Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, MD

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Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

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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

Stephen J Bagley, Jacob Till, Aseel Abdalla, Kareena K Sangha, Stephanie S Yee, Jake Freedman, Taylor A Black, Jasmin Hussain, Zev A Binder, Steven Brem, Arati S Desai, Donald M O'Rourke, Qi Long, Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, Erica L Carpenter : Association of plasma cell-free DNA with survival in patients with IDH wild-type glioblastoma. Neurooncol Adv 3(1), Jan 2021.

Nabavizadeh SA, Ware JB, Guiry S, Nasrallah MP, Mays JJ, Till JE, Hussain J, Abdalla A, Yee SS, Binder ZA, O'Rourke DM, Brem S, Desai AS, Wolf R, Carpenter EL, Bagley SJ.: Imaging and histopathologic correlates of plasma cell-free DNA concentration and circulating tumor DNA in adult patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. Neurooncol Adv 2(1), Jan-Dec 2020

Jillian W Lazor, Joel M Stein, James Eric Schmitt, Kathryn A Davis, Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh: Epilepsy Lesion Localization is not Predicted by Developmental Venous Anomaly Location or its FDG-PET Metabolic Activity. J Neuroimaging 30(4): 544-550, July 2020.

Srikant Kamesh Iyer, Brianna Moon, Kosha Ruparel, David Roalf, Jae Song, M, Samantha Guiry, Jeffrey Ware, Kurtz R, Nicholas Josselyn, Sanjeev Chawla, S. Ali Nabavizadeh, Walter R. Witschey: Data-driven quantitative susceptibility mapping using loss adaptive dipole inversion (LADI). Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging March 2020.

Henderson F, Brem S,O’Rourke DM,Nasrallah M,Buch VP, Young A,Doot R,Pantel A, Desai A, Bagley S, Nabavizadeh SA : 18F-fluciclovine PET to distinguish treatment related effects from disease progression in recurrent glioblastoma: PET fusion with MRI guides neurosurgical sampling. Neuro-Oncology Practice March 2020.

Lazor J, Schmitt JE, Loevner LA, Nabavizadeh SA: Metabolic changes of brain developmental venous anomalies on 18F-FDG-PET. Academic Radiology 26(4): 443-449, Apr 2019

Bagley S, Nabavizadeh SA, Mays J, Till JE, Ware J, Levy S, Sarchiapone W, Hussain J, Prior TJ, Guiry S, Christensen T, Yee SS, Nasrallah M, Morrissette JJ, Binder Z, O'Rourke DM, Cucchiara AJ, Brem S, Desai AS, Carpenter EL: Clinical utility of plasma cell-free DNA in adult patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma - a pilot prospective study. Clin Cancer Res. Oct 2019.

Kuan EC, Rereddy SK, Patel NN, Maina IW, Triantafillou V, Kohanski MA, Tong CCL, Nabavizadeh SA, Lee JYK, Grady MS, O'Malley BW Jr, Palmer JN2, Adappa ND.: Asymptomatic radiographic sinonasal inflammation does not affect pituitary surgery outcomes. Laryngoscope 129(7): 1545-1548, July 2019.

Cox M, Kung D, Hurst RW, Bagley LJ, Nabavizadeh SA.: Significance of the absent vertebral artery T2 flow void on cervical spine MRI in atraumatic patients without acute neurological symptoms. Neuroradiol J 32(3): 154-157, June 2019.

Nabavizadeh SA, Akbari H, Ware JB, Nasrallah M, Guiry S, Bagley SJ, Desai A, Levy S, Sarchiapone W, Prior T, Detre J, Wolf RL, O'Rourke DM, Brem S, Davatzikos C: Arterial Spin Labeling and Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast-enhanced MR Imaging for evaluation of arteriovenous shunting and tumor hypoxia in glioblastoma. Sci Rep 9(1), June 2019.

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Last updated: 04/02/2021
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