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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Mitchell D. Schnall

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2012, 2015 - 2018

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

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

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, National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Radiologic Society of North America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Schnall 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.


Selected Publications:

Cook Tessa S, Lalevic Darco, Sloan Caroline, Chadalavada Seetharam C, Langlotz Curtis P, Schnall Mitchell D, Zafar Hanna M: Implementation of an Automated Radiology Recommendation-Tracking Engine for Abdominal Imaging Findings of Possible Cancer. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 14 (5): 629-636,2017.

Licurse Mindy Y, Lalevic Darco, Zafar Hanna M, Schnall Mitchell D, Cook Tessa S: Expanding the Scope of an Automated Radiology Recommendation-Tracking Engine: Initial Experiences and Lessons Learned. Journal of digital imaging 30 (2): 156-162,2017.

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 46 (1): 290-302,2016.

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 123 (8): 1324-1332,2016.

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 165 (7): 457-464,2016.

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.

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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