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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
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 1 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-5298
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.

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. Host of JACR Podcast - Firing Line, which explores controversial issues in medicine

Selected Publications

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 Grateful False Positive. Psychology Today September 2015.

Kaye A., Zafar H., Jha S.: Willingness to pay for Computed Tomography Colonography: A Survey of patient preferences. American Journal of Roentgenology 206(2): 355-358, 2016.

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

Hunt S and Jha S.: Can precision medicine reduce overdiagnosis? Academic Radiology 22(8): 1040-41, August 2015.

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.

Jha S: When a bad surgeon is the one you want. Propublica introduces a paradox. Kevin MD July 23 2015.

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