Aran Toshav, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Joint Appointment)

Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology

Academic Director of Abdominal Imaging

(504) 568-4647



Doctor of Medicine
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Master of Science in Physiology
Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies/Japanese
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire


Dr. Toshav received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and went on to receive his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He stayed in Philadelphia to complete his internship and radiology residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Toshav is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Toshav enjoys education, research and is committed to academic and clinical quality.  He is the Academic Director of Abdominal Imaging and has a special interest in advanced MRI imaging of the prostate as well as MR enterography.  He has multiple ongoing research projects with both residents and medical students.  In his clinical capacity he serves on and helped to create the joint Radiology-Gastroenterology imaging conference along with the Tulane and LSU departments of Gastroenterology.  He also serves as co-course director for the LSU Genitourinary Oncology conference, a multidisciplinary conference that brings together the departments of urology, pathology, radiation oncology, hematology and oncology as well as radiology.

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

In his academic capacity, Dr. Toshav is interested in Quality and Medical Education.  As Radiology Residency Program Director, he has spearheaded the department’s Quality Assurance and Initiative Committee and also serves on the LSU Equip Steering Committee, a hospital-wide initiative that reviews ongoing QA/QI programs and provides oversight.  The department’s QA/QI projects have been presented at multiple national organization meetings including the American College of Graduate Medical Education’s annual meeting, the Association of University Radiologists’ annual meeting, and the American College of Radiology’s annual Quality and Safety meeting.  He also serves on the LSU Advisory Committee on Continuing Medical Eduation, the LSU Graduate Medical Education Committee and on the Faculty Development Ad Hoc Committee of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, a national organization.

Selected Publications

Manalo, L., Karl, R., Toshav, A., Bass, R., Smith, D. Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration. ACR Case in Point 8/25/14.

Maher, M., Sfondouris, J., Patrick, E., Toshav, A. A 28-year-old male that presented to the ED following a work-related abdominal crush injury. ACR Case in Point 12/6/13.

Toshav, A., Gadani, S., Bok, L.,  Hoss, M. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, with subsequent embolization via Amplatzer Vascular Plug II deployment. ACR Case in Point 2/8/13.

Perez-Johnston, R., Toshav, A., & Smith, D. (2012). Simulation in Abdominal Radiology. In H. J. Robertson, J. T. Paige, L. R. Bok (Eds.), Simulation in Radiology (pp. 249-265). New York: Oxford University Press.