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

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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/