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Drew A. Torigian, MD

Drew A. Torigian, MD Physician

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

Dr. Torigian is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Radiology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
  • Radiology

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2001

Conditions & Treatments:

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

Clinical Interests

thoracic imaging (plain film radiography, CT, MRI, PET, and PET/CT)
body CT imaging
body MR imaging
PET and PET/CT imaging
oncologic imaging
vascular imaging (CT and MR)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiology

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

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3 Donner 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

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Local American College of Radiology, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Association of University Radiologists, National European Association of Nuclear Medicine, International European Society of Radiology, International International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, International ITMAT (Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics), University of Pennsylvania, Local Radiologic Society of North America, National Society for Molecular Imaging, National Society of Abdominal Radiology, National Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, National Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, National Society of Thoracic Radiology, National The Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Eastern PA Section, Local

Affiliation

Dr. Torigian 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

Research Interests:

oncologic imaging (lung cancer, melanoma, lymphoma, GI, GU, and gyn cancers)
inflammation imaging
aging imaging
translational research imaging
thoracoabdominopelvic imaging
CT imaging
MR imaging
PET and PET/CT imaging
functional and molecular imaging
quantitative imaging/image analysis
all types of imaging response assessment on CT, MRI, and PET

Selected Publications:

Choi G, Han Y, Ciftci E, Werner T, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: Metabolic effects of pulmonary obstruction on myocardial functioning: pilot study using multiple time-point FDG-PET imaging. Nucl Med Commun 36 (1): 78-83,2015.

Salavati A, Borofsky S, Boon-Keng TK, Houshmand S, Khiewvan B, Saboury B, Codreanu I, Torigian DA, Zaidi H, Alavi A.: Application of partial volume effect correction and 4D PET in the quantification of FDG avid lung lesions. Mol Imaging Biol 17 (1): 140-148,2015.

Nagle SJ, Chong EA, Chekol S, Shah NN, Nasta SD, Glatstein E, Plastaras JP, Torigian DA, Schuster SJ, Svoboda J.: The role of FDG-PET imaging as a prognostic marker of outcome in primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma. Cancer Med 4 (1): 7-15,2015.

Hernandez-Martinez A, Marin-Oyaga VA, Salavati A, Saboury B, Codreanu I, Lam MGEH, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: Quantitative assessment of global hepatic glycolysis in patients with cirrhosis and normal controls using 18F-FDG-PET/CT: a pilot study. Ann Nucl Med 28 (1): 53-59,2014.

Matsumoto MMS, Beig N, Udupa JK, Archer S, Torigian DA.: Automatic localization of IASLC-defined mediastinal lymph node stations on CT images using fuzzy models. Proc SPIE 9035 : 90350J-1-90350J-7,2014.

Kim AM, Keenan BT, Jackson N, Chan EL, Staley B, Torigian DA, Alavi A, Schwab RJ.: Metabolic activity of the tongue in obstructive sleep apnea. A novel application of FDG positron emission tomography imaging. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189 (11): 1416-1425,2014.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-3805
Fax: (215) 614-0033
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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