Sumit Pruthi, M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Associate Professor of Pediatrics
M.B.B.S., University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Clinical Description
Sumit Pruthi, MBBS, earned his medical degree from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India and completed a residency in Radiology at L.T.M. General Hospital in Sion, India. He completed a fellowship in Neuroradiology at University of Washington Medical Center and a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Pruthi joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2010 as Assistant Professor after practicing at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital for three years. He was appointed Associate Professor of Radiology & Pediatrics in 2015. He is currently chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology, fellowship director at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and holds a secondary appointment in Pediatrics.

In 2018, Dr. Pruthi launched the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) 3D Printing Center, which provides services to all VUMC departments, both pediatric and adult cases.

He is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America, Society for Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, Tennessee radiological Society and Indian Radiological & Imaging Association.

Section: Pediatric Radiology

VUMC email:
Ikwuanusi I, Jordan LC, Lee CA, Patel NJ, Waddle S, Pruthi S, Davis LT, Griffin A, DeBaun MR, Kassim AA, Donahue MJ. Cerebral hemodynamics and metabolism are similar in sickle cell disease patients with hemoglobin SS and Sß0 thalassemia phenotypes [letter]. Am. J. Hematol [print-electronic]. 2019 Dec 12/8/2019; PMID: 31814164, DOI: 10.1002/ajh.25698, ISSN: 1096-8652.

Doherty K, Frazier SB, Clark M, Childers A, Pruthi S, Wenger DA, Duis J. A closer look at ARSA activity in a patient with metachromatic leukodystrophy. Mol Genet Metab Rep. 2019 Jun; 19: 100460. PMID: 30828547, PMCID: PMC6383325, PII: 100460, PII: S2214-4269(18)30132-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.ymgmr.2019.100460, ISSN: 2214-4269.

, Kadom N, Palasis S, Pruthi S, Biffl WL, Booth TN, Desai NK, Falcone RA, Jones JY, Joseph MM, Kulkarni AV, Marin JR, Milla SS, Mirsky DM, Myseros JS, Reitman C, Robertson RL, Ryan ME, Saigal G, Schulz J, Soares BP, Tekes A, Trout AT, Whitehead MT, Karmazyn B. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Suspected Spine Trauma-Child. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 May; 16(5S): S286-S299. PMID: 31054755, PII: S1546-1440(19)30143-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.02.003, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Jordan LC, Juttukonda MR, Kassim AA, DeBaun MR, Davis LT, Pruthi S, Patel NJ, Lee CA, Waddle SL, Donahue MJ. Haploidentical bone marrow transplantation improves cerebral hemodynamics in adults with sickle cell disease [letter]. Am. J. Hematol [print-electronic]. 2019 Mar 3/5/2019; PMID: 30838684, DOI: 10.1002/ajh.25455, ISSN: 1096-8652.

Juttukonda MR, Lee CA, Patel NJ, Davis LT, Waddle SL, Gindville MC, Pruthi S, Kassim AA, DeBaun MR, Donahue MJ, Jordan LC. Differential cerebral hemometabolic responses to blood transfusions in adults and children with sickle cell anemia. J Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Feb; 49(2): 466-77. PMID: 30324698, PMCID: PMC6330124, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.26213, ISSN: 1522-2586.

Morris EA, Juttukonda MR, Lee CA, Patel NJ, Pruthi S, Donahue MJ, Jordan LC. Elevated brain oxygen extraction fraction in preterm newborns with anemia measured using noninvasive MRI. J Perinatol [print-electronic]. 2018 Dec; 38(12): 1636-43. PMID: 30254332, PII: 10.1038/s41372-018-0229-1, DOI: 10.1038/s41372-018-0229-1, ISSN: 1476-5543.

, Tekes A, Palasis S, Durand DJ, Pruthi S, Booth TN, Desai NK, Jones JY, Kadom N, Lam HFS, Milla SS, Mirsky DM, Partap S, Robertson RL, Ryan ME, Saigal G, Setzen G, Soares BP, Trout AT, Whitehead MT, Karmazyn B. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Sinusitis-Child. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Nov; 15(11S): S403-S412. PMID: 30392608, PII: S1546-1440(18)31171-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.09.029.

Jordan LC, Kassim AA, Donahue MJ, Juttukonda MR, Pruthi S, Davis LT, Rodeghier M, Lee CA, Patel NJ, DeBaun MR. Silent infarct is a risk factor for infarct recurrence in adults with sickle cell anemia. Neurology [print-electronic]. 2018 Aug 8/21/2018; 91(8): e781-e784. PMID: 30054441, PMCID: PMC6107269, PII: WNL.0000000000006047, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006047, ISSN: 1526-632X.

Juttukonda MR, Donahue MJ, Davis LT, Gindville MC, Lee CA, Patel NJ, Kassim AA, Pruthi S, Hendrikse J, Jordan LC. Preliminary evidence for cerebral capillary shunting in adults with sickle cell anemia. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan 1/1/2017; 271678X17746808. PMID: 29260615, DOI: 10.1177/0271678X17746808, ISSN: 1559-7016.

Bhatia A, Pruthi S. Imaging of Pediatric Stroke. Indian J Pediatr [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb 2/27/2016; PMID: 26920396, PII: 10.1007/s12098-015-1982-1, DOI: 10.1007/s12098-015-1982-1, ISSN: 0973-7693.

Kassim AA, Galadanci NA, Pruthi S, DeBaun MR. How I treat and manage strokes in sickle cell disease. Blood [print-electronic]. 2015 May 5/28/2015; 125(22): 3401-10. PMID: 25824688, PMCID: PMC4467906, PII: blood-2014-09-551564, DOI: 10.1182/blood-2014-09-551564, ISSN: 1528-0020.