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

Computer-Extracted Texture Features to Distinguish Cerebral Radionecrosis from Recurrent Brain Tumors on Multiparametric MRI: A Feasibility Study.
Tiwari P, Prasanna P, Wolansky L, Pinho M, Cohen M, Nayate AP, Gupta A, Singh G, Hattanpaa K, Sloan A, Rogers L, Madabhushi A AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2016 Sep
Multiparametric imaging of brain hemodynamics and function using gas-inhalation MRI.
Liu P, Welch BG, Li Y, Gu H, King D, Yang Y, Pinho M, Lu H Neuroimage 2016 Sep
Detection of 2-hydroxyglutarate in brain tumors by triple-refocusing MR spectroscopy at 3T in vivo.
An Z, Ganji SK, Tiwari V, Pinho MC, Patel T, Barnett S, Pan E, Mickey BE, Maher EA, Choi C Magn Reson Med 2016 Jul
In vivo detection of 2-hydroxyglutarate in brain tumors by optimized point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) at 7T.
Ganji SK, An Z, Tiwari V, McNeil S, Pinho MC, Pan E, Mickey BE, Maher EA, Choi C Magn Reson Med 2016 Mar
Postsurgical Temporal Bone: A Pictorial Essay of Commonly Encountered Neuro-otologic Surgical Approaches and Postoperative Imaging Appearance
M. Penta, M.C. Pinho, B. Isaacson, J.W. Kutz, C.L. Perez Neurographics 2016 6 May 2016 138-150(13)
Clinical and Pathologic Factors Predictive of Positive Radiologic Findings in High-Risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Marrazzo G, Thorpe R, Condie D, Pinho MC, Srivastava D Dermatol Surg 2015 Oct
Basic MR relaxation mechanisms and contrast agent design.
De León-Rodríguez LM, Martins AF, Pinho MC, Rofsky NM, Sherry AD J Magn Reson Imaging 2015 May
A generic support vector machine model for preoperative glioma survival associations.
Emblem KE, Pinho MC, Zöllner FG, Due-Tonnessen P, Hald JK, Schad LR, Meling TR, Rapalino O, Bjornerud A Radiology 2015 Apr 275 1 228-34
The defining pathology of the new clinical and histopathologic entity ACTA2-related cerebrovascular disease.
Georgescu MM, Pinho Mda C, Richardson TE, Torrealba J, Buja LM, Milewicz DM, Raisanen JM, Burns DK Acta Neuropathol Commun 2015 3 1 81
Letter by Shang et al Regarding Article, "High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Wall Imaging Findings of Moyamoya Disease"
Shang T, Welch B, Pinho M Stroke 2014 Oct


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)