Nolan Altman, MD

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Chief, Department of Radiology
Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists Chief, Section of Radiology

Dr. Altman is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He has served as chief of the Department of Radiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since 1998 and been with Nicklaus Children’s Health System since 1984. He has exclusive pediatric experience with expertise in neuroradiology and angiography. Dr. Altman is also Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists chief for the section of Radiology, an associate professor of radiology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and a clinical professor of radiology for Florida International University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and conducted his residency in radiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, followed by a fellowship in pediatric neuroradiology and interventional radiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. His clinical interests include neuro-congenital malformations, metabolic diseases and tumors, and interventional treatment of low-flow vascular malformations.

Dr. Altman was the recipient of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology’s 2015 Gold Medal Award. He has received numerous grants and conducted research with an emphasis on functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr. Altman has lectured nationally and internationally and is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Florida Radiological Society and the Dade County Medical Association. He has written chapters for a variety of medical textbooks and his work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Altman also holds appointments as a reviewer for the American Journal of Neuroradiology, American Journal of Radiology, Brain and Neuroradiology.

Dr. Altman is on staff at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus.

The Department of Radiology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital features state-of-the-art equipment. The radiology practice has been serving the community since the hospital's inception in 1950.  Under Dr. Altman's leadership, the group is the largest in South Florida devoted exclusively to the practice of pediatric radiology. It includes board-certified experts in pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, neuroradiology and cardiac CT imaging, with special interests in pediatric interventional and musculoskeletal disorders. The group oversees the only pediatric radiology fellowship program in South Florida, training radiology residents and fellows.

Tierney, T.S., Alavian, K.N., Altman, N., et al (2022). Initial experience with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound stereotactic surgery for central brain lesions in young adults. Journal of neurosurgery, Ahead of print(), 1-8. View in Pubmed

Hernandez, N.E., Lu, V.N., Altman, N., et al (2022). Incidence, follow-up, and postnatal clinical progress of children with central nervous system anomalies on fetal MRI. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, Ahead of print(), 1-9. View in Pubmed

Broce, I.J., Bernal, B., Altman, N., et al (2019). Fiber pathways supporting early literacy development in 5-8-year-old children . Brain and cognition, 134(), 80-89. View in Pubmed

Bernal, B., Guillen, M., Ragheb, J., ..., Duchowny, M. (2019). Functional imaging localization of complex organic hallucinations. Neurocase, 25(3-4), 91-97. View in Pubmed

Broce, I.J., Bernal, B., Altman, N., et al (2019). Fiber pathways supporting early literacy development in 5-8-year-old children. Brain and cognition, 134(80-89), 30580899.

Ibrahim, G.M., Sharma, P., Hyslop, A., Guillen, M.R., Morgan, B.R., Wong, S., ..., Altman, N., et al (2017). Presurgical thalamocortical connectivity is associated with response to vagus nerve stimulation in children with intractable epilepsy. Neuroimage. Clinical, 16(), 634-642. View in Pubmed

Murphy, B.D., Ajabshir, N., Altman, N., Wolfe, S.A., Perlyn, C. (2017). Squamosal Suture Synostosis: Incidence, Associations, and Implications for Treatment. Journal of craniofacial surgery, 28(5), 1179-1184. View in Pubmed

Wang, Z.J., Seo, Y., Babcock, E., Huang, H., Bluml, S., Wisnowski, J., ... Altman, N., et al (2016). Assessment of diffusion tensor image quality across sites and vendors using the American College of Radiology head phantom. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 17(3), 5972. View in Pubmed

Altman, N.R., Bernal, B. (2015). Pediatric applications of functional magnetic resonance imaging. Pediatric Radiology, 45(Suppl 3), S382-S396. View in Pubmed

Broce, I., Bernal, B., Altman, N., Tremblay, P., Dick, A.S. (2015). Fiber tracking of the frontal aslant tract and subcomponents of the arcuate fasciculus in 5-8-year-olds: Relation to speech and language function. Brain Language, 149(), 66-76. View in Pubmed

Pevsner, R., Restrepo, R., Altman, N. (2014). Cavitary Lung Mass in a Febrile Child. Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, 3(2), 21-24.

Weiss, J.P., Bernal, B., Balkany, T.J., Altman, N., Jethanamest, D., Andersson, E. (2012). fMRI evaluation of cochlear implant candidacy in diffuse cortical cytomegalovirus disease. Laryngoscope, 122(9), 2064-2066. View in Pubmed

Bernal, B., Grossman, S., Gonzalez, R., Altman, N. (2012). FMRI under sedation: what is the best choice in children?. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 4(6), 363-370. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Palani, R., Cervantes, L.F., Duarte, A.M., Amjad, I., Altman, N.R. (2011). Hemangiomas revisited: the useful, the unusual and the new. Part 2: endangering hemangiomas and treatment. Pediatric Radiology, 41(7), 905-915. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Palani, R., Cervantes, L.F., Duarte, A.M., Amjad, I., Altman, N.R. (2011). Hemangiomas revisited: the useful, the unusual and the new. Part 1: overview and clinical and imaging characteristics. Pediatric Radiology, 41(7), 895-904. View in Pubmed

Bernal, B., Rey, G., Dunoyer, C., Shanbhag, H., Altman, N. (2010). Agenesis of the arcuate fasciculi in congenital bilateral perisylvian syndrome: a diffusion tensor imaging and tractography study. Archives of Neurology, 67(4), 501-505. View in Pubmed

Bernal, B., Altman, N. (2010). The connectivity of the superior longitudinal fasciculus: a tractography DTI study. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 28(2), 217-225. View in Pubmed

Korman, B., Bernal, B., Duchowny, M., Jayakar, P., Altman, N., Garaycoa, G., Resnick, T., Rey, G. (2010). Atypical propositional language organization in prenatal and early-acquired temporal lobe lesions. Journal of Child Neurology, 25(8), 985-993. View in Pubmed

Bernal, B., Altman, N. (2009). Neural networks of motor and cognitive inhibition are dissociated between brain hemispheres: an fMRI study. International Journal of Neuroscience, 119(10), 1848-1880. View in Pubmed

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3100 SW 62 Ave - Radiology
Miami, FL 33155
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Fellowship - Hospital for Sick Children
Internship - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center
Medical School - University of Miami

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