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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

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 NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Magazine 2014
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013Seattle Magazine 2013
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009


DTI fiber tracking to differentiate demyelinating diseases from diffuse brain stem glioma.
NeuroImage , 2010 Aug 1: 217-23
The use of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of mitochondrial disease.
Developmental disabilities research reviews , 2010 Jun: 129-35
Functional magnetic resonance imaging for presurgical evaluation of very young pediatric patients with epilepsy.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , 2010 May: 500-6
Interventional radiology for paediatric trauma.
Pediatric radiology , 2009 May: 506-15
Cerebellar vermal volumes and behavioral correlates in children with autism spectrum disorder.
Psychiatry research , 2009 Apr 30: 61-7
Neuroimaging of mitochondrial disease.
Mitochondrion , 2008 Dec: 396-413
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
Corpus callosum morphometrics in young children with autism spectrum disorder.
Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2006 Aug: 733-9
Gray and white matter brain chemistry in young children with autism.
Archives of general psychiatry , 2006 Jul: 786-94
Propofol sedation for longitudinal pediatric neuroimaging research.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology , 2005 Oct: 180-92
Prenatal diagnosis in pregnancies at risk for Joubert syndrome by ultrasound and MRI.
Prenatal diagnosis , 2005 Jun: 442-7
Ultrasound-guided endovenous diode laser in the treatment of congenital venous malformations: preliminary experience.
Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR , 2005 Jun: 879-84
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
The NPHP1 gene deletion associated with juvenile nephronophthisis is present in a subset of individuals with Joubert syndrome.
American journal of human genetics , 2004 Jul: 82-91
Paramagnetic effect of supplemental oxygen on CSF hyperintensity on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery MR images.
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology , 2004 Feb: 274-9
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 Sep: 791-6


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Pediatric NeuroradiologyCME Radiology Review Course - Not Just For ResidentsUniversity of WashingtonApril 2, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Cerebral Edema Diabetic Ketacidosis unknownOct. 1, 2008
A Longitudinal MRI Study of Infants at Risk for AutismNIH Simons Foundation, supplement to IBIS $19,493.00July 1, 2008
Structural and Chemical Brain Imaging of AutismNICHD $1,435,196.00Aug. 1, 2007
A Longitudinal MRI Study of Infants at Risk for AutismIBIS $1,675, 992.00June 1, 2007

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MA.7.220 - Radiology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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