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Saurabh Jha, MBBS MRCS MS

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Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Staff , Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Medical Imaging, Philadelphia, PA
Active Staff , Pennsylvania Hospital, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA
Attending, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA
Active Radiologist, Phoenixville Hospital, Dept. of Radiology
Scholar, Center for Global Health
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 1 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662 3431
Fax: 215-662-7263
BSc (Anatomy)
University of London, 1994.
MBBS (Medicine)
University of London, 1997.
MS (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident-General Surgery, London and Worthing. UK, 1997-2001.
Resident-Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2002-2006.
Fellow-Cardiovascular Imaging, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2006-2007.
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2000.
American Board of Radiology, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Value and drivers of imaging, uncertainty in medicine, epistemology of overdiagnosis, controversies in screening, artificial intelligence

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cardiovascular CT and MRI, emergency radiology, evidence-based imaging, and appropriate use of imaging.

Description of Other Expertise

Writer and contributor to multiple medical outlets and free open access medical education

Selected Publications

Jha S: Doctor Sahib. N Engl J Med 379(21): 1988-1989, November 2018.

Jha S, Topol EJ: Adapting to Artificial Intelligence: Radiologists and Pathologists as Information Specialists. JAMA 316(22): 2353-2354, December 2016.

Jha S: From Imaging Gatekeeper to Service Provider – A Transatlantic Journey. New England Journal of Medicine 369 ((1)): 5-7, July 2013.

Jha S.: The Road to Overdiagnosis: The Case of Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolus. Academic Radiology 22(8): 985-87, August 2015

Jha S: To Err Is Homicide in Britain: The Case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba. Medscape February 2018.

Jha S: The Ethics of Keeping Alfie Alive Medscape May 2018.

Jha S, Topol EJ: Information and Artificial Intelligence. JACR February 2018.

Stein S, Barry J & Jha S.: Are Chargemaster Rates for Imaging Studies Lower in States That Cap Non-Economic Damages (Tort Reform)? JACR 11(8): 808-816, 2014.

Jha S.: Stop Hunting for Zebras in Texas: end the diagnostic culture of “rule out." British Medical Journal 348: g2625, April 2014.

Jha S: Uncertainty and the Diagnostic Leviathan. (Epub ahead of print). JAMA Internal Medicine April 27 2015 Notes: (Epub ahead of print).

Jha, S: Saving Normal. BMJ Blogs October 2015.

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