Dr. Esperanza Pacheco-Jacome completed her medical training at Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla and Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. Her residency in diagnostic radiology was conducted at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, followed by fellowships in pediatric radiology and pediatric neuroradiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Pacheco also pursued advanced training in fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with some of the world's leading experts at Hôpital Universitaire Robert-Debré in Paris, France, and University of Vienna in Austria. In 2016, she earned an executive master of business administration degree in Health Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami. Her clinical interests include congenital malformation, embryology and epilepsy.

Dr. Pacheco is board certified in radiology, pediatric radiology and neuroradiology. She is a member of the Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American College of Radiology (ACR), American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR), American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR), Radiological Society of Colombia and the Cuban Pediatric Society. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has presented before medical conferences on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of congenital brain disorders and advanced imaging of human spinal development.

She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and conversant in French.


Pacheco-Jacome, E., Moore, K.R., Vargas, S.O., Medina, L.S. (2018). Vertebral Column. Pediatric Radiology: Practical Imaging Evaluation of Infants and Children.

Korman, B., Krsek, P., Duchowny, M., Pacheco-Jacome, E., Rey, G. (2013). Early seizure onset and dysplastic lesion extent independently disrupt cognitive networks.. Neurology, 81(8), 745-751. View in Pubmed

Medina LS, Jaramillo D, Pacheco-Jacome, E., Ballesteros, M.C., Young-Poussaint, T., Grottkau, B.E. (2010). Imaging of Spine Disorders in Children: Dysraphism and Scoliosis. New York, NY. Springer. Evidence-Based Imaging in Pediatrics.

Krsek, P., Maton, B., Jayakar, P., Dean, P., Korman, B., Rey, G., Dunoyer, C., Pacheco- Jacome, E., Morrison, G., Ragheb, J., Vinters, H.V., Resnick, T., Duchowny, M. (2009). Incomplete resection of focal cortical dysplasia is the main predictor of poor postsurgical outcome. Neurology, 72(3), 217-223. View in Pubmed

Crandall, K.M., Pacheco-Jacome, E., Sandberg, D.I. (2008). Delayed presentation and conservative management of an odontoid basilar synchondrosis fracture in a child. Case report.. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 1(5), 402-405. View in Pubmed

Krsek, P., Maton, B., Korman, B., Pacheco-Jacome, E., Jayakar, P., Dunoyer, C., Rey, G., Morrison, G., Ragheb, J., Vinters, H.V., Resnick, T., Duchowny, M. (2008). Different features of histopathological subtypes of pediatric focal cortical dysplasia. Annals of Neurology, 63(6), 758-769. View in Pubmed

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