Founding Members

Ajay Taranath
Ajay TaranathMD, FRANZCR

Women's and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Ajay Taranath is a fellowship trained Pediatric Radiologist and neuroradiologist

  • Currently a Senior Consultant at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital since 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Radiology
  • Member of the Asia-Oceania Society of Paediatric Radiology
  • Member of the Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology
  • Fellowship trained Pediatric Radiologist from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in NSW from 2003-2004
  • Fellowship trained in Pediatric Neuroradiology and Fetal imaging at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from 2009-2010


Primary Research Interest:

  • Corpus Callosal anomalies,
  • Craniosynostosis,
  • Tubulinopathies.

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Neuroradiology, GOSH

Dr. Kish Mankad has been a Consultant Pediatric Neuroradiologist at GOSH since 2011, and is also the Clinical Lead for the service. He has an extensive education and training portfolio, having directed and delivered comprehensive teaching programmes across UK, Australia, China, India, South America. He also runs the Paediatric Neuroradiology Masterclass at GOSH and is currently setting up a Masters in Paediatric Neuroradiology with the University College London. He has been a Visiting Professor to SickKids, Toronto and to the University of Messina in Italy.

His academic interests include pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric inflammatory diseases, brain malformations, white matter disorders and epilepsy.He has authored five text-books and 110 peer reviewed publications. His international collaborations include Stanford University, Dobyns Lab in Seattle, Neuro-MIG Europe, and Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India. He is a core member of the Brain Tumour Imaging group with SIOPe, and a member of the ASPNR, RSNA, ESNR and BSNR.

Kish is also a trained Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has completed the MBA essentials programme with the London School of Economics. As such he is passionate about quality and safety improvement, with a strong focus on healthcare economics and organizational behaviour.

Primary Research Interest:

  • Paediatric Neuro-oncology,
  • Paediatric demyelinating disorders,
  • Epilepsy Genetics,
  • Trauma,
  • Radiology Education & Training. 


Kshitij (Kish) Mankad
Kshitij (Kish) MankadMankad MRCP FRCR

Consultant & Neuroradiology Specialty Lead, Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), London, UK Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London, UK Regional Specialty Adviser for Radiology, NE Thames region, Royal College of Radiologists, London.

Manohar Shroff
Manohar ShroffMD, FRCPC.

Staff Pediatric Neuroradiologist & Radiologist in Chief, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada Ontasian Chair of Pediatric Radiology; SickKids / University of Toronto Professor of Radiology, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto.

Pediatric Neuroradiologists at SickKids, Toronto, with a strong interest in education

Dr. Manohar Shroff is a Pediatric Neuroradiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada and is Professor of Radiology at the University of Toronto. He has radiology board certification (by examination) through the Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians of Canada (RCSPC), and through the American Board of Radiology (ABR).  Dr. Shroff has completed adult and pediatric neuroradiology fellowships and has Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology from the ABR and is a founder member of subspecialty of Neuroradiology at the RCSPC. 

His interests include neonatal imaging, pediatric stroke, pediatric inflammatory diseases and tumors. As the Radiologist in Chief at SickKids, Dr. Shroff also has a strong interest in quality with a focus on innovation. He has a strong interest in education, being the former Fellowship and Neuroradiology Program Director at the University of Toronto; with multiple ‘Excellence in Teaching Awards’ from the University of Toronto. He is an author on over 150 peer reviewed publications listed on PubMed.


Primary Research Interest:

  • Paediatric Demyelination,
  • Paediatric Multiple Sclerosis,
  • Paediatric Stroke,
  • Neonatal Imaging, 
  • Quality Assurance in Radiology.


The Global Academy of MR awarded him with the title ESMRMB/ISMRM certified teacher in clinical MRI

Dr. Oztekin is a Neuroradiologist at Health Science University, Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey. Dr. Oztekin graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and trained in general radiology at Tepecik Education and Research Hospital. He was appointed to his current position in february 2014. He has a special interest in fetal imaging and is clinically actively involved in Pediatric neuroradiology. His main area of interests involves Fetal imaging, posterior fossa malformations, pediatric brain tumours.  He has the diploma of Teach the Teachers Programme given by ESMRMB. He is an author on 50 original peer reviewed publications listed on Scopus.

He is a member  of European network on brain malformation working group.

Dr. Oztekin has a strong interest in education and is currently involved in the International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health, Research in European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action.


Primary Research Interest:

  • Fetal MRI,
  • Spinal malformations,
  • Pediatric brain tumors,
  • Posterior fossa malformations.


Özgür Öztekin
Özgür ÖztekinMD, EDiNR, EDiPNR

Professor of Radiology, Health Science University, Tepecik Research and Education Hospital,Izmir, Turkey

Pradeep Krishnan
Pradeep KrishnanMD, MBBS, Staff Radiologist

Department of Pediatric Neuroradiology The Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Krishnan is a fellowship trained Pediatric and Adult Neuro-radiologist

Dr. Pradeep Krishnan is a fellowship trained Pediatric and Adult  Neuro-radiologist currently working as Staff Radiologist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, Canada. He is also affiliated as an Assistant professor in Neuroradiology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of interests include Pediatric stroke Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, and Functional Imaging.

Primary Research Interest:

  • Pediatric stroke,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Hydrocephalus, 
  • Functional Imaging.


He is an international speaker on rare pediatric disease

Dr. Prasad Hanagandi is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia.

He is a Canadian Fellowship trained Pediatric and Adult Neuroradiologist.

Dr. Prasad completed 6 years of clinical fellowship training at McGill University, Montreal, University of Ottawa and Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. In addition to his Canadian fellowships, he has European Diploma certifications in Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology.

 Dr. Prasad worked as a visiting guest researcher and assisting in clinical pediatric neuroradiology at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden followed by locum jobs in Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology at Hamad Medical Corporation and thereafter at Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar.

He pursues a keen interest in malformations, toxic-metabolic, pediatric brain tumors and infectious diseases.

Primary Research Interest:

  • Pediatric malformations,
  • Toxic-metabolic disease,
  • Pediatric brain tumors,
  • infectious diseases.


Prasad Hanagandi
Prasad HanagandiMD, DNB, EDiNR, EDiPNR

Consultant Neuroradiologist King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia.

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