About Alok I. Jaju, MD

Alok I. Jaju, MD, is a pediatric radiologist at Phoenix Children's, with special interest in neuroradiology. He is skilled in the use of diagnostic imaging techniques including brain tumor imaging, epilepsy imaging, head and neck imaging, abdominal imaging, and advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Dr. Jaju was drawn to Phoenix Children's by the high-quality and compassionate patient care provided for medical conditions ranging from basic to complex. He enjoys working alongside his highly skilled and collegial providers who make every workday enjoyable as they help patients.

After earning his medical degree from the Government Medical College and Hospital at Nagpur University in India, Dr. Jaju completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at Sion Hospital at the University of Mumbai in India. He received fellowship training in pediatric radiology, neuroradiology and abdominal imaging - all at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Jaju is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology, as well as the subspecialties of pediatric radiology and neuroradiology. He is a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, the Society for Pediatric Radiology, Children's Oncology Group and the American College of Radiology.

Committed to the academic missions of education and research, Dr. Jaju has published peer-reviewed research in notable publications including Pediatric Blood Cancer and American Journal of Neuroradiology, Diagnostics and Neurographics. He is frequently an invited speaker at national and international medical meetings.

Dr. Jaju values patient-centered care and teamwork, which involves effective communication, commitment to providing the best effort and collaboration with all members of the healthcare team. The direct and meaningful impact that healthcare providers have on people's lives inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Jaju is fascinated by the complexities of the human body and is motivated by the prospect of advancing the field of healthcare, and pediatric neuroradiology in particular.

In his free time, Dr. Jaju enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with his family.

Medical School / Education

Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur University, India


(Diagnostic Radiology) Sion Hospital, University of Mumbai, India


(Pediatric Radiology, Neuroradiology, Abdominal Imaging) Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Diagnostic Radiology, Subspecialty-Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology

American Board of Radiology

Professional Affiliations

Member, Children's Oncology Group

Member, Society for Pediatric Radiology

Member, American College of Radiology

Member, American Society of Neuroradiology

Member, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology

Jaju A, Li Y, Dahmoush H, Gottardo NG, Laughlin S, Mirsky D, Panigrahy A, Sabin ND, Shaw D, Storm PB, Poussaint TY, Patay Z, Bhatia A. Imaging of pediatric brain tumors: A COG Diagnostic Imaging Committee/SPR Oncology Committee/ASPNR White Paper. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2023 Jun;70 Suppl 4:e30147. doi: 10.1002/pbc.30147. Epub 2022 Dec 15. PMID: 36519599.

Jaju A, Yeom KW, Ryan ME. MR Imaging of Pediatric Brain Tumors. Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Apr 12;12(4):961. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics12040961. PMID: 35454009; PMCID: PMC9029699.

Zhang M, Tam L, Wright J, Mohammadzadeh M, Han M, Chen E, Wagner M, Nemalka J, Lai H, Eghbal A, Ho CY, Lober RM, Cheshier SH, Vitanza NA, Grant GA, Prolo LM, Yeom KW, Jaju A. Radiomics Can Distinguish Pediatric Supratentorial Embryonal Tumors, High-Grade Gliomas, and Ependymomas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2022 Apr;43(4):603-610. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A7481. Epub 2022 Mar 31. PMID: 35361575; PMCID: PMC8993189.

Almaghraby A, Jaju A, Ryan ME, Rychlik K, Habiby RL, Brickman WJ. Is Gadolinium Contrast Necessary for Pituitary MRI in the Evaluation of Pediatric Short Stature and Growth Hormone Deficiency? Horm Res Paediatr. 2021;94(5-6):201-210. doi: 10.1159/000519031. Epub 2021 Aug 23. PMID: 34425574.

Quinn M, Aw-Zoretic J, Wadhwani N, Jaju A. Primary Melanocytic Tumors of the CNS in Children: Imaging Features with Pathological Correlation. Neurographics, Volume 12, Number 2, 1 April 2022, pp. 87-97(11).


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