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Member Spotlight – Timothy N. Booth, MD

Name & Credentials (MD, DO, MBBS, etc.): Timothy N. Booth, MD

Professional Title(s): Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology

Chief of Pediatric Radiology

Program Director Pediatric Neuroradiology

Institution or Practice: University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW)

Children’s Health of Texas

Where did you complete the following?:

Undergraduate: Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

Medical School: Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

Radiology Residency: Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham, AL

Fellowship(s): Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology, George Washington University, Children’s National Hospital, Washington, D.C.

# Years in Practice: 22 # Years as ASHNR member: No idea; maybe 15 years

Primary research, clinical, or educational interest(s): Pediatric Head and Neck is my focus of work life. I most enjoy the temporal bone and mastering as well as teaching anatomy and the resultant distortion that occurs in pathologic conditions.

What do you look forward to most about the ASHNR Annual Meeting? The well-constructed educational lectures that people clearly work so hard all year to construct. I truly believe the faculty are some of the best in the world and go above and beyond to produce beautiful well-organized lectures. 

Do you have a particular ASHNR member or mentor that you admire (and why)? It is difficult to choose as I have many; however, I will try. Caroline Robson and Nancy Fishbein would not necessarily be mentors but have been extremely supportive and an example of what I strive to be. Their approach to cases and lectures has a depth of knowledge and understanding that is beyond reproach!! More than anything I am trying to be that mentor/sponsor now and I very much enjoy helping the young faculty at my institution and beyond grow and develop into amazing people and academicians.

What is your favorite (anatomic) part of the head & neck? The oval window!! I know a very small structure in a very small place, but this was the subject of one of my first meaningful (I think?) papers. A special thanks to Gilbert Vezina for pointing our that anatomic wonder to me.

What was your childhood dream job? As a child, I most enjoyed art and specifically portraiture. Art school was my goal and went as far to submit my portfolio, but as happens often in life seemingly small decisions lead to different directions.

What is one thing people might be surprised to know about you?  I love to bake anything. Pie is my favorite with apple, blueberry, peach, and of course strawberry rhubarb some of my favorites. The key is a good crust and I have recently settled on a combination of butter for flavor and a small amount of lard (never thought you would see that word in a ASHNR spotlight) for flakiness. Pie.