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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.

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

Specialty:

  • 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
  • Other types of 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-PENN (7366)

    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-PENN (7366)

    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-PENN (7366)

    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-PENN (7366)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Penn Radiology

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

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

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

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • 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

Memberships

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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Hylton NM, Gatsonis CA, Rosen MA, Lehman CD, Newitt DC, Partridge SC, Bernreuter WK, Pisano ED, Morris EA, Weatherall PT, Polin SM, Newstead GM, Marques HS, Esserman LJ, Schnall MD, ACRIN 6657 Trial Team and I-SPY 1 TRIAL Investigators: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer: Functional tumor volume by MR imaging predicts recurrence-free survival - results from the ACRIN 6657/CALGB 150007 I-SPY 1 TRIAL. Radiology : 2015 (Epub ahead of print).

Zafar HM, Chadalavada SC, Kahn CE, Cook TS, Sloan CE, Lalevic D, Langlotz CP, Schnall MD: Code abdomen: An assessment coding scheme for abdominal imaging findings possibly representing cancer. Journal of the American College of Radiology 12 (9): 2015.

Chung SH, Feldman MD, Martinez D, Kim H, Putt ME, Busch DR, Tchou J, Czerniecki BJ, Schnall MD, Rosen MA, DeMichele A, Yodh AG, Choe R: Macroscopic optical physiological parameters correlate with microscopic proliferation and vessel area breast cancer signatures. Breast Cancer Research 17 (1): 2015.

Schmitz KH, Williams NI, Kontos D, Kurzer MS, Schnall MD, Domchek S, Stopfer J, Galantino ML, Hwang W-T, Morales K, Wu S, DiGiovanni L, Salvatore D, Fenderson D, Good J, Sturgeon K, Grant L, Bryan C J, Adelman J: Women In Steady Exercise Research (WISER) Sister: Study design and methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials 41 (1): 2015.

Sloan CE, Chadalavada SC, Cook TS, Langlotz CP, Schnall MD, Zafar HM: Assessment of follow-up completeness and notification preferences for imaging findings of possible cancer. What happens after radiologists submit their reports? Academic Radiology 21 (12): 2014.

Srinivas SM, Greene LR, Currie GM, Freifelder RH, Reddin JR, Alavi A, Schnall MD, Karp JS: A dedicated breast positron emission tomography scanner: Proof of concept. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences 45 (4): 2014.

Rahbar H, Hanna LG, Gatsonis C, Mahoney MC, Schnall MD, DeMartini WB, Lehman CD: Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in the American College of Radiology Imaging Network 6667 trial: Effect of breast MR imaging. Radiology 273 (1): 2014.

Gade TPF, Hunt SJ, Harrison N, Nadolski GJ, Weber C, Pickup S, Furth EE, Schnall MD, Soulen MC, Celeste Simon M: Segmental transarterial embolization in a translational rat model of hepatocellular carcinoma. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 26 (8): 2014.

Agner SC, Rosen MA, Englander S, Tomaszewski JE, Feldman MD, Zhang P, Mies C, Schnall MD, Madabhushi A: Computerized image analysis for identifying triple-negative breast cancers and differentiating them from other molecular subtypes of breast cancer on dynamic contrast-enhanced MR images: A feasibility study. Radiology 272 (1): 2014.

BJ, Tchou J, Feldman MD, Mies C, Rosen MA, Schnall MD, DeMichele A, Yodh AG: Optically measured microvascular blood flow contrast of malignant breast tumors. PLoS One 9 (6): 2014.

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-PENN (7366)

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