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Harvey L. Nisenbaum, MD, FACR

Harvey L. Nisenbaum, MD, FACR Physician

Chair, Department of Medical Imaging, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Dr. Nisenbaum is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1975

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency: Albert Einstein - Montefiore Medical Center


American College of Radiology (Fellow):, National American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (Fellow), National American Medical Association, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Association of University Radiologists, National College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Fellow), Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research (Formerly Society for Health Services Research in Radiology), National Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (Fellow), National Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education, National World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nisenbaum is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • 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.


Selected Publications:

Monsky WL, Levine D, Mehta TS, Kane RA, Ziv A, Kennedy B, Nisenbaum HL: Using a sonographic simulator to assess residents before overnight call AJR 178 : 35-39,2002.

Gracias VH, Frankel H, Gupta R, Reilly PM, Gracias F, Klein W, Nisenbaum H, Schwab CW: The Role of Positive Examinations in Training for the Focused Assessment Sonogram in Trauma (FAST) Examination The American Surgeon 68 : 1008-1011,2002.

Coleman BG, Horii SC, Nisenbaum HL, Langer JE, Howell LJ, Hubbard AM, Adzick SN: Sonographic diagnosis of fetal neck masses with power Doppler and three-dimensional ultrasound. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Nashville, TN J Ultrasound Med 21(Supp) : S60,2002.

Nisenbaum HL, Czerniecki BJ, Horii SC, Langer JE, Arger PH, Devine JS: Ultrasound-guided intranodal injection of dendritic cell vaccine for metastatic melanoma was more effective in eliciting immunologic response than intravenous or intradermal routes of administration. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL Radiology 225(P)Supp : 587,2002.

Arata MA, Nisenbaum HL, Clark TWI, Soulen MC: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors with the LeVeen probe: Is rolloff predictive of response? J Vasc Interv Radiol 12 : 455-458,2001.

MacKenzie TC, Guttenberg ME, Nisenbaum HL, Johnson MP, Adzick NS: A fetal lung lesion consisting of bronchogenic cyst, bronchopulmonary sequestration, and congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation: the missing link? Fetal Diagn Ther 16 : 193-195,2001.

Gracias VH, Frankel HL, Gupta R, Malcynski J, Gandhi R, Collazzo L, Nisenbaum H, Schwab CW: Defining the learning curve for the focused abdominal sonogram for trauma (FAST) examination: implication for credentialing The American Surgeon 67 : 364-368,2001.

Dobos N, Nisenbaum HL, Axel L, Van Arsdalen K, Tomaszewski JE: Penile Leiomyosarcoma- Sonographic and MRI Findings J Ultrasound Med 20 : 553-557,2001.

Langer JE, Khan A, Nisenbaum HL, Baloch ZW, Horii SC, Coleman BG, Mandel SJ: Sonographic appearance of focal thyroiditis AJR 176 : 751-754,2001.

Nisenbaum HL, Langer JE, Coleman BG, Arger PH, Horii SC: Visualization of the esophagogastric junction can be part of an abdominal ultrasound examination. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Orlando, FL J Ultrasound Med 20(Supp) : S50,2001.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Medical Imaging
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
#434 Wright-Saunders Building
39th and Market Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9206
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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