A photo of Blaise Jones.

Chief, Neuroradiology

Associate Director for Clinical Operations

Medical Director, MRI

Professor, UC Department of Radiology



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I like to solve mysteries and find the answers to problems, and I love working with children. These interests led me to become a pediatric neuroradiologist, where I can use my knowledge and advanced technology to solve some of the mysterious problems we see in children. I try to be as clear and straightforward as possible in my reports, and I share both what I know and what I don’t know.

As a neuroradiologist, I do imaging of the brain, face, neck and spine. My patients usually only see me as a name on a report. However, I recognize many of their names when I see them on the schedule, and I feel obligated to treat them as I would my own family.

I was the chief of the Neuroradiology section at Cincinnati Children’s for 20 years, and I am still the director of Magnetic Resonance (MR) Safety. I was president of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, and I am actively involved in the American Board of Radiology, an organization that tests radiologists to ensure they are qualified to practice medicine.

The interpretation of imaging tests can be subjective, based on the examiner’s experience of what looks normal or abnormal. In my research, I'm working on ways to measure the differences between normal and abnormal more accurately, to make our interpretations more objective and consistent. This may allow artificial intelligence to increase our accuracy even more.

In my free time, I like to play the piano and sing, and I hope to join a local bar band one of these days. I am a terrible golfer, but I still try. I also enjoy hiking in Cincinnati's beautiful parks with my wife and our dog.

Clinical Interests

Brain tumors; vascular disease

Research Interests

  • Brain neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular disease

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Radiology

Clinical Divisions

Radiology, Epilepsy, Brain Tumor, Interventional Radiology

Research Divisions


My Education

MD: Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC, 1988.

Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1989-1993.

Fellowships: Neuroradiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994; Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994-1995.

Certification: Maintenance of Certification in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 2006, 2016; Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 1996; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1993; Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989.

My Publications

Single-Cell Transcriptomics in Medulloblastoma Reveals Tumor-Initiating Progenitors and Oncogenic Cascades during Tumorigenesis and Relapse. Zhang, L; He, X; Liu, X; Zhang, F; Huang, LF; Potter, AS; Xu, L; Zhou, W; Zheng, T; Luo, Z; et al. Cancer Cell. 2019; 36:302-318.e7.

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor: Transformation in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 2. Agresta, L; Salloum, R; Hummel, TR; Ratner, N; Mangano, FT; Fuller, C; McMasters, RL; Pater, L; Jones, BV; Szabo, S; et al. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66:e27520-e27520.

Medulloblastoma therapy generates risk of a poorly-prognostic H3 wild-type subgroup of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: a report from the International DIPG Registry. Gits, HC; Anderson, M; Stallard, S; Pratt, D; Zon, B; Howell, C; Kumar-Sinha, C; Vats, P; Kasaian, K; Polan, D; et al. Acta Neuropathologica Communications. 2018; 6.

Clinical, Radiologic, Pathologic, and Molecular Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG): A Collaborative Report From the International and European Society for Pediatric Oncology DIPG Registries. Hoffman, LM; van Zanten, SE M V; Colditz, N; Baugh, J; Chaney, B; Hoffmann, M; Lane, A; Fuller, C; Miles, L; Hawkins, C; et al. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018; 36:1963-1972.

Quantitative Synthetic MRI in Children: Normative Intracranial Tissue Segmentation Values during Development. McAllister, A; Leach, J; West, H; Jones, B; Zhang, B; Serai, S. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2017; 38:2364-2372.

Imaging patterns of venous-related brain injury in children. Linscott, LL; Leach, JL; Jones, BV; Abruzzo, TA. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2017; 47:1828-1838.

Diffusion tensor imaging study of pediatric patients with congenital hydrocephalus: 1-year postsurgical outcomes. Mangano, FT; Altaye, M; McKinstry, RC; Shimony, JS; Powell, SK; Phillips, JM; Barnard, H; Jr, LD D; Holland, SK; Jones, BV; et al. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2017; 18:306-319.

Contemporary survival endpoints: an International Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Registry study. Cooney, T; Lane, A; Bartels, U; Bouffet, E; Goldman, S; Leary, SE S; Foreman, NK; Packer, RJ; Broniscer, A; Minturn, JE; et al. Neuro-Oncology. 2017; 19:1279-1280.

External validation of the diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma survival prediction model: a collaborative report from the International DIPG Registry and the SIOPE DIPG Registry. van Zanten, SE M V; Lane, A; Heymans, MW; Baugh, J; Chaney, B; Hoffman, LM; Doughman, R; Jansen, MH A; Sanchez, E; Vandertop, WP; et al. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2017; 134:231-240.

High Frequency of Neuroimaging Abnormalities Among Pediatric Patients With Sepsis Who Undergo Neuroimaging. Sandquist, MK; Clee, MS; Patel, SK; Howard, KA; Yunger, T; Nagaraj, UD; Jones, BV; Fei, L; Vadivelu, S; Wong, HR. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2017; 18:607-613.