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Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, MD

Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Nabavizadeh is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2016
  • Neuroradiology, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Neuroradiology

Description of Clinical Expertise

I have been trained with various imaging techniques such as fetal MRI, spectroscopy, perfusion and permeability imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, functional MRI, and vessel wall imaging.

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiology HUP

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 1st Floor, Dulles Building 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Shiraz University
Residency: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, National American Society of Neuroradiology, National European Society of Radiology, International Radiological Society of North America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nabavizadeh 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

I have experience in different MR perfusion techniques to measure blood flow in pediatric and adult brain tumors. In addition, I have successfully used advanced MRI techniques such as arterial spin labeling (ASL) and susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) to investigate the vascular architecture of brain arteriovenous malformations. My current research efforts include multimodality imaging using structural and functional imaging with additional PET probes and molecular imaging techniques to better understand the complex nature of various brain pathologies.

Selected Publications:

Lazor J, Schmitt JE, Loevner LA, Nabavizadeh SA: Metabolic changes of brain developmental venous anomalies on 18F-FDG-PET Academic Radiology : 2018.

Nabavizadeh SA, Sundararajan SH, Schmitt JE, Loevner LA: Reversible Dilatation of the Superior Ophthalmic Vein in intubated patients American Journal of Neuroradiology : 2018.

Chawla S, Wang S, Mohan S, Nasrallah M, Verma G, Brem S, O'Rourke DM, Wolf RL, Poptani H, Nabavizadeh SA.: Differentiation of brain infection from necrotic glioblastoma using combined analysis of diffusion and perfusion MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging : 2018.

Assadsangabi R, Hajmomenian M, Nabavizadeh SA, Schmitt JE, Vossough A.: Reduced Intercarotid Artery Distance in Syndromic and Isolated Brachycephaly. Pediatr Neurol 79 : 2018.

Workman AD, Glicksman JT, Parasher AK, Carey RM, Brooks SG, Kennedy DW, Nabavizadeh SA, Learned KO, Palmer JN, Adappa ND: 18FDG PET/CT in Routine Surveillance of Asymptomatic Patients following Treatment of Sinonasal Neoplasms. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. : 2017 .

Nabavizadeh SA, Pechersky D, Schmitt JE, Nasrallah M, Wolf RL, Laurie Loevner, Mamourian AC: Perilesional Hyperintensity on T1-Weighted Imaging in Intra-Axial Brain Masses other than Cavernous Malformations Journal of Neuroimaging 27 (5): 531-538,2017.

Schwartz JS, Brooks SG, Stubbs V, Ghosh A, Tajudeen BA, Khalili S, Palmer JN, Lee JY, Nabavizadeh SA, Learned KO, Adappa ND.: Temporal patterns of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography sinonasal uptake after treatment of sinonasal malignancy. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 6 (12): 1301-1307.,2016.

Nabavizadeh SA, Vossough A, Ichord RN, Kwiatkowski J, Pukenas BA, Smith MJ, Storm PB, Zager EL, Hurst RW: Intracranial aneurysms in sickle cell anemia: clinical and imaging findings. Journal of neurointerventional surgery 8 (4): 434-40,2016.

Vossough A, Nabavizadeh SA: Hypothalamic Adhesions: Asymptomatic, Incidental, or Not? AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology : “ePub ahead of print” ,2016.

Nabavizadeh SA, Mamourian A, Schmitt JE, Cloran F, Vossough A, Pukenas B, Loevner LA, Mohan S: Utility of fat-suppressed sequences in differentiation of aggressive vs typical asymptomatic haemangioma of the spine. British journal of Radiology 89 (1057): 1-6,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)