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Gilbert Vezina, M.D.

Director, Neuroradiology Program

Gilbert Vezina, M.D., is Director of the Neuroradiology Program at Children’s National Hospital and Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Vezina began his career at Children’s National in 1990. He created the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program in 1993 through which he impacted the careers of medical students, residents and fellows from around the world. He served as president of The American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR) from 2001-2002 and was its past President from 2002-2005. Dr. Vezina also served as the Interim Chief of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology at Children’s National in 2017.

He received the 2020 ASPNR’s Gold Medal Award, its most distinguished honor that recognizes professional and personal excellence.

Dr. Vezina completed his undergraduate degree at the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and medical school at McGill Medical School, both of Montréal, Canada. He completed a mixed internship at Montréal General Hospital; residency in Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and fellowship in Neuroradiology, Boston, Massachusetts.


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

Recent Publications & Presentations


2020
De Asis-Cruz J, Krishnamurthy D, Zhao L, Kapse K, Vezina G, Andescavage N, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C.
Association of prenatal maternal anxiety with fetal regional brain connectivity JAMA Network Open. Published 2020, Dec. 7;3(12):e2022349. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22349 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33284334/
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
Brossard-Racine M, McCarter R, Murnick J, Tinkelman L, Vezina G, Limperopoulos C
Early extra-uterine exposure alters regional cerebellar growth in infants born preterm.
NeuroImage: Clinical. 2019;21:101646. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.101646. Epub 2018 Dec 19 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30630759/
2019
Macnamara EF, Koehler AE, D'Souza P, Estwick T, Lee P, Vezina G, et al.
Kilquist syndrome: A novel syndromic hearing loss disorder caused by homozygous deletion of SLC12A2.
Hum Mutat. 2019;40(5):532-538. doi:10.1002/humu.23722 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30740830/
2019
Govindan RB, Massaro A, Vezina G, Chang T, du Plessis A
Identifying an optimal epoch length for spectral analysis of heart rate of critically-ill infants
Comput Biol Med. 2019;113:103391. doi:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.103391 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31446320/
2019
Kruszka P, Buscetta A, Acosta MT, Banks N, Addissie YA, Toro C, Luby M, Latour L, Vezina G, Page DC, Muenke M
Circle of Willis anomalies in Turner syndrome: Absent A1 segment of the anterior cerebral artery.
Birth Defects Res. 2019;111(19):1584-1588. doi:10.1002/bdr2.1609 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31626395/
2018
Kousa YA, du Plessis AJ, Vezina G.
Prenatal diagnosis of holoprosencephaly.
Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2018;178(2):206-213. doi:10.1002/ajmg.c.31618 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29770996/
2018
Wiwattanadittakul N, Prust M, Gaillard WD, Massaro A, Vezina G, Tsuchida TN, Gropman AL
The utility of EEG monitoring in neonates with hyperammonemia due to inborn errors of metabolism.
Mol Genet Metab. 2018;125(3):235-240. doi:10.1016/j.ymgme.2018.08.011 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30197275/
2018
Basu SK, Ottolini K, Govindan V, Mashat S, Vezina G, et al.
Early glycemic profile is associated with brain injury patterns on magnetic resonance imaging in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
J Pediatr. 2018;203:137-143. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.07.041 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30197201/
2018
Krishnan A, Tague L, Rudra H, Pradhan S, Vezina G, Limperopoulos C
Clinical course of a fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and premature ductal constriction.
Cardiol Young. 2018 Dec 27:1-3. doi: 10.1017/S1047951118001701. [Epub ahead of print] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30587271/
2018
Mulkey SB, Ng BG, Vezina GL, et al.
Arrest of fetal brain development in ALG11-Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation.
Pediatr Neurol. 2019;94:64-69. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2018.12.009 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30770273/