Jason N. Nixon, MD

Jason N. Nixon, MD


On staff since July 2012

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

"As a Pediatric Radiologist, my first goal it provide the same care to your child as I would to my own family. In my specialty area of Pediatric Neuroradiology, I spend much of my time diagnosing illnesses of the brain and spine. Many of the findings that I am looking for are very subtle, such as the tiny areas of abnormal brain that can cause epilepsy, or the tiny fibrous cord that might prevent the spine from normally developing. It takes time and attention, and I will often review a study multiple times to make sure I havent missed something. I am meticulous, because I know that correctly diagnosing your child could mean the difference between a good outcome or a bad one. I am driven to give this important job my utmost each and every dayit is what I would want and expect for my own child. And I can proudly say that this is true of the entire team of providers here at Seattle Childrens Hospital. I feel honored to be able to work with a team as skilled and dedicated as are my radiology and clinical colleagues. I would unquestionably trust them with my own children, and I thank you for doing the same."


Board Certification(s)

Radiology - General

Medical/Professional School

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science - Chicago Medical School, North Chicago


Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle


Pediatric Radiology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Clinical Interests



  • Nixon JN, Soares P
    Imaging of Abusive Head Trauma: A Review and Update
    Curr Radiol Rep , 2016 : 4(8)
  • Nixon JN, Dempsey JC, Doherty D, Ishak GE
    Temporal bone and cranial nerve findings in pontine tegmental cap dysplasia
    Neuroradiology , 2015 Oct. 2
  • Sundarakumar DK, Farley SA, Smith CM, Maravilla KR, Dighe MK, Nixon JN.
    Absent cavum septum pellucidum: a review with emphasis on associated commissural abnormalities.
    Pediatr Radiol , 2015 : 45(7)950-964
  • Chapman T, Mahalingam S, Ishak GE, Nixon JN, Siebert J, Dighe MK.
    Diagnostic imaging of posterior fossa anomalies in the fetus and neonate: part 2, posterior fossa disorders
    Clin Imaging , 2015 : 39(2)167-175
  • Menashe SJ, Tse R, Nixon JN, Ishak GE, Thapa MM, McBroom JA, Iyer, RS
    Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Multimodality Imaging of Spine and Shoulder Abnormalities in Children
    AJR , 2015 : (204)W1-W8
  • Chapman T, Mahalingam S, Ishak GE, Nixon JN, Siebert J, Dighe MK
    Diagnostic imaging of posterior fossa anomalies in the fetus and neonate: part 1, normal anatomy and classification of anomalies
    Clin Imaging , 2015 : 39(1)1-8
  • Beatty CW, Ko P-R, Nixon JN, Gospe SM
    Delayed-Onset Movement Disorder and Encephalopathy After Oxycodone Ingestion
    Semin Pediatr Neurol , 2014 : 21160-165
  • Tse R, Nixon JN, Iyer RS, Kuhlman-Wood KA, Ishak GE
    The Diagnostic Value of CT Myelography, MR Myelography, and Both in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol , 2014 : 35(7)1425-1432
  • Nixon JN, Biyyam DR, Stanescu L, Phillips GS, Finn LS, Parisi MT
    Imaging of Pediatric Renal Transplantation and Its Complications in Children: A Pictorial Review
    Radiographics , 2013 : 33(5)1227-1251
  • Nixon JN, Stanescu AL, Weinberger E
    Presyrinx in a child with acquired Chiari I malformation
    Pediatr Radiol , 2013 : 43(4)506-511
  • Nixon JN, Thapa M
    Neonatal Hepatitis
    Pediatric Imaging: A Teaching File , 2012
  • Thera MA, Doumbo OK, Coulibaly D, Diallo DA, Kone AK, Guindo AB, Traore K, Dicko A, Sagara I, Sissoko MS, Baby M, Sissoko M, Diarra I, Niangaly A, Dolo A,Daou M, Diawara SI, Heppner DG, Stewart VA, Angov E, Bergmann-Leitner ES, Lanar DE, Dutta S, Soisson L, Diggs CL, Leach A, Owusu A, Dubois MC,Cohen J, Nixon JN, Gregson A, Takala SL, Lyke KE, Plowe CV.
    Safety and Immunogenicity of an AMA-1
    PLoS ONE , 2008 : 3(1)