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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

Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, MD, PD, FICIS, FACR

Radiologist-in-Chief and Chair of Texas Children’s Department of Radiology

Vice Chair, Baylor College of Medicine Department of Radiology
Professor Radiology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University Hospital Zurich Residency Diagnostic Radiology 1997
University Children's Hospital Zurich Fellowship Pediatric Radiology & Neuroradiology 1996
University Children's Hospital Zurich Fellowship Pediatrics 1995
University Hospital Zurich Residency Diagnostic Radiology 1994
University Hospital Zurich Residency Neuroradiology 1993
Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Medical School Doctor of Medicine (cum laude) 1991


Thierry A.G.M. Huisman is the Radiologist-in-Chief and Chairman, Department of Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Prior to coming to Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Huisman served as Chairman of the Department of Imaging and Imaging Science at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition, he was Director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Co-director of the Neurointensive Care Nursery (NICN), the Johns Hopkins Fetal Program and Center for Translational and Molecular Imaging (CTMI).

Dr. Huisman is a Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Neurology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He graduated cum laude from Medical School at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, before completing residencies in Radiology and Pediatrics and fellowships in Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He became Chairman and Radiologist-in-Chief of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich in 2005 before he was recruited to Johns Hopkins in 2007. Dr. Huisman enjoyed a research sabbatical at the Massachusetts General Hospital Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston from 2000-2002.

His primary field of expertise and research focuses on advanced, quantitative, precision imaging in the field of pediatric radiology. He has given more than 470 invited lectures; published 410 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 31 reviews, more than 65 book chapters, and six textbooks; serves on multiple scientific committees of the various radiological societies and has organized multiple national and international meetings in Europe and the United States. He is the founding member of the Swiss Symposium in Pediatric Neuroradiology. 

Dr. Huisman is a faculty member of the American College of Radiology Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) course in Washington, DC, and course advisor for the International Diagnostics Course Davos (IDKD) course in Davos, Switzerland. In addition, he has built several patient- and family-focused multidisciplinary programs and is actively involved in mentorship programs.  He is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals and is an editorial member of five journals. He served as president of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR), the Eastern Neuroradiological Society (ENRS), is president-elect of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS). Dr. Huisman is an elected fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society (FICIS) and the American College of Radiology (FACR), and is a senior editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology.


Organization Name Role
American College of Radiology (ACR) Fellow
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR)
American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR)
European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR)
European Society of Radiology (ESR)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)
Society of Chiefs of Radiology at Children's Hospitals (SCORCH)
Swiss Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPGR)
Swiss Society of Radiology (SSR)
The American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ESPR)

Selected Publications

Orru' E, Huisman TAGM, Izbudak I. Prevalence, Patterns, and Clinical Relevance of Hypoxic-Ischemic Injuries in Children Exposed to Abusive Head Trauma.  J Neuroimaging 2018 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/jon.12555. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID:
30125430, Select item 300664772.

Kontzialis M, Huisman TAGM.Toxic-Metabolic Neurologic Disorders in Children: A Neuroimaging Review.  J Neuroimaging 2018 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/jon.12551. [Epub ahead of print] Review.  PMID: 30066477, Select item 300662503.

Arrigoni F, Romaniello R, Peruzzo D, Poretti A, Bassi MT, Pierpaoli C, Valente EM, Nuovo S, Boltshauser E, Huisman TAGM, Triulzi F, Borgatti R.  The spectrum of brainstem malformations associated to mutations of the tubulin genes family: MRI and DTI analysis.  Eur Radiol 2018 Jul 31. doi: 10.1007/s00330-018-5610-0. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 30066250, Select item 299715554.

Thimm MA, Rhee D, Takemoto CM, Karnsakul W, Cuffari C, Guerrerio AL, Garcia A, Gearhart J, Huisman TAGM, Hwang M.Diagnosis of congenital and acquired focal lesions in the neck, abdomen, and pelvis with contrast-enhanced ultrasound: a pictorial essay.  Eur J Pediatr 2018 Jul 3. doi: 10.1007/s00431-018-3197-8. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID:29971555, Select item 299364995.

Salas J, Tekes A, Hwang M, Northington FJ, Huisman TAGM.  Head Ultrasound in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury and Its Mimickers for Clinicians: A Review of the Patterns of Injury and the Evolution of Findings Over Time.  Neonatology 2018 Jun 22;114(3):185-197. doi: 10.1159/000487913. [Epub ahead of print] Review.  PMID: 29936499.

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