Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Professor of Pediatrics
M.D., New York University, New York, New YorkA.B., Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Office Address
2200 Children's Way
1423 VCH/Diagnostic Imaging
Nashville, TN 37232-9700
Clinical Description
I am a pediatric radiologist at our children’s hospital. I first trained in Pediatrics, subsequently in Radiology and finally as a pediatric radiologist, and am Board Certified in Pediatrics, Radiology, and Pediatric Radiology. Currently I am the chief of Pediatric Radiology and the Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. I am a tenured Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and Professor of Pediatrics.

My major interests and research lie in the area of quality and safety, appropriate imaging of children, gastrointestinal and genitourinary imaging, and ultrasound and CT. I am Past President and Board Chair of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, have served on the Editorial Board of the journal Radiology, and currently continue to serve on the Editorial Board of the journal Pediatric Radiology. I have chaired the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee for Pediatric Radiology of the American Board of Radiology, and hold its Lifetime Service Certificate. I have chaired multiple committees in the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the American College of Radiology, where I have been intimately involved in the Commission on Education, and the Commission on Quality and Safety, including the writing of multiple Practice Guidelines (now Parameters) in Pediatric Imaging. Currently I serve as Chair of the Pediatric Commission in the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology. I am a founding member of the Steering Committee of The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, and led its Fluoroscopy initiative.

I have authored or coauthored over 120 peer reviewed articles, served as co-Editor of Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, and authored over 40 chapters. I have been fortunate to receive the Caffey Award for best research in Pediatric Imaging, and the Minnies’ award for Best Philanthropic Campaign, awarded for the fluoroscopy initiative of The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.

Section: Pediatric Imaging
Chan SS, Francavilla ML, Iyer RS, Rigsby CK, Hernanz-Schulman M. Clinical decision support: practical implementation at two pediatric hospitals. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2019 Apr; 49(4): 486-92. PMID: 30923880, PII: 10.1007/s00247-018-4322-6, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-018-4322-6, ISSN: 1432-1998.

Serai SD, Rigsby CK, Kan HJ, Panigrahy A, Hernanz-Schulman M, Anupindi SA. Inclusion of Pediatric-Specific Indications and Procedures in the New ACR MRI Accreditation Program. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2018 Jul; 15(7): 1022-6. PMID: 29728321, PII: S1546-1440(18)30353-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.03.025, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Daldrup-Link HE, Sammet C, Hernanz-Schulman M, Barsness KA, Cahill AM, Chung E, Doria AS, Darge K, Krishnamurthy R, Lungren MP, Moore S, Olivieri L, Panigrahy A, Towbin AJ, Trout A, Voss S. White Paper on P4 Concepts for Pediatric Imaging. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2016 May; 13(5): 590-597.e2. PMID: 26850380, PMCID: PMC4860067, PII: S1546-1440(15)01131-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.10.028, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Eakins C, Ellis WD, Pruthi S, Johnson DP, Hernanz-Schulman M, Yu C, Kan JH. Second opinion interpretations by specialty radiologists at a pediatric hospital: rate of disagreement and clinical implications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Oct; 199(4): 916-20. PMID: 22997387, PII: 199/4/916, DOI: 10.2214/AJR.11.7662, ISSN: 1546-3141.

Hernanz-Schulman M. CT as an outcome surrogate in patients with cystic fibrosis: does the effort justify the risks? [editorial]. Radiology. 2012 Mar; 262(3): 746-9. PMID: 22357879, PII: 262/3/746, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.11110065, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Todd Tzanetos DR, Yu C, Hernanz-Schulman M, Barr FE, Brown NJ. Prospective study of the incidence and predictors of thrombus in children undergoing palliative surgery for single ventricle physiology. Intensive Care Med [print-electronic]. 2012 Jan; 38(1): 105-12. PMID: 21979273, PMCID: PMC4747610, DOI: 10.1007/s00134-011-2378-y, ISSN: 1432-1238.

Newman B, John S, Goske M, Hernanz-Schulman M. Pause and pulse: radiation dose in pediatric fluoroscopy. Pediatr Rev. 2011 Sep; 32(9): e83-90. PMID: 21885657, PII: 32/9/e83, DOI: 10.1542/pir.32-9-e83, ISSN: 1526-3347.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Goske MJ, Bercha IH, Strauss KJ. Pause and pulse: ten steps that help manage radiation dose during pediatric fluoroscopy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Aug; 197(2): 475-81. PMID: 21785097, PII: 197/2/475, DOI: 10.2214/AJR.10.6122, ISSN: 1546-3141.

Hilmes MA, Hernanz-Schulman M, Greeley CS, Piercey LM, Yu C, Kan JH. CT identification of abdominal injuries in abused pre-school-age children. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2011 May; 41(5): 643-51. PMID: 21107556, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-010-1899-9, ISSN: 1432-1998.

Johnson DP, Hernanz-Schulman M, Martus JE, Lovejoy SA, Yu C, Kan JH. Significance of epiphyseal cartilage enhancement defects in pediatric osteomyelitis identified by MRI with surgical correlation. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2011 Mar; 41(3): 355-61. PMID: 20936273, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-010-1849-6, ISSN: 1432-1998.

Hernanz-Schulman M. CT and US in the diagnosis of appendicitis: an argument for CT. Radiology. 2010 Apr; 255(1): 3-7. PMID: 20308436, PII: 255/1/3, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2553201003, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Hernanz-Schulman M. Pyloric stenosis: role of imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Apr; 39 Suppl 2: S134-9. PMID: 19308372, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-1106-4, ISSN: 1432-1998.

Garcia K, Hernanz-Schulman M, Bennett DL, Morrow SE, Yu C, Kan JH. Suspected appendicitis in children: diagnostic importance of normal abdominopelvic CT findings with nonvisualized appendix. Radiology. 2009 Feb; 250(2): 531-7. PMID: 19188320, PII: 250/2/531, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2502080624, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Hernanz-Schulman M. Potential risks in radiology departments. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2008 Nov; 38 Suppl 4: S720-7. PMID: 18810408, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-0983-x, ISSN: 0301-0449.

Hooker RL, Hernanz-Schulman M, Yu C, Kan JH. Radiographic evaluation of intussusception: utility of left-side-down decubitus view. Radiology. 2008 Sep; 248(3): 987-94. PMID: 18710987, PMCID: PMC2657850, PII: 248/3/987, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2491071821, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Goske MJ, Applegate KE, Boylan J, Butler PF, Callahan MJ, Coley BD, Farley S, Frush DP, Hernanz-Schulman M, Jaramillo D, Johnson ND, Kaste SC, Morrison G, Strauss KJ, Tuggle N. The Image Gently campaign: working together to change practice [editorial]. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Feb; 190(2): 273-4. PMID: 18212208, PII: 190/2/273, DOI: 10.2214/AJR.07.3526, ISSN: 1546-3141.

Hernanz-Schulman M. Science to practice: can fluoroscopic radiation dose be substantially reduced?. Radiology. 2006 Jan; 238(1): 1-2. PMID: 16373750, PII: 238/1/1, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2381051143, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M. Vascular rings: a practical approach to imaging diagnosis. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2005 Oct; 35(10): 961-79. PMID: 16052335, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-005-1529-0, ISSN: 0301-0449.

Robinson CG, Hernanz-Schulman M, Zhu Y, Griffin MR, Gruber W, Edwards KM. Evaluation of anatomic changes in young children with natural rotavirus infection: is intussusception biologically plausible?. J. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2004 Apr 4/15/2004; 189(8): 1382-7. PMID: 15073674, PII: JID31120, DOI: 10.1086/382655, ISSN: 0022-1899.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Zhu Y, Stein SM, Heller RM, Bethel LA. Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in infants: US evaluation of vascularity of the pyloric canal. Radiology [print-electronic]. 2003 Nov; 229(2): 389-93. PMID: 14526096, PII: 2292021303, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2292021303, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Aaronson OS, Hernanz-Schulman M, Bruner JP, Reed GW, Tulipan NB. Myelomeningocele: prenatal evaluation--comparison between transabdominal US and MR imaging. Radiology [print-electronic]. 2003 Jun; 227(3): 839-43. PMID: 12714679, PII: 2273020535, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2273020535, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M. Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Radiology [print-electronic]. 2003 May; 227(2): 319-31. PMID: 12637675, PII: 2272011329, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2272011329, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Brock JW, Russell W. Sonographic findings in infants with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2002 Feb; 32(2): 130-7. PMID: 11819084, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-001-0592-4, ISSN: 0301-0449.

Lowe LH, Draud KS, Hernanz-Schulman M, Newton MR, Heller RM, Stein SM, Speroff T. Nonenhanced limited CT in children suspected of having appendicitis: prospective comparison of attending and resident interpretations. Radiology. 2001 Dec; 221(3): 755-9. PMID: 11719672, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2213010379, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Gilbert WB, Hernanz-Schulman M, Pope JC. Development of small calculi in an infant with bilateral single system ureteroceles. J. Urol. 2001 Nov; 166(5): 1860-1. PMID: 11586248, PII: S0022-5347(05)65706-0, ISSN: 0022-5347.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Lowe LH, Johnson J, Neblett WW, Polk DB, Perez R, Scheker LE, Stein SM, Heller RM, Cywes R. In vivo visualization of pyloric mucosal hypertrophy in infants with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: is there an etiologic role?. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2001 Oct; 177(4): 843-8. PMID: 11566686, DOI: 10.2214/ajr.177.4.1770843, ISSN: 0361-803X.

Lowe LH, Perez R, Scheker LE, Stein SM, Heller RM, Hernanz-Schulman M. Appendicitis and alternate diagnoses in children: findings on unenhanced limited helical CT. Pediatr Radiol. 2001 Aug; 31(8): 569-77. PMID: 11550769, DOI: 10.1007/s002470100490, ISSN: 0301-0449.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Schulman G. Focus on imaging at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting. Radiology. 2001 Jul; 220(1): 1-2. PMID: 11425964, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.220.1.r01jl371, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Lowe LH, Penney MW, Stein SM, Heller RM, Neblett WW, Shyr Y, Hernanz-Schulman M. Unenhanced limited CT of the abdomen in the diagnosis of appendicitis in children: comparison with sonography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2001 Jan; 176(1): 31-5. PMID: 11133533, DOI: 10.2214/ajr.176.1.1760031, ISSN: 0361-803X.

Lowe LH, Isuani BH, Heller RM, Stein SM, Johnson JE, Navarro OM, Hernanz-Schulman M. Pediatric renal masses: Wilms tumor and beyond. Radiographics. 2000 Nov; 20(6): 1585-603. PMID: 11112813, DOI: 10.1148/radiographics.20.6.g00nv051585, ISSN: 0271-5333.

Lowe LH, Penney MW, Scheker LE, Perez R, Stein SM, Heller RM, Shyr Y, Hernanz-Schulman M. Appendicolith revealed on CT in children with suspected appendicitis: how specific is it in the diagnosis of appendicitis?. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2000 Oct; 175(4): 981-4. PMID: 11000148, DOI: 10.2214/ajr.175.4.1750981, ISSN: 0361-803X.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Vanholder R, Waterloos MA, Hakim R, Schulman G. Effect of radiographic contrast agents on leukocyte metabolic response. Pediatr Radiol. 2000 Jun; 30(6): 361-8. PMID: 10876817, DOI: 10.1007/s002470050763, ISSN: 0301-0449.

Tulipan N, Bruner JP, Hernanz-Schulman M, Lowe LH, Walsh WF, Nickolaus D, Oakes WJ. Effect of intrauterine myelomeningocele repair on central nervous system structure and function. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 Oct; 31(4): 183-8. PMID: 10705927, PII: pne31183, ISSN: 1016-2291.

Tulipan N, Hernanz-Schulman M, Lowe LH, Bruner JP. Intrauterine myelomeningocele repair reverses preexisting hindbrain herniation. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 Sep; 31(3): 137-42. PMID: 10708355, PII: pne31137, ISSN: 1016-2291.

Tulipan N, Hernanz-Schulman M, Bruner JP. Reduced hindbrain herniation after intrauterine myelomeningocele repair: A report of four cases. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1998 Nov; 29(5): 274-8. PMID: 9917546, PII: 28735, DOI: 28735, ISSN: 1016-2291.

Ramnath RR, Heller RM, Ben-Ami T, Miller MA, Campbell P, Neblett WW, Holcomb GW, Hernanz-Schulman M. Implications of early sonographic evaluation of parapneumonic effusions in children with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 1998 Jan; 101(1 Pt 1): 68-71. PMID: 9417153, ISSN: 0031-4005.

May RE, Himmelfarb J, Yenicesu M, Knights S, Ikizler TA, Schulman G, Hernanz-Schulman M, Shyr Y, Hakim RM. Predictive measures of vascular access thrombosis: a prospective study. Kidney Int. 1997 Dec; 52(6): 1656-62. PMID: 9407514, PII: S0085-2538(15)60339-8, ISSN: 0085-2538.

Pope JC, Hernanz-Schulman M, Showalter PR, Cole TC, Schrum FF, Szurkus D, Brock JW. The value of Doppler resistive index and peak systolic velocity in the evaluation of porcine renal obstruction. J. Urol. 1996 Aug; 156(2 Pt 2): 730-3. PMID: 8683770, ISSN: 0022-5347.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Dinauer P, Ambrosino MM, Polk DB, Neblett WW. The antral nipple sign of pyloric mucosal prolapse: endoscopic correlation of a new sonographic observation in patients with pyloric stenosis. J Ultrasound Med. 1995 Apr; 14(4): 283-7. PMID: 7602686, ISSN: 0278-4297.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Sells LL, Ambrosino MM, Heller RM, Stein SM, Neblett WW. Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in the infant without a palpable olive: accuracy of sonographic diagnosis. Radiology. 1994 Dec; 193(3): 771-6. PMID: 7972822, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.193.3.7972822, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M. Applications of Doppler sonography to diagnosis of extracranial pediatric disease. Radiology. 1993 Oct; 189(1): 1-14. PMID: 8372177, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.189.1.8372177, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M. Cysts and cystlike lesions of the lung. Radiol. Clin. North Am. 1993 May; 31(3): 631-49. PMID: 8497595, ISSN: 0033-8389.

Hernanz-Schulman M. Hyperechoic renal medullary pyramids in infants and children [editorial]. Radiology. 1991 Oct; 181(1): 9-11. PMID: 1887061, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.181.1.1887061, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Stein SM, Neblett WW, Atkinson JB, Kirchner SG, Heller RM, Merrill WH, Fleischer AC. Pulmonary sequestration: diagnosis with color Doppler sonography and a new theory of associated hydrothorax. Radiology. 1991 Sep; 180(3): 817-21. PMID: 1871300, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.180.3.1871300, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Fleischer AC. New applications of conventional and Doppler sonography in pediatrics. Curr Opin Radiol. 1991 Apr; 3(2): 208-15. PMID: 2049269, ISSN: 1040-869X.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Genieser NB, Ambrosino M. Sonographic diagnosis of intramural duodenal hematoma. J Ultrasound Med. 1989 May; 8(5): 273-6. PMID: 2654419, ISSN: 0278-4297.

Lubat E, Hernanz-Schulman M, Genieser NB, Ambrosino MM, Teele RL. Sonography of the simple and complicated ipsilateral fused kidney. J Ultrasound Med. 1989 Mar; 8(3): 109-14. PMID: 2657087, ISSN: 0278-4297.

Teele RL, Hernanz-Schulman M, Sotrel A. Echogenic vasculature in the basal ganglia of neonates: a sonographic sign of vasculopathy. Radiology. 1988 Nov; 169(2): 423-7. PMID: 2845473, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.169.2.2845473, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Cohen W, Genieser NB. Sonography of cerebral infarction in infancy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1988 Apr; 150(4): 897-902. PMID: 3279737, DOI: 10.2214/ajr.150.4.897, ISSN: 0361-803X.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Teele RL, Perez-Atayde A, Zollars L, Levine J, Black P, Kuligowska E. Pancreatic cystosis in cystic fibrosis. Radiology. 1986 Mar; 158(3): 629-31. PMID: 3511500, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.158.3.3511500, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Hernanz-Schulman M, Dohan FC, Jones T, Cayea P, Wallman J, Teele RL. Sonographic appearance of callosal agenesis: correlation with radiologic and pathologic findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1985 May; 6(3): 361-8. PMID: 3923793, ISSN: 0195-6108.