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Hedieh Khalatbari, MD
Hedieh Khalatbari, MD

Hedieh Khalatbari, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty



  • MBA (medical management) - University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, Amherst, MA
  • Neuroradiology Fellowship - Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA
  • Pediatric Radiology Fellowship - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
  • PET/CT Fellowship - Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA
  • Chief Resident (Nuclear Medicine) - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Nuclear Medicine Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Internal Medicine Internship - Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Radiology Residency - Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Iran
  • Doctor of Medicine - Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests

  • Soft tissue sarcomas and bone tumors
  • Neuroblastoma and I-131 MIBG therapy
  • Thyroid imaging and I-131 therapy
  • DXA bone densitometry
  • Process improvement

Selected Publications

Trout AT, Khalatbari H, Shogbesan G, Mirza SK, Sharp SE, Alazraki A, Rostad BS, Parisi MT. Radioiodine treatment of pediatric Graves disease: a multicenter review. Pediatr Radiol Jun 25, 2022. doi: 10.1007/s00247-022-05415-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35750940

Ko PY, Khalatbari H, Hatt D, Coufal N, Barry D, Wainwright MS, Khanna PC, Amlie-Lefond C. Hemorrhagic Transformation Following Childhood Cardioembolic Stroke Is Not Increased in Anticoagulated Patients. J Child Neurol Jan 13;8830738211025866, 2022. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35021919

Quintanilla-Dieck L, Khalatbari HK, Dinauer CA, Rastatter JC, Chelius DC Jr, Katowitz WR, Shindo ML, Parisi MT, Kazahaya K. Management of Pediatric Graves Disease: A Review. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg Dec 1;147(12):1110-1118, 2021. PMID: 34647991

Kelly JP, Phillips JO, Saneto RP, Khalatbari H, Poliakov A, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Weiss AH. Cerebral Visual Impairment Characterized by Abnormal Visual Orienting Behavior with Preserved Visual Cortical Activation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci May 3;62(6):15, 2021. PMID: 33984120

Khalatbari H, Cheeney S HE, Manning SC, Parisi MT. Pediatric hyperparathyroidism:  review and imaging update. Pediatr Radiol Jun;51(7):1106-1120, 2021. PMID: 33904951. Featured CME article

Khalatbari H, Perez FA, Lee A, Shaw DWW. Rapid Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spine in Neonates with Spinal Dysraphism. World Neurosurg 144:e648-e659, 2020. PMID: 32961357

Khalatbari H, Wright JN, Ishak GE, Perez FA, Amlie-Lefond C, Shaw DWW. Deep medullary vein engorgement and superficial medullary vein engorgement: two patterns of perinatal venous stroke. Review article. Pediatr Radiol Oct, 2020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33090246

Khalatbari H, Parisi MT, Shulkin B. Pictorial review of the clinical applications of MIBG in neuroblastoma: current practices. Clin Transl Imaging 8:483-507, 2020.

Khalatbari H, Ishak GE. Imaging of pediatric Horner syndrome: association with neuroblastoma. Review article. Pediatr Radiol 51(2):205-215, 2021. PMID: 33025064

Vitanza NA, Khalatbari H, Ermorian R, Sarthy J, Lockwood CM, Leary SES. Molecularly targeted treatments for NF1 mutant diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. J Appl Lab Med 6(2):550-553, 2021. PMID: 32862234

Khalatbari H, Binkovitz L, Parisi MT. DXA bone densitometry in pediatrics: review and updates. Pediatr Radiol 51:25-39, 2021.

Khalatbari H, Parisi MT. Complications of cerebrospinal fluid shunts. Functional assessment with cerebrospinal fluid shunt scintigraphy: performance and interpretation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 215:1474-1489, 2020.

Khalatbari H, Parisi MT. Management of hydrocephalus in children: anatomic imaging appearances of CSF shunts and their complication. AJR Am J Roentgenol 216:187-199, 2021.

Khalatbari H, Menashe SJ, Otto RK, et al. Clarifying radiology’s role in patient safety events: a 5-year retrospective common cause analysis of safety events at a pediatric hospital. Pediatr Radiol 50:1409-1420, 2020.

Noble AR, Christianson E, Norton S J, Ou HC, Phillips GS, Khalatbari H, Friedman S, Horn DL. Reliability of measuring insertion depth in cochlear implanted infants and children using cochlear view radiography. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 163:822-828, 2020.

Harrison DJ, Parisi MT, Khalatbari H, Shulkin BL. PET/CT in the management of pediatric sarcoma. PET Clin North Am 15(3);333-347, 2020.

Gust J, Finney OC, Li D, Brakke HM, Hicks RM, Futrell RB, Gamble DN, Rawlings-Rhea SD, Khalatbari H, Ishak GE, Duncan VE, Hevner RF, Jensen MC, Park JR, Gardner RA. Glial injury in neurotoxicity after pediatric CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy. Ann Neurol 86(1):42-54, 2019.

Parisi MT, Khalatbari H, Parikh SR, Alazraki A. Initial treatment of pediatric differentiated thyroid cancer: a review of the current risk-adaptive approach. Pediatr Radiol 49(11):1391-1403, 2019.

Tang L, Khalatbari H, Parisi MT. Utility of F-18 FDG PET/CT in infantile myofibromatosis. Clin Nucl Med 44(8);676-679, 2019.

Khalatbari H, Parisi MT, Kwatra N, Harrison DJ, Shulkin BL. Pediatric musculoskeletal imaging; the indications for and application of PET/CT. Epub Oct 2018. PET Clin 14(1):145-174, 2019.

Bermo MS, Khalatbari H, Parisi MT. Two signs indicative of successful access in nuclear medicine cerebrospinal fluid diversionary shunt studies. Pediatr Radiol 48(8):1130-1138, 2018.

Chapman T, Khalatbari H. Pediatric abdominal infection and inflammation: choosing the appropriate diagnostic imaging study. J Pediatr Infect Dis 12(01): 002-019, 2017.

Nguyen HV, Eslamy HK, Ishak GE. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy: a discussion and pictorial review. Neurographics 6(4):191-201, 2016.

Parisi MT, Eslamy HK, Park JP, Shulkin BL, Yanik GA.131I-Metaiodobenzylguanidine Theranostics in neuroblastoma: historical perspectives; practical applications. Semin Nucl Med 46(3):184–202, 2016.

Parisi MT, Eslamy HK, Mankoff D. Management of differentiated thyroid cancer in children: Focus on the American Thyroid Association Pediatric Guidelines. Semin Nucl Med 46(2):147-164, 2016.

Roth CL, Eslamy HK, Werny D, Elfers C, Shaffer M, Pihoker C, Ojemann J, Dobyns WB. Semi-quantitative analysis of hypothalamic damage on MRI predicts risk for hypothalamic obesity. Obesity 23(6):1226–1233, 2015.

Girard E, Ditzler S, Lee D, Richards A, Yagle K, Park J, Eslamy HK, Bobilev D, Vrignaud P, Olson J. Efficacy of cabazitaxel in mouse models of pediatric brain tumors. Neuro Oncol 17(1):107-15, 2015.

Eslamy HK, Newman B, Weinberger E.  Quality improvement in neonatal digital radiography: implementing the basic quality improvement tools. Semin Ultrasound CT MRI 35:608-626, 2014.

Gok B, Batra S, Eslamy HK, Rigamonti D, Ziessman H. Radionuclide shunt patency study for suspected ventriculoatrial shunt malfunction. Clin Nucl Med 38(7):527-33, 2013.

Eslamy HK, Newman B.  Pneumonia in normal and immunocompromised children: an overview and update.  Radiol Clin North Am 49(5):895-920, 2011.

Last update: August 2023