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Drew A Torigian, MD, MA, FSAR, FACR

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Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Staff, Department of Radiology, Presbyterian Medical Center
Active Staff, Department of Radiology, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending Staff, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Director, Medical Image Processing Group (MIPG), Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-3805
Fax: 215-614-0033
BA (Chemistry)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
MA (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
BA (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
MD (Medicine)
New York University School of Medicine, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship in Internal Medicine, New York University Medical Center, 1996-1997.
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2001.
Fellowship, Body and Musculoskeletal MRI, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2003.
Business Essentials Certificate Program, Wharton Programs for Working Professionals (WPWP), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania , 2004-2007.
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification. 1995-2009., 1995.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. 1996-1998., 1996.
American Board of Radiology Certification (lifetime), 2001.
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Description of Research Expertise

oncologic imaging (lung cancer, melanoma, lymphoma, GI, GU, and gyn cancers)
inflammation imaging
aging imaging
translational research imaging
thoracoabdominopelvic imaging
CT imaging
MR imaging
PET, PET/CT, and PET/MR imaging
functional and molecular imaging
quantitative imaging/image analysis
all types of imaging response assessment on CT, MRI, and PET

Description of Clinical Expertise

thoracic imaging (plain film radiography, CT, MRI, PET, and PET/CT)
body CT imaging
body MR imaging
PET and PET/CT imaging
oncologic imaging
vascular imaging (CT and MR)

Selected Publications

Tanyi JL, Chiang CLL, Chiffelle J, Thierry A-C, Baumgartener P, Huber F, Gopfert C, Taurrsio D, Tissot S, Torigian DA, Nisenbaum HL, Stevenson BJ, Guiren HF, Ahmed R, Huguenin-Bergenat A-L, Zsiros E, Bassani-Sternberg M, Mick R, Powell DJ Jr, Coukos G, Harari A, Kandalaft LE.: Personalized cancer vaccine strategy elicits polyfunctional T cells and demonstrates clinical benefits in ovarian cancer. NPJ Vaccines 6(1): 36, 2021.

Hao Y, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Wu C, Li H, McDonough JM, Lott C, Qiu C, Galagedera N, Anari JB, Torigian DA, Cahill PJ.: OFx: A method of 4D image construction from free-breathing non-gated MRI slice acquisitions of the thorax via optical flux. Med Image Anal 72: 102088, 2021.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, McDonough JM, Wu C, Sun C, Qiu C, Lott C, Galagedera N, Anari JB, Mayer OH, Torigian DA, Cahill PJ.: Thoracic quantitative dynamic MRI to understand developmental changes in normal ventilatory dynamics. Chest 159(2): 712-723, 2021.

Jahangiri P, Dreyfuss AD, Duan F, Snyder BS, Borja AJ, Pournazari K, Kothekar E, Arani L, Al-Zaghal A, Seraj SM, Hancin EC, Pinheiro B, Werner TJ, Swisher-McClure S, Feigenberg SJ, Torigian DA, Revheim ME, Simone CB 2nd, Alavi A.: Implementation of FDG-PET/CT imaging methodology for quantification of inflammatory response in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: results from the ACRIN 6668/RTOG 0235 trial. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 21(5): 415-427, 2021.

Auld SC, Kornfeld H, Maenetje P, Mlotshwa M, Chase W, Vangu Md-T, Torigian DA, Wallis RS, Churchyard G, Bisson GP.: Pulmonary restriction predicts long-term respiratory impairment in people with HIV and tuberculosis. BMC Pulm Med 21(1): 19, 2021.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, McDonough JM, Lott C, Wu C, Rajapakse CS, Anari JB, Mayer OH, Torigian DA, Cahill PJ.: Lung parenchymal characterization via thoracic dynamic MRI for pediatric patients with TIS and normal children – a novel approach. Proc SPIE, Medical Imaging:Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling 11598(115980Q): 115980Q-1-115980Q-6, 2021.

Xu G, Cao H, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Torigian DA.: DiSegNet: A deep dilated convolutional encoder-decoder architecture for lymph node segmentation on PET/CT images. Comput Med Imaging Graph 88: 101851, 2021.

Li J, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Wang L, Torigian DA.: Segmentation evaluation with sparse ground truth data: Simulating true segmentations as perfect/imperfect as those generated by humans. Med Image Anal 69: 101980, 2021.

MacLean MT, Jehangir Q, Vujkovic M, Litt H, Borthakur A, Sagraiya H, Rosen M, Mankoff DA, Schnall MD, Shou H, Chirinos J, Damrauer SM, Torigian DA, Carr R, Rader DJ, Witschey WR.: Quantification of abdominal fat from computed tomography using deep learning and its association with electronic health records in an academic biobank. J Am Med Inform Assoc 28(6): 1178-1187, 2021.

Galperin-Aizenberg M, Katz S, Shankla V, Wileyto EP, Gefter W, Dougherty L, Torigian DA, Barbosa EM Jr.: Preliminary assessment of an optical flow method (OFM) for non-rigid registration and temporal subtraction (TS) of serial CT examinations to facilitate evaluation of interval change in metastatic lung nodules. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 50(3): 344-350, 2021 Notes: The last two authors listed have contributed equally to the manuscript as senior authors.

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