Education and Training
MD - University of Tehran Medical School, Tehran, Iran
Rotating Internship - Carney Hospital, Boston, MA
Diagnostic Radiology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Angiography and Neuroradiology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Radiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
McCormack SE, Chesi A, Mitchell JA, Roy SM, Kalkwarf HJ, Lappe JM, Gilsanz V, Oberfield SE, Shepherd JA, Mahboubi S, Winer KK, Kelly A, Grant SFA, Zemel BS: Relative skeletal maturation and population ancestry in non-obese children and adolescents. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Jan;32(1):115-124. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2914. Epub 2016 Dec 2.
Leonard MB, Shults J, Long J, Baldassano RN, Brown JK, Hommel K, Zemel BS, Mahboubi S, Howard Whitehead K, Herskovitz R, Lee D, Rausch J, Rubin CT: Effect of Low-Magnitude Mechanical Stimuli on Bone Density and Structure in Pediatric Crohn's Disease: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Bone Miner Res 31(6): 1177-88, Jun 2016.
Ntoulia A, Tharakan SJ, Reid JR, Mahboubi S: Failed Intussusception Reduction in Children: Correlation Between Radiologic, Surgical, and Pathologic Findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol 25: 1-10, May 2016.
Halverson Mark, Delgado Jorge, Mahboubi Soroosh: Extra-appendiceal findings in pediatric abdominal CT for suspected appendicitis. Pediatric radiology 44(7): 816-20, Jul 2014.
Victoria T, Epelman M, Coleman BG, Horii S, Oliver ER, Mahboubi S, Khalek N, Kasperski S, Edgar JC, Jaramillo D: Low-dose fetal CT in the prenatal evaluation of skeletal dysplasias and other severe skeletal abnormalities. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 200(5): 989-1000, May 2013.
Zemel BS, Kalkwarf HJ, Gilsanz V, Lappe JM, Oberfield S, Shepherd JA, Frederick MM, Huang X, Lu M, Mahboubi S, Hangartner T, Winer KK: Revised reference curves for bone mineral content and areal bone mineral density according to age and sex for black and non-black children: results of the bone mineral density in childhood study. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 96(10): 3160-9, Oct 2011. PMCID: PMC3200252
Short D F, Zemel B S, Gilsanz V, Kalkwarf H J, Lappe J M, Mahboubi S, Oberfield S E, Shepherd J A, Winer K K, Hangartner T N: Fitting of bone mineral density with consideration of anthropometric parameters. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA 22(4): 1047-57, Apr 2011. PMCID: PMC2996478
Victoria Teresa, Mahboubi Soroosh: Normal appendiceal diameter in children: does choice of CT oral contrast (VoLumen versus Gastrografin) make a difference? Emergency radiology 17(5): 397-401, Sep 2010.
Gilsanz V, Chalfant J, Kalkwarf H, Zemel B, Lappe J, Shepherd J, Mahboubi S: Age at onset of puberty predicts bone mass in young adulthood. J peds Page: 100-105.e2, June 2010.
Zemel Babette S, Leonard Mary B, Kelly Andrea, Lappe Joan M, Gilsanz Vicente, Oberfield Sharon, Mahboubi Soroosh, Shepherd John A, Hangartner Thomas N, Frederick Margaret M, Winer Karen K, Kalkwarf Heidi J: Height adjustment in assessing dual energy x-ray absorptiometry measurements of bone mass and density in children. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 95(3): 1265-73, Mar 2010. PMCID: PMC2841534
Kalkwarf HJ, Zemel BS, Gilsanz V, Lappe JM, Horlick M, Oberfield S, Mahboubi S, Fan B, Frederick MM, Winer K, Shepherd JA: The bone mineral density in childhood study: bone mineral content and density according to age, sex, and race. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92(6): 2087-99, Jun 2007
Kreiger Portia A, Ruchelli Eduardo D, Mahboubi Soroosh, Hedrick Holly, Scott Adzick N, Russo Pierre A: Fetal pulmonary malformations: defining histopathology. The American journal of surgical pathology 30(5): 643-9, May 2006.
Kim Patrick K, Zhu Xiaowei, Houseknecht Eileen, Nickolaus Delia, Mahboubi Soroosh, Nance Michael L: Effective radiation dose from radiologic studies in pediatric trauma patients. World journal of surgery 29(12): 1557-62, Dec 2005.
Litman Ronald S, Wake Nicole, Chan Lai-Ming Lisa, McDonough Joseph M, Sin Sanghun, Mahboubi Soroosh, Arens Raanan: Effect of lateral positioning on upper airway size and morphology in sedated children. Anesthesiology 103(3): 484-8, Sep 2005.
Schiffman Patricia H, Rubin Nathania K, Dominguez Troy, Mahboubi Soroosh, Udupa Jayaram K, O'Donnell Anne R, McDonough Joseph M, Maislin Greg, Schwab Richard J, Arens Raanan: Mandibular dimensions in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep 27(5): 959-65, Aug 2004.
Lutz Nicolas, Mahboubi Soroosh, Nance Michael L, Stafford Perry W: The significance of contrast blush on computed tomography in children with splenic injuries. Journal of pediatric surgery 39(3): 491-4, Mar 2004.
Guillamondegui Oscar D, Mahboubi Soroosh, Stafford Perry W, Nance Michael L: The utility of the pelvic radiograph in the assessment of pediatric pelvic fractures. The Journal of trauma 55(2): 236-9; discussion 239-40, Aug 2003.
Flynn John M, Closkey Robert F, Mahboubi Soroosh, Dormans John P: Role of magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of pediatric cervical spine injuries. Journal of pediatric orthopedics 22(5): 573-7, Sep-Oct 2002.
Nance Michael L, Mahboubi Soroosh, Wickstrom Maj, Prendergast Frank, Stafford Perry W: Pattern of abdominal free fluid following isolated blunt spleen or liver injury in the pediatric patient. The Journal of trauma 52(1): 85-7, Jan 2002.
Arens R, McDonough J M, Costarino A T, Mahboubi S, Tayag-Kier C E, Maislin G, Schwab R J, Pack A I: Magnetic resonance imaging of the upper airway structure of children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 164(4): 698-703, Aug 2001.
Ro P S, Bush D M, Kramer S S, Mahboubi S, Spray T L, Bridges N D: Airway growth after pediatric lung transplantation. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 20(6): 619-24, Jun 2001.
Mahboubi S, Glaser D L, Shore E M, Kaplan F S: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Pediatric radiology 31(5): 307-14, May 2001.
Uong E C, McDonough J M, Tayag-Kier C E, Zhao H, Haselgrove J, Mahboubi S, Schwab R J, Pack A I, Arens R: Magnetic resonance imaging of the upper airway in children with Down syndrome. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 163(3 Pt 1): 731-6, Mar 2001.
Mahboubi S, Gheyi V: MR imaging of airway obstruction in infants and children. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 57(3): 219-27, Mar 2001.
Stazzone M M, Hubbard A M, Bilaniuk L T, Harty M P, Meyer J S, Zimmerman R A, Mahboubi S: Ultrafast MR imaging of the normal posterior fossa in fetuses. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 175(3): 835-9, Sep 2000.
Hubbard A M, Adzick N S, Crombleholme T M, Coleman B G, Howell L J, Haselgrove J C, Mahboubi S: Congenital chest lesions: diagnosis and characterization with prenatal MR imaging. Radiology 212(1): 43-8, Jul 1999.
Wetmore R F, Mahboubi S, Soyupak S K: Computed tomography in the evaluation of pediatric neck infections. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 119(6): 624-7, Dec 1998.
Altman K W, Wetmore R F, Mahboubi S: Comparison of endoscopy and radiographic fluoroscopy in the evaluation of pediatric congenital airway abnormalities. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 44(1): 43-6, Jun 1998.
Johnson J L, Kramer S S, Mahboubi S: Air trapping in children: evaluation with dynamic lung densitometry with spiral CT. Radiology 206(1): 95-101, Jan 1998.
Harty M P, Mahboubi S, Meyer J S, Hubbard A M: MRI of the pediatric shoulder: nontraumatic lesions. European radiology 7(3): 352-60, 1997.
Long F R, Hunter J V, Mahboubi S, Kalmus A, Templeton J M: Tethered cord and associated vertebral anomalies in children and infants with imperforate anus: evaluation with MR imaging and plain radiography. Radiology 200(2): 377-82, Aug 1996.
Mahboubi S, Harty M P, Hubbard A M, Meyer J S: Innominate artery compression of the trachea in infants. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 35(3): 197-205, May 1996.
Hubbard A M, Davidson R S, Meyer J S, Mahboubi S: Magnetic resonance imaging of skewfoot. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 78(3): 389-97, Mar 1996.
Meyer J S, Harty M P, Mahboubi S, Heyman S, Zimmerman R A, Womer R B, Dormans J P, D'Angio G J: Langerhans cell histiocytosis: presentation and evolution of radiologic findings with clinical correlation. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc 15(5): 1135-46, Sep 1995.
Duerinckx A J, Wexler L, Banerjee A, Higgins S S, Hardy C E, Helton G, Rhee J, Mahboubi S, Higgins C B: Postoperative evaluation of pulmonary arteries in congenital heart surgery by magnetic resonance imaging: comparison with echocardiography. American heart journal 128(6 Pt 1): 1139-46, Dec 1994.
Meric F, Hirschl R B, Mahboubi S, Womer R B, Goldwein J, Ross A J, Schnaufer L: Prevention of radiation enteritis in children, using a pelvic mesh sling. Journal of pediatric surgery 29(7): 917-21, Jul 1994.
Mahboubi S, Meyer J S, Hubbard A M, Harty M P, Weinberg P M: Magnetic resonance imaging of airway obstruction resulting from vascular anomalies. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 28(2-3): 111-23, Jan 1994.
Hubbard A M, Meyer J S, Davidson R S, Mahboubi S, Harty M P: Relationship between the ossification center and cartilaginous anlage in the normal hindfoot in children: study with MR imaging. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 161(4): 849-53, Oct 1993.
Mühler A, Freise C E, Kuwatsuru R, Rosenau W, Liu T, Mintorovitch J, Clement O, Vexler V, Mahboubi S, Lang P: Acute liver rejection: evaluation with cell-directed MR contrast agents in a rat transplantation model. Radiology 186(1): 139-46, Jan 1993.
Finkelstein M S, Sherman N H, Rosenberg H K, Mahboubi S, Raney P B: Correlative imaging of pelvic soft tissue sarcomas in children. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 93(1): 75-82, Jan 1993.
Faro S H, Mahboubi S, Ortega W: CT diagnosis of rib anomalies, tumors, and infection in children. Clinical imaging 17(1): 1-7, Jan-Mar 1993.
Mahboubi S, Bellah R D: CT evaluation of tracheobronchial tumors in children. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 24(2): 135-43, Sep 1992.
Hubbard A M, Meyer J S, Mahboubi S: Diagnosis of liver disease in children: value of MR angiography. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 159(3): 617-21, Sep 1992.
Patel K, Mahboubi S, Sherman NH, Rosenberg HK: Diagnosis and follow-up of children with Wilms' tumor: Correlative study of ultrasound and computed tomography. Ann Radiol (Paris) 34: 345-436, 1991.
Patel K, Mahboubi S, Sherman N H, Rosenberg H K: Diagnosis and follow-up of children with Wilms' tumor: correlative study of ultrasound and computed tomography. Report of eighteen cases. Annales de radiologie 34(6-7): 376-82, 1991.
Caro P A, Mahboubi S, Faerber E N: Computed tomography in the diagnosis of lymphangiomas in infants and children. Clinical imaging 15(1): 41-6, Jan-Mar 1991.
Mahboubi S, Potsic W P: Computed tomography of cervical cystic hygroma in the neck. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 18(1): 47-51, Sep 1989.
Davidson R S, Mahboubi S, Heyman S, Drummond D S: Nondiaphyseal osteoid osteomas in the pediatric patient. Clinical orthopaedics and related research(243), 230-4, Jun 1989.
Ecker M L, Betz R R, Trent P S, Mahboubi S, Mesgarzadeh M, Bonakdapour A, Drummond D S, Clancy M: Computer tomography evaluation of Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation in idiopathic scoliosis. Spine 13(10): 1141-4, Oct 1988.
Lieu T A, Fleisher G R, Mahboubi S, Schwartz J S: Hematuria and clinical findings as indications for intravenous pyelography in pediatric blunt renal trauma. Pediatrics 82(2): 216-22, Aug 1988.
Mahboubi S, Patel K, O'Neill J A: Computed tomography in the evaluation of adrenal glands in infants and children. The Journal of computed tomography 12(3): 240-4, Jul 1988.
Holcomb G W, O'Neill J A, Mahboubi S, Bishop H C: Experience with hepatic hemangioendothelioma in infancy and childhood. Journal of pediatric surgery 23(7): 661-6, Jul 1988.
Mahboubi S, Sunaryo F P, Glassman M S, Patel K: Computed tomography, management, and follow-up in infantile hemangioendothelioma of the liver in infants and children. The Journal of computed tomography 11(4): 370-5, Oct 1987.
Horstmann H, Mahboubi S: The use of computed tomography scan in unstable hip reconstruction. The Journal of computed tomography 11(4): 364-9, Oct 1987.
Mahboubi S, Horstmann H: Modified computed tomography measurement of the femoral torsion. Radiology 160: 843-844, 1986.
Raney B, Carey A, Snyder H M, Duckett J W, Schnaufer L, Rosenberg H K, Mahboubi S, Chatten J, Littman P: Primary site as a prognostic variable for children with pelvic soft tissue sarcomas. The Journal of urology 136(4): 874-8, Oct 1986.
Wetmore R F, Mahboubi S: Computed tomography in the evaluation of choanal atresia. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 11(3): 265-74, Sep 1986.
Mahboubi S, Horstmann H: Femoral torsion: CT measurement. Radiology 160(3): 843-4, Sep 1986.
Mahboubi S: CT appearance of nidus in osteoid osteoma versus sequestration in osteomyelitis. Journal of computer assisted tomography 10(3): 457-9, May-Jun 1986.
Mahboubi S, Marsh R R, Potsic W P, Pasquariello P S: The lateral neck radiograph in adenotonsillar hyperplasia. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 10(1): 67-73, Oct 1985.
Coleman B G, Mulhern C B, Arger P H, Mahboubi S, Chatten J, Kressel H Y, Metzger R A: New observations of soft tissue sarcomas with contrast medium-enhanced computed tomography. The Journal of computed tomography 9(3): 187-93, Jul 1985.
Mahboubi S: Abdominal trauma in children: role of computed tomography. Pediatric emergency care 1(1): 37-9, Mar 1985.
Mahboubi S, Rosenberg H K, D'Angio G J: Should inferior venacavography be performed in management of children with Wilms' tumor? Clinical pediatrics 21(11): 690-2, Nov 1982.
Mahboubi S, Tenore A, Kirkpatrick J A: Diagnosis of ectopic thyroid: value of pretracheal soft-tissue measurements. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 137(4): 717-9, Oct 1981.
Mahboubi S: Radiological findings in perinatal infections. Clinics in perinatology 8(3): 517-36, Oct 1981.
Mahboubi S, Schnaufer L: Manometry and barium enema in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease. Annales de radiologie 24(2): 117-20, Feb 1981.
Mahboubi S, Schnaufer L: The barium-enema examination and rectal manometry in Hirschsprung disease. Radiology 130(3): 643-7, Mar 1979.
Kaufmann HJ, Mahboubi S, Mandell GA: Monosteal infantile cortical hyperostosis Caffey's disease. Skeletal Radiol 2: 109-111, 1977.
Mahboubi S, Duckett J N, Spackman T J: Ureteritis cystica after treatment of cyclophosphamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis. Urology 7(5): 521-3, May 1976.
Kaufmann H J, Mahboubi S: Unusual air distribution patterns in prematures on positive pressure ventilation. Annales de radiologie 18(4): 431-8, May-Jun 1975.
Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; 1, 2, 3 editions. Mahboubi S (Radiologic Editor) Fleisher G, Ludwig S (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
Atlas of Pediatric Oncology. Sinniah D, D'Angio GJ, Pritchard J, Chatten J, Mahboubi S (eds.). London: Edward Arnold Publishers, 1996.
Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; 1, 2, 3 editions. Mahboubi S (Radiologic Editor) Fleisher G, Ludwig S (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, 1993.
Pediatric Bone Imaging: A Practical Approach. Mahboubi S (eds.). Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1989.
Ludwig S, Fleisher G: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Ludwig S, Fleisher G (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, 2, 1988.
Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; 1, 2, 3 editions. Mahboubi S (Radiologic Editor) Fleisher G, Ludwig S (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, 1983.
Mahboubi S, McLean GK, Tisnado J: Interventional Radiology in Pediatric Trauma. Interventional Radiology in Trauma Management. Tisnado J, Ivatury RR (eds.). Thieme, New York NY 22: 207-213, 2016.
Mahboubi S ,McLean GK ,Tisnado J: Interventional Radiology in Pediatric Trauma. Interventional Radiology in Trauma Management. Tisando J, Ivatury RR (eds.). George Thieme Verlag KG, New York NY, Page: 207-213, 2015.
Mahboubi S: Computed tomography and MRI of the foot: Normal anatomy and Congenital abnormalities. Radiology: Diagnosis-Imaging-Intervent. Taveras JM, Ferruci JT (eds.). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. 15, 1997, 2000.
Mahboubi S, Rosenberg HK: Multimodality imaging of pediatric malignanci. Practical Pediatric Oncology. D'Angio GJ (eds.). London: Edward Arnold Publishers, Page: 5-14, 1992.
Templeton JM, Mahboubi A: Approccio globale al bambino traumatizzato.Rianimazione pediatrica avanzata. Aspetti clinici e servizi diagnostici d'urgen. Emergenze in pediatria. Chiandetti L, Da Dalt L, Pettenazzo A, Zacchello F (eds.). Bologna: Monduzzi Editore, Page: 57-80, 1991.
Mahboubi S, Templeton JM: Approccio globale al bambino traumatizzato: Procedure di imaging diagnostico. Emergenze in pediatria. Chiandetti L, Da Dalt L, Pettenazzo A, Zacchello F (eds.). Bologna: Monduzzi Editore, Page: 81-94, 1991.
Mahboubi S, Mesgarzadeh M: Musculoskeletal MR imaging in infants and children. Pediatric Bone Imaging: A Practical Approach. Mahboubi S (eds.). Boston: Little, Brown and Co. Page: 81-105, 1989.
Mahboubi S, McLean GK: Emergency interventional radiology in infants and children. Emergency Interventional Radiology. Neal MP Jr, Tisnado J, Cho S?R (eds.). Boston: Little, Brown and Co. Page: 395-415, 1989
Mahboubi S: Radiological approach to primary bone lesions. Pediatric Bone Imaging: A Practical Approach. Mahboubi S (eds.). Boston: Little, Brown and Co. Page: 157-182, 1989.
Mahboubi S: Radiological approach to primary soft tissue lesions. Pediatric Bone Imaging: A Practical Approach. Mahboubi S (eds.). Boston Little, Brown and Co. Page: 139-156, 1989.
Mahboubi S: Computed tomography techniques for selected pediatric orthopedic procedures. Pediatric Bone Imaging: A Practical Approach. Mahboubi S (eds.). Boston: Little, Brown and Co. Page: 195-207, 1989.
Schnaufer L, Mahboubi S, Bishop HC: Abdominal emergencies. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Fleisher G, Ludwig S (eds.). Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 2: 936-965, 1988.
Mahboubi S: Pretracheal measurements for detection of ectopic thyroid. Atlas of Roentgenographic Measurement. Keats TE, Lusted LB (eds.). Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, 5: 38, 1985.
Posters and Presentations
Darge K, Cahill A, Jaramillo D, Keller M, Mong A, Servaes S, Sekdar K, Mahboubi M, Vitctoria T, Tolminson C, Debebe T, Gorfu Y, Zewdneh D, Bedane A, Tesfaye K, Renjen P, Boechat I, Dehaye A, Reid J: International Outreach in Pediatric Radiology Education: The CHOP Program in Ethiopia. International Pediatric Radiology (IPR) 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), Chicago, IL May 2016 Notes: Education Exhibit
Awards and Honors
1974, Honorary Member, Ecuadorian Radiological Society
Editorial and Academic Positions
2015-present, Reviewer, AJR-American Journal of Roentgenology
2000-present, Reviewer, International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
1997-present, Reviewer, Skeletal Radiology
1989-present, Reviewer, RadioGraphics
1985-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care
Academic and Institutional Committees
1995-present, Credentials Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
1974-present, International Skeletal Society
1978-present, Society for Pediatric Radiology
1974-present, Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists
1974-present, Radiological Society of North America
1974-present, American Roentgen Ray Society
1973-present, Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
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