The Spinners

Ajay Taranath
Ajay TaranathMD, FRANZCR

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

Dr. Ajay Taranath is a fellowship-trained Pediatric Neuroradiologist at The Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide.

  • 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 Pediatric Radiology
  • Member of the Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology
  • Fellowship trained Pediatric Radiologist from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in NSW, Australia from 2003-2004
  • Fellowship-trained in Pediatric Neuroradiology and fetal imaging at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada from 2009-2010


Primary Research Interest:

  • Corpus callosal anomalies
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Tubulinopathies

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Dr Kish Mankad is Clinical Lead for Pediatric Neuroradiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.

Dr. Kish Mankad has been a Consultant Pediatric Neuroradiologist at Great Ormond Street 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 including chairing the International Pediatric Neuroradiology Teaching Network. He also organises the Pediatric Neuroradiology Masterclass at GOSH and is currently setting up a Masters in Pediatric Neuroradiology with 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:

  • Pediatric Neuro-oncology
  • Pediatric demyelinating disorders
  • Epilepsy Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Radiology Education & Training

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Kshitij (Kish) Mankad
Kshitij (Kish) MankadMBBS 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.

Prof Manohar Shroff is a Pediatric Neuroradiologist 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 held the position of the Fellowship and Neuroradiology program Director at the University of Toronto. He is an educator par excellence having been the recipient of 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:

  • Pediatric Demyelination
  • Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pediatric Stroke
  • Neonatal Imaging
  • Quality Assurance in Radiology

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The Global Academy of MRI has awarded Dr Ozgur Oztekin 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 actively involved in clinical Pediatric neuroradiology. His main areas of interests involves Fetal imaging, posterior fossa malformations, pediatric brain tumours. Dr. Öztekin has also been awarded the certificate of “Teach the Teachers" programme by The ESMRMB. He is an author on 100 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

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Özgür Öztekin
Özgür ÖztekinMD, EDiNR, EDiPNR

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

Pradeep Krishnan
Pradeep KrishnanMD, MBBS

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

Dr. Pradeep Krishnan is a fellowship-trained Pediatric and Adult Neuroradiologist.

Dr. Pradeep Krishnan is a fellowship trained Pediatric and Adult  Neuroradiologist 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

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Dr. Prasad Hanagandi is a fellowship-trained Pediatric and Adult Neuroradiologist.

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

He has completed fellowships as a Pediatric and Adult Neuroradiologist  in Canada.
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. During his fellowship training at McGill University , Montreal Canada, Dr. Prasad was consecutively awarded the “Best Fellow teacher of the year “ for his contributions to radiology residency teaching programme.

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

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Prasad Hanagandi
Prasad HanagandiMD, DNB, EDiNR, EDiPNR

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

Robert Goetti
Robert GoettiFRANZCR, FMH

Consultant Neuroradiologist, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

Dr Robert Goetti is a staff specialist paediatric radiologist at the Children's Hospital at Westmead with a subspecialty interest in paediatric neuroradiology.

Dr Robert Goetti is a staff specialist paediatric radiologist at the Children's Hospital at Westmead with a subspecialty interest in paediatric neuroradiology.

Awards and honors

  • 2016 RANZCR Clinical Radiology Early Career Researchers Prize: "Quantitative cerebral perfusion imaging in children and young adults with Moyamoya disease:comparison of arterial spin-labeling-MRI and H(2[(15)O]PET"
  • 2012 Andres-Giedion award for best scientific presentation of the Swiss Society of Paediatric Radiology: "Arterial spin labelling MRI for cerebral perfusion assessement in children with moyamoya disease"
  • 2012 Magna cum laude poster award of the Swiss Society of Radiology 2012: "Adenosine-stress high-pitch dual-source perfusion CT for detection of reversible myocardial ischemia: comparison with MRI"

Primary Research Interest:

  • Vasculopathies and pediatric stroke
  • Spinal malformations
  • Cardiac imaging

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Mr. Jai Sidpra is a medical student at University College London.


Mr. Jai Sidpra is a third year medical student at University College London and a researcher at the UCL-GOS Institute of Child Health. Jai has been involved in running several global teaching programmes including The International Pediatric Neuroradiology Teaching Network and GOSH Pediatric Neuroimaging Tutorials.

Primary Research Interest:

  • Developmental malformations and craniosynostosis
  • Pediatric neuro-oncology
  • Abusive head trauma
  • Artificial intelligence and mathematical modelling

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Jai Sidpra
Jai Sidpra

Medical Student, University College London

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