Amit Sura, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

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Amit Sura, MD/MBA was born and raised in southern California before completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. There he double majored in business administration at the Walter A. Haas School of Business as well as Molecular and Cell Biology at the College of Letters and Sciences. He moved to Boston in the year 2004 to begin his combined degree program at Tufts University School of Medicine where he received an MD/MBA in Healthcare Management. He completed his residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York before moving back to southern California to start and complete his fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles (CHLA). He currently is the Assistant Program Director for the pediatric radiology fellowship at CHLA. His research interests include topics in healthcare management and policy including overutilization, pay for performance, quality of care, and resident/fellow education. He serves on the Utilization Management committee at CHLA and is working to improve process flows regarding the care of patient with appendicitis.


  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Soft Tissue Vascular Anomalies: Vascular Malformations and Infantile Vascular Tumors (Non-CNS)-Child J Am Coll Radiol. 2024 Jun; 21(6S):S310-S325. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing the agreement of chronic lung disease of prematurity diagnosis between radiologists and clinical criteria Matern Health Neonatol Perinatol. 2024 Apr 05; 10(1):8. . View in PubMed
  • Risk factors for developing calcinosis in juvenile dermatomyositis: subcutaneous and myofascial edema in initial magnetic resonance imaging Rheumatol Int. 2023 Jul 11. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluating current chest imaging practices of pediatric patients with COVID-19: A retrospective analysis Clin Imaging. 2021 Dec; 80:300-303. . View in PubMed
  • Surveillance for radiation-related late effects in childhood cancer survivors: The impact of using volumetric dosimetry Cancer Med. 2021 02; 10(3):905-913. . View in PubMed
  • Ensuring Appropriateness of Pediatric Second Opinion Consultations Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2020 Mar – Apr; 49(2):82-84. . View in PubMed
  • The Clinical Management and Outcomes of Pelvic Neuroblastic Tumors J Surg Res. 2020 05; 249:8-12. . View in PubMed
  • Developing a Technologist-Focused Quality Improvement Program J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 12; 14(12):1598-1602. . View in PubMed
  • Improving Pediatric Breast Ultrasound Reporting and Recommendations J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 11; 14(11):1451-1454. . View in PubMed
  • Enforcing Quality Metrics over Equipment Utilization Rates as Means to Reduce Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Imaging Costs and Improve Quality of Care J Clin Imaging Sci. 2011; 1:28. . View in PubMed
  • Pay-for-Performance Initiatives: Modest Benefits for Improving Healthcare Quality Am Health Drug Benefits. 2010 Mar; 3(2):135-42. . View in PubMed