Lidia M. Nagae, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Lidia Nagae, MD, PhD pursued residency training in Pediatric Neurology and Diagnostic Radiology and then went on to complete a Fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of São Paulo.  Dr. Nagae completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Neuroimaging as well as a Neuroradiology Clinical Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. After earning a PhD in Radiology/Neuroradiology at the University of Sao Paulo, Dr. Nagae completed Fellowships in Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as a Neuroradiology Instructorship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Interests: 

Advanced imaging (functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging); epilepsy; brain tumors.

  • MD: University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 1985–1990
  • PhD: University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2006–2009
Honors and Awards
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research Fellow Grant Award, 2010
  • University of São Paulo, Pediatrics, 1991
  • University of São Paulo, Pediatric Neurology, 1992-1994
  • University of São Paulo, Radiology, 1998-2000
  • University of São Paulo, Neuroradiology, 2001
  • Johns Hopkins University, Neuroimaging Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2001-2004
  • Johns Hopkins University, Neuroradiology, 2004-2005
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Neuroradiology, 2009-2010
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Radiology, 2010-2011
  • University of Pennsylvania, Instructorship: Adult Neuroradiology, 2011-2012
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Radiology/Neuroradiology, 2012-2013
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology, 2013
  • ABR Neuroradiology Subspecialty CAQ in Neuroradiology, 2015

Select Publications


Pollard, R., M. Leppert, C. Rawson, M. Boehnke, J. Honce, MD. Lidia Nagae, S. Poisson, and E. Nyberg, "A clinical paradigm for classifying neurologic symptoms to screen for emergent large vessel occlusions", J Stroke Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol. 28, issue 4, no. 2019 Apr;28(4):929-934, pp. 929-934, 04/2019.


B, B., H. JM, S. E, S. SH, and N. L, "Isolated focal dystonia phenotypes are associated with distinctive patterns of altered microstructure", Neuroimage , vol. 19, no. Jun 5;19:805-812. : Neuroimage Clin, pp. 805-812, 06/2018.
M, B., D. CN, N. L, T. J, O. S, and A. A, "Curative and palliative MRI-guided laser ablation for drug-resistant epilepsy", Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry , vol. 89, issue 4, no. 2018 Apr, pp. 425-433, 04/2018.


Honce, J. M., L. Nagae, and E. Nyberg, "Neuroimaging of Natalizumab Complications in Multiple Sclerosis: PML and Other Associated Entities.", Mult Scler Int, vol. 2015, pp. 809252, 2015. PMCID: PMC4592919 
Gilden, D., T. M. White, L. Nagae, W. H. Gurdin, P. J. Boyer, and M. A. Nagel, "Successful Antiviral Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis and Takayasu Arteritis.", JAMA Neurol, vol. 72, issue 8, pp. 943-6, 2015 Aug. PMCID: PMC5489065  PMID: 26258736


Mori, S., S. Wakana, L. M. Nagae-Poetscher, and P. C. M. van Zijl, MRI Atlas of Human White Matter, New York, Elsevier, 2005.