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Jungwhan J. Choi, MD

  • Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Fetal Imager, Fetal and Neonatal Imaging
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology
As a parent, I consider it a tremendous privilege to be able to help ailing children and I strive to provide the level of care that I would want for my own child.



I am a radiologist with subspecialty focus in pediatric neuroradiology and fetal imaging. I am also a parent and consider it a tremendous privilege to be able to help sick children on a daily basis.

My father, a medicinal chemist, inspired me to pursue medicine. As a child, we would discuss over dinner how drugs like reverse transcriptase inhibitors work and I’ve been fascinated by medicine ever since.

After medical school, I chose a career in radiology because I enjoy visual puzzles, technology and helping patients. Radiology allows me to pursue these interests on a daily basis and pediatric radiology allows me to help some of the most vulnerable and helpless in our society.

I consider myself fortunate to have trained under great teachers and mentors at Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School where I also started my professional career as an attending in the divisions of pediatric radiology, neuroradiology and fetal imaging.

I am equally thankful for the opportunity to join a world-class team of clinicians, radiologists and support staff here at Cincinnati Children’s and the Fetal Care Center, working together towards improved diagnosis, therapy and understanding of a wide variety of pre-natal and childhood diseases.

In my research, I am interested in understanding how various diseases look and evolve in advanced ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the fetus, placenta and newborns. My hope is that my research will help inform clinicians when counseling expecting families.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, young son and dog. We love to visit the zoo, art museum and Graeter’s ice cream.



LGG-32. Integrated biologic, radiologic and clinical analysis of pediatric low-grade gliomas during and after targeted therapy treatment. Tsai, JW; Choi, JJ; Ouaalam, H; Murrillo, EA; Yeo, KK; Vogelzang, J; Sousa, C; Woods, JK; Ligon, KL; Warfield, SK; et al. Neuro-Oncology. 2022; 24:i95-i95.


Normal Growth, Sexual Dimorphism, and Lateral Asymmetries at Fetal Brain MRI. Machado-Rivas, F; Gandhi, J; Choi, JJ; Velasco-Annis, C; Afacan, O; Warfield, SK; Gholipour, A; Jaimes, C. Radiology. 2022; 303:162-170.


Use of Small Bowel Ultrasound to Predict Response to Infliximab Induction in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. Dolinger, MT; Choi, JJ; Phan, BL; Rosenberg, HK; Rowland, J; Dubinsky, MC. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2021; 55:429-432.


Fetal magnetic resonance imaging: supratentorial brain malformations. Choi, JJ; Yang, E; Soul, JS; Jaimes, C. Pediatric Radiology. 2020; 50:1934-1947.


Neck CT angiography examinations for pediatric oropharyngeal trauma: diagnostic yield and proposal of a new targeted technique. Choi, JJ; Burton, CS; Danehy, AR; Voss, SD. Pediatric Radiology. 2020; 50:1602-1609.


Trametinib for the treatment of recurrent/progressive pediatric low-grade glioma. Manoharan, N; Choi, J; Chordas, C; Zimmerman, MA; Scully, J; Clymer, J; Filbin, M; Ullrich, NJ; Bandopadhayay, P; Chi, SN; et al. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2020; 149:253-262.


Immune checkpoint inhibition for pediatric patients with recurrent/refractory CNS tumors: a single institution experience. Cacciotti, C; Choi, J; Alexandrescu, S; Zimmerman, MA; Cooney, TM; Chordas, C; Clymer, J; Chi, S; Yeo, KK. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2020; 149:113-122.


Brain Malformations at All Ages: From Aunt Minnie to Zebras for General Radiologists. Choi, JJ; Setty, BN; Lee, EY. Radiologic Clinics of North America. 2020; 58:463-474.


Seeing Isnʼt Believing: Utilization of Advanced Imaging to Guide Diagnosis of Abdominal Pain Post RYGB. Verheyen, E; Hershman, M; Choi, JJ; Frager, D; Nelson, FA. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2018; 113:s1403-s1404.


Anticancer effects of monocarbonyl analogs of curcumin: oxidative stress, nuclear translocation and modulation of AP-1 and NF-κB. Adams, B; Herold, M; Ferstl, E; Choi, J; Zhu, S. 2015; 3.

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