Biography

For the last 12 years I have been working as a Neuroradiologist at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). I have the pleasure of working with medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty from the Radiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Infectious disease, and Ophthalmology departments. My clinical work has led me to specific areas of interest for research, such as Mitochondrial Diseases, Stroke, Pediatric Neuroimaging, and MRI safety. I enjoy creating educational materials that will enhance the learning experience for our residents and visiting students.

 

Certifications:

ECFMG Certificate #0-640-938-7 – 04/25/2003
American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology, 11/06/2007
American Board of Radiology – Neuroradiology CAQ, 11/2009
NSF I-Corps Regional Program – MRI Safety, 7/2017

Education

Medical School
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Facultad de Medicina, Bogota, Columbia, 1991
Residency
Radiology, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Facultad de Medicina, Bogota, Columbia, 1997
Visiting Fellowship
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1997
Fellowship
Neuroradiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth), 2005

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Mitochondrial disease
Pediatric neuroimaging
Stroke

Publications

Publication Information

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REFEREED ARTICLES

  1. Bonfante E. , Koenig MK, Riascos R. Imaging Findings in Kearns-Sayre Syndrome: A Typical Case of an Infrequent Pathology. Neurographics, Volume 7, Number 4, 1 July 2017, pp. 262-265(4). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ng.9170214
  2. Valenzuela, R; Arevalo O; Tavera A; Riascos R; Bonfante E; Patel R. “Imaging of Gadolinium Deposition in Central Nervous System” Journal of Radiology Chile 2017, Vol.23, N.2, pp.59-65.
  3. Bonfante E, Riascos R, Arevalo O. Imaging of Chronic concussion. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2018 Feb;28(1):127-135. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2017.09.011. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
  4. Kamali A, Zhang C, Riascos R, Tandon N, Bonfante-Mejia E, Patel R, Lincoln J, Rabiei P, Ocasio L, Younes K, Hasan K.Diffusion tensor tractography of the mammillothalamic tract in the human brain using a high spatial resolution DTI technique. Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 27;8(1):5229. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23452-w.
  5. Bonfante E, Tenreiro A, Choi J, Supsupin E, and Riascos R. Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma: Pearls and Pitfalls of the Newer Classification Systems. Neurographics 2018 March/April;8(2):86–96.
  6. Bonfante E, Calle S, Solomon N, Jagolino A, Cai C, Espejo O, Riascos R, Sitton C. Development of a Standard Grading Scale for Atherosclerotic Disease of the Head and Neck Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. Publish ahead of print ():, May 2019 DOI: 10.1097/RCT. 0000000000000880, Issn Print: 0363-8715, Publication Date: 2019/05/01
  7. Wisdom Tooth’s Revenge: Retropharyngeal Abscess and Mediastinitis after Molar Tooth Extraction. Ucisik-Keser E, Bonfante-Mejia E, Ocazionez-Trujillo D, Chua S. Radiology Case. 2019 Feb; 13(2):1-8. DOI: 10.3941/jrcr.v13i2.3452
  8. MRI Compatibility: Automatic Brain Shunt Valve Recognition using Feature Engineering and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. Giancardo L, Arevalo O, Tenreiro A, Riascos R, Bonfante E. Scientific reports. (2018) 8:16052. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-34164-6
  9. Implementation of a Dynamic Teaching File Using the Software Application Microsoft OneNote in an Academic Neuroradiology Division. Calle S, Bonfante-Mejia E, Riascos-CastanedaR. Journal of Medical Education Winter 2019; 18(1):60-65
  10. Introduction of the Game- Based Learning platform, Kahoot, as a Tool in Radiology Resident training. Calle S, Bonfante E, Riascos R. Journal of Medical Education Spring 2019: 18(2):2-9

 

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

  1. Bonfante E, Choi J, Riascos R. Book chapter: Trauma to the Spinal Column, Naidich/Imaging of the Spine, 2nd edition. In press.
  2. Riascos R, Bonfante E, Choi J. Book chapter: Spinal Hemorrhage, Naidich/Imaging of the Spine, 2nd edition. In press.
  3. Bonfante E, Riascos R. Guest editors. Imaging of Brain Concussion. NEUROIMAGING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA Volume 28, Number 1 February 2018. ISSN 1052-5149, ISBN 13:978-0-323-56990-3

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Jobanputra K, Ugalde I, Bonfante E, Kamali A, Riascos R, Patel R. Pediatric Head and Neck Injury: Statistical Analysis of Multiple Factors Associated with Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury on CTA. Presented at the 55th Annual American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Long Beach, CA, April 24-27, 2017.
  2. Patel R, Jobanputra K, Kamali A, Jacob R, Bonfante E, Riascos R “Primary Diffuse Leptomeningeal Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PDL-PNET) a Challenging Diagnosis in Pediatric Population: Case Report and Review of Literature” Scientific Case Presentation presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2017 at Long Beach, CA.
  3. Bonfante E, Jagolino A, Solomon N , Tenreiro A , Cai C, Riascos R. Substance Abuse Effects in the Cerebral Vasculature: A Retrospective Study. . Presented at the 55th Annual American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Long Beach, CA, April 24-27, 2017.
  4. Marcus D, Bonfante E .Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Maxillary Sinus: A Case Report. Presented at the 55th Annual American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Long Beach, CA, April 24-27, 2017.
  5. Bonfante E, Riascos R, Shah M, Fletcher S. Atlanto-axial instability with displacement of the dens behind the transverse ligament. Excerpta. ASNR Annual Meeting, June 4-7, 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  6. Aziz S , Rabiei P, Khanpara , Bhattacharjee M , Kamali A, Bonfante E , Riascos R , Patel R. Two Unusual Cortical Based Tumors of a Common Entity: Clinical, Imaging and Histopathological Correlation. Presented at the ASNR Annual Meeting, June 4-7, 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  7. Solomon N, Bonfante E, Arevalo O, Rabiei P, Cai C. Development of Standardized Grading Scale for Atherosclerotic Disease of the Head and Neck. Presented at the ASNR Annual Meeting, June 4-7, 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  8. Curved planar reformation images from neck CTA used for screening blunt cerebrovascular injury. Ocasio L, Riascos R, Bonfante E, Lally J, Solomon N, Syed M, Stuart C, Rabiei P, Sitton C. Presented at the ASNR Annual Meeting, June 4-7, 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  9. Solomon N, Riascos R, Bonfante E. Granulocytic Sarcoma (Chloroma) Presenting as Multifocal Intraparenchymal Masses. Presented at the ASNR Annual Meeting, June 4-7, 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  10. Postnatal Intracranial Findings Following Fetal Repair of Spinal Dysraphisms: A Retrospective Review. Calle S, Bonfante E, Simmons G, Rogers J, Sitton C, Hughes K, Papanna R, Riascos R, Patel R. Oral scientific presentation. ASNR 57th Annual Meeting May 18-23, 2019 f in Boston.

 

SCIENTIFIC EXHIBITS

  1. Bonfante E , Patel R, Riascos R. New Trends on Treatment of Pediatric Hydrocephalus. The Information that the Neurosurgeons Need. Educational exhibit presented at the 55th Annual American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Long Beach, CA, April 24-27, 2017.
  2. Zheng S, Desai N, Kamali A, Bonfante E, Riascos R, Patel R “Intracranial Manifestations of Pediatric Leukemia” Educational exhibit presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2017 at Long Beach, CA.
  3. Patel R, Kamali A, Bonfante E, Valenzuela R, Calle S, Enciso W, Riascos R “Multi-modality Imaging Overview of the Common and Uncommon Sinonasal Cavity Mass Lesions” Educational Exhibit Presented at American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) annual meeting 2017 at Las Vegas, NV.
  4. Patel R, Kamali A, Bonfante E, Valenzuela R, Calle S, Enciso W, Riascos R “Multi-modality Imaging Approach In Preoperative Evaluation of the Laryngeal Cancer” Educational Exhibit Presented at American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) annual meeting 2017 at Las Vegas, NV.
  5. Patel R, Chinapuvvula R, Khanpara S, Bawa S, Kamali A, Bonfante E, Riascos R “Case Based Review of Newer AOSpine Thoracolumbar Injury Classification System: A Radiologist’s Prospective” Educational Exhibit Presented at American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) annual meeting 2018 at Scottsdale, AZ.
  6. Patel R, M Syed, Jacob R, Kamali A, Rabiei P, Bonfante E, Riascos R, Desai N “MR Spectroscopy in Pediatric Neuroimaging: Current indications and Future implications” Educational Exhibit presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2018 at Vancouver, Canada. *Awarded Certificate of Merit and accepted for Neurographics Journal Submission.
  7. Patel R, Kamali A, Ocasio L, Calle S, Arevalo O, Rabiei P, Khanpara S, Bonfante E, Riascos R “Functional MRI (fMRI) in Presurgical Planning: How we do it” Educational Exhibit presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2018 at Vancouver, Canada.
  8. Patel R, Kamali A, Ocasio L, Calle S, Arevalo O, Rabiei P, Khanpara S, Bonfante E, Riascos R “Presurgical Localization of Eloquent Brain Structures: A Case Based Review” Educational Exhibit presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2018 at Vancouver, Canada.
  9. Patel R, Chinapuvvula N, Bawa P, Kamali A, Khanpara S, Bonfante E, Riascos R “AOSpine Subaxial Cervical Spine Traumatic Injury Classification: Radiologist’s Primer” Educational Exhibit presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2018 at Vancouver, Canada.
  10. Patel R, C Sitton , Kamali A, Syed M, Arevalo O, Calle S, Bonfante E, Riascos R, Adesina O “Clinical and Imaging Correlation of Afferent and Efferent Visual Pathways Defects: A Case Based Review” Educational Exhibit presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2018 at Vancouver, Canada.
  11. Khanpara S, Patel R, Rabiei P, Arevalo O, Kamali A, Bonfante E, Riascos R, Westmark K “Unusual Appearance of Third Ventricular Colloid Cysts Supporting a Common Embryologic Origin with the Rathke’s Cleft Cyst: Case Review Series” Educational Exhibit presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) annual meeting 2018 at Vancouver, Canada.
  12. Baclofen Pump Troubleshooting: Beyond the Obvious Findings Educational Exhibit Poster (EdE). Gao, M, Garrett, S, Bonfante E. ASNR 57th Annual Meeting May 18-23, 2019 f in Boston. Invited for publication in Neurographics.

 

INVITED LECTURES

  1. Seguridad de la Resonancia Magnetica (MRI safety). Congreso de la Sociedad Iberolatinoamericana de Neuroradiologia Diagnostica y Terapeutica – SILAN. Porto, Portugal, September 24-27, 2019.

 

 

Honors and Awards

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