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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nuclear Medicine, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Gallbladder Scintigraphy (cholescintigraphy)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GI Bleed)
  • Iodine Radiotherapy-Thyroid Disease
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
  • Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography (PET/CT)
  • Renal Scintigraphy
  • Scintigraphy - Bone
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography/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

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: State University of New York
Residency: Frankford Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Radiological Society of North America, International Society For Neuroscience, International Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, International Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dubroff 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.

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:

Doot RK, Dubroff JG, Scheuermann JS, Labban KJ, Cai J, Hsieh CJ, Li S, Lee H, Schubert EK, Hou C, Sheffer R, Schmitz A, Xu K, and Mach RH: Validation of gallbladder absorbed radiation dose reduction simulation: Human dosimetry of [18F]fluortriopride EJNMMI Physics 5 (21): 2018.

Booij J, Dubroff J, Pryma D, Yu J, Agarwal R, , Lakhani P, and Kuo PH: Diagnostic performance of the visual reading of 123I-ioflupane SPECT images when assessed with or without quantification in patients with movement disorders or dementia J Nucl Med 58 (11): 1821-26,2017.

Morley J, Cheng G, Dubroff J, Wood S, Wilkinson J, and Duda J: Olfactory impairment predicts underlying dopaminergic deficit in presumed drug-induced Parkinsonism. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice 4 (4): 603-6,2017.

Akhtar RS, Xie SX, Chen YJ, Rick J, Gross RG, Nasrallah IM, Van Deerlin VM, Trojanowski JQ, Chen-Plotkin AS, Hurtig HI, Siderowf AD, Dubroff JG, and Weintraub D: Regional brain amyloid-β accumulation associates with domain-specific cognitive performance in Parkinson disease without dementia PLoS One 12 (5): 2017.

Chudgar A, Chauhan A, Mulugeta P, and Dubroff JG: Uterine cervical metastasis from primary rectal adenocarcinoma on PET/CT and MRI Clinical Nuclear Medicine 41 (8): 634-35,2016.

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.

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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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)