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

Machine learning in pre-operative glioma MRI: Survival predictions by perfusion-based SVM outperforms traditional MRI
Emblem KE, Due-Tonnessen P, Hald JK, Bjornerud A, Pinho MC, Scheie D, Schad LR, Meling TR, Zoellner FG JMRI 2013 Epub
Intermediate pilomyxoid astrocytoma and diencephalic syndrome: imaging findings.
Nakamura OK, Pinho Mda C, Odone Filho V, Rosemberg S Einstein (Sao Paulo) 2012 Apr-Jun 10 2 236-8
Perforated diverticulitis of the appendix: ultrasonographic diagnosis
Lourenço RB, Pinho MC, Schraibman V, Macedo ALV, Neto MJF, Funari MBG Einstein 2011 9 1 75-7
Interhemispheric asymmetry of corticomotor excitability after chronic cerebellar infarcts.
Farias da Guarda SN, Cohen LG, da Cunha Pinho M, Yamamoto FI, Marchiori PE, Scaff M, Conforto AB Cerebellum 2010 Sep 9 3 398-404
Further diffusion tensor imaging contribution in horizontal gaze palsy and progressive scoliosis.
Otaduy MC, Leite Cda C, Nagae LM, Pinho Mda C, Bueno C, Reed UC, Kok F Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2009 Dec 67 4 1054-6
Complications of liver transplantation: multimodality imaging approach.
Caiado AH, Blasbalg R, Marcelino AS, da Cunha Pinho M, Chammas MC, da Costa Leite C, Cerri GG, de Oliveira AC, Bacchella T, Machado MC Radiographics 2007 Sep-Oct 27 5 1401-17
Nonnecrotizing systemic granulomatous panniculitis involving the breast: imaging correlation of a breast cancer mimicker.
Pinho MC, Souza F, Endo E, Chala LF, Carvalho FM, de Barros N AJR Am J Roentgenol 2007 Jun 188 6 1573-6
External laryngocele: sonographic appearance - a case report
Pinho MC, Viana PC, Omokawa M, Simões C, Gebrim EMMS, Cerri GG, Chammas MC Rad Bras 2007 40 4 279?282


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)