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Matthew T. Whitehead, M.D.

Fetal and Pediatric Neuroradiologist | Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology

Matthew T. Whitehead, M.D., is a pediatric neuroradiologist in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology at Children’s National Hospital. Dr. Whitehead serves as the Vice Chief of radiology academic affairs. His clinical and research interests include fetal MRI evaluation of structural brain abnormalities, neurogenetic disorders and metabolic diseases that affect the brain. Dr. Whitehead is a three-time Golden Apple Award winner for superlative teaching.


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

Recent Publications & Presentations

2021
Axel Largent PhD, Kushal Kapse MS, Scott D. Barnett PhD, Josepheen De Asis‐Cruz MD, PhD, Matthew Whitehead MD, Jonathan Murnick MD, PhD, Li Zhao PhD, Nicole Andersen BA, Jessica Quistorff MPH, Catherine Lopez MS, Catherine Limperopoulos PhD
Image Quality Assessment of Fetal Brain MRI Using Multi‐Instance Deep Learning Methods
[published online ahead of print, 2021 Apr 23]. J Magn Reson Imaging 2021 Apr 23. doi: 10.1002/jmri.27649. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com
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
Whitehead MT, Vezina G.
The fetal falx cerebelli
2020;50(7):984-989. doi:10.1007/s00247-020-04641-0 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32185447/
2020
Basu SK, Pradhan S, Jacobs MB, Said M, Kapse K, Murnick J, Whitehead M, Chang T, du Plessis A, Limperopoulos C
Age and sex influences gamma-aminobutyric acid concentrations in the developing brain of very premature infants
Scientific Reports. 2020;10(1):10549. Published 2020 Jun 29. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-67188-y https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32601466/
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
Whitehead MT, Najim N
Thalamic Massa Intermedia in children with and without midline brain malformations
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020;41(4):729-735. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A6446 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32115420/
2019
Shrot S, Soares BP, Whitehead MT
Cerebral diffusivity changes in fetuses with Chiari II Malformation
Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019;45(4):268-274. doi:10.1159/000490102 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30121678/
2018
Mahdi ES, Whitehead MT
Clival Malformations in CHARGE Syndrome
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018;39(6):1153-1156. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A5612 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29622552/
2017
Sanapo L, Whitehead MT, Bulas DI, Ahmadzia HK, Pesacreta L, Chang T, du Plessis A
Fetal intracranial hemorrhage: role of fetal MRI
Prenat Diagn. 2017;37(8):827-836. doi:10.1002/pd.5096 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28626857/