University of Vermont

College of Medicine

MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging

Bio for Joshua Nickerson, M.D.
Joshua Nickerson, M.D.

Joshua Nickerson, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Assistant Residency Director
Department of Radiology

Contact Information
Office Location:
Radiology, FAHC


Medical School:  Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Internship:  Loma Linda University Medical Center-Internal Medicine
Residency:  The University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care-Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship:  Johns Hopkins Medical Institution-Neuroradiology

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Awards and Honors

RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Award 2009
Vermont Chapter ACR Resident Delegate 2009
Chief Resident, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Radiology 2008-2009


Zaca D, Nickerson JP, Deib G, Pillai JJ.  Effectiveness of four different clinical fMRI paradigms for preoperative regional determination of language lateralization in patients with brain tumors. Neuroradiology. 2012 June 29 (epub ahead of print). PMID 22744798

Nickerson JP, Richner B, Santy K, Lequin MH, Filippi CG, Huisman TAGM.  Clinical Imaging of Pediatric Intracranial Infection Part I: Techniques and Bacterial Infections.  J Neuroimaging.  2012 Apr; 22(2): e42-51.

Nickerson JP, Richner B, Santy K, Lequin MH, Filippi CG, Huisman TAGM.  Clinical Imaging of Pediatric Intracranial Infection Part II: TORCH, Viral, Fungal and Parasitic Infections.  J Neuroimaging. 2012 Apr; 22(2): e52-63.

Filippi CG, Bos A, Nickerson JP, Salmela MB, Koski CJ, Cauley KA. Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (MRDTI) of the optic nerve and optic radiations at 3T in children with neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1). Pediatr Radiol. 2012 Feb; 42(2): 168-174.  

Nickerson JP, Lane AP, Subramanian PS, Izbudak I.  Onodi Cell Mucocele Causing Acute Vision Loss: Radiologic and Surgical Correlation.  Clin Neuroradiol. 2011 April 2.

Nickerson JP, Salmela MB, Koski CJ, Andrews T, Filippi CG.  Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Pediatric Optic Nerve: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Pathology Compared to Normal Controls.  JMRI 2010 July;32:76-81.

Salmela MB, Cauley KA, Nickerson JP, Koski CJ, Filippi CG.  Magnetic Resonance Diffusion Tensor Imaging (MRDTI) and Tractography in Children with Septo-Optic Dysplasia.  Pediatr Radiol. 2010 May;40(5):708-13.

Nickerson JP, Tong KA, Raghavan R.  Imaging Cerebral Malaria with a Susceptibility Weighted MR Sequence.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Jun;30(6):e85-6.

Nickerson JP, Koski CJ, Boyer AC, Burbank HN, Tandan R, Filippi CG.  Linear longitudinal decline in fractional anisotropy in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: preliminary results. Klin Neuroradiol. 2009 Jun;19(2):129-134.

Filippi CG, Meyer RE, Cauley K, Nickerson JP, Burbank HN, Johnson JM, Linnell GJ, Alsofrom GF.  The misinterpretation rates of radiology residents on emergency neuroradiology magnetic resonance (MR) angiogram studies: correlation with level of residency training.  Emerg Radiol. 2009 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Meyer RE, Nickerson JP, Burbank HN, Alsofrom GF, Linnell GJ, Filippi CG. Discrepancy Rates of Radiology Resident Interpretations of On-call CT Angiography (CTA) Studies of the Neck and Circle of Willis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Aug;193(2):527-32.

Tong KA, Ashwal S, Obenaus A, Nickerson JP, Kido D, Haacke EM.  Susceptibility-weighted MR imaging: a review of clinical applications in children.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Jan;29(1):9-17. Epub 2007 Oct 9. Review.

Sigmund GA, Tong KA, Nickerson JP, Wall CJ, Oyoyo U, Ashwal S. Multimodality Comparison of Neuroimaging in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Pediatr Neurol. 2007 Apr;36(4):217-26.

Nickerson JP, Fairbank J, Ebert GM. Incidental Finding of Subacute Hematoma on PET/CT following Cardiac Catheterization, Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2007 Jun; 32(6):456-7.

Babikian T, Freier MC, Tong KA, Nickerson JP, Wall CJ, Holshouser BA, Burley T, Riggs ML, Ashwal S.  Susceptibility Weighted Imaging: Neuropsychologic Outcome and Pediatric Head Injury.  Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Sep;33(3):184-94.

Tong KA, Ashwal S, Holshouser BA, Nickerson JP, Wall CJ, Shutter LA, Osterdock RJ, Haacke EM, Kido D. Diffuse axonal injury in children: clinical correlation with hemorrhagic lesions. Ann
Neurol. 2004 Jul;56(1):36-50.