Usha Jayagurunathan, MD

Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Clinical Fellow, Abdominal Imaging, Neuroradiology and Cardiothoracic Imaging - Alum

Dr. Usha Jayagurunathan is an Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging in the Abdominal Imaging Division.  Dr. Jayagurunathan received her medical degree from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency at the MGM Medical College, Indore, India and successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the evaluation of epilepsy.”

Following residency, Dr. Jayagurunathan completed three fellowships at the University of Arizona in Neuroradiology, Abdominal Imaging and Cardiothoracic Imaging.  She then accepted a faculty position at the University of Arizona, Department of Medical Imaging.

Dr. Jayagurunathan is a current member of the Society of Thoracic Radiology, Society of Abdominal Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Radiological Society of North America.

  • MD: Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India
Honors and Awards
  • 1st Place, Case of the Day Competition Winner, Society of Abdominal Radiology, 2019
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency, MGM Medical College, Indore, India
  • Neuroradiology Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Abdominal Imaging Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Nuclear Imaging Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Board Certifications
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, London - 2017 - present
  • ECFMG Certification, 2015 - present
  • Medical Council of India/Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2009 - present

Select Publications


Mushtaq, R., U. Jayagurunathan, H. Arif-Tiwari, and K. Yaddanapudi, "Pulmonary MRI: Applications and Use Cases", Current Pulm Reports, vol. 9, 12/20320, 2020.


Jayagurunathan, U., and H. Arif, "Hepatocellular Carcinoma with a Difference – Clear Cell Variant", Society of Abdominal Radiology, Florida, 2019.