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Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD, FACR

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD, FACR Physician

Chairman, Department of Radiology Eugene P. Pendergrass Professor of Radiology

Dr. Schnall is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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About Dr. Mitchell D. Schnall

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiology

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

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Medicine Bucks County 777 Township Line Road Yardley, PA 19067 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

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

    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 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Penn Radiology

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

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

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

    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 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Lankenau Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Radiology, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Radiological Society of North America, The Society of Uroradiology,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Schnall 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.


Selected Publications:

Bolan Patrick J, Kim Eunhee, Herman Benjamin A, Newstead Gillian M, Rosen Mark A, Schnall Mitchell D, Pisano Etta D, Weatherall Paul T, Morris Elizabeth A, Lehman Constance D, Garwood Michael, Nelson Michael T, Yee Douglas, Polin Sandra M, Esserman Laura J, Gatsonis Constantine A, Metzger Gregory J, Newitt David C, Partridge Savannah C, Hylton Nola M: MR spectroscopy of breast cancer for assessing early treatment response: Results from the ACRIN 6657 MRS trial. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI : 2016.

Vapiwala Neha, Hwang Wei-Ting, Kushner Carolyn J, Schnall Mitchell D, Freedman Gary M, Solin Lawrence J: No impact of breast magnetic resonance imaging on 15-year outcomes in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ or early-stage invasive breast cancer managed with breast conservation therapy. Cancer : 2016.

Licurse, M.Y.a , Lalevic, D.a, Zafar, H.M.ab, Schnall, M.D.ab, Cook, T.S.a: Expanding the Scope of an Automated Radiology Recommendation-Tracking Engine: Initial Experiences and Lessons Learned Journal of Digital Imaging 10 : 1-7,2016.

McCarthy Anne Marie, Kim Jane J, Beaber Elisabeth F, Zheng Yingye, Burnett-Hartman Andrea, Chubak Jessica, Ghai Nirupa R, McLerran Dale, Breen Nancy, Conant Emily F, Geller Berta M, Green Beverly B, Klabunde Carrie N, Inrig Stephen, Skinner Celette Sugg, Quinn Virginia P, Haas Jennifer S, Schnall Mitchell, Rutter Carolyn M, Barlow William E, Corley Douglas A, Armstrong Katrina, Doubeni Chyke A: Follow-Up of Abnormal Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening by Race/Ethnicity. American journal of preventive medicine 51 (4): 507-12,2016.

Stillman Arthur E, Gatsonis Constantine, Lima João A C, Black William C, Cormack Jean, Gareen Ilana, Hoffmann Udo, Liu Tao, Mavromatis Kreton, Schnall Mitchell D, Udelson James E, Woodard Pamela K: Rationale and design of the Randomized Evaluation of patients with Stable angina Comparing Utilization of noninvasive Examinations (RESCUE) trial. American heart journal 179 : 19-28,2016.

Tromberg Bruce J, Zhang Zheng, Leproux Anais, O'Sullivan Thomas D, Cerussi Albert E, Carpenter Philip, Mehta Rita S, Roblyer Darren, Yang Wei, Paulsen Keith D, Pogue Brian W, Jiang Shudong, Kaufman Peter, Yodh Arjun G, Chung So Hyun, Schnall Mitchell, Snyder Bradley S, Hylton Nola, Boas David A, Carp Stefan A, Isakoff Steven J, Mankoff David: Predicting Responses to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer: ACRIN 6691 Trial of Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging (DOSI). Cancer research 76 (20): 5933-5944,2016.

Sprague Brian L, Conant Emily F, Onega Tracy, Garcia Michael P, Beaber Elisabeth F, Herschorn Sally D, Lehman Constance D, Tosteson Anna N A, Lacson Ronilda, Schnall Mitchell D, Kontos Despina, Haas Jennifer S, Weaver Donald L, Barlow William E: Variation in Mammographic Breast Density Assessments Among Radiologists in Clinical Practice: A Multicenter Observational Study. Annals of internal medicine : 2016.

Brown Justin C, Kontos Despina, Schnall Mitchell D, Wu Shandong, Schmitz Kathryn H: The Dose-Response Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Body Composition and Breast Tissue among Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer: A Randomized Trial. Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.) 9 (7): 581-8,2016.

McDonald Elizabeth S, Oustimov Andrew, Weinstein Susan P, Synnestvedt Marie B, Schnall Mitchell, Conant Emily F: Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Compared With Digital Mammography: Outcomes Analysis From 3 Years of Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA oncology 2 (6): 737-43,2016.

Armstrong Katrina, Kim Jane J, Halm Ethan A, Ballard Rachel M, Schnall Mitchell D: Using lessons from breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening to inform the development of lung cancer screening programs. Cancer 122 (9): 1338-42,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiology
Perelman School of Medicine
HUP, One Silverstein, Suite 130
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-3030
Fax: 215-662-7011
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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