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Julia A. Birnbaum, MD

Julia A. Birnbaum, MD Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology

Dr. Birnbaum is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Radiology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
  • Radiology

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1997

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Other types of Breast Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic Radiology
Women's Imaging

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: University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: Greenwich Hospital
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Society of Breast Imaging, International

Affiliation

Dr. Birnbaum 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Birnbaum JA, Conant EF: Breast Imaging Breast Cancer-A Guide to Detection and Multidisciplinary Therapy : 16-69,2002.

Arger PH, Sehgal CM, Conant EF, Zuckerman: Interreader variability and predictive value of US descriptions of solid breast masses: pilot study Acad Radiol 8 : 335-342,2001.

Nodine CF, Mello-Thomas C, Weinstein SP, Kundel HL, Conant EF, Heller-Savoy RE, Rowling SE, Birnbaum JA: Blinded review of retrospectively visible unreported breast cancers: an eye-position analysis. Radiology 221 : 122-129,2001.

Steinberg BD, Carlson DL, Birnbaum JA: Sonographic discrimination between benign and malignant breast lesions with the use of disparity processing Acad Radiol 8 : 705-712,2001.

Woo IJ, Conant EF, Sehgal CM, Birnbaum JA, Weinstein SP: Can breast ultrasound detect changes in vascularity and glandularity due to hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle? (RSNA) Radiology 221 : 607,2001.

Weinstein SP, Conant EF, Orel SG, Zuckerman JA, Czerniecki B, Lawton TJ: Retrospective review of palpable breast lesions biopsied after negative mammography and sonography Journal of Women's Imaging 2 : 15-18,2000.

Weinstein SP, Conant EF, Orel SG, Zuckerman JA, Bellah RD: Spectrum of US findings in pediatric and adolescent patients with palpable breast masses RadioGraphics 20 : 1613-1621,2000.

Zuckerman JA, Steinberg BD, Carlson DL, Gardner JS: Disparity mappiing as an aid to sonographic differentiation between benign and malignant breast masses Official Proceedings 44th Annual Convention. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 19 (4): 69,2000.

Arger PH, Seghal CM, Conant EF, Zuckerman JA, Rowling SE, Patton J: Inter-reader variability of ultrsound breast mass characteristics to predict benign versus malignant histology (RSNA) Radiology 217 : 493,2000.

Zuckerman JA, Orel SG, et al: MR imaging of patients with a palpable breast abnormality. American Roentgen Ray Society 99th Annual Meeting AJR 172S (3): 11,1999.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6031
Fax: (215) 662-7436
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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