Vossough A, Melhem ER (2019 May). Use of Balanced Steady-State Free Precession Sequences in Evaluation of Drop Metastases. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 40 (5): E20. Doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A5964. Electronically published: 2019 Apr 25.


Victoria T, Johnson AM, Edgar JC, Zarnow DM, Vossough A, Jaramillo D. Comparison Between 1.5-T and 3-T MRI for Fetal Imaging: Is There an Advantage to Imaging With a Higher Field Strength? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jan;206(1):195-201. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.14205.


Vossough A, Ziai P, Chatzkel JA. Red nucleus degeneration in hypertrophic olivary degeneration after pediatric posterior fossa tumor resection: use of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). Pediatr Radiol. Epub 2012 Jan 5. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22218736.


Wusthoff CJ, Kessler SK, Vossough A, Ichord R, Zelonis S, Halperin A, et al. Risk of later seizure after perinatal arterial ischemic stroke: a prospective cohort study. Pediatrics. 2011 Jun;127(6):e1550-7. Epub 2011 May 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21576305.

Abend NS, Beslow LA, Smith SE, Kessler SK, Vossough A, Mason S, et al. J Pediatr. Seizures as a presenting symptom of acute arterial ischemic stroke in childhood. 2011 Sep;159(3):479-83. Epub 2011 Mar 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21429519.

Beslow LA, Smith SE, Vossough A, Licht DJ, Kasner SE, Favilla CG, et al. Hemorrhagic transformation of childhood arterial ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2011 Apr;42(4):941-6. Epub 2011 Feb 24. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21350202.

Wang S, Kim S, Chawla S, Wolf RL, Knipp DE, Vossough A, et al. Differentiation between glioblastomas, solitary brain metastases, and primary cerebral 21lymphomas using diffusion tensor and dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Mar;32(3):507-14. Epub 2011 Feb 17. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21330399.

Ahmed S, Iftekharuddin KM, Vossough A. Efficacy of texture, shape, and intensity feature fusion for posterior-fossa tumor segmentation in MRI. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2011 Mar;15(2):206-13. Epub 2011 Jan 6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21216716.


Chawla S, Zhang Y, Wang S, Chaudhary S, Chou C, O'Rourke DM, et al. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in differentiating glioblastomas from primary cerebral lymphomas and brain metastases. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Nov-Dec;34(6):836-41. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21084897.

Bilello M, Suri N, Krejza J, Woo JH, Bagley LJ, Mamourian AC, Vossough A, Chen JY, Millian BR, Mulderink T, Markowitz CE, Melhem ER. An approach to comparing accuracies of two FLAIR MR sequences in the detection of multiple sclerosis lesions in the brain in the absence of gold standard. Acad Radiol. 2010 Jun;17(6):686-95. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20457413.

Chatzkel JA, Vossough A. Metronidazole-induced cerebellar toxicity. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Aug;40(8):1453. Epub 2009 Nov 14. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19915830. No abstract available.


Nabavizadeh SA, Vossough A. Malignant pediatric intracerebral nerve sheath tumor in neurofibromatosis type 1. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 May;25(5):517; author reply 519. Epub 2009 Mar 7. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19271223. No abstract available. 

Licht DJ, Shera DM, Clancy RR, Wernovsky G, Montenegro LM, Nicolson SC, et al. Brain maturation is delayed in infants with complex congenital heart defects. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Mar;137(3):529-36; discussion 536-7.Cited in PubMed; PMID 19258059.



Eskey CJ, Belden CJ, Pastel DA, Vossough A, Yoo AJ. Neuroradiology cases. (Cases in Radiology series). New York: Oxford University Press; 2012.


Vossough A, Nabavizadeh SA. Functional imaging based diagnostic strategy: intra-axial brain masses. In: Faro S, Mohamed FB, editors. Functional neuroradiology: principles and clinical applications. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 2011.

Vossough A, Darge K. Brain imaging: ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. In: Panteliades CP, editor. Cerebral palsy: principles and management. Berlin: Dustri-Verlag; 2011.


Roberts TP, Khrichenko D, Vossough A. Permeability imaging in adult brain neoplasia. In: Gillard JH, Waldman A, Barker PB, editors. Clinical MR neuroimaging: physiological and functional techniques. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2009. 


Vossough A, Gonzalez RG, Henson J. Imaging neurologic manifestations of oncologic disease. In: Schiff D, Wen P, editors. Cancer neurology in clinical practice.2nd ed. Totowa: Humana Press; 2008.


Vossough A, Lee MH. Cerebral infarction. In: Newton H, Jolesz F, editors. Handbook of neuro-oncologic neuroimaging. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2007.

Vossough A, Gonzalez RG, Henson JW, Schaefer PW. Intracranial metastases. In: Newton H, Jolesz F, editors. Handbook of neuro-oncologic neuroimaging. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2007.


Vossough A, Levine MS. Morphology of the oesophagus. In: Ekberg O, editor.  Radiology of the pharynx and oesophagus. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2003.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions 

Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Neuroradiology
Reviewer, Radiology
Reviewer, Radiographics
Reviewer, International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Ad hoc reviewer, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Ad hoc reviewer, Critical Care Medicine
Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Neurology
Ad hoc reviewer, Brain

Academic positions

Education Committee, Radiology Department, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Library Committee, Radiology Department, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia