Dorothy Bulas, MD Radiologist

Awards and Recognition:

    Top Doctors
    No. Va. Magainze
    (2015, 2016, 2017)


  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology/Pediatric Radiology

National Provider ID: 1891878245

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Outside Interests

  • Wolters Kluwer 



Dorothy Bulas, M.D., is an attending in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology. She serves as the section head of ultrasound and fetal imaging. Dr. Bulas' clinical and research interests include prenatal sonographic and MRI evaluation of congenital anomalies, transcranial doppler evaluation of neonatal and pediatric cerebrovascular injury and blunt abdominal trauma. Recognized as an advocate for improving pediatric radiology worldwide, she is the 2017 recipient of the Radiological Society of North America's Outstanding Educator Award.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Radiology, 1989
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Diagnostic Radiology, 1987
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1984
    New York Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1983
    University of Maryland Medical System
  • MD, 1981
    Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • BA, 1979
    Lehigh University


doctors looking at possible Zika-affected patients

Three of 48 fetuses exposed to Zika in utero had abnormal fetal magnetic resonance imaging

During a recent trip Sarah B. Mulkey, M.D., Ph.D., made to Colombia, she tested Zika-affected babies’ motor skills as they sat, stood, and lay facing upward and face down. The international study aims to answer one of the most vexing questions about Zika: If babies’ brains appear “normal” at birth, have they survived Zika exposure in the womb with few neurological repercussions?

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Fetal magnetic resonance imaging as a complement to fetal ultrasonography

(2007) Ultrasound Q.

Hydroxyurea therapy lowers TCD velocities in children with sickle cell disease

(2006) Pediatr Blood Cancer.

Image gently why we should talk to parent about CT scans in children

(2009) AJR Am J Roentgenol

Interobserver reliability and accuracy of cranial ultrasound scanning interpretation in premature infants

(2007) J Pediatr.

Management of high grade renal trauma 20year experience at a pediatric level I trauma center

(2007) J Urol.

Neonatal ECMO neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental outcome

(2009) Semin Perinatol.

Pediatric cervical spine trauma imaging a practical approach

(2009) Pediatr Radiol.

Screening children for sickle cell vasculopathy guidelines for transcranial Doppler evaluation

(2005) Pediatr Radiol.

What is the evidence based role of US in evaluating the fetus

(2009) Pediatr Radiol.

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