Syed Hamza Hussaini, D.O. for UC Davis Health

Syed Hamza Hussaini, D.O.

Director of Pediatric MR

Interim Division Co-Chief, Pediatric Radiology

Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Radiology

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Pediatric Radiology

Interventional Radiology



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Hussaini believes in collaborating with staff and clinicians in all Pediatric sub-specialties to provide the best care for his patients. He believes in educating his patients and learning from them as well to ensure the most well-informed decisions are made for their health.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hussaini is a Pediatric radiologist fellowship trained in the full breadth of pediatric imaging modalities. He completed sub-specialty training in Pediatric Interventional Radiology and is equipped to perform image guided procedures as well.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hussaini's educational interests involve preparing radiology trainees to be the best diagnosticians for their patients. This includes engaging in collaborative research that advances the understanding of both radiologists and referring clinicians. He is also interested in improving the recruitment rate of radiology trainees into pediatric radiology fellowships.


Pediatric Radiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology/NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury NY 2015

Medical School

D.O., Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology/NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury NY 2015


Traditional Rotating Internship, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Southhampton NY 2015-2016


Diagnostic Radiology, Stony Brook University Hospital, Southhampton NY 2016-2020


Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 2020-2021


Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston TX 2021-2022

ARRS Cum Laude Award for Oral Scientific Presentation, 2019

Hussaini SH, Gaballah M, Baghdadi S, Arkader A, Williams BA, Sze RW, Nguyen JC. Pediatric musculoskeletal pathologies: are there differences in triage of diagnoses and preferences for communication between radiology and orthopedics? Skeletal Radiol. 2022 Apr;51(4):863-871. doi:10.1007/s00256-021-03961-y. Epub 2021 Dec 4. Erratum in: Skeletal Radiol. 2022 Jan 12;: PMID:34862516.

Hwang M, Tierradentro-García LO, Hussaini SH, Cajigas-Loyola SC, Kaplan SL, Otero HJ, Bellah RD. Ultrasound imaging of preterm brain injury: fundamentals and updates. Pediatr Radiol. 2022 Apr;52(4):817-836. doi:10.1007/s00247-021-05191-9. Epub 2021 Oct 14. PMID:34648071.

Ouellette DJ, Van Staalduinen E, Hussaini SH, Govindarajan ST, Stefancin P, Hsu DL, Duong TQ. Functional, anatomical and diffusion tensor MRI study of radiology expertise. PLoS One. 2020 Apr 27;15(4):e0231900. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0231900. PMID:32339188.

Hussaini SH, Gupta A, Zhou J, Tak V. Is it safe to embolize a central pulmonary artery?—a case report. J Xiangya Med. 2019;4:23-23. doi:10.21037/jxym.2019.05.02.

Van Staalduinen S, Hussaini S, Hindman H, Ho C, Gould E. Peri-diaphyseal Calcific Tendinitis of the Femur (Hydroxyapatite Deposition Disease). Case in Point. 2018 Sep 12.

Li D, Hussaini S, Kang J, & Madoff DC (2016). The role of interventional oncology in the palliative care of cancer patients. Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care. 2016 Feb 5;1(1):73-87. doi:10.1080/23809000.2016.1142358.