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Abass Alavi, MD,MD(Hon),PhD(Hon),DSc(Hon)

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Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Aging, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3069
Fax: 215-349-5843
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Tehran School of Medicine, 1964.
Post-Graduate Training
Rotating Intern, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1966-1967.
First Year Resident in Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1967-1968.
Second Year Resident in Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1968-1969.
Fellowship in Hematology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1969-1970.
Resident in Radiology, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1970-1971.
Fellowship, Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971-1973.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1972.
American Board of Radiology (Eligible), 1973.
American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 1973.
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Selected Publications

Kim Woo Jin, Silverman Edwin K, Hoffman Eric, Criner Gerard J, Mosenifar Zab, Sciurba Frank C, Make Barry J, Carey Vincent, Estépar Raúl San José, Diaz Alejandro, Reilly John J, Martinez Fernando J, Washko George R, : CT metrics of airway disease and emphysema in severe COPD. Chest 136(2): 396-404, Aug 2009.

Benzo Roberto, Farrell Max H, Chang Chung-Chou H, Martinez Fernando J, Kaplan Robert, Reilly John, Criner Gerard, Wise Robert, Make Barry, Luketich James, Fishman Alfred P, Sciurba Frank C, : Integrating health status and survival data: the palliative effect of lung volume reduction surgery. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 180(3): 239-46, Aug 2009.

Cheville Andrea L, Das Indra, Srinivas Shyam, Schuerman Josh, Velders Luke, Solin Lawrence J, Basu Sandip, Alavi Abass: A pilot study to assess the utility of SPECT/CT-based lymph node imaging to localize lymph nodes that drain the arm in patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Breast cancer research and treatment 116(3): 531-8, Aug 2009.

Srinivas Shyam M, Dhurairaj Thiruvenkatasamy, Basu Sandip, Bural Gonca, Surti Suleman, Alavi Abass: A recovery coefficient method for partial volume correction of PET images. Annals of nuclear medicine 23(4): 341-8, Jun 2009.

Basu Sandip, Alavi Abass: Multifaceted role of lymphatic mapping by SPECT/CT hybrid imaging in the multimodality management of patients with cancer. European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging 36(6): 1017-8, Jun 2009.

Alavi A, Sanjari M, Haghdoost A, Sibbald R G: Common foot examination features of 247 Iranian patients with diabetes. International wound journal 6(2): 117-22, Apr 2009.

Basu S, Li G, Bural G, Alavi A: Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and PET/computed tomography imaging characteristics of thyroid lymphoma and their potential clinical utility. Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987) 50(2): 201-4, Mar 2009.

Chen Wengen, Parsons Molly, Torigian Drew A, Zhuang Hongming, Alavi Abass: Evaluation of thyroid FDG uptake incidentally identified on FDG-PET/CT imaging. Nuclear medicine communications 30(3): 240-4, Mar 2009.

Basu Sandip, Zhuang Hongming, Torigian Drew A, Rosenbaum Joshua, Chen Wengen, Alavi Abass: Functional imaging of inflammatory diseases using nuclear medicine techniques. Seminars in nuclear medicine 39(2): 124-45, Mar 2009.

Gur Ruben C, Ragland J Daniel, Reivich Martin, Greenberg Joel H, Alavi Abass, Gur Raquel E: Regional differences in the coupling between resting cerebral blood flow and metabolism may indicate action preparedness as a default state. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) 19(2): 375-82, Feb 2009.

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