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Nobel Laureate Abel Laureate Top 1% Scientist USERN President USERN Policy Making Council USERN Manager USERN Deputy Junior Ambassador

Major: Clinical Medicine

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Curriculum Vitae

ABASS ALAVI, MD
PROFESSOR OF RADIOLOGY
DIRECTOR, RESEARCH EDUCATION

Office Address                                   3400 Spruce Street

                                                            Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

                                                            Department of Radiology/Nuclear Medicine

                                                            Philadelphia, PA 19104
abass.alavi@uphs.upenn.edu
215-662-3069

Education                                           1957-64    MD     University of Tehran School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments

1966-67     Rotating Intern, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia

1967-68     First Year Resident in Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia

1968-69     Second Year Resident in Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia

1969-70       Fellowship, Hematology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1970-71     Resident in Radiology, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston

1971-73     Fellowship, Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Military Service

1964-66     Iranian Health Corps

Faculty Appointments

1973-74     Instructor in Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1974-77     Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1977-82     Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1972-82     Associate Professor of Neurology (secondary appt.), Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1982-         Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1982-         Professor of Neurology (secondary appt.), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1987-2000 Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Hospital and Administrative Appointments

1978-79     Acting Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

1979-06     Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University Pennsylvania

1980-92     Co-Director, Positron Emission Tomography Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Hospital and Administrative Appointments: (continued)

1984-         Associate Director, Center for the Study of Aging, University of Pennsylvania

1985-06     Co-Director, SPECT Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

1992-06       Medical Director, Positron Emission Tomography Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Specialty Certification

                                                1972    American Board of Internal Medicine

1973      American Board of Nuclear Medicine

1973    American Board of Radiology (Eligible)

Licensure                               Pennsylvania

Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies

1971-73     Postdoctoral NIH Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine

1982          Member, Steering and Executive Committees, Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis, Chairman, Nuclear Medicine Working Group

1984          Who’s Who, Frontiers of Science of Technology

1984-88     Trustee, Society of Nuclear Medicine

1985          Fellow of the Center for the Study of Aging, University of Pennsylvania

1989               Fellow, American College of Nuclear Physicians

1992          Fred Joliot Visiting Professor at Orsay, France

1992          Evan-Jone Memorial Lecture, U of MDS, London

1994          IVRA - Keynote speaker

1994          Taylor Lectureship award - Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ of Maryland

1995          Benedict Cassen Memorial Symposium, CA

1996          6th Asia & Oceania Congress - award for Outstanding Contributions

1997          Sarabhai Memorial Oration award - Society of Nuclear Medicine of India

1999          The 11th Annual Berson-Yalow Award - Greater NY Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine

1999          Best Doctors in America

1999          Chairman, American Cancer Society Study Section

2000          Chairman, American Cancer Society Study Section

2000          Outstanding Service to the Cause of Cancer Control, Acknowledgement by American Cancer Society

2001          One of the two top Finalists, “Most influential Radiology Researcher”, AuntMinnie.com’s Annual Event to recognize Excellence in Radiology

2001               Distinguished Service Award, Indo-American Society of Nuclear Medicine, IASNM, for outstanding contribution to nuclear medicine and promotion of IASNM

2002               Recognition Award for Substantial Contribution to the Education and Research Foundation of the Society of Nuclear Medicine

2002               Visionaries in Nuclear Medicine, Distinguished Lecture Series, New Jersey Medical School, November 21, 2002

2002          Honorary Member, Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences, December 18, 2002

2003               Blue Ribbon Lecture Series, Philadelphia Roentgen Society

2003               America’s Top Physicians, Consumers’ Research Council of America

2003          Taplin Pioneer Lecturer, 28th Annual Western Regional Meeting Society of Nuclear Medicine, October 3, 2003

2003          Internal Advisory Committee, Network for Translational Research in Optical Imaging


Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies (continued)

2004               Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award, 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, June 20, 2004

2005               Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

2005          America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

2004          Appointment, Internal Advisory Board, Congressionally Directed Breast Cancer Center of Excellence

2005          Consultative Fellow, World Innovation Foundation

2005          Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Current Medical Imaging Review

2005          Member, (Ad Hoc Chairman), NIH/CSR/ZRG1 SBIB-Q50

2005          Chairman, Scientific Review Panel, NIH/CSR/ZRG1 SBIB-Q13

2005          Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

2006          Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

2006          Best Doctors in Pennsylvania, Best Doctors, Inc.

2006               Best Mentor Award, American College of Nuclear Physicians

2006          Fellow, World Innovation Foundation

2006          Philadelphia’s Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine

2006          New York Metro Area Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

2006          America’s Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

2007          Honorary M.D. Degree in “Medicine and Surgery”, University of Bologna

2007          Honorary Ph.D. Degree in Molecular Biology, University of Shiraz

2007          Member, Honorary Editorial Board, Drug Design, Development and Therapy

2007          Member, The Science Advisory Board, Arlington, VA

2007          Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

2007          Orator, RD Lele Oration Award, Annual Meeting of the Association of Nuclear Medicine Physicians of India, Udaipur, India

2008          America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2008          Member, Honorary Editorial Board, Dove Medical Press:  Journal of Infection and Drug Resistance

2008          Member, Honorary Editorial Board, Dove Medical Press:  Journal of Receptor, Ligand and Channel Research

2008          Dove Medical Press: Reports in Medical Imaging

2008          Life Member, American Board of Nuclear Medicine

2008          Orator, Dr. S.K. Sharma Oration-2008, India

2008          Honorary D. Sc. Degree, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

2008          Recognition for contribution to Medicine and Medical Imaging, Iranian American Medical Association

2008          Member, American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine Board, SNM

2008          Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

2008          The most cited and the most published faculty member at PENN based on latest ISI search

2008          Consultant Editor, PET Clinics

2008          Ad Hoc Member, SPORE Grant Review Committee, NCI

2008          Recipient, Gold Medal Award and diploma of honour at the 4th International Meeting of The Hellenic Society of Nuclear Medicine, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

2008          Pending Member, Honorary Editorial Board of International Journal of Pain

2009          Member, Editorial Board, The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Springer-Verlag

2009          Pending Member, Editorial Board of World Journal of Radiology

2009          Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

2010          Member, College of CSR Reviewers, Center for Scientific Reviews, National Institutes of Health


Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies (continued)

2010          Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

2010          Number one expert in Positron Emission Tomography by, www.biomedexperts.com

2010          Number one expert in Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 by www.biomedexperts.com

2010          Number one expert in Radiopharmaceuticasl by, www.biomedexperts.com

25, February 2010    Vic Haughton Honorary Lecture, “Emerging Role of Hybrid Imaging for Optimal Assessment of Molecular Alterations in Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Its Implications for Individualized Treatments in the Future”, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, Wynn Encore, Las Vegas

2011          Editor in Chief, Current Molecular Imaging

2011          Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2012          Organizing Committee Member, International Conference & Exhibition on Personalized

                  Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics

2012          Benedict Cassen Prize for Research in Nuclear Medicine, Annual Meeting of the SNM

2012          Featured Speaker on the occasion for dedicating Brookhaven National Laboratory as Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society

2014          Mentor of the Year, American College of Nuclear Medicine

2014          h-Index of 104 and more than 42,000 citations as registered in Google Scholar

2014          Marquis Who’s Who in America 2014 (68th Edition)

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