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Dorothy Bulas, M.D.

Chief, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

Dorothy Bulas, M.D., is Chief of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology and Director of Fetal Imaging of the Prenatal Pediatric Institute at Children’s National Hospital. Dr. Bulas is a Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Bulas is boarded in both pediatrics and radiology and a fellow of the American College of Radiology, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her clinical and research interests include prenatal sonographic and MRI evaluation of congenital anomalies, transcranial Doppler evaluation of neonatal and pediatric cerebrovascular injury, pediatric imaging safety, and international outreach.

Recognized as an advocate for improving pediatric radiology worldwide, she is a past president of the Society for Pediatric Radiology and past president of the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging. Dr. Bulas was the 2017 recipient of the Radiological Society of North America's Outstanding Educator Award. In 2018, The Society for Pediatric Radiology presented Dr. Bulas with its Gold Medal Award, its most distinguished honor, which is awarded to pediatric radiologists who have contributed greatly to pediatric radiology as a scientist, teacher, personal mentor and leader. She is an editor of Fundamental and Advanced Fetal Imaging, Wolters Kluwer.


Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

2021
Lu Y-C, Andescavage N, Saeed H, Kapse K, Andersen N, Lopez C, Henderson D, Bulas D, du Plessis AJ, Limperopoulos C Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on human placental morphology and texture. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 3, 2021.
2021
Lu Y-C, Andescavage N, Kapse K, Andersen N, Lopez C, Quistorff J, Henderson D, Bulas D, Krishnan A, Donofrio MT, du Plessis AJ, Limperopoulos C Maternal anxiety alters in vivo placental morphology and texture in pregnancies complicated by fetal congenital heart disease. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 1, 2021.
2020
Smitthimedhin A, Rubio EI, Blask AR, Loomis JM, Bulas DI
Normal size of the fetal adrenal gland on prenatal magnetic resonance imaging.
Pediatr Radiol. 2020;50(6):840-847. doi:10.1007/s00247-020-04629-w https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32060593/
2020
Melbourne L, Wien MA, Whitehead MT, Ridore M, Wang Y, Short BL, Bulas D, Massaro A
Risk factors for brain injury in newborns treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
[published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 16]. Am J Perinatol. 2020;10.1055/s-0040-1714208. doi:10.1055/s-0040-1714208 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32674203/
2020
Cardenas AM, Whitehead MT, Bulas D
Fetal neuroimaging update
Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2020 Apr;33:100801. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2020.100801. Epub 2020 Feb 28.Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2020. PMID: 32331616 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32331616/
2020
Sanapo L, Al-Shargabi T, Ahmadzia HK, Schidlow DN, Donofrio MT, Hitchings L, Khoury A, Larry Maxwell G, Baker R, Bulas DI, Gomez LM, du Plessis AJ
Fetal acute cerebral vasoreactivity to maternal hyperoxia in low-risk pregnancies: a cross-sectional study
Prenat Diagn. 2020;40(7):813-824. doi:10.1002/pd.5694 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32274806/
2020
Andescavage N, You W, Jacobs M, Kapse K, Quistorff J, Bulas D, Ahmadzia H, Gimovsky A, Baschat A, Limperopoulos C
Exploring in vivo placental microstructure in healthy and growthrestricted pregnancies through diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.
Placenta.2020 Apr;93:113-118. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2020.03.004. Epub 2020 Mar 6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32250735/
2020
Smitthimedhin A, Rubio EI, Blask AR, Loomis JM, Bulas DI
Normal size of the fetal adrenal gland on prenatal magnetic resonance imaging.
Pediatr Radiol. 2020;50(6):840-847. doi:10.1007/s00247-020-04629-w https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32060593/
2020
Mulkey SB, Arroyave-Wessel M, Peyton C, Bulas DI, Fourzali Y, Jiang J, Russo S, McCarter R, Msall ME, du Plessis AJ, DeBiasi RL, Cure C
Neurodevelopmental abnormalities in children with in utero Zika virus exposure without Congenital Zika Syndrome
[published online ahead of print, 2020 Jan 6] [published correction appears in JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Mar 1;174(3):305]. JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(3):269-276. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5204 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31904798/
2020
Abbasi N, Cortes MS, Ruano R, Johnson A, Morgan T, Coleman B, Baschat A, Zaretsky M, Lim FY, Bulas D, Benachi A, Ryan G; NAFTNet*
Variability in antenatal prognostication of fetal diaphragmatic hernia across the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet)
Prenat Diagn. 2020;40(3):342-350. doi:10.1002/pd.5560 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31600412/
2019
Sanapo L, Herrera N, Cristante C, Bulas DI, Russo S, Schlatterer SD, du Plessis AJ, Mulkey SB
How prenatal head ultrasound reference ranges affect evaluation of possible fetal microcephaly
[published online ahead of print, 2019 Oct 1]. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019;1-6. doi:10.1080/14767058.2019.1670163 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31533505/
2019
Fan KL, Black CK, Mantilla-Rivas E, Bulas DI, Rubio E, Blask AR, Robinson C, Oh AK
Coordination of the Fetal Medicine Institute and the Cleft and Craniofacial Center: Application to early management of infants with cleft lip and palate
J Craniofac Surg. 2019;30(7):2061-2064. doi:10.1097/SCS.0000000000005950 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31524754/
2019
Dong SZ, Zhu M, Bulas D
Techniques for minimizing sedation in pediatric MRI
J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019;50(4):1047-1054. doi:10.1002/jmri.26703. Epub 2019 Mar 14.J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019. PMID: 30869831 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30869831/
2019
Mulkey SB, Bulas DI, Vezina G, Fourzali Y, Morales A, Arroyave-Wessel M, Swisher CB, Cristante C, Russo SM, Encinales L, Pacheco N, Kousa YA, Lanciotti RS, Cure C, DeBiasi RL, du Plessis AJ
Sequential neuroimaging of the fetus and newborn with in utero Zika virus exposure
JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(1):52-59. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.4138 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30476967/
2019
Duncan AF, Bann CM, Dempsey A, Peralta-Carcelen M, Hintz S; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development Neonatal Research Network
Behavioral deficits at 18-22 months of age are associated with early cerebellar injury and cognitive and language performance in children born extremely preterm
J Pediatr. 2019;204:148-156.e4. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.08.059. Epub 2018 Oct 3.J Pediatr. 2019. PMID: 30292492 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30292492/
2018
Hintz SR, Vohr BR, Bann CM, Taylor HG, Das A, Gustafson KE, Yolton K, Watson VE, Lowe J, DeAnda ME, Ball MB, Finer NN, Van Meurs KP, Shankaran S, Pappas A, Barnes PD, Bulas D, Newman JE, Wilson-Costello DE, Heyne RJ, Harmon HM, Peralta-Carcelen M, Adams-Chapman I, Duncan AF, Fuller J, Vaucher YE, Colaizy TT, Winter S, McGowan EC, Goldstein RF, Higgins RD; SUPPORT study group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network
Preterm neuroimaging and school-age cognitive outcomes
Pediatrics. 2018;142(1):e20174058. doi:10.1542/peds.2017-4058 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29945955/