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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    Pennsylvania Hospital 800 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of Pennsylvania Hospital

  • 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 University City 7th Floor 3737 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • 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
  • 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: Guy's Hospital Medical School
Residency: St. Thomas' Hospital
Residency: Medway 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

Memberships

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 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

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
Fax: (215) 662-7263
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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