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Mark Anthony Sellmyer, MD, PHD

Mark Anthony Sellmyer, MD, PHD Physician

Assistant Professor of Radiology Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Dr. Sellmyer is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Angiography
  • Bone Scan
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Test
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • Radioiodine Therapy

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
  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • 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: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT), National Association of University Radiologists (AUR), National Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), National Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), International Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, SNMMI Radiopharmaceutical Committee, International World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIC), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sellmyer 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Molecular Imaging
Chemical Biology
Synthetic Biology
Nuclear imaging and therapy

Selected Publications:

Makvandi, M., Sellmyer, M. A. & Mach, R. H.: Inflammation and DNA damage: Probing pathways to cancer and neurodegeneration. Drug Discov Today Technol 25 : 37-43,2017.

Sellmyer, M. A. Iljung Leea, Catherine Houa, Chi-Chang Wenga, Shihong Lia, , Brian P. Liebermana, Chenbo Zenga, David A. Mankoff, Robert H. Mach: Bacterial infection imaging with [18F]fluoropropyl-trimethoprim. PNAS 114 (31): 8372-8377,2017.

Sellmyer, M.A., Lee, I., Hou, C., Lieberman, B.P., Zeng, C., Mankoff, D.A., Mach, R.H.: Quantitative PET reporter gene imaging with [11C]trimethoprim. Molecular Therapy 25 (1): 120-126,2017.

Sellmyer, M.: [11C]TMP: A small molecule radiotracer for PET reporter gene imaging. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 56 : 615,2015.

Jones, J., Li, D., Hui, E, . Sellmyer, M.A., Prescher, J.A.: Visualizing cell proximity with genetically encoded bioluminescent reporters. ACS Chemical Biology 10 (4): 933-8,2015.

Sellmyer, M.A., Bronsart, L., Imoto, H., Contag, C.H., Wandless T.J., Prescher, J.A.: Visualizing Cellular Interactions with a Generalized Proximity Reporter. The Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences 21 (110): 8567-8572,2013.

Sellmyer, M. A., Desser, T. S., Maturen, K. E., Jeffrey, R. B., Kamaya, A.: Physiologic, Histologic, and Imaging Features of Retained Products of Conception. Radiographics 33 (3): 781-796,2013.

Banaszynski, L. A., Sellmyer, M. A., Contag, C. H., Wandless, T. J., Thorne, S. H.: Chemical control of protein stability and function in living animals. Nature Medicine 14 (10): 1123-1127,2008.

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Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
3400 Spruce St., 1 Silverstein, Ste. 130

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (617) 543-6546