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Jacob G. Dubroff, MD, PhD

Jacob G. Dubroff, MD, PhD Physician

Modality Chief, Nuclear Medicine
Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dubroff is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nuclear Medicine, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Iodine Radiotherapy-Thyroid Disease
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
  • Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography (PET/CT)
  • Renal Scintigraphy
  • Scintigraphy - Bone
  • Scintigraphy - Gallbladder
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
  • Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT)
  • Ventilation-Perfusion (VQ) Lung Scintigraphy

Description of Clinical Expertise

PET Brain Imaging of Dementia and Epilepsy
SPECT Brain Imaging of Parkinson's Disease
PET/CT Oncologic Imaging
PET Myocardial Imaging
General Nuclear Medicine
Iodine Radiotherapy for Thyroid Disease

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Atrium, Ground Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Cupp Pavilion 51 N. 39th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Penn Radiology

    Pennsylvania Hospital 800 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Medicine Radnor 250 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Medicine Valley Forge 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard Berwyn, PA 19312 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • 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: State University of New York
Residency: Frankford Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Association of University Radiologists, International Radiological Society of North America, International Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, International Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, International World Molecular Imaging Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dubroff is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Neuroreceptor PET Imaging
Neuro Molecular Imaging
Molecular Biomarkers of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease
Brain Plasticity
Optical Imaging of Intrinsic Cortical Signals (Pre-clinical)

Selected Publications:

Chudgar A,Chauhan A, Mulugeta P,and Dubroff, JG: Uterine cervical metastasis from primary rectal adenocarcinoma on PET/CT and MRI Clinical Nuclear Medicine : 2016.

Dubroff J, Doot R, Falcone M, Schnoll R,Ray R,Tyndale R,Brody A,Hou C, Schmitz A, and Lerman C.: Decreased nicotinic receptor availability in smokers with slow rates of nicotine metabolism J Nucl Med 56 (11): 1724-9,2015.

Nayate AP, Dubroff JG, Schmitt JE, Nasrallah I, Kishore R, Mankoff D and Pryma DA: Use of standardized uptake value ratios decreases interreader variability of [18F] florbetapir PET brain scan interpretation. Am J Neuroradiol 36 (7): 1237-44,2015.

Doty RL, Nsoesie MT, Chung I, Osman A, Pawasarat I, Caulfield J, Hurtig H, Silas J, Dubroff J, Duda JE, Ying GS, Tekeli H, Leon-Sarmiento FE.: Taste function in early stage treated and untreated Parkinson's disease. J Neurol 262 (3): 547-57,2015.

Doty RI, Gandhi SS, Osman A, Hurtig HI, Pawasarat I, Beals E, Chung I, Dubroff J, Newberg A, Ying GS, and Leon-Sarmiento FE.: Point pressure sensitivity in early stage Parkinson's disease. Physiol and Behav 138 : 21-7,2015.

Doty RL, Beals E, Osman A, Dubroff J, Chung I, Leon-Sarmiento FE, Hurtig H, Ying GS.: Suprathreshold odor intensity perception in early-stage Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord 29 (9): 1208-12,2014.

Thaker AA, Schmitt SE, Pollard JR, Dubroff JG.: Natalizumab-Induced Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Clin Nucl Med 39 (7): 365-6,2014.

Ficicioglu C, Dubroff JG, Thomas N, Gallagher PR, Burfield J, Hussa C, Randall R, Zhuang H.: A Pilot Study of Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Findings in Patients with Phenylketonuria before and during Sapropterin Supplementation J Clin Neurol 9 (3): 151-6,2013.

Allison KC, Studt SK, Berkowitz RI, Hesson LA, Moore RH, Dubroff JG, Newberg A, Stunkard AJ.: An open-label efficacy trial of escitalopram for night eating syndrome. Eat Behav 14 (2): 199-203,2013.

Arnold SE, Vega IE, Karlawish JH, Wolk DA, Nunez J, Negron M, Xie SX, Wang LS, Dubroff JG, McCarty-Wood E, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin V.: Frequency and Clinicopathological Characteristics of Presenilin 1 Gly206Ala Mutation in Puerto Rican Hispanics with Dementia. J Alzheimers Dis 33 (4): 1089-95,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
Division of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Molecular Imaging
3400 Spruce Street
1 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3041
Fax: (215) 349-5843
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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