Jorge A. Soto, MD

Professor, Radiology

Jorge Soto
88 E. Newton St Newton Pavilion


Jorge A. Soto, MD, Professor of Radiology, is Chief of Radiology at Boston Medical Center and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Soto has served as interim Chief/Chair of the department since September 2015.

Soto joined BMC in 2002 as the head of the section of Body Imaging in the Department of Radiology and was named vice chair in 2005. He joined BUSM as Associate Professor of Radiology in 2002 and was promoted to Professor in 2008.

Soto’s main clinical and research interests include: CT and MR imaging of pancreatico-biliary diseases; trauma; abdominal emergencies; inflammatory bowel disease; and CT colonography. He is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles, 60 review articles/book chapters, and editor of six books. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Emergency Radiology and the Society of Abdominal Radiology

Soto currently serves on the editorial boards of Radiology and Abdominal Radiology and as a reviewer for numerous journals, including Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Academic Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Emergency Radiology, Journal of Trauma, European Radiology, Radiographics and American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Soto is the current president of the New England Roentgen Ray Society and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Emergency Radiology. In addition he currently serves or has served on multiple committees for national and international scientific societies including the Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Society of Abdominal Radiology and American College of Radiology.

Born in Colombia, Soto received his Doctor of Medicine and Surgery and Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology degrees from Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud (CES) in Medellin, Colombia. He served as a Body Imaging Fellow at Boston University Medical Center.

Other Positions

  • Chair, Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Chief, Radiology, Boston Medical Center


  • Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud, MD


  • Published on 11/9/2021

    Melo-González F, Soto JA, González LA, Fernández J, Duarte LF, Schultz BM, Gálvez NMS, Pacheco GA, Ríos M, Vázquez Y, Rivera-Pérez D, Moreno-Tapia D, Iturriaga C, Vallejos OP, Berríos-Rojas RV, Hoppe-Elsholz G, Urzúa M, Bruneau N, Fasce RA, Mora J, Grifoni A, Sette A, Weiskopf D, Zeng G, Meng W, González-Aramundiz JV, González PA, Abarca K, Ramírez E, Kalergis AM, Bueno SM. Recognition of Variants of Concern by Antibodies and T Cells Induced by a SARS-CoV-2 Inactivated Vaccine. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:747830. PMID: 34858404.

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  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Guglielmo FF, Wells ML, Bruining DH, Strate LL, Huete Á, Gupta A, Soto JA, Allen BC, Anderson MA, Brook OR, Gee MS, Grand DJ, Gunn ML, Khandelwal A, Park SH, Ramalingam V, Sokhandon F, Yoo DC, Fidler JL. Gastrointestinal Bleeding at CT Angiography and CT Enterography: Imaging Atlas and Glossary of Terms. Radiographics. 2021 Oct; 41(6):1632-1656. PMID: 34597220.

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  • Published on 9/29/2021

    Duarte LF, Gálvez NMS, Iturriaga C, Melo-González F, Soto JA, Schultz BM, Urzúa M, González LA, Vázquez Y, Ríos M, Berríos-Rojas RV, Rivera-Pérez D, Moreno-Tapia D, Pacheco GA, Vallejos OP, Hoppe-Elsholz G, Navarrete MS, Rojas Á, Fasce RA, Fernández J, Mora J, Ramírez E, Zeng G, Meng W, González-Aramundiz JV, González PA, Abarca K, Bueno SM, Kalergis AM. Immune Profile and Clinical Outcome of Breakthrough Cases After Vaccination With an Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:742914. PMID: 34659237.

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  • Published on 9/23/2021

    Fidler JL, Guglielmo FF, Brook OR, Strate LL, Bruining DH, Gupta A, Allen BC, Anderson MA, Wells ML, Ramalingam V, Gunn ML, Grand DJ, Gee MS, Huete A, Khandalwal A, Sokhandon F, Park SH, Yoo DC, Soto JA. Management of gastrointestinal bleeding: Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) Institutional Survey. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 Sep 23. PMID: 34554300.

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  • Published on 6/18/2021

    Slanetz PJ, Chonde DB, Soto JA, Gadde JA, Naeger DM. A Lofty Goal-Fostering Inclusion in Radiology by Eliminating Microaggressions. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 10; 18(10):1463-1465. PMID: 34147503.

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  • Published on 2/1/2021

    Grajo JR, Huang C, Dillman JR, Gee MS, Jaffe TA, Soto JA, Baker ME. MR Enterography of Complicated Crohn Disease: Stricturing and Penetrating Disease. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 Feb 01; 30(1):23-30. PMID: 33528209.

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  • Published on 1/11/2021

    HonShideler C, Bernal-Fernandez M, Hsu M, Shin D, Haran P, Soto J, Anderson S, Ramalingam V. Clinical and laboratory parameters in blunt pelvic trauma not associated with subsequent positive conventional angiography in patients with positive CTA. Emerg Radiol. 2021 Jun; 28(3):557-563. PMID: 33428045.

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  • Published on 11/27/2020

    Ayoob AR, Lee JT, Herr K, LeBedis CA, Jain A, Soto JA, Lim J, Joshi G, Graves J, Hoff C, Hanna TN. Pancreatic Trauma: Imaging Review and Management Update. Radiographics. 2021 Jan-Feb; 41(1):58-74. PMID: 33245670.

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  • Published on 9/2/2020

    Li B, Pomerleau M, Gupta A, Soto JA, Anderson SW. Accuracy of Dual-Energy CT Virtual Unenhanced and Material-Specific Images: A Phantom Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 11; 215(5):1146-1154. PMID: 32877251.

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  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Shyu JY, Khurana B, Soto JA, Biffl WL, Camacho MA, Diercks DB, Glanc P, Kalva SP, Khosa F, Meyer BJ, Ptak T, Raja AS, Salim A, West OC, Lockhart ME. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Major Blunt Trauma. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 May; 17(5S):S160-S174. PMID: 32370960.

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