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

Abass Alavi, MD, MD(Hon), PHD(Hon), DSc(Hon) Physician

Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Alavi is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1972
  • Nuclear Medicine, 1973

Clinical Expertise:

  • Angiography
  • Arthrogram
  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • CT Scan Guided Biopsy
  • CT Scan Guided Injection
  • CTA (Computed Tomography Angiography)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Test
  • Dilation
  • Elastography
  • Fistulogram
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Lesion of Testis
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Pyelogram
  • Renal Mass
  • Stent Placement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection
  • Urogram
  • Venography
  • X-Ray
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Insurance Accepted

  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid

Education and Training

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency: Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center


American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, National American Cancer Society, Experts Directory, National American College of Nuclear Physician’s, National American College of Nuclear Physicians, National Brain Imaging Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Alavi is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


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): 396-404,2009.

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): 239-46,2009.

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): 531-8,2009.

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): 341-8,2009.

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): 1017-8,2009.

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

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): 201-4,2009.

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): 240-4,2009.

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): 124-45,2009.

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): 375-82,2009.

Academic Contact Info


Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3069