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    Lea Alhilali, MD

    Neuroradiologist (602) 406-7783

    Lea Alhilali, MD, is a neuroradiologist at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

    Dr. Alhilali’s expertise includes advanced imaging techniques. She is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the American Society of Neuroradiology.

    Dr. Alhilali received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. She completed her internship and radiology residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and her neuroradiology fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    For more information, please call (602) 406-7783.

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Neuroradiology, 2009-2010
    • Residency, Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2004-2009
    • MD, Harvard Medical School, 2004
    • BA, Columbia University, Chemical Physics, summa cum laude, 2000
    Professional Memberships
    • Radiological Society of North America
    • American College of Radiology
    • American Roentgen Ray Society
    • American Society of Neuroradiology
    Honors and Awards
    • Reviewer with  Special Distinction, Radiology, 2015
    • Reviewer with  Special Distinction, Radiology, 2015
    • Richard L. Simmons Speak Up for Patient Safety Award, 2015
    • ASNR Outstanding Presentation Award in Adult Brain/General Neuroradiology, 2015
    • Reviewer with Distinction, Radiology, 2014
    • Certificate of Recognition for Peer Review, American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2013-2015
    • Excellence in Design Award, 94th RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2008
    • RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2008
    • Magna cum laude Educational Exhibit, 93rd RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2007
    • Selected for RadioGraphics Educational Exhibits, 93rd RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2007
    • Siemens-AUR Radiology Resident Academic Development Program Grant, 2007 AUR Annual Meeting, 2007
    • RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Research Program Grant, 92nd RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2006
    • Biomedical Engineering Fellowship Award, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, 2002
    • Von Liebig Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Harvard Medical School, 2001


    Selected Publications
    1. Ghodadra A, Alhilali L, Fakhran S. Principal Component Analysis of Diffusion Tensor Images to Determine White Matter Injury Patterns Underlying Postconcussive Headache. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Feb 2016;37(2):274-278.
    2. Fakhran S, Qu C, Alhilali LM. Effect of the Suboccipital Musculature on Symptom Severity and Recovery after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Mar 24 2016.
    3. Delic J, Alhilali LM, Hughes MA, Gumus S, Fakhran S. White Matter Injuries in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Migraines: Diffusion Entropy Analysis. Radiology. Feb 1 2016:151388.
    4. Wanamaker CP, Fakhran S, Alhilali LM. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of MR imaging findings in patients with middle cerebral artery stroke implanted with mesenchymal stem cells. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Jun 2015;36(6):1063-1068.
    5. Fakhran S, Alhilali L, Kale H, Kanal E. Assessment of rates of acute adverse reactions to gadobenate dimeglumine: review of more than 130,000 administrations in 7.5 years. AJR Am J Roentgenol. Apr 2015;204(4):703-706.
    6. Alhilali LM, Delic JA, Gumus S, Fakhran S. Evaluation of White Matter Injury Patterns Underlying Neuropsychiatric Symptoms after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Radiology. Dec 2015;277(3):793-800.
    7. Fakhran S, Yaeger K, Collins M, Alhilali L. Sex differences in white matter abnormalities after mild traumatic brain injury: localization and correlation with outcome. Radiology. Sep 2014;272(3):815-823.
    8. Fakhran S, Alhilali L, Sreedher G, Dohatcu AC, Lee S, Ferguson B, Branstetter BFt. Comparison of simulated cone beam computed tomography to conventional helical computed tomography for imaging of rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope. Sep 2014;124(9):2002-2006.
    9. Alhilali LM, Yaeger K, Collins M, Fakhran S. Detection of central white matter injury underlying vestibulopathy after mild traumatic brain injury. Radiology. Jul 2014;272(1):224-232.
    10. Alhilali LM, Reynolds AR, Fakhran S. A multi-disciplinary model of risk factors for fatal outcome in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. J Neurol Sci. Dec 15 2014;347(1-2):59-65.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.