Sara M. O'Hara, MD, FAAP

Chief, Section of Ultrasound

Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Radiology

Phone 513-636-2164

Fax 513-636-8145


Genitourinary and oncologic imaging; ultrasound

Sara (Sally) O'Hara, MD, grew up in a small coastal town south of Boston, MA. She received her BS in chemistry and physics from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in 1984, and her MD degree from Georgetown, in 1988.

Dr. O'Hara completed a rotating internship year at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH, and completed her radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati in 1993 as chief resident.

Dr. O'Hara focused her training in Pediatric Radiology during a fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. After completing her fellowship, she spent several additional months of training in nuclear medicine at DC Children's Hospital.

Dr. O'Hara worked for five years at Duke University Medical Center, NC, in charge of pediatric nuclear medicine, but she was also involved in all imaging modalities and several research projects. Her interests include pediatric imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and advanced ultrasound techniques.

BS: Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences, Washington, DC, 1980-1984.

MD: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1984-1988.

Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1988-1989.

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC, 1989-1990; Diagnostic Radiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1990-1993.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994.

Diplomate: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989.

Certification: American Board of Radiology, 1993; Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, 1995.

View PubMed Publications

Kucera J, Coley I, O'Hara SM, Koch BL Coley B. The Simple Sacral Dimple: Diagnostic Yield of Ultrasound in Neonates. Pediatric Radiology. 2015 Feb;45:211-216.

Kraus SJ, Adams JA, O'Hara SM. Is High Resistance/Absence of Diastolic Flow in the Pre-Pubertal Testes Really The Norm? An Update. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2012 June;S147.

Gelfand MJ, O’Hara SM, Curtwright, LA, MacLean, JR. Erratum to: Pre-Medication to Block [18 F] FDG Uptake in the Brown Adipose Tissue of Pediatric and Adolescent Patients. Pediatric Radiology. 2011;41(4):542.

Larson DB, Meyers ML, O’Hara SM. Reliability of ultrasound renal length measurements compared to measurements from helical CT multi-planar reformat images. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196(5):W592-7.

Donnelly, LF, O’Hara SM, Oestreich AE, et al. Interaction Between Academic Radiology and the News Media: A Potentially Powerful and Unpredictable Process – Five Stories. AM J Roentgenol. 2009 May;192(5):1382-7.

Calvo-Garcia MA, O’Hara SM, Campbell KM, Strife CF, Mitsnefes MM, Khoury P. Acquired Renal Cysts after Pediatric Liver Transplantation:  Association with Cyclosporine and Renal Dysfunction. Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Sept;12(6):666-71.    

Browne LP, Boswell HP, Birkemeier KL, O’Hara SM, Crotty EJ, Guillerman RP. Van Wyk and Grumbach Syndrome Revisited. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 May;38(5):538-542.

Linam LE, Darolia R, Naffaa LN, Breech LL, O’Hara SM,  Hillard PJ, Huppert JS. Ultrasound findings of adnexal torsion in the pediatric and adolescent population: size really does matter. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Oct;37(10):1013-1019.

Kline-Fath BA, Calvo-Garcia MA, O’Hara SM, Racadio JM. Water imaging (hydrography) in the fetus:  the value of a heavily T2-weight sequence. Pediatr Radiol. 2007;37(2):133-140.