Sarah M. Desoky, MD

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Associate Professor, Pediatrics - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Desoky is an Associate Professor of Medical Imaging and Pediatrics and received her fellowship training in Pediatric Imaging at a state-of-the-art pediatric academic medical center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Desoky is Associate Director of Medical Imaging Medical Student Electives and enjoys teaching resident physicians and medical students. In her practice, Dr. Desoky is keen on reducing and/or eliminating unnecessary radiation exposure by tailoring examinations to individual patients and their needs and by obtaining the same information using newer imaging techniques which have little or no radiation exposure. 

Research Interests: 

Minimizing radiation exposure to pediatric patients New and emerging applications for MR imaging in pediatric patients Discrepancies in preliminary radiologic interpretations of resident physicians and attending physicians

  • MD: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • Temple University Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Radiology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology, 2010
  • American Board of Radiology with CAQ in Pediatric Radiology, 2013

Select Publications


Sawyer, D. M., R. Mushtaq, S. Vedantham, F. Shareef, S. M. Desoky, H. Arif-Tiwari, D. L. Gilbertson-Dahdal, and U. K. Udayasankar, "Performance of overnight on-call radiology residents in interpreting unenhanced abdominopelvic magnetic resonance imaging studies performed for pediatric right lower quadrant abdominal pain.", Pediatr Radiol, 2021 Mar 10.
Bhasin, N., N. Price, and S. M. Desoky, "Multifocal Osteonecrosis in a 3-Year-Old Child With Sickle Beta Plus Thalassemia.", J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 2021 May 11.


Warner, J., S. Desoky, H. Arif Tiwari, F. Morello, D. Gilbertson, and U. Udayasankar, "Unenhanced MRI of the Abdomen and Pelvis in the Comprehensive Evaluation of Acute Atraumatic Abdominal Pain in Children.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, pp. 1-11, 2020 Sep 09.
Larson, M., B. Skidmore, D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, and S. Desoky, "Late-presenting midgut volvulus", Submitted for Publication, 2020.
al, S. C. Shelmerd, and C. of the Eur ESPR, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Children: A Systematic Review of Imaging Findings, 2020.
Caro-Dominguez, P., S. Cheng Shelmerdine, S. Toso, A. Secinaro, P. Toma, M. Beatrice Damasio, M. Navallas, L. Riaza-Martin, D. Gomez-Pastrana, M. Ghadimi Mahani, et al., "Thoracic imaging of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children: a series of 91 cases.", Pediatr Radiol, vol. 50, issue 10, pp. 1354-1368, 2020 09. PMCID: PMC7399600 
Desoky, S., Re: “International Expert Consensus Statement on Chest Imaging in Pediatric COVID-19 Patient Management: Imaging Findings, Imaging Study Reporting and Imaging Study Recommendations”, 2020.
Udayasankar, U., and S. Desoky, "Non-Contrast MRI for Abdominal Pain in the Pediatric Emergency Department—Point: Safe and Comprehensive Assessment While Reducing Delay in Care ", American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 10.2214/AJR.20.24392, 2020.


Mushtaq, R., S. M. Desoky, F. Morello, D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, G. Gopalakrishnan, A. Leetch, S. Vedantham, B. Kalb, D. R. Martin, and U. K. Udayasankar, "First-Line Diagnostic Evaluation with MRI of Children Suspected of Having Acute Appendicitis.", Radiology, vol. 291, issue 1, pp. 170-177, 2019 04.
Mushtaq, R., S. Desoky, F. Morello, D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, S. Vedantham, B. Kalb, D. Martin, and U. Udayasankar, First-Line Diagnostic Evaluation of Children with Suspected Acute Appendicitis using MRI, 2019.


Desoky, S., RI. Kylat, U. Udayasankar, and D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, Managing Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction: Clinical Perspectives, 2018.
Warhadpande, D., S. Desoky, E. Park, and U. Udayasankar, Imaging of Knee Swelling in Children, 2018.
Warhadpande, D., S. Desoky, E. Park, and U. Udayasankar, "Imaging of Knee Swelling in Children", Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology, vol. 41, issue 1, 01/2018.


Emerson, M., S. Desoky, and D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, The Great Imitator: A Case Report of Congenital Syphilis, 05/2014.
Emerson, M., G. Woodhead, S. Desoky, and D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, An Introduction to PPB: A Case Report of Pleuropulmonary Blastoma, 05/2014.


Kopp, LM., S. Desoky, J. Pugh, and CE. Herzog, "Small cell carcinoma of the ovary of the hypercalcemic type presenting in a 5-year-old girl", Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, vol. 35, issue 5, 07/2013.