Faculty & Staff

Jacob Dubroff, MD, PhD

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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
Modality Chief, Nuclear Medicine and PET, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
Division of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Molecular Imaging
3400 Spruce Street
110 Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3041
Fax: 215-349-5843
BA (History and Sociology of Science)
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, 1997.
BAS (Biomedical Engineering)
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, 1997.
MD (Medicine)
SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY, 2006.
PhD (Neuroscience)
SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Transitional Year, Frankford Hospitals, Jefferson Health System , 2006-2007.
Resident, Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 2007-2009.
Chief Resident, Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2010.
United State Medical License Examination, 2007.
American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 2010.
Authorized User, Broad Scope License #PA-0131, State of Pennsylvania, 2010.
ACLS, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

PET Brain Imaging of Dementia and Epilepsy
SPECT Brain Imaging of Parkinson's Disease
PET/CT Oncologic Imaging
PET Myocardial Imaging
General Nuclear Medicine
Iodine Radiotherapy for Thyroid Disease

Description of Research Expertise

Neuroreceptor PET Imaging
Neuro Molecular Imaging
Molecular Biomarkers of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease
Brain Plasticity
Optical Imaging of Intrinsic Cortical Signals (Pre-clinical)

Selected Publications

Chudgar A,Chauhan A, Mulugeta P,and Dubroff, JG : Uterine cervical metastasis from primary rectal adenocarcinoma on PET/CT and MRI. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2016 Notes: Accepted, In Press.

Dubroff J, Doot R, Falcone M, Schnoll R,Ray R,Tyndale R,Brody A,Hou C, Schmitz A, and Lerman C.: Decreased nicotinic receptor availability in smokers with slow rates of nicotine metabolism J Nucl Med 56(11): 1724-9, Nov 2015.

Nayate AP, Dubroff JG, Schmitt JE, Nasrallah I, Kishore R, Mankoff D and Pryma DA: Use of standardized uptake value ratios decreases interreader variability of [18F] florbetapir PET brain scan interpretation. Am J Neuroradiol 36(7): 1237-44, July 2015.

Doty RL, Nsoesie MT, Chung I, Osman A, Pawasarat I, Caulfield J, Hurtig H, Silas J, Dubroff J, Duda JE, Ying GS, Tekeli H, Leon-Sarmiento FE.: Taste function in early stage treated and untreated Parkinson's disease. J Neurol 262(3): 547-57, Mar 2015.

Doty RI, Gandhi SS, Osman A, Hurtig HI, Pawasarat I, Beals E, Chung I, Dubroff J, Newberg A, Ying GS, and Leon-Sarmiento FE.: Point pressure sensitivity in early stage Parkinson's disease. Physiol and Behav 138: 21-7, Jan 2015.

Doty RL, Beals E, Osman A, Dubroff J, Chung I, Leon-Sarmiento FE, Hurtig H, Ying GS.: Suprathreshold odor intensity perception in early-stage Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord 29(9): 1208-12, Aug 2014.

Thaker AA, Schmitt SE, Pollard JR, Dubroff JG.: Natalizumab-Induced Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. Clin Nucl Med 39(7): 365-6, Jul 2014.

Ficicioglu C, Dubroff JG, Thomas N, Gallagher PR, Burfield J, Hussa C, Randall R, Zhuang H.: A Pilot Study of Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Findings in Patients with Phenylketonuria before and during Sapropterin Supplementation. J Clin Neurol 9(3): 151-6, July 2013.

Allison KC, Studt SK, Berkowitz RI, Hesson LA, Moore RH, Dubroff JG, Newberg A, Stunkard AJ.: An open-label efficacy trial of escitalopram for night eating syndrome. Eat Behav 14(2): 199-203, April 2013.

Arnold SE, Vega IE, Karlawish JH, Wolk DA, Nunez J, Negron M, Xie SX, Wang LS, Dubroff JG, McCarty-Wood E, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin V.: Frequency and Clinicopathological Characteristics of Presenilin 1 Gly206Ala Mutation in Puerto Rican Hispanics with Dementia. J Alzheimers Dis 33(4): 1089-95, Jan 2013.

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