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


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030

Rajan Patel, MD

Pediatric Neuroradiologist, Neuroradiology Section

Associate Professor, Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Health Science Center Fellowship Body Imaging 2014
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Pediatric Neuroradiology 2013
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Diagnostic Neuroradiology 2012
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Pediatric Radiology 2011
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Interventional & Vascular Radiology 2010
MP Shah Medical College Residency Diagnostic Radiology 2007
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College Internship Clinical Internship 2003
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 2002


Dr. Patel has been serving as a Neuroradiologist at Texas Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine since December 2021. Dr. Patel is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology.

Prior to coming to Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Patel has served as Neuroradiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for 7 years. In addition, he has served as a Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology and an Associate Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric Brain Tumors


Metabolic and Mitochondrial Disorders

Research Interests:

Utilization of Advanced and Newer Neuroimaging Techniques such as DTI, MR Perfusion, MR Spectroscopy in diagnosis of Brain tumors as well as treatment related changes such as Pseudoresponse, Pseudoprogression and Radiation Necrosis.

Imaging in In-Utero Fetoscopic Spina Bifida Repair


Organization Name Role
American Association of Radiology of Indian Origin (AARI) Member
American College of Radiology (ACR) Member
American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Member
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR) Member
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Member

Selected Publications

Patel R, Jacob R, Lee K, Booth T “Parotid swelling and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) of mandible in children” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology January 2015; Volume 79, Issue 1, Pages 47–52.

Patel R, Sitton C, Ketonen L, Hou P, Johnson J, Romo S, Fletcher S, Shah M, Kerr M, Sandberg D “Phase-contrast cerebrospinal fluid flow magnetic resonance imaging in qualitative evaluation of patency of CSF flow pathways prior to infusion of chemotherapeutic and other agents into the fourth ventricle” Journal of Child Nervous System 2017 Nov 23. DOI: 10.1007/s00381-017-3669-6.

Herbert J, Venkataraman S, Turkmani A, Zhu L, Kerr M, Patel R, Ugalde I, Fletcher S, Sandberg D, Cox C, Kitagawa R, Day A, Shah M "Pediatric blunt cerebrovascular injury: the McGovern Screening Score" Journal of Neurosurgery March 16, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2017.12.PEDS17498.

Lakhani D, Mankad K, Chhabda S, Feizi P, Patel R, Sarma A, Pruthi S “Diffuse Leptomeningeal Glioneuronal Tumor of Childhood” American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) September 2020,

Watal P, Patel R, Chandra T “Pearls and Pitfalls of Imaging in Pediatric Brain Tumors” Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI 2021 May 15,

Mann L, Won J, Patel R, Bergh E, Garnett J, Bhattacharjee M, Narayana P, Jain R, Fletcher S, Lai D, Papanna R “Allografts for Skin Closure during In Utero Spina Bifida Repair in a Sheep Model” J Clin Med 2021 Oct 25; 10 (21):4928. https://doi: 10.3390/jcm10214928 PMID: 34768448.

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