Dr. Sana Khan

Dr. Sana Khan

Dr. Khan is an accomplished radiologist, researcher, teacher and entrepreneur. He has built advanced medical diagnostic centers nationally focused on accurate diagnoses of musculoskeletal injuries utilizing the Upright, Kinetic MRI. He also brings extensive experience in the medico-legal aspect of industrial injuries as well as Sports Medicine Imaging.

Training and Education

  • University of California, Irvine, CA 1994 – 1998
    Residency in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 1993 – 1994
  • UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 1986 – 1993
    M.D., Dean’s Scholar, June 1993
    Ph.D., Anatomy & Neurobiology, Clinical Neurophysiology, June 1993
  • University of California, Irvine 1982 – 1986
    B.S. in Biology, June 1986

Professional Experience

  • AiM Radiology Medical Group, Anaheim, CA 2008 – present
    Chairman and Founder. Professional medical group that is focused on the medical-legal radiology market. Specifically, the group has developed and utilizes proprietary software to provide primary and secondary MRI. The group also provides imaging based disability ratings required by the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
  • TrueMRI Medical Group, Los Angeles, CA 2003 - present
    Chairman and Founder. Professional radiology group specializing in advanced interpretation of imaging studies performed using the Fonar Upright Multi-Positional MRI.
  • True View Radiology Centers, Los Angeles, CA 2002 - 2004
    Chairman and Founder. A network of free-standing and mobile imaging and neurodiagnostic centers specializing in industrial injury.
  • The Union Institute Graduate School, Cincinnati, OH 2001 – present
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Biopsychology
  • Crescent Diagnostic Medical Group, Anaheim, CA 1996 – 2002
    Chief Executive Officer and founder. A leading medical diagnostic company in California specializing in ultrasound, echocardiogram, neurodiagnostics and osteoporosis evaluations.
  • UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 1987 – 1990
    Teaching Assistant, Microscopic Anatomy 1987, Gross Anatomy 1988, Neurology 1989 - 1990


  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2008 Finalist in California Orange County/Dessert Cities and Arizona.
  • U.S. Congressional Medal of Distinction, 2008 for Advancement of Medical Science (Radiology).
  • City of Houston “Honorary Citizen” award, 2005 from Hon. Bill White, Mayor of Houston for financial and academic contributions to the city.
  • UCLA School of Medicine
    Dean's Scholar, 1993
    Dean's Academic Achievement Award, 1991–92
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, 1989
    Clinical Neurophysiology Graduate Fellowship, 1988–92
    UCLA Alumni Association Distinguished Scholar
    ICFOG Grant, 1989–90
    National Research Service Award, 1991
    Josiah Brown Research Award, 1991
    Bowen Award, 1986–87
    American Epilepsy Society Medical Student Fellowship, 1990
  • University of California, Irvine President's Undergraduate Fellowship Award, 1985
    Fellow, Jewish–Christian–Islamic Academy, 1995
    School of Biological Science Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, 1985 – 1986
    Phi Beta Kappa, 1986
    Dean's List, 1984–86
    Adeline Gunther Award, 1992–1996

Selected Publications

  • Khan, S.U., C.E. Ribak. GABAergic neurons in the hippocampus of the epileptic gerbil. Journal of Biological Sciences, 17:362-373, 1985.
  • Khan, S.U., C.E. Ribak. The effects of lesions of the hippocampal fiber connections on seizure activity. Journal of Biological Sciences, 18:354-361, 1986.
  • Ribak, C.E. and S.U. Khan. The effects of knife cuts of hippocampal pathways on epileptic activity in the seizure-sensitive gerbil. Brain Research, 418:146-151, 1987.
  • Hovda, D., R. Sutton, S.U. Khan, and R. Fisher. Commisural cortico-cortical projections originate from pyramidal and non-pyramidal cells in the sensorimotor neocortex of the cats. Anat Rec, 220:46A, 1988.
  • Wilson, C.L., M. Isokawa-Akesson, R.C. Frysinger, S.U. Khan, T.L. Babb. Neurophysiological measures of human limbic system connections. Neurosci Abstr, 14:922, 1988.
  • Wilson, C.L., S.U. Khan, M. Isokawa-Akesson, T.L. Babb and M.F. Levesque. Excitability of epileptogenic vs. non-epileptogenic mesial temporal lobe during stimulation of perforant path in patients with complex-partial epilepsy. Epilepsia, 30:645, 1989.
  • Khan, S.U., C.L. Wilson, M. Isokawa-Akesson, T.L. Babb and M.F. Levesque. Increased paired-pulse suppression in the human temporal lobe. Neurosci Abstr, 15:236, 1989.
  • Wilson, C.L., S.U. Khan, M. Isokawa-Akesson, T.L. Babb and M.F. Levesque. Excitability of specific hippocampal formation pathways in epileptogenic human temporal lobe. Neurosci Abstr, 15:236, 1989.
  • Khan, S.U., C.L. Wilson, J. Engel Jr. and M.F. Levesque. Contrasting changes in EPSP slope of associational and perforant pathways in epileptic patients. Epilepsia, 31:651, 1990.
  • Wilson, C.L., S.U. Khan, H.C. Hu and M.F. Levesque. Stimulation evoked population spikes in the human epileptogenic hippocampal formation show enhanced inhibition. Neurosci Abstr, 17:1255, 1991.
  • Khan, S.U., C.L. Wilson, G.J. Kricorian, and M.F. Levesque. Enhanced paired-pulse inhibition in the human epileptogenic amygdala and hippocampal pathways. Neurosci Abstr, 17:1254, 1991.
  • Spillers, S.H., C.L. Wilson, S.U. Khan, and M.F. Levesque. Decreased responsiveness of limbic pathways in the epileptogenic mesial temporal lobe. Neurology, 41:232, 1991.
  • Wilson, C.L., T.A. Carpenter, S.U. Khan, M.F. Levesque, and J. Engel Jr. Differences in excitability of epileptogenic vs. nonepileptogenic limbic structures during single pulse electrical stimulation of temporal lobe in complex partial epilepsy patients. Epilepsia, 32:54, 1991.
  • Khan, S.U., C.L. Wilson, and E.J. Behnke. Increased excitability in the epileptogenic human temporal lobe: A current strength analysis. Neurosci Abstr, 18:160, 1992.
  • Wilson, C.L., S.U. Khan, B. Colder, G. Branch, E. Behnke, and M.F. Levesque. Evoked potential analysis of interhemispheric connections mediating limbic seizure propagation. Epilepsia, 33 (S3):59, 1992.
  • Khan, S.U., C.L. Wilson, G.J. Kricorian, E.J. Behnke, J. Engel Jr. The threshold for electrical activation is lowered inthe epileptogenic human amygdala. Epilepsia, 1993.
  • Cutrone J., Georgiou, D., S.U. Khan, A.J. Pollack, S. French, M.M. Laks, and B.H. Brundage. A new approach for the quantitation of right ventricular mass by fast computed tomography: Validation in human heart specimens. American Journal of Cardiology 42 (1):100A, 1994.
  • Cutrone, J.A., D. Georgiou, S.U. Khan, H. Fischer, R. Belardinelli, M.M. Laks, and B.H. Brundage. Quantitation of right ventricular mass by ultrafast CT and MR Imaging: Preliminary results with comparisson to autopsy data. American Journal of Radiology 162 (suppl.):175, 1994.
  • Velasco A.L., C. L. Wilson, B.W. Colder, E.J. Behnke, M.H. Shomer, S.U. Khan and J. Engel, Jr. Synchrony in interictal EEG spiking and unit activity in patients with complex partial seizures. Epilepsia, 35 (S8):129, 1994.
  • Velasco A.L., C.L. Wilson, B.W. Colder, M.H. Shomer, E.J. Behnke, S.U. Khan and J. Engel, Jr. Relationship between interictal EEG spike and neuronal synchrony and functional limbic pathways. Neuroscience Abstr. 20:1449, 1994.
  • Wilson, C.L., S.U. Khan, M. Isokawa, T.L. Babb, M.F. Levesque, E.J. Behnke and J. Engel Jr. Enhanced paired pulse inhibition and facilitation in human epileptogenic hippocampal formation. submitted to J. Neuroscience, 1994 (In press).
  • Khan, S.U., C.L. Wilson, J. Engel Jr., E.J. Behnke, T.L. Babb and M.F. Levesque. Differences in excitability of pathways in the epileptogenic and non-epileptogenic human hippocampal formation. To be submitted to Hippocampus, 1995. (Manuscript in preparation)
  • Khan, S.U., C.L. Wilson, G.J. Kricorian, T.L. Babb, M.F. Levesque, E.J. Behnke, and J. Engel Jr. Excitability of epileptogenic human amygdalo-hippocampal and hippocampal-amygdalar pathways. To be submitted to Brain Research, 1995. (Manuscript in preparation)
  • Cutrone, J.A., D. Georgiou, S.U. Khan, A. Pollack, M.M. Laks, B.H. Brundage. Right ventricular mass measurement by electron beam computed tomography: Validation with autopsy data. Investigative Radiology, 30:64-68, 1995.
  • Cutrone, J.A., D. Georgiou, S.U. Khan, H. Fischer, R. Belardinelli, M.M. Laks, B.H. Brundage. Comparison of electron beam computed tomography and MRI quantitation of right ventricular mass: Validation with autopsy weights. Submitted to Academic Radiology, 1995.

Selected Book AUTHORSHIP

  • Khan, S.U. (1993) Paired pulse excitability of the epileptogenic temporal lobe. (C. Wilson and J. Engel Jr., ed.), Michigan: Bell & Howell Co.
  • Bhushan, V., C. Amin, T. Le (1995) First Aid for the USMLE Part I. (S.U. Khan, Associate contributor), New York: Appleton and Lange.
  • Bhushan, V., C. Amin, T. Le (1997) Jump Start MCAT. (S.U. Khan, Contributor), Baltimore, Maryland: Williams & Wilkins.

Associations and Activities

  • National Academy for the Advancement of Science
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Judeo-Christian-Islamic Academy, Advisory Board
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • 911 (Newspaper for UCLA School of Medicine), Editor
  • Substance Abuse Committee, UCLA School of Medicine, Member
  • Student Affairs Committee, UCLA School of Medicine, Member
  • Curriculum Working Group on Substance Abuse, Student Representative
  • Curriculum Working Group on Neuroscience, Student Representative
  • Search Committee Member for Dean of the UCLA School of Medicine
  • UCLA School of Medicine Admissions Committee, Member