David J. Aria, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging (Clinical Scholar Track)
Medical Director, Clinical Operations

An expert and specialist in the field of Pediatric Radiology, David J. Aria, MD, MBA joins the University of Arizona Department of Medical Imaging and Banner University Medical Center – Tucson as Associate Professor. Dr. Aria earned his Medical Degree at Temple University where he was the honored with the Temple Children’s Hospital Key Maker Award during his pediatric rotation. Nominated by a hospital social worker and registered nurse for his exemplary work and dedication, Dr. Aria marked the first time a Temple School of Medicine student was bestowed this honor.

Dr. Aria provides a wealth of knowledge and experience from renown Children’s Hospitals on both Coasts. A major area of interest includes imaging of children with pulmonary disease and congenital heart disease using CT and MRI.

Dr. Aria earned his Master of Business Administration at Morehead State University and went on to complete his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Staten Island University Hospital. After Residency, Dr. Aria completed a Pediatric Interventional Radiology Fellowship followed by a Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology Fellowship at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

A natural instructor, Dr. Aria is an invited lecturer and regularly contributes to Continuing Medical Education (CME) presently leading the Annual Pediatric Radiology Continuing Medical Education Course. Early in his educational career, Dr. Aria served as an academic tutor at Ursinus College and worked as a MCAT Physical Science Instructor for the Princeton Review.

Dr. Aria has authored more than forty publications and has presented over 150 scientific posters, exhibits and abstracts. He is a current member of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Society of Pediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR), the American Board of Radiology (ABR), and the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR).

Dr. Aria is fluent in English, Farsi, and Spanish. When he is not working, Dr. Aria enjoys outdoor activities, sports, and international affairs.

  • MD: Temple University School of Medicine, 2006
  • MBA: Morehead State University, 2015
  • BS: Biology, Ursinus College, 1998
  • Frankford-Torresdale Hospital Philadelphia, PA
  • Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, NY
  • Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 2012
  • Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 2014
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology: CAQ in Pediatric Radiology, 2017
  • American Board of Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology, 2011