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Soniya N. Pinto, MBBS
Soniya Pinto, MBBS

Soniya Pinto, MBBS

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty



Fellowship (Pediatric Neuroradiology) – Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship (Neuroradiology Co-Chief) - University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Residency (Diagnostic Radiology) – St. Vincent’s Hospital, Worcester, MA
Residency (General Surgery) – University of Illinois, Chicago, Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, IL
Research Fellowship (Neuroradiology) – Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
MBBS - Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, India
Pre-Med - Jai Hind College, Mumbai, India

Honors & Awards

  • 2022  CHLA core pilot research award

Research Interests

  • Imaging of neurologic complications of CAR-T cells
  • Investigating the use of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient as a predictive marker for neurotoxicity in CAR-T cell patients
  • Applications of Proton MR Spectroscopy in non-oncologic CNS diseases

Selected Publications

Pinto SN, Krenciute G. The Mechanisms of Altered Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in CD19 CAR T-Cell Recipients. Int J Mol Sci Jan 4, 2024; 25(1):644. doi:10.3390/ijms25010644. PMID: 38203814; PMCID: PMC10779697.

Chiang J, Bagchi A, Li X, Dhanda SK, Huang J, Pinto SN, Sioson E, Dalton J, Tatevossian RG, Jia S, Partap S, et al. High-grade glioma in infants and young children is histologically, molecularly, and clinically diverse: Results from the SJYC07 trial and institutional experience. Neuro Oncol  Jan 5, 2024; 26(1):178-190. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noad130. PMID: 37503880 PMCID: PMC10768990 (available on 2024-07-08).

Chou BC, Lerner A, Barisano G, Phung D, Xu W, Pinto SN, Sheikh-Bahaei N. Functional MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Migraine: A Review of Migraine Functional and White Matter Microstructural Changes. J Cent Nerv Syst Dis Oct 27, 2023: 15:11795735231205413. doi: 10.1177/11795735231205413. eCollection 2023. PMID: 37900908 PMCID: PMC10612465

Pinto SN, Chiang J, Qaddoumi I, Livingston D, Bag A. Pediatric diencephalic tumors: a constellation of entities and management modalities. Front Oncol Jul 13, 2023:13:1180267. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2023.1180267. PMID: 37519792; PMCID: PMC10374860.

Pinto SN, Liu CJ, Nelson MD Jr, Bluml S, Livingston D, Tamrazi B. Neuroimaging of complications arising after CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy: A review. J Neuroimaging. Sep-Oct, 2023;33(5):703-715. doi: 10.1111/jon.13138. PMID: 37327044.

Xu WJ, Barisano G, Phung D, Chou B, Pinto SN, Lerner A, Sheikh-Bahaei N. Structural MRI in Migraine: A Review of Migraine Vascular and Structural Changes in Brain Parenchyma. J Cent Nerv Syst Dis. Apr 14, 2023:15:11795735231167868. doi: 10.1177/11795735231167868. eCollection 2023. PMID: 37077432. PMCID: PMC10108417   

Zhang S, McAfee S, Patay Z, Pinto S, Scoggins MA. Automatic Detection and Segmentation of Postoperative Cerebellar Damage Based on Normalization. Neuro-Oncology Advances, 2023;vdad006,

Pinto SN, Lerner A, Phung D, et al. Arterial Spin Labeling in Migraine: A Review of Migraine Categories and Mimics. Journal of Central Nervous System Disease. 2023;15. doi: 10.1177/11795735231160032]

Lal A, Akhtar J, Pinto S, Grewal H, Martin K. Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Secondary to Aspergillus, in a Compost Plant Worker: Case Report and Review of Literature. Lung 1-8, 2018.

Pinto S, Jantre M, Prendergast M. Ruptured superficial femoral artery aneurysm: A case report. Radiology case reports 12(2):244-246, 2017.

Pinto S, Lerner T, Lingamaneni G, Richards K. Superior mesenteric vein thrombosis as a complication of cecal diverticulitis: A case report. International journal of surgery case reports 25:71-74, 2016.

Chiang GC, Pinto S, Comunale JP, Gauthier SA. Gadolinium‐Enhancing Lesions Lead to Decreases in White Matter Tract Fractional Anisotropy in Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Neuroimaging 26(3):289-295, 2016.

Pinto S, Reddy SN, Horrow MM, Ortiz J. Splenic artery syndrome after orthotopic liver transplantation: A review. International Journal of Surgery 12(11):1228-1234, 2014.

Last update: March 2024