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Texas Medical Center

Pediatric Radiology
Phone: 832-824-7237
Fax: 832-825-0160


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030

Nilesh K. Desai, MD

Vice Chair, Quality & Safety

Division Chief, Neuroradiology
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Pediatric Neuroradiology 2010
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Diagnostic Neuroradiology 2009
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Residency Diagnostic Radiology 2008
Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott & White Program Internship Internal Medicine 2004
Texas A & M Health Science Center Medical School Medical Degree 2003


Dr. Desai is the Division Chief of Neuroradiology, Vice-Chief of Quality and Safety at Texas Children's Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology. He completed fellowships in both Neuroradiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology with Fetal MRI. He performs all aspects of neuroradiology and fetal imaging. His primary interests include all aspects of Neuroradiology and radiologic quality and safety. Honors include being the recipient of the Edward B. Singleton Award in Excellence in Leadership from the Department of Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital and the Star Award in Excellence in Patient Care from Baylor College of Medicine.


Organization Name Role
American College of Radiology Member
American Society of Neuroradiology Member
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology Member
Society for Pediatric Radiology Member

Selected Publications

Orman G, Kralik SF, Battini R, Buchignani B, Desai NK, Goetti R, Meoded A, Mitter C, Wallacher-Scholz B, Boltshauser E, Huisman TAGM. Neuroimaging Features of Ectopic Cerebellar Tissue: A Case Series Study of a Rare Entity. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2021 Jun;42(6):1167-1173.

Orman G, Desai NK, Kralik SF, Meoded A, Seghers VJ, Annapragada AV, Huisman TAGM. Neuroimaging Offers Low Yield in Children Positive for SARS-CoV-2. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2021 May;42(5):951-954.

Expert Panel on Pediatric Imaging, Trofimova A, Milla SS, Ryan ME, Pruthi S, Blount JP, Desai NK, Glenn OA, Islam MP, Kadom N, Mirsky DM, Myseros JS, Partap S, Radhakrishnan R, Rose E, Soares BP, Trout AT, Udayasankar UK, Whitehead MT, Karmazyn B. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Seizures-Child. J Am Coll Radiol 2021 May;18(5S):S199-S211.

Seghers VJ, Desai NK, Masand PM, Nasir S, Foster TL, Indiero DA, Johnson TD, Huisman TAGM. After the initial COVID-19 surge: a phased radiology departmental re-opening plan. Pediatr Radiol 2020 Oct;50(11):1551-1559.

Expert Panel on Pediatric Imaging, Robertson RL, Palasis S, Rivkin MJ, Pruthi S, Bartel TB, Desai NK, Kadom N, Kulkarni AV, Lam HFS, Maheshwari M, Milla SS, Mirsky DM, Myseros JS, Partap S, Radhakrishnan R, Soares BP, Trout AT, Udayasankar UK, Whitehead MT, Karmazyn B. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Cerebrovascular Disease-Child. J Am Coll Radiol 2020 May;17(5S):S36-S54.

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.