Faculty & Staff

Hanna M Zafar, MD MHS

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Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Radiologist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending Radiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

Contact information
One Silverstein
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 615 0422
Fax: 215 746 3890
BA (Biological Basis of Behavior)
University of Pennsylvania , 1991.
MHS (Health Policy)
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School Public Health, 1998.
Jefferson Medical College, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, 2002-2003.
Resident, Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2007.
Fellow, Abdominal Imaging, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2008.
American Board Radiology, 2007.
American College of Radiology, CT Colonography, 2008.
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Selected Publications

Zafar HM, Yang J, Armstrong K, Groeneveld P: Cost Differences After Initial CT Colonography Versus Optical Colonoscopy in the Elderly. Academic Radiology 22(7): 805-806, July 2015.

Zafar HM, Chadalavada SC, Kahn CE Jr, Cook TS, Sloan CE, Lalevic D, Langlotz CP, Schnall MD.: Code Abdomen: An Assessment Coding Scheme for Abdominal Imaging Findings Possibly Representing Cancer. J Am Coll Radiol. Epub ahead of print (eds.). June 2015.

Christine M. Veenstra, Anil Vachani, Christine A. Ciunci, Hanna Zafar, Andrew J. Epstein, E. Carter Paulson, MD, MSCE: Trends in use of PET imaging in surveillance of lung and colorectal cancer. 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, May 29 – June 2, 2015 Chicago, Illinois. May 2015.

Charles N. Weber, Anna S. Lev-Toaff, Hanna M. Zafar, Marc S. Levine, Bernhard Geiger : Predicting complex colonic anatomy prior to colonoscopy: Using quantitative CTC date for risk stratification of patients for colon cancer screening procedures Asian Oncology Summit 2015, April 10-12, 2015 Shanghai China April 2015.

Sultan LR, Xiong H, Zafar HM, Schultz SM, Langer JE, and Sehgal CM: Vascularity assessment of thyroid nodules by quantitative color Doppler ultrasound Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology February 2015 Notes: E publication

Wildenberg J, Chen P, Zafar H, Kahn C, Cook T : Using Structured Reporting of Focal Lesions in the Abdomen to Assess Radiology Trainees’ Performance" American College Radiology 2015 Annual Meeting, May 17 – 21, 2015, Washington, DC. 2015.

H M Zafar, MD, Philadelphia, PA; P G Mulugeta, MD; C Sloan; D Petersen, BSN; D Lalevic; T S Cook, MD, PhD : Follow that patient! Follow-up of patients with abdominal imaging findings of possible cancer. Radiologic Society of North America, Annual Meeting, November 29 - December 4th Chicago IL 2015.

P G Mulugeta, MD, Philadelphia, PA; C Sloan; D Petersen, BSN; D Lalevic; T S Cook, MD, PhD; H M Zafar, MD : Frequency and follow-up of focal masses coded as indeterminate or suspicious in the liver, pancreas kidney and adrenals on cross sectional imaging. Radiologic Society of North America, Annual Meeting, November 29 - December 4th Chicago IL 2015.

J C Wildenberg, MD,PhD, Philadelphia, PA; P Chen, MD, MBA; C E Kahn, MD, MS; H M Zafar, MD; T S Cook, MD, PhD: Structured reporting of focal lesions in the abdomen to assess radiology trainees’ performance demonstrates decreased detection errors for suspicious lesions with increased training Radiologic Society of North America, Annual Meeting, November 29 - December 4th Chicago IL 2015.

Vachani A. Ciunci C, Veenstra CM, Zafar HM, Paulson EC, Epstein AJ: Trends in Use of PET Imaging in Surveillance of Lung Cancer: Implications of the Choosing Wisely Initiative. CHEST 2015 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec Canada, October 24-28 2015 2015.

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