Ivan Pedrosa, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Radiology Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He holds the Jack Reynolds, M.D., Chair in Radiology and is co-leader of the Kidney Cancer Program at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Originally from Spain, Dr. Pedrosa earned his medical degree at the University Complutense in Madrid and completed his radiology residency at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid. He received advanced training in trauma and emergency radiology through a fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, and in Body MRI through a fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Prior to joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2011, Dr. Pedrosa served as an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and was Director of Body MRI.
Research and Clinical Practice
As a body imager and clinical researcher, Dr. Pedrosa focuses on developing new MRI techniques to support translational research efforts in different diseases of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. His primary areas of interest include kidney and prostate cancer; liver, pancreatic, and biliary disease; and imaging of the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Pedrosa’s National Institutes of Health-funded translational research program in kidney cancer focuses on implementing novel MRI techniques that can provide information about the aggressiveness of renal tumors without having to perform a biopsy.
Investigating Novel Imaging Techniques
Dr. Pedrosa has served as principal investigator and co-investigator in a number of clinical trials assessing novel imaging approaches. The overarching goal of his research is to translate novel imaging techniques into the clinical setting for more accurate diagnosis and robust evaluation of disease severity of different pathologies in the torso to improve patient outcomes. This is emphasized through the development and implementation of multiparametric MRI protocols that rely on robust and reproducible quantitative imaging strategies. These efforts provide the basis for data-driven optimization of clinical imaging protocols.
Educating, Editing, and Lecturing
In addition to authoring more than 130 peer-reviewed works and 35 additions and chapters to other texts, Dr. Pedrosa serves as a reviewer for several medical and scientific journals, including Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Cancer, Radiographics, Journal of Urology, and Clinical Cancer Research. He has served as a visiting professor at universities and medical centers within the U.S. and abroad, and has been an invited speaker at more than 90 national and international conferences.
As a dedicated radiology educator and mentor, Dr. Pedrosa has received multiple teaching awards, including UT Southwestern’s Golden Apple Award.
He is an active member of numerous national and international organizations, including the Society of Computed Body Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging (SCBT/MR), the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine (ISMRM), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American College of Radiology, the Sociedad Española de Radiología Médica, the European Society of Radiology, the American Urological Association, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He also serves on the American College of Radiology Imaging Network’s (ACRIN) Experimental Imaging Science Committee and the Renal Cancer Task Force of the National Cancer Institute’s Genitourinary Steering Committee.
Dr. Pedrosa is passionate about cooking for his family and friends and watching movies, including classics from Hollywood’s Golden Age.