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Julia A. Birnbaum, MD

Julia A. Birnbaum, MD Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology

Dr. Birnbaum is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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About Dr. Julia A. Birnbaum

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Test
  • Mammogram
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy

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
  • 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: University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: Greenwich Hospital
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Society of Breast Imaging, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Birnbaum 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:

Birnbaum JA, Conant EF: Breast Imaging Breast Cancer-A Guide to Detection and Multidisciplinary Therapy : 16-69,2002.

Arger PH, Sehgal CM, Conant EF, Zuckerman: Interreader variability and predictive value of US descriptions of solid breast masses: pilot study Acad Radiol 8 (4): 335-342,2001.

Nodine CF, Mello-Thomas C, Weinstein SP, Kundel HL, Conant EF, Heller-Savoy RE, Rowling SE, Birnbaum JA: Blinded review of retrospectively visible unreported breast cancers: an eye-position analysis. Radiology 221 (1): 122-129,2001.

Steinberg BD, Carlson DL, Birnbaum JA: Sonographic discrimination between benign and malignant breast lesions with the use of disparity processing Acad Radiol 8 (8): 705-712,2001.

Woo IJ, Conant EF, Sehgal CM, Birnbaum JA, Weinstein SP: Can breast ultrasound detect changes in vascularity and glandularity due to hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle? (RSNA) Radiology 221 : 607,2001.

Weinstein SP, Conant EF, Orel SG, Zuckerman JA, Czerniecki B, Lawton TJ: Retrospective review of palpable breast lesions biopsied after negative mammography and sonography Journal of Women's Imaging 18 (2): 15-18,2000.

Weinstein SP, Conant EF, Orel SG, Zuckerman JA, Bellah RD: Spectrum of US findings in pediatric and adolescent patients with palpable breast masses RadioGraphics 20 (6): 1613-1621,2000.

Zuckerman JA, Steinberg BD, Carlson DL, Gardner JS: Disparity mappiing as an aid to sonographic differentiation between benign and malignant breast masses Official Proceedings 44th Annual Convention. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 19 (4): 69,2000.

Arger PH, Seghal CM, Conant EF, Zuckerman JA, Rowling SE, Patton J: Inter-reader variability of ultrsound breast mass characteristics to predict benign versus malignant histology (RSNA) Radiology 217 : 493,2000.

Zuckerman JA, Orel SG, et al: MR imaging of patients with a palpable breast abnormality. American Roentgen Ray Society 99th Annual Meeting AJR 172S (3): 11,1999.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology
3400 Spruce Street, 1 Silverstien

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-0124
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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