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Sharyn I. Katz, MD

Sharyn I. Katz, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor C-E

Dr. Katz is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Katz is a thoracic radiologist with a clinical focus in lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. She is a member of the Abramson Cancer Center and Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program.

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: Rush Medical School
Residency: Greenwich Hospital
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), International American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), International Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN); Thoracic Core Committee (Member), International International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG), International Keystone Symposium, Epithelial Plasticity and Epithelial to, International Keystone Symposium, MicroRNAs and Non-Coding RNAs and, International Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), International Society of Molecular Imaging (SMI), International Society of Thoracic Radiology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Katz 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Katz is a thoracic radiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennylvania. Her research is focused on improving clinical measures of therapeutic response to therapy in thoracic malignancy with a special emphasis on PET imaging markers of metabolism.

Selected recent Publications (please follow Pubmed link below for additional publications)

Early detection of thymidylate synthase resistance in non-small cell lung cancer with FLT-PET imaging.
Chen X, Yang Y, Katz S. Oncotarget. 2017

Early detection of pemetrexed-induced inhibition of thymidylate synthase in non-small cell lung cancer with FLT-PET imaging.
Chen X, Yang Y, Berger I, Khalid U, Patel A, Cai J, Farwell MD, Langer C, Aggarwal C, Albelda SM, Katz SI. Oncotarget. 2017; 8(15):24213-24223.

Immunotherapy and radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Alley EW, Katz SI, Cengel KA, Simone CB 2nd.
Translational lung cancer research. 2017; 6(2):212-219.

North American Multicenter Volumetric CT Study for Clinical Staging of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Feasibility and Logistics of Setting Up a Quantitative Imaging Study.
Gill RR, Naidich DP, Mitchell A, Ginsberg M, Erasmus J, Armato SG 3rd, Straus C, Katz S, Patios D, Richards WG, Rusch VW.

A Multicenter Study of Volumetric Computed Tomography for Staging Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.
Rusch VW, Gill R, Mitchell A, Naidich D, Rice DC, Pass HI, Kindler HL, De Perrot M, Friedberg J. Malignant Mesothelioma Volumetric CT Study Group. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2016; 102(4):1059-66.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
One Silverstein Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4000
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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