Thomas Sanchez, M.D.

Thomas Ray Sanchez, M.D.


Pediatric Radiology





  • Chief of Pediatric Imaging
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Director of Pediatric Body CT
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Clinical Interests

Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests include: Childhood Intussusception, Non-accidental trauma, Low-dose CT, and Pediatric tumors. 


Pediatric Radiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines 1999

B.S., University of Philippines, Diliman, Quezan City, Philippines 1993


Diagnostic Radiology, Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines, 2004


Pediatric Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology,

American Board of Radiology, Pediatric Radiology,

Philippine Board of Radiology,

Philippine Medical Board,

Professional Memberships

American Roentgen Ray Society

Philippine College of Radiology

Philippines Medical Association.

Radiological Society of North America

Society of Pediatric Radiology

Honors and Awards

Ella Preiskel Award - Royal College of Radiology, London UK, 2014

Select Recent Publications

Thomas Ray Sanchez, Angelo Don Grasparil, Ruchir Chaudhari, Kevin Coulter, Sandra L., Wootton-Gorges. Radiographic characteristics of rib fractures in child abuse – The role of low dose chest CT.  Pediatric Emergency Care. 2015 Jan 12 [epub ahead of print].

Thomas Ray Sanchez, Yanhong Zhang, Sanjay Jhawar. The role of high-resolution chest CT in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy – A rare form of pediatric interstitial lung disease. Julia Lee . Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 2015 16: 101-103.

Thomas Ray Sanchez, Grant S. Holz, Michael T. Corwin, Robert J. Wood, Sandra L. Wootton-Gorges. Follow-up barium study after a negative water-soluble contrast examination for suspected esophageal leak: is it necessary? Emergency Radiology. 2015; 22(5):539-42.

Justin Lee, Thomas Ray Sanchez, Sandra L. Wootton-Gorges MD. Malignant renal masses in children. J of Kidney Cancer and VHL. 2015; 2(3):84-89.

Thomas Ray Sanchez , Brandon Doskocil, Rebecca Steinwexler. Non-operative management of childhood intussusception - retrospective comparison between ultrasound and fluoroscopy guidance. J of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2015 Jan:34(1): 59-63.

Thomas Ray Sanchez, Justin Lee, J. Anthony Siebert, Kevin Coulter, Rebecca Stein-Wexler. CT of the chest in suspected child abuse using submillisievert radiation dose. Pediatric Radiology. 2015 45(7): 1072-6.

Thomas Ray Sanchez, Jonathan Ducore, Jay Balagtas, Christopher Molloy, Sandra L, Wootton-Gorges. WARM N COLD: Malignant and benign pediatric renal tumors.  Emergency Radiology. 2014 21(3) 261-9. 

Dynamic sonographic evaluation of posterior shoulder dislocation secondary to brachial plexus birth palsy injury. Thomas Ray Sanchez M.D., Jennifer Chang, M.D, Andrea Bauer, M.D., Nanette Joyce D.O., Chirag V. Patel M.D. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2013. 32(9):1531-1534.

Retrospective evaluation and dating of non-accidental rib fractures in infants. Thomas Ray Sanchez, MD., Ho Nguyen, MD., Kevin Coulter, MD. Clinical Radiology. (2013) 467-471.

Thomas Ray S. Sanchez, Stewart D, Walvick, M Swischuk LE, Skull fractures vs. accessory sutures: How can we tell the difference? Journal of Emergency Radiology 2010 Sept;17(5):413-418.