Pulin Sheth, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology (Clinician Educator)

Medical Directorship Radiology -Breast Imaging

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Dr. Pulin A. Sheth, M.D., born in India and raised in Los Angeles, California, graduated from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. He did his residency training in diagnostic radiology at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center and his fellowship training in women’s imaging at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He began his career working in private practice in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Century City, joining a large subspecialty radiology group. He then joined the faculty of the USC Keck School of Medicine as an assistant professor of clinical radiology in 2001. He is the medical director of Breast Imaging at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, since 2004. He is also the head of Breast MRI at the USC Health Science Campus, LAC+USC and Verdugo Hills Hospital, greatly expanding the practice and serving both the USC community as well as the greater Los Angeles area as a referral center for breast MR and intervention.


  • Breast Density Legislation Impact on Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment J Breast Imaging. 2022 Jul 29; 4(4):371-377. . View in PubMed
  • Factors associated with relapse-free survival after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer at a safety net medical center Am J Surg. 2022 03; 223(3):539-542. . View in PubMed
  • Breast MRI during Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: Lack of Background Parenchymal Enhancement Suppression and Inferior Treatment Response Radiology. 2021 11; 301(2):295-308. . View in PubMed
  • Predicting breast cancer response to neoadjuvant treatment using multi-feature MRI: results from the I-SPY 2 TRIAL NPJ Breast Cancer. 2020 Nov 27; 6(1):63. . View in PubMed
  • Factors associated with MRI detection of occult lesions in newly diagnosed breast cancers J Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar; 121(4):589-598. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical findings and outcomes of MRI staging of breast cancer in a diverse population Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Apr; 174(2):315-324. . View in PubMed
  • Are we overtreating intraductal papillomas? J Surg Res. 2018 11; 231:387-394.. View in PubMed
  • Accuracy of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Compared With Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Assessing the Tumor Response After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer J Ultrasound Med. 2017 May; 36(5):901-911. . View in PubMed
  • Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy for the Management of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast Breast J. 2016 Jan-Feb; 22(1):63-74. . View in PubMed
  • Modified Bi-Rads Scoring of Breast Imaging Findings Improves Clinical Judgment Breast J. 2015 Nov-Dec; 21(6):642-50. . View in PubMed
  • Double-Blind Randomized 12-Month Soy Intervention Had No Effects on Breast MRI Fibroglandular Tissue Density or Mammographic Density Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2015 Oct; 8(10):942-51. . View in PubMed
  • Malignancy rates after surgical excision of discordant breast biopsies J Surg Res. 2015 May 01; 195(1):152-7. . View in PubMed
  • Mammographic findings after intraoperative radiotherapy of the breast Radiol Res Pract. 2012; 2012:758371. . View in PubMed