Ali Nabavizadeh, MD

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

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MD (School of Medicine)
Shiraz Medical School, 2002.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Nabavizadeh is primarily an adult neuroradiologist with additional training in pediatric neuroradiology and nuclear radiology. He specializes in using neuroimaging to diagnose various diseases of the central nervous system.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Nabavizadeh is currently the principal investigator of multiple imaging clinical trials in patients with brain tumors. His research efforts involve multimodality imaging using structural and physiologic MRI imaging with additional PET probes and molecular imaging techniques to better understand the complex nature of brain tumor microenvironment. The ultimate goal of his research is to use imaging and liquid biopsy biomarkers in prognostication, tumor response evaluation, differentiation of tumor progression from treatment-effect.

Selected Publications

Pandrangi VC, Mace JC, Abiri A, Adappa ND, Beswick DM, Chang EH, Eide JG, Fung N, Hong M, Johnson BJ, Kohanski MA, Kshirsagar RS, Kuan EC, Le CH, Lee JT, Nabavizadeh SA, Obermeyer IP, Palmer JN, Pinheiro-Neto CD, Smith TL, Snyderman CH, Suh JD, Wang EW, Wang MB, Choby G, Geltzeiler M.: Recurrence patterns among patients with sinonasal mucosal melanoma: A multi-institutional study. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol June 2023.

Anahita Fathi Kazerooni, Sherjeel Arif , Rachel Madhogarhia, Nastaran Khalili , Debanjan Haldar, Sina Bagheri, Ariana M Familiar , Hannah Anderson , Shuvanjan Haldar , Wenxin Tu , Meen Chul Kim , Karthik Viswanathan , Sabine Muller , Michael Prados , Cassie Kline , Lorenna Vidal , Mariam Aboian , Phillip B Storm , Adam C Resnick , Jeffrey B Ware, Arastoo Vossough, Christos Davatzikos, Ali Nabavizadeh: Automated tumor segmentation and brain tissue extraction from multiparametric MRI of pediatric brain tumors: A multi-institutional study. Neurooncol Adv March 2023.

Debanjan Haldara, Anahita Fathi Kazerooni, Sherjeel Arif, Ariana Familiar, Rachel Madhogarhia, Nastaran Khalili, Sina Bagheri, Hannah Anderson, Ibraheem Salman Shaikh, Aria Mahtabfarb, Meen Chul Kim, Wenxin Tu, Jefferey Ware, Arastoo Vossough, Christos Davatzikos, Philip J. B. Stormb, Adam Resnick, Ali Nabavizadeh: Unsupervised Machine Learning Using K-Means Identifies Radiomic Subgroups of Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas that Correlate with Key Molecular Markers. Neoplasia Feb 2023.

Ali Nabavizadeh, Stephen J Bagley, Robert K Doot, Jeffrey B Ware, Anthony J Young, Satyam Ghodasara, Chao Zhao, Hannah Anderson, Erin Schubert, Erica L Carpenter, Jacob Till, Fraser Henderson Jr, Austin R Pantel, H Isaac Chen, John YK Lee, Nduka M. Amankulor, Donald M O'Rourke, Arati Desai, MacLean P Nasrallah, Steven Brem: Distinguishing Progression from Pseudoprogression in Glioblastoma Using 18F-Fluciclovine PET Journal of Nuclear Medicine Dec 2022

Eide JG, Kshirsagar RS, Harris JC, Civantos A, Brody RM, Lee JYK, Alonso-Basanta M, Lazor JW, Nabavizadeh A, Wang BY, Kuan EC, Palmer JN, Adappa ND: Multi-institutional review of sinonasal and skull base chondrosarcoma: 20-year experience. Head Neck 44(12): 2686-2695, Dec 2022.

Srikant Kamesh Iyer, Brianna Moon, Robert Kurtz, Jae Song, Jeffrey Ware, S. Ali Nabavizadeh, Walter R. Witschey: Quantitative susceptibility mapping using plug-and-play alternating direction method of multipliers. Scientific Reports. Dec 2022.

Amir Nazem, Samantha C. Guiry, Mehrdad Pourfathi, Jeffrey B. Ware, Hannah Anderson, Srikant Kamesh Iyer, Brianna F Moon, Yi Fan, Walter R. Witschey, Rahim Rizi, Stephen J. Bagley, Arati Desai, Donald M. O’Rourke, Steven Brem, MacLean Nasrallah, Ali Nabavizadeh: MR Susceptibility Imaging for Detection of Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Glioblastoma. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 156(3): 645-653, Feb 2022.

Hamed Akbari, Anahita Fathi Kazerooni, Jeffrey B Ware, Elizabeth Mamourian, Hannah Anderson, Samantha Guiry, Chiharu Sako, Catalina Raymond, Jingwen Yao, Steven Brem, Donald M O'Rourke, Arati S Desai, Stephen J Bagley, Benjamin M Ellingson, Christos Davatzikos, Ali Nabavizadeh : Quantification of tumor microenvironment acidity in glioblastoma using principal component analysis of dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced MR imaging. Sci Rep 11(1):15011., July 2021.

Yang F, He Z, Duan H, Zhang D, Li J, Yang H, Dorsey JF, Zou W,Nabavizadeh SA, Bagley SJ, Abdullah K, Brem S, Zhang L, Xu X, Byrne KT, Vonderheide RH, Gong Y, Fan Y.: Synergistic immunotherapy of glioblastoma by dual targeting of IL-6 and CD40. Nature Communications 8(12(1):3424), June 2021.

Beswick DM, Hwang PH, Adappa ND, Le CH, Humphreys DO IM, Getz AE, Suh JD, Aasen DM, Abuzeid WM, Chang EH, Kaizer AM, Kindgom TT, Kohanski MA, Nabavizadeh SA, Nayak JV, Palmer JN, Patel ZM, Ramakrishnan VR, Snyderman CH, St John MA, Wild J, Wang EW.: Surgical approach is associated with complication rate in sinonasal malignancy: A multicenter study. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol June 2021.

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