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Ana S. Kolansky, MD

Ana S. Kolansky, MD Physician

Co-Director, Penn Lung Screening Program Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Kolansky is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ana S. Kolansky

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 – 2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1990

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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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA (DO NOT USE)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Yale University
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital


American College of Radiology, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Local Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, Local Society of Thoracic Radiology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kolansky is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Lee F, Flynn SD, Salazar AM: Sudden death six weeks after a myocardial infarct The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 61 : 457-465,1988.

Salazar AM, Westcott JL: The role of transthoracic needle biopsy for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer Clinics in Chest Medicine 14 (1): 99-110,1993.

Shah RM, Spirn PW, Salazar AM, Steiner Rm, Cohn HE, Wechsler RJ: The role of thoracoscopy and preoperative localization procedures in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary pathology Semin US, CT, and MRI 16 (5): 371-378,1995.

Shah RM, Salazar AM: CT manifestations of HIV-related pulmonary infections Seminars US CT and MRI 19 : 166-177,1998.

Kane GC, Salazar Am, Israel HL: Aspergillosis: Expanding spectrum of pulmonary disease. Clin Pulm Med 5 : 151,1998.

Shah RM, Wechsler RJ, Salazar AM, Spirn PW: Specturm of pulmonary infections associated with multifocal bronchiectasis and centrilobular nodules. Radiology 213 : 214,1999.

Shah Rm, Wechsler RJ, Salazar AM, Spirn PW: Spectrum of CT findings inpseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia AJR 174 (3): 67-68,2000.

Shah RM, Edmonds P, Wechsler RJ, Salazar AM: Adjacent parenchymal abnormalities in peripheral bronchogenic carcinoma: Correlation with lymphangio-invasion at thin section CT. AJR 176 (3): 80,2001.

Shah RM, Wechsler RJ, Salazar AM: Significant of ground glass opacity at long term follow-up in scleroderma. Radiology 225 : 624,2002.

Shah RM, Wechsler RJ, Pascuale R, Salazar AM, McCormack M, Miller Jr. W:: HRCT patterns in respiratory bronchiolitis and desquamative interstitial pneumonitis: Assessment at post-treatment CT. AJR 178 (3): 49,2002.

Distasio JA, Salazar AM, Jadji M, Durden DL: Glutaminase-free asparaginase from Vibrio succinogenes: an antilymphomas enzyme lacking hepatotoxicity Int J Cancer 30 : 343-347,1982.

Durden DL, Salazar, AM, Distasio JA.: Kinetic analysis of hepatotoxicity of associated with antineoplastic asparaginas Cancer Res 43 : 1602-1605,1983.

Kornguth PJ, Salazar AM: The apical oblique view of the shoulder: Its usefulness in acute trauma AJR 149 : 113-116,1987.

Hoch D, Salazar AM, Cabin HS, Young LH: Equine arch vessel anaomaly associated with coarctation of the aorta Chest 101 (2): 634,1992.

Elefteriades JA, Hartleroad J, Gusberg RJ, Salazar AM, Black HR, Kopf, GS, Baldwin JC, Hammond GL.: Long term experience with descending aortic dissection: the complication specif approach. Ann Thorac Surg 53 : 11-21,1992.

Elefteriades JA, Solomon, LW, Salazar AM, Batsford WP, Baldwin JC, Kopf GS: Linear left ventricular aneurysmectomy: Modern imaging studies reveal improvedmorphology and function Ann Thorac Surg 56 : 242-252,1993.

Shah RM, Spirn PW, Salazar AM, Steiner RM, Cohn HE, Wechsler RJ, Erdman S, Solit RW.: CT Guided wire localization of peripheral pulmonary nodules for thoracoscopic resection AJR 161 (2): 279-283,1993.

Steiner RM, Gross GW, Flicker S, Salazar A, Baron M, Loessner A.: Congenital heart disease in the adult patient - The value of plain film chest radiology. J Thorac Imag 10 (1): 1 - 26,1995.

Wechsler RJ, Steiner RM, Spirn PW, Rubin S, Salazar AM, Shah R, Russell K, Jimenez S, Varga J.: The relationship of thoracic lymphadenopathy to pulmonary interstitial disease in diffuse and limited systemic sclerosis: CT findings. AJR 167 : 101-104,1996.

Winston CB, Wechsler RJ Salazar AM, Kurtz AB Spirn PW: Incidental pulmonary emboli detected on helical CT: Effect on patient management. Radiology 201 : 23-27,1996.

Spirn PW, Shah RM, Steiner RM, Greenfield AJ, Salazar AM, Liu JB: Image-guided localization for video-assisted thoracic surgery. Journal of Thoracic Imaging 12 : 285-292,1997.

Johnson PT, Wechsler RJ, Salazar AM, Fischer AM, Nazarian LN, Steiner RM: Spiral CT of acute pulmonary thromboembolism: Evaluation of pleuroparenchymal abnormalities. J Comput Assist Tomogr 23 (3): 369-373,1999.

Wechsler RJ, Salazar AM, Gessner AJ, Spirn PW, Shah RM, Steiner RM: CT of insitu of vascular stump thrombosis after pulmonary resection for cancer. AJR 176 : 1423-1425,2001.

Shah RM, Wechsler R, Salazar AM, Spirn PW: Spectrum of CT findings in nosocomial pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia. J Thoracic Imaging 17 (1): 53-57,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
3400 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7184
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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