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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

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: April 2023