Marco Pinho, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Associate Chief 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 previously served as the Associate Program Director of the Radiology Residency Program, and also coordinated 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

Expert-centered Evaluation of Deep Learning Algorithms for Brain Tumor Segmentation.
Hoebel KV, Bridge CP, Ahmed S, Akintola O, Chung C, Huang RY, Johnson JM, Kim A, Ly KI, Chang K, Patel J, Pinho M, Batchelor TT, Rosen BR, Gerstner ER, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Radiol Artif Intell 2024 Jan 6 1 e220231
Longitudinal assessment of mitochondrial dysfunction in acute traumatic brain injury using hyperpolarized [1-13 C]pyruvate.
Hackett EP, Chen J, Ingle L, Al Nemri S, Barshikar S, da Cunha Pinho M, Plautz EJ, Bartnik-Olson BL, Park JM, Magn Reson Med 2023 Jul
Structural MRI Ratios Fail to Distinguish Progressive Supranuclear Palsy From Parkinson Disease in Individual Patients.
Dewey C, Feltrin F, Shah B, Pinho M, DeBevits J, Achilleos M, McCreary M, Lynch S, Chitnis S, Dewey R, Neurol Clin Pract 2023 Jun 13 3 e200157
Selective vulnerability of brainstem and cervical spinal cord regions in people with non-progressive multiple sclerosis of Black or African American and European ancestry.
Okuda DT, Stanley T, McCreary M, Smith A, Wilson A, Pinho MC, Yu FF, Billiet T, Van Hecke W, Ribbens A, Zeydan B, Kantarci O, Guo X, Moog TM, Mult Scler 2023 May 29 6 691-701
Association of distal hyperintense vessel sign and recurrent stroke in patients with symptomatic intracranial stenosis.
Salahuddin H, Saherwala A, Pinho MC, Moore W, Castonguay A, Khan NI, Jeelani F, Uppal H, He H, Campbell J, Shang T, J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2022 Sep 31 9 106616
Imaging characteristics of 4th ventricle subependymoma.
Haider AS, El Ahmadieh TY, Haider M, Hatanpaa KJ, Pinho MC, Mickey BE, Sawaya R, Fuller GN, Schomer DF, Gule-Monroe M, Neuroradiology 2022 Apr
Pitfalls and Recommended Strategies and Metrics for Suppressing Motion Artifacts in Functional MRI.
Raval V, Nguyen KP, Pinho M, Dewey RB, Trivedi M, Montillo AA, Neuroinformatics 2022 Mar


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