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Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Radiology Research
CSC 102 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 1107


Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FACNM, FSNMMI
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA USA
Past President, American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM)
Past President, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

Dr. Jadvar is a tenured associate professor of radiology (Keck School of Medicine) and biomedical engineering (Viterbi School of Engineering) at the University of Southern California (USC) with hospital appointments at the USC Keck Medical Center, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the LAC+USC Medical Center. He also served as a visiting associate in bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. Dedicated to lifelong learning, Dr. Jadvar received his BS in chemical engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in 1982, followed by a MS in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., in 1984, and a MS in computer engineering, as well as a PhD in bioengineering, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He then attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill., for his MD degree (1993). He received his MPH degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in 2005 and an Executive MBA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2007. He was a clinical fellow in positron emission tomography with the Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine, in Boston, Mass., during 1998-99; a diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine resident at Stanford University, in Stanford, Calif., during 1994-98; and an intern in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco, Calif., during 1993-94. He has also completed a number of executive educational certificate programs at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass., the University of Cambridge in the UK, the University of Oxford in the UK, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn. Dr. Jadvar is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Molecular Imaging and Biology, Radiology (Consultant to the Editor), American Journal of Roengenology (Assistant Editor), and Clinical Nuclear Medicine (Deputy Editor), and many others. He is the past president of the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) and the past recipient of the SNMMI Mark Tetalman Young Investigator Award, the Western Regional SNMMI Distinguished Scientist Award, the Academy of Radiology Research Distinguished Investigator Award, and the inaugural Prof. Ajit Padhy Oration Memorial Award from the World Association of Radiopharmaceuticals and Molecular Therapy (WARMTH), and the USC Excellence in Mentoring Award. He is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded investigator and serves on multiple NIH review panels (with one term as a chartered member), Department of Defense, and the Imaging Technology and Informatics Peer Review Panel of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). He is a fellow of ACNM, SNMMI, and the USC Center for Excellence in Research. He is an established nuclear medicine expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He has written more than 120 journal articles, has published 4 books, 28 book chapters, 9 patents and has given more than 250 invited speaker presentations and visiting professorships at numerous national and international venues. His research interests include applications of PET in clinical outcome research and in translational molecular imaging research with particular current interest in prostate cancer. (http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~jadvar)


Journal of Nuclear Medicine (Supplement on Prostate Cancer): Invited Guest Editor, 2016

World Association of Radiopharmacutical and Molecular Therapy (WARMTH): Prof. Ajit Padhy Memorial Oration Award, 2016

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI): Fellow, 2016

Academy of Radiology Research: Distinguished Investigator Award, 2014

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Pasadena Magazine: San Gabriel Valley Top Doctors, 2010-2013

35th Annual Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine: Distinguished Scientist Award, 2010

PET Clinics and Theranostics (Prostate Cancer): Invited Guest Editor, 2009

USC Center for Excellence in Research: Inaugural Faculty Fellow, 2007-2010

IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Senior Member, 2006

American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM): Fellow, 2003

Society of Nuclear Medicine: Marc Tetalman Young Investigator Award, 2000

American College of Nuclear Physicians (ACNP): Resident Research Award, 1998

Radiological Society of North America: Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 1997

NIH: NIH Resident Research Award, 1994


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ACR and SNMMI Joint Credentialing Statement for PET/MRI of the Body. J Nucl Med. 2017 Jul; 58(7):1174-1176. View in: PubMed

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Association of overall survival with glycolytic activity of castrate-resistant prostate cancer metastases. Radiology. 2015 Feb; 274(2):624-5. View in: PubMed

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Imaging Cellular Proliferation in Prostate Cancer with Positron Emission Tomography. Asia Ocean J Nucl Med Biol. 2015; 3(2):72-6. View in: PubMed

SNMMI comment on ASCO 2013 "Choosing wisely" recommendation on use of PET/CT in recurrent cancer surveillance. J Nucl Med. 2014 May; 55(5):699-700. View in: PubMed

The SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for tele-nuclear medicine 2. 0. J Nucl Med Technol. 2014 Mar; 42(1):15-9. View in: PubMed

Comparative performance of PET tracers in biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer: a critical analysis of literature. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014; 4(6):580-601. View in: PubMed

Competitive advantage of PET/MRI. Eur J Radiol. 2014 Jan; 83(1):84-94. View in: PubMed

Targeted a-particle therapy of bone metastases in prostate cancer. Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Dec; 38(12):966-71. View in: PubMed

Molecular imaging of prostate cancer with PET. J Nucl Med. 2013 Oct; 54(10):1685-8. View in: PubMed

Baseline 18F-FDG PET/CT parameters as imaging biomarkers of overall survival in castrate-resistant metastatic prostate cancer. J Nucl Med. 2013 Aug; 54(8):1195-201. View in: PubMed

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FDG-PET/MRI fusion demonstrating cricoarytenoid muscle hypermetabolism due to contralateral true vocal cord paralysis. Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol. 2012 Nov-Dec; 31(6):362-3. View in: PubMed

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[18F]-2'-Fluoro-5-methyl-1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyluracil (18F-FMAU) in prostate cancer: initial preclinical observations. Mol Imaging. 2012 Sep-Oct; 11(5):426-32. View in: PubMed

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Can Choline PET Tackle the Challenge of Imaging Prostate Cancer? Theranostics. Can Choline PET Tackle the Challenge of Imaging Prostate Cancer? Theranostics. 2012; 2(3):331-2. View in: PubMed

FDG PET/CT demonstration of pancreatic metastasis from prostate cancer. Clin Nucl Med. 2011 Oct; 36(10):961-2. View in: PubMed

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Prostate cancer: PET with 18F-FDG, 18F- or 11C-acetate, and 18F- or 11C-choline. J Nucl Med. 2011 Jan; 52(1):81-9. View in: PubMed

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The disintegrin contortrostatin in combination with docetaxel is a potent inhibitor of prostate cancer in vitro and in vivo. Prostate. 2010 Sep 01; 70(12):1359-70. View in: PubMed

Influence of trigger PSA and PSA kinetics on (11)C-choline PET/CT detection rate in patients with biochemical relapse after radical prostatectomy. J Nucl Med. 2010 Mar; 51(3):498-9; author reply 499-500. View in: PubMed

18F-FDG uptake in lung, breast, and colon cancers: molecular biology correlates and disease characterization. J Nucl Med. 2009 Nov; 50(11):1820-7. View in: PubMed

Molecular imaging of prostate cancer with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET. Nat Rev Urol. 2009 Jun; 6(6):317-23. View in: PubMed

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[F-18]-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET and PET-CT in diagnostic imaging evaluation of locally recurrent and metastatic bladder transitional cell carcinoma. Int J Clin Oncol. 2008 Feb; 13(1):42-7. View in: PubMed

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[F-18]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and positron emission tomography: computed tomography in recurrent and metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2007 Mar-Apr; 31(2):223-8. View in: PubMed

Adenocarcinoma in an Indiana pouch on PET-CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2007 Jan; 32(1):57-8. View in: PubMed

Actinomycosis mimicking anastomotic recurrent esophageal cancer on PET-CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2006 Oct; 31(10):646-7. View in: PubMed

2-deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging evaluation of esophageal cancer. Mol Imaging Biol. 2006 May-Jun; 8(3):193-200. View in: PubMed

FDG PET-CT demonstration of Sjogren's sialoadenitis. Clin Nucl Med. 2005 Oct; 30(10):698-9. View in: PubMed

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Non-visualization of sentinel lymph node in patients with breast cancer. Nucl Med Commun. 2001 Jan; 22(1):25-32. View in: PubMed

Comparison of fluorine-18 deoxyglucose and O-15 water PET in temporal lobe epilepsy. Acta Neurol Belg. 2000 Dec; 100(4):214-20. View in: PubMed

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Effect of atropine and sincalide on the intestinal uptake of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose. Clin Nucl Med. 1999 Dec; 24(12):965-7. View in: PubMed

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