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Giulio Zuccoli, MD

Job Title Section Chief, Section of Neuroradiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Consultant for Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5032 Phone
412-692-6929 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

University of Parma and University of Bologna, Italy


University of Parma, Italy


Hospital Clinic I Provincial, University of Barcelona, Spain


  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • Italian Society of Neuroradiology
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) Associate Member


  • Best Doctors® America Award 2014
  • Best Doctors® Pittsburgh Award 2013
  • Patients' Choice® Physician Award 2011
  • RSNA 2009 Cum Laude Award
  • At the age of 11, Honorable Mention Award, National Poetry Prize, Lions Club, Milano Duomo, Italy


  • Nardone R, Zuccoli G, Brigo F, Trinka E, Golaszewski S. Cerebral toxoplasmosis following adalimumab treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24191065.
  • Maroon J, Bost J, Amos A, Zuccoli G. Restricted calorie ketogenic diet for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. J Child Neurol. 2013 Aug;28(8):1002-8. doi: 10.1177/0883073813488670. Epub 2013 May 13. PubMed PMID: 23670248.
  • Lochner P, Zuccoli G, Brigo F, Tezzon F, Trinka E, Nardone R. Persistent trigeminal artery: an unusual rescue vessel collateralization? Can J Neurol Sci. 2013 May;40(3):429-30. PubMed PMID: 23603183.
  • Safier R, Cleves-Bayon C, Vaisleib I, Siddiqui A, Zuccoli G. Magnetic Resonance Angiography Evidence of Vasospasm in Children With Suspected Acute Hemiplegic Migraine. J Child Neurol. 2013 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23594822.
  • Zuccoli G, Panigrahy A, Haldipur A, Willaman D, Squires J, Wolford J, Sylvester C, Mitchell E, Lope LA, Nischal KK, Berger RP. Susceptibility weighted imaging depicts retinal hemorrhages in abusive head trauma. Neuroradiology. 2013 Jul;55(7):889-93. doi: 10.1007/s00234-013-1180-7. Epub 2013 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 23568702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3713254.
  • Simon DW, Da Silva YS, Zuccoli G, Clark RS. Acute encephalitis. Crit Care Clin. 2013 Apr;29(2):259-77. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2013.01.001. Epub 2013 Feb 11.Review. PubMed PMID: 23537675.
  • Tabarki B, Al-Sheikh F, Al-Shahwan S, Zuccoli G. Bilateral external ophthalmoplegia in biotin-responsive basal ganglia disease. J Pediatr. 2013 Jun;162(6):1291-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.12.069. Epub 2013 Jan 26. PubMed PMID: 23360564.
  • Fitzgerald RT, Osorio J, Panigrahy A, Mazariegos GV, Zuccoli G. Isolated leptomeningeal enhancement in tacrolimus-associated posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Jan;48(1):76-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2012.09.002. PubMed PMID: 23290027.
  • Tabarki B, Al-Shafi S, Al-Shahwan S, Azmat Z, Al-Hashem A, Al-Adwani N, Biary N, Al-Zawahmah M, Khan S, Zuccoli G. Biotin-responsive basal ganglia disease revisited: clinical, radiologic, and genetic findings. Neurology. 2013 Jan 15;80(3):261-7. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31827deb4c. Epub 2012 Dec 26. PubMed PMID: 23269594.
Referred Articles: 86 
Scientific Presentations and Published Abstracts: 100
Monographs, books and book chapters: 10   
Other publications (including letters to the editor): 10

Research Interests

  • Metabolic and inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system
  • Brain and spine trauma
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumors
  • Non-accidental trauma (child abuse)

Active Research Projects / Grants

During the last few years Dr. Zuccoli’s research has highlighted new insights on Vitamin B1 deficiencies in adults and children and on metabolic management of cancer. Dr. Zuccoli also has published more than 85 refereed articles and presented more than 100 scientific presentations.

Last Update
March 8, 2015
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Last Update
March 8, 2015