Asim Choudhri, MD


Choudhri photo

Dr. Asim Choudhri was born and raised in Wisconsin, where he went to college. After spending several years working as a biomedical engineer designing and testing artificial hearts, he went to medical school at the University of Tennessee. After completing a residency in radiology and fellowship in radiology research at the University of Virginia, he pursued a fellowship in neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins University. He came to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2010 to establish a subspecialty program in pediatric neuroradiology at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Dr. Choudhri's clinical areas of expertise include pediatric neuroradiology, brain tumor imaging, congenital CNS malformations, skull base abnormalities, advanced MRI techniques including functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging-tractography, and non-invasive cerebrovascular imaging. While at UTHSC he oversaw the initiation of the intraoperative MRI program at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, as well as coordinated and directs the functional MRI program. He is co-founder and clinical director of the UT advanced visualization and image processing laboratory.

Dr. Choudhri has published over 35 original articles and book chapters, more than 130 published abstracts, and is a reviewer for ten medical journals. He has served on the program committee of annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is on the faculty of the American College of Radiology's review course in Neuroradiology lecturing on topics including brain tumors, skull base and temporal bone, as well as congenital brain malformations.

He is currently an assistant professor of radiology and neurosurgery at UTHSC, and serves as the assistant chair of research affairs in the department of radiology, and is director of neuroradiology at the Le Bonheur neuroscience institute. Dr. Choudhri gives weekly case-conferences to the neurology and neurosurgery residents, attends weekly pediatric seizure conferences, and gives monthly didactic lectures to the neurosurgery residents.

In his spare time he is a photographer and avid fly fisherman. Dr. Choudhri and his wife Lauren enjoy the food, music, and history of the Memphis area.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Radiology, Certificate in Diagnostic Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology, Subspecialty Certificate in Neuroradiology

Professional Society Membership

  • Radiological Society of North America
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (Senior member)
  • American Society of Spine Radiology
  • American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
  • American Society of Functional Neuroradiology
  • American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
  • European Society of Neuroradiology
  • Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons – Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Selected Awards

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Best Poster – 2012 Annual meeting
  • Journal of Digital Imaging Best Paper for 2011, second place.
  • Radiological Society of North America Certificate of Merit (three awards)
  • Radiological Society of North America Resident/Trainee Research Prize
  • Journal of Radiology Case Reports – Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation
  • Roentgen Resident Research Award, June 2009
  • Research Resident of the Year Award, University of Virginia, Department of
  • Radiology (two awards)
  • Radiological Society of North America Cum Laude Award (two awards)