Avneesh Chhabra, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of its Musculoskeletal Radiology Division. He also serves as Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Parkland Hospital. His clinical interests include magnetic resonance neurography (MRN), sports imaging, rheumatology and sarcoma imaging, and related image-guided interventions.

Originally from India, Dr. Chhabra earned his Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi. He completed his residency in radiology at Delhi University’s Willington Hospital before receiving additional diagnostic residency training at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He received advanced training in musculoskeletal radiology through a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013, Dr. Chhabra was an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he facilitated the MRN program and introduced novel technical developments, such as three-dimensional (3-D) isotropic MRN with nerve selective reconstructions and advanced diffusion imaging in the realm of peripheral nerve imaging and treatment employing multidisciplinary approaches. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Chhabra benefited from the mentorship of John A. Carrino, M.D., M.P.H., and John Eng, M.D.


Medical School
Delhi University/Maulana Azad Medical College, India (1996)
Willington Hospital-Delhi University (1999), Radiology
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute (2002), Onco-radiology
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (2003), Internal Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine (2007), Diagnostic Radiology
Temple University Dept. of Radiology (2008), Musculoskeletal Radiology

Research Interest

  • Sports Imaging, Sarcoma imaging, MR Neurography, Rheumatology and Whole body MR imaging, Image guided injections.and biopsies


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Honors & Awards

  • Diner Memorial lecture
    UAMS (2015)
  • Marquis Who's Who (Platinum edition)
  • Tummula Oration
    Asian MSK society (2015)
  • Certificate of Merit. RSNA
  • Certificate of Merit. RSNA
  • 2nd place award. AUR
  • Certificate of merit. CIRSE
  • Certificate of Merit. RSNA
  • Gatewood fellowship award. JHU
  • 1st place awards. ESR and AUR
  • Certificate of merit. RSNA
  • Young investigator award. SSR
  • GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF)
  • 2nd prize & Certificate of Merit. Annual PA radiological society meeting
  • 1st prize & Certificate of Merit. APARSM
  • Certificate of Merit. RSNA
  • 1st prize & Certificate of Merit. Annual PA radiological society meeting
  • Certificate of merit. RSNA
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement award for all four consecutive years

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
  • American University Radiologists (AUR)
  • Indian Radiological Society
  • International Skeletal Society
  • International society of magnetic resonance in medicine (ISMRM)
  • Natonal Magnetic Resnoance Society
  • Radiological society of North America (RSNA)
  • Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Society of Skeletal Radiology