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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:

  • Angiography
  • Arthrogram
  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • CT Scan Guided Biopsy
  • CT Scan Guided Injection
  • CTA (Computed Tomography Angiography)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Test
  • Dilation
  • Elastography
  • Fistulogram
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Lesion of Testis
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Pyelogram
  • Renal Mass
  • Stent Placement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection
  • Urogram
  • Venography
  • X-Ray
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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 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:

Scheel John R, Kim Eunhee, Partridge Savannah C, Lehman Constance D, Rosen Mark A, Bernreuter Wanda K, Pisano Etta D, Marques Helga S, Morris Elizabeth A, Weatherall Paul T, Polin Sandra M, Newstead Gillian M, Esserman Laura J, Schnall Mitchell D, Hylton Nola M: MRI, Clinical Examination, and Mammography for Preoperative Assessment of Residual Disease and Pathologic Complete Response After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: ACRIN 6657 Trial. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 210 (6): 1376-1385,2018.

Borthakur Arijitt, Kneeland J Bruce, Schnall Mitchell D: Improving Performance by Using a Radiology Extender. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR : 2018.

Doubeni Chyke A, Gabler Nicole B, Wheeler Cosette M, McCarthy Anne Marie, Castle Philip E, Halm Ethan A, Schnall Mitchell D, Skinner Celette S, Tosteson Anna N A, Weaver Donald L, Vachani Anil, Mehta Shivan J, Rendle Katharine A, Fedewa Stacey A, Corley Douglas A, Armstrong Katrina: Timely follow-up of positive cancer screening results: A systematic review and recommendations from the PROSPR Consortium. CA: a cancer journal for clinicians : 2018.

McDonald Elizabeth S, McCarthy Anne Marie, Weinstein Susan P, Schnall Mitchell D, Conant Emily F: BI-RADS Category 3 Comparison: Probably Benign Category after Recall from Screening before and after Implementation of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. Radiology 285 (3): 778-787,2017.

Williams Austin D, So Alycia, Synnestvedt Marie, Tewksbury Colleen M, Kontos Despina, Hsiehm Meng-Kang, Pantalone Lauren, Conant Emily F, Schnall Mitchell, Dumon Kristoffel, Williams Noel, Tchou Julia: Mammographic breast density decreases after bariatric surgery. Breast cancer research and treatment 165 (3): 565-572,2017.

Derakhshan Jamal J, McDonald Elizabeth S, Siegelman Evan S, Schnall Mitchell D, Wehrli Felix W: Characterizing and eliminating errors in enhancement and subtraction artifacts in dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI: Chemical shift artifact of the third kind. Magnetic resonance in medicine 79 (4): 2277-2289,2017.

Bagga Puneet, Haris Mohammad, D'Aquilla Kevin, Wilson Neil E, Marincola Francesco M, Schnall Mitchell D, Hariharan Hari, Reddy Ravinder: Non-caloric sweetener provides magnetic resonance imaging contrast for cancer detection. Journal of translational medicine 15 (1): 119,2017.

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.

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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