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Saurabh Jha, MD

Saurabh Jha, MD Physician

Co-Program Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jha is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2006

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cardiovascular CT and MRI, emergency radiology, evidence-based imaging, and appropriate use of 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: Guy's Hospital Medical School
Residency: Medway Hospital
Residency: St. Thomas' Hospital
Residency: King's College Hospital
Residency: St. Bartholomew's Hospital
Residency: Worthing Hospital
Residency: Maryborough Base Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Radiology, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Association of University Radiologists, National College of Physicians, Local North American Society for Cardiac Imaging, National Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Local Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research, National Right Care Alliance, National The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jha 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:

Technology assessment, value of imaging, epistemology of overdiagnosis, utilization of imaging and controversies in screening.

Selected Publications:

Jha S: From Imaging Gatekeeper to Service Provider – A Transatlantic Journey. New England Journal of Medicine 369 ((1)): 5-7,2013.

Jha S.: The Grateful False Positive Psychology Today : 2015.

Kaye A., Zafar H., Jha S.: Willingness to pay for Computed Tomography Colonography: A Survey of patient preferences American Journal of Roentgenology 206 (2): 355-358,2016.

Jha S.: The Road to Overdiagnosis: The Case of Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolus. Academic Radiology 22 (8): 985-87,2015 .

Hunt S and Jha S.: Can precision medicine reduce overdiagnosis? Academic Radiology 22 (8): 1040-41,2015.

Stein S, Barry J & Jha S.: Are Chargemaster Rates for Imaging Studies Lower in States That Cap Non-Economic Damages (Tort Reform)? JACR 11 (8): 808-816,2014.

Jha S.: Stop Hunting for Zebras in Texas: end the diagnostic culture of “rule out." British Medical Journal 348 : g2625,2014.

Jha S: Uncertainty and the Diagnostic Leviathan. (Epub ahead of print) JAMA Internal Medicine : 2015.

Jha, S: Saving Normal BMJ Blogs : 2015.

Jha S: When a bad surgeon is the one you want. Propublica introduces a paradox Kevin MD : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 1 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-5298
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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