Dennis W. Shaw, MD

Dennis W. Shaw, MD


On staff since April 1992

Children's Title: Division Chief, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Division Chief, Vascular/Interventional Imaging

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"My work involves using imaging technology for diagnosis and in the guidance of minimally invasive interventions. It is very gratifying to employ these techniques to improve outcomes and decrease the discomfort of treatment for childhood diseases. I also value highly the interactions I have with the wonderful group of excellent pediatric specialists here at Children's. I help them apply and interpret the increasingly sophisticated imaging available to their clinical work with children. We work together in the research arena to increase our understanding, and ultimately enhance our treatment, of diseases that afflict children."


Board Certification(s)

Diagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Pediatric Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Neuroradiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Pediatric Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012


  • Giussani C, Poliakov A, Ferri RT, Plawner LL, Browd SR, Shaw DW, Filardi TZ, Hoeppner C, Geyer JR, Olson JM, Douglas JG, Villavicencio EH, Ellenbogen RG, Ojemann JG
    DTI fiber tracking to differentiate demyelinating diseases from diffuse brain stem glioma.
    NeuroImage , 2010 Aug. 1 : 217-23
  • Friedman SD, Shaw DW, Ishak G, Gropman AL, Saneto RP
    The use of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of mitochondrial disease.
    Developmental disabilities research reviews , 2010 June : 129-35
  • Shurtleff H, Warner M, Poliakov A, Bournival B, Shaw DW, Ishak G, Yang T, Karandikar M, Saneto RP, Browd SR, Ojemann JG
    Functional magnetic resonance imaging for presurgical evaluation of very young pediatric patients with epilepsy.
    Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , 2010 May : 500-6
  • Sidhu MK, Hogan MJ, Shaw DW, Burdick T
    Interventional radiology for paediatric trauma.
    Pediatric radiology , 2009 May : 506-15
  • Webb SJ, Sparks BF, Friedman SD, Shaw DW, Giedd J, Dawson G, Dager SR
    Cerebellar vermal volumes and behavioral correlates in children with autism spectrum disorder.
    Psychiatry research , 2009 Apr, 30 : 61-7
  • Saneto RP, Friedman SD, Shaw DW
    Neuroimaging of mitochondrial disease.
    Mitochondrion , 2008 Dec. : 396-413
  • Saam T, Hatsukami TS, Yarnykh VL, Hayes CE, Underhill H, Chu B, Takaya N, Cai J, Kerwin WS, Xu D, Polissar NL, Neradilek B, Hamar WK, Maki J, Shaw DW, Buck RJ, Wyman B, Yuan C
    Reader and platform reproducibility for quantitative assessment of carotid atherosclerotic plaque using 1.5T Siemens, Philips, and General Electric scanners.
    Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI , 2007 Aug. : 344-52
  • Boger-Megiddo I, Shaw DW, Friedman SD, Sparks BF, Artru AA, Giedd JN, Dawson G, Dager SR
    Corpus callosum morphometrics in young children with autism spectrum disorder.
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2006 Aug. : 733-9
  • Friedman SD, Shaw DW, Artru AA, Dawson G, Petropoulos H, Dager SR
    Gray and white matter brain chemistry in young children with autism.
    Archives of general psychiatry , 2006 July : 786-94
  • Amundsen LB, Artru AA, Dager SR, Shaw DW, Friedman S, Sparks B, Dawson G
    Propofol sedation for longitudinal pediatric neuroimaging research.
    Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology , 2005 Oct. : 180-92
  • Sidhu MK, Perkins JA, Shaw DW, Bittles MA, Andrews RT
    Ultrasound-guided endovenous diode laser in the treatment of congenital venous malformations: preliminary experience.
    Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR , 2005 June : 879-84
  • Doherty D, Glass IA, Siebert JR, Strouse PJ, Parisi MA, Shaw DW, Chance PF, Barr M Jr, Nyberg D
    Prenatal diagnosis in pregnancies at risk for Joubert syndrome by ultrasound and MRI.
    Prenatal diagnosis , 2005 June : 442-7
  • Frigon C, Shaw DW, Heckbert SR, Weinberger E, Jardine DS
    Supplemental oxygen causes increased signal intensity in subarachnoid cerebrospinal fluid on brain FLAIR MR images obtained in children during general anesthesia.
    Radiology , 2004 Oct. : 51-5
  • Parisi MA, Bennett CL, Eckert ML, Dobyns WB, Gleeson JG, Shaw DW, McDonald R, Eddy A, Chance PF, Glass IA
    The NPHP1 gene deletion associated with juvenile nephronophthisis is present in a subset of individuals with Joubert syndrome.
    American journal of human genetics , 2004 July : 82-91
  • Anzai Y, Ishikawa M, Shaw DW, Artru A, Yarnykh V, Maravilla KR
    Paramagnetic effect of supplemental oxygen on CSF hyperintensity on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery MR images.
    AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology , 2004 Feb. : 274-9
  • Frigon C, Jardine DS, Weinberger E, Heckbert SR, Shaw DW
    Fraction of inspired oxygen in relation to cerebrospinal fluid hyperintensity on FLAIR MR imaging of the brain in children and young adults undergoing anesthesia.
    AJR. American journal of roentgenology , 2002 Sept. : 791-6


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Pediatric Neuroradiology CME Radiology Review Course - Not Just For Residents University of Washington April 2, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Cerebral Edema Diabetic Ketacidosis unknown Oct. 1, 2008
A Longitudinal MRI Study of Infants at Risk for Autism NIH Simons Foundation, supplement to IBIS $19,493.00 July 1, 2008
Structural and Chemical Brain Imaging of Autism NICHD $1,435,196.00 Aug. 1, 2007
A Longitudinal MRI Study of Infants at Risk for Autism IBIS $1,675, 992.00 June 1, 2007