Marco Pinho, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Neuroradiology Division. His clinical interests include cross-sectional imaging of neurological diseases and oncologic imaging.

Dr. Pinho earned his medical degree at Universidade Estadual De Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his radiology residency at Universidade De São Paulo, where he also received advanced training through a fellowship in neuroradiology. He also completed a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Pinho’s research is currently focused on the development and validation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to evaluate central nervous system malignancies, and response assessment in clinical trials in collaboration with basic scientists, neuro-oncologists, and neurosurgeons at UT Southwestern. He has published multiple articles, reports, and reviews.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Pinho serves on several committees, including the Radiology Resident Selection Committee, the Clinical Competency Committee, the Brain Tumor Committee, and the Intracranial Pressure Disorder IPT. 

A dedicated educator, Dr. Pinho serves as the Associate Program Director of the Radiology Residency Program, and also coordinates the Global Health Teleradiology program. 

Dr. Pinho is an active member of national and international professional organizations, including the Radiological Society of North America, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American Society of Spine Radiology, the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, and the Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia.


Medical School
Universidade Estadual De Campinas (2002)
Instituto de Radiologia, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo (2006), Diagnostic Radiology
Instituto de Radiologia - Hospital das Clinicas - Univ. de Sao Paulo (2007), Neuroradiology
A.A. Martinos Ctr. for Biomedical Imaging (2011), Neuroradiology

Research Interest

  • Central Nervous System Neoplasms
  • Computed Tomography
  • Head and Neck Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neurovascular Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Multimodality Imaging of Cerebral Crystal-Storing Histiocytosis: Distinguishing Imaging Characteristics and a Literature Review of a Very Rare Entity
Garg V, Mendelsohn D, Cai C, Chicoine MR, Wang TF, Pinho MC Neurographics 2019 9 1 pp. 55-61(7)
Post-gadolinium 3-dimensional spatial, surface, and structural characteristics of glioblastomas differentiate pseudoprogression from true tumor progression.
Hansen MR, Pan E, Wilson A, McCreary M, Wang Y, Stanley T, Pinho MC, Guo X, Okuda DT J. Neurooncol. 2018 Jun
Microstructural correlates of 3D steady-state inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT) in the human brain white matter assessed by myelin water imaging and diffusion tensor imaging.
Ercan E, Varma G, Mädler B, Dimitrov IE, Pinho MC, Xi Y, Wagner BC, Davenport EM, Maldjian JA, Alsop DC, Lenkinski RE, Vinogradov E Magn Reson Med 2018 Apr
Intracranial Vessel Wall MRI in Clinical Practice: Technical Considerations, Current and Emerging Applications, and Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls
Pinho, M.C.; Hall, J.T.; Cross, J.C.; Shang, T.; Madhuranthakam, A.J.; Moore, W.A Neurographics 2018 8 2 97-118(22)
Echo-planar spectroscopic imaging with dual-readout alternated gradients (DRAG-EPSI) at 7 T: Application for 2-hydroxyglutarate imaging in glioma patients.
An Z, Tiwari V, Ganji SK, Baxter J, Levy M, Pinho MC, Pan E, Maher EA, Patel TR, Mickey BE, Choi C Magn Reson Med 2017 Aug
Measurement of glycine in healthy and tumorous brain by triple-refocusing MRS at 3 T in vivo.
Tiwari V, An Z, Ganji SK, Baxter J, Patel TR, Pan E, Mickey BE, Maher EA, Pinho MC, Choi C NMR Biomed 2017 May
Three-Dimensional Shape and Surface Features Distinguish Multiple Sclerosis Lesions from Nonspecific White Matter Disease.
Newton BD, Wright K, Winkler MD, Bovis F, Takahashi M, Dimitrov IE, Sormani MP, Pinho MC, Okuda DT J Neuroimaging 2017 May
Early changes in glioblastoma metabolism measured by MR spectroscopic imaging during combination of anti-angiogenic cediranib and chemoradiation therapy are associated with survival.
Andronesi OC, Esmaeili M, Borra RJH, Emblem K, Gerstner ER, Pinho MC, Plotkin SR, Chi AS, Eichler AF, Dietrich J, Ivy SP, Wen PY, Duda DG, Jain R, Rosen BR, Sorensen GA, Batchelor TT NPJ Precis Oncol 2017 1
Multiparametric estimation of brain hemodynamics with MR fingerprinting ASL.
Su P, Mao D, Liu P, Li Y, Pinho MC, Welch BG, Lu H Magn Reson Med 2016 Dec
Cerebrovascular reactivity mapping without gas challenges.
Liu P, Li Y, Pinho M, Park DC, Welch BG, Lu H Neuroimage 2016 Nov


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Abdominal Sonographic Anatomy. In Abdominal Sonography

Kay FU, Pinho MC, Amaro Jr E, Bordalo-Rodrigues M, Kodaira SK (2009). Sao Paulo - Brazil, Guanabara Koogan

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (2017)
  • American Society of Spine Radiology (2016)
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (2013)
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2013)
  • Radiological Society of North America (2003)