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Mahesh Thapa, M.D.


Pediatric Radiology
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After completing his fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Thapa accepted the position of Acting Assistant Professor at the same institution. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Thapa helped organize the monthly resident and fellow teaching conferences at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Thapa began collaborating with the Pediatric Rheumatologists and established a monthly interdepartmental conference to discuss interesting rheumatologic conditions with radiologic and clinical correlation. This was also the inaugural year of the medical student anatomy course with imaging correlation (HuBio 511), which Dr. Thapa helped establish and has actively participated in ever since. In July of 2007 Dr. Thapa became an Assistant Professor and continued his work in medical student/resident/fellow education. Dr. Thapa began collaborating with other departments and obtained additional training in musculoskeletal imaging at Roosevelt Medical Center. In addition to the human anatomy course, Dr. Thapa began educating 4th year medical students by participating in the University of Washington’s Capstone Course (Transition into Residency) and Rheumatology workshops. This was also the first year Dr. Thapa was invited to lecture about pediatric musculoskeletal and informatics topics at several national radiology education meetings, including the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). In the spring of 2009, Dr. Thapa became the Fellowship Program Director of Pediatric Radiology at Seattle Children’s. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of his career. The new position has given Dr. Thapa more opportunities to work with, mentor and educate fellows and residents. Dr. Thapa’s main areas of expertise include Medical Education, Informatics, and Pediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging.

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Uniquely pediatric upper extremity injuries.
Helen H. R. Kim, Sarah J Menashe, Anh-Vu Ngo, et al. - Published 2021 - CLINICAL IMAGING

A Novel Algorithm using Within-leg Calibration for Enhanced Accuracy of Detection of Arthritis by Infrared Thermal Imaging in Children.
Yongdong Zhao, R. S. Iyer, M. Thapa, et al. - Published 2021 - THE JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY

Association Between 45° Flexion Anteroposterior Elbow Radiographs and Diagnostic Accuracy of Capitellum Osteochondritis Dissecans
Michael G. Saper, V. Bompadre, G. Schmale, et al. - Published 2021 - THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Pediatric Bone Marrow: Normal and Abnormal MRI Appearance.
Allison Person, E. Janitz, M. Thapa - Published 2021 - SEMINARS IN ROENTGENOLOGY

Michael G. Saper, Monique S. Burton, Sarah J Menashe, et al. - Published 2021 - ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Musculoskeletal MRI in Infants: Technical Considerations, Pitfalls and Optimization Strategies.
Vincent York, N. Sultan, M. Thapa, et al. - Published 2021 - SEMINARS IN ROENTGENOLOGY

Prevalence and Severity of Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Andrew J. Hinkle, Celeste Quitiquit Dickason, Thomas M. Jinguji, et al. - Published 2021 - ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Normative Values for the Sonographic Measurement of the Pediatric Median and Ulnar Nerves.
Sarah J Menashe, E. Maloney, Francisco A Perez, et al. - Published 2021 - ACADEMIC RADIOLOGY

Review of spinal involvement in Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO): What radiologists need to know about CRMO and its imitators.
Amisha J. Shah, M. Rosenkranz, M. Thapa - Published 2021 - CLINICAL IMAGING

Where technology succeeds and fails in education
K. Wong, M. Thapa - Published 2021 - PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY