Hina Arif-Tiwari, MD

Interim Governance Council Member
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Division Chief, Abdominal Imaging
Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Hina Arif-Tiwari, MD is the Chief of Abdominal Imaging and the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medical Imaging. She also serves as Director of the Abdominal Radiology Fellowship Program. After her radiology residency training, Dr. Arif-Tiwari completed several advanced imaging fellowships, including Abdominal Imaging and Non-vascular Intervention fellowship at the University of British Columbia, and subsequently an MRI Translational Science and Imaging Fellowship at the University of Arizona. She has special research interests in the imaging of pelvic floor dysfunction with dynamic magnetic resonance imaging and translabial ultrasound and thoracic outlet obstruction imaging by magnetic resonance angiography, presenting her work at multiple national and international scientific conferences. Within the past several years, Dr. Arif-Tiwari’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Arif-Tiwari also does recurring educational work for the ACR through the Body and Pelvic MRI course.

Research Interests: 

Advanced prostate imaging- Ultrasound MR prostate fusion imaging and fusion guided biopsy Dynamic MR imaging of pelvic floor prolapse Dynamic MR angiography of thoracic outlet obstruction High resolution ultrasound imaging of vaginal mesh implant Ultrasound/MR Elastography High resolution ultrasound imaging of skin

  • MD: Barkatullah University, Bhopal,India, 1995-2001
  • DNB: Diplomate of the National Board: Radiodiagnosis, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India, 2007
Honors and Awards
  • Gold Medal: General Surgery - 1st Position in University, Final M.B.B.S – 2000
  • President of India Award - 1st position in all M.B.B.S exams – 2000
  • 2008 Best Radiology Poster Award - Magnetic resonance imaging in young patients with neuro psychiatric manifestations of systemic lupus erythrematosus. - Annual meeting of Indian society of Neuroradiology
  • Fresh Face Award - The 27th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound - ICUS Bubble Conference, Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Rookie of the Year Award - University of Arizona Health Network, Tucson, AZ, 2014
  • Case of the Day Award - Society of Abdominal Radiology Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, 2014
  • Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal India (2000-2001)
  • NSCB Medical College (2002-2005): Radiology
  • Senior Residency: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India (2005-2008)
  • University of Arizona, Clinical and Translational Body MR Imaging Fellowship, 2011 - 2012
  • University of British Columbia, Abdominal Imaging and Non-Vascular Intervention Fellowship, 2010 - 2011
  • University of British Columbia, Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship, 2009 - 2010

Select Publications


Arif-Tiwari, H., C. O. Twiss, F. C. Lin, J. T. Funk, S. Vedantham, D. R. Martin, and B. T. Kalb, "Improved Detection of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Comparative Utility of Defecography Phase Sequence to Nondefecography Valsalva Maneuvers in Dynamic Pelvic Floor Magnetic Resonance Imaging.", Curr Probl Diagn Radiol, 2018 Aug 23.


Czeyda-Pommersheim, F., B. Kalb, J. Costello, J. Liau, A. Meshksar, H. Arif Tiwari, and D. Martin, "MRI in pelvic inflammatory disease: a pictorial review.", Abdom Radiol (NY), vol. 42, issue 3, pp. 935-950, 2017 Mar.


Gimber, LH., DM. Melville, AS. Klauser, RS. Witte, H. Arif-Tiwari, and MS. Taljanovic, "Artifacts in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound", Radiographics, vol. 36, issue 2, pp. 479-480, 04/2016.
Petkovska, I., D. R. Martin, M. F. Covington, S. Urbina, E. Duke, J. Z Daye, L. A. Stolz, S. M. Keim, J. R. Costello, S. Chundru, et al., "Accuracy of Unenhanced MR Imaging in the Detection of Acute Appendicitis: Single-Institution Clinical Performance Review.", Radiology, pp. 150468, 2016 Jan 25.
Duke, E., B. Kalb, H. Arif-Tiwari, Z. John Daye, D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, S. M. Keim, and D. R. Martin, "A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Performance of MRI for Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 206, issue 3, pp. 508-17, 2016 Mar.