Education and Training
MD - Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY
Internal Medicine - Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT
Radiology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY (Chief Resident)
Pediatric Radiology - University of Pennsylvania Medical School, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Diagnostic RadiologyPediatric RadiologyRadiology
Titles and Academic Titles
Director of the Section of Oncologic Imaging
Principal Investigator, 18F-DOPA PET Research Studies
Endowed Chair in Molecular Imaging
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Zadeh MZ, Wen Z, States LJ, Zhuang H. An Isolated Osseous Rosai-Dorfman Disease Shown on FDG PET/CT. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 44 (6): 485-488. Doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002501. June 2019.
Kwatra NS, Lim R, Gee MS, States LJ, Vossough A, Lee EY (2019 May). PET/MR Imaging: Current Updates on Pediatric Applications. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics in North America, 27 (2): 387-407. Doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2019.01.012.
Adzick NS, De Leon DD, States LJ, Lord K, Bhatti TR, Becker SA, Stanley CA. Surgical treatment of congenital hyperinsulinism: Results from 500 pancreatectomies in neonates and children. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jan;54(1):27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.030. Epub 2018 Oct 5.
MacFarland SP, Mostoufi-Moab S, Zelly K, Mattei PA, States LJ, Bhatti TR, Duffy KA, Brodeur GM, Kalish JM. Management of Adrenal Masses in Patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Aug;64(8). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26432. Epub 2017 Jan 9.
Yang M1, Sun J, Bai HX, Tao Y, Tang X, States LJ, Zhang Z, Zhou J, Farwell MD, Zhang P, Xiao B, Yang L.: Diagnostic accuracy of SPECT, PET, and MRS for primary central nervous system lymphoma in HIV patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(19):e6676. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006676.
Bagatell R, McHugh K, Naranjo A, Collin Van Ryn, Kirgy C, Brock P, Lyons KA, States LJ, Rojas Y, Miller A, Volchenboum SL, Simon T, Krug B, Sarnacki S, Valteau-Couanet D, von Schweinitz, D, Krammer B, Granata C, Pio L, Park JR, Nuchtern J. Assessment of Primary Site Response in Children with High-Risk Neuroblastoma: An International Multicenter Study. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar 1;34(7):740-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.63.2042. Epub 2016 Jan 11.
States, LJ and Adzick, NS: Localization of a focal Lesion of congenital Hyperinsulinism: Imaging and surgery. Monogenic Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia Disorders, Frontiers in Diabetes Stanley CA, DeLeon DD (eds.). Basel, Karger, 21: 71-78, 2012.
Posters and Presentations
Posters and Presentations
Rothenberg AB, Shekdar K, States LJ: Pediatric head and neck sarcomas: Comparison of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) on diffusion weighted MR imaging and maximum standardized uptake value (SUV max) at 18F-FDG PET/CT with histologic correlation. Poster at: International Pediatric Radiology Meeting, 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition; 2016 May; Chicago, IL.
Reid JR, Gandhi T, Kazmi P, Anupindi SA, Francavilla M, States L. Comprehensive content and learning management system. Focused multifaceted learning for pediatric radiology. Oral presentation at: International Pediatric Radiology Meeting, 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition; 2016 May; Chicago, IL.
Reid J, Gandhi T, Kazmi P, Anupindi S, Francavilla M, States L. RadEd: Early experience with a content management system (CMS) for radiology education. Oral presentation at: International Pediatric Radiology Meeting, 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition; 2016 May; Chicago, IL.
Tung J, Dzata E, Becker SA, States LJ, Adzick NS, De Leon DD. A Case of Focal Congenital Hyperinsulinism Appeared as a Diffuse Disease on 18 F-DOPA-PET/CT. Poster at: 3rd International Scientific HI Symposium: Congenital Hypoglycemia Disorders: Hyperinsulinism and Glycogen Storage Diseases; 2016 Apr; Chicago, IL.
States LJ, Kalish J, Bhatti T, Becker SA, Adzick, NS Stanley CA. Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: The use of 19F-DOPA PET/CT in the pre-surgical planning of patients with medically uncontrollable hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. Poster at: 3rd International Scientific HI Symposium: Congenital Hypoglycemia Disorders: Hyperinsulinism and Glycogen Storage Diseases, 2016 Apr; Chicago, IL.
States LJ, Gupton TB, Becker SA, Adzick NS. Is 18F-DOPA accurate in localizing Insulinomas within the pancreas. Poster at: 3rd International Scientific HI Symposium: Congenital Hypoglycemia Disorders: Hyperinsulinism and Glycogen Storage Diseases; 2016 Apr; Chicago, IL.
Gupton T, Becker S. States LJ. Is 18F-DOPA Accurate in Localizing Insulinomas Within the Pancreas. Poster presentation at: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day; 2015 May; Philadelphia, PA.
Gupton T, Becker S, States LJ. Is 18F-DOPA Accurate in localizing Insulinomas within the Pancreas. Poster presentation at: Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course; 2015 Apr; Seattle WA. 45(Suppl-1): S141-142.
Lectures by Invitation
States LJ. Visiting professor. Molecular Imaging: Where are we headed? Presented at: Grand Rounds, A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children; 2017 Feb; Wilmington, DE.
States LJ. Visiting professor. Pediatric Oncology: PET imaging Cases. Presented at: Radiology Conference, A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children; 2017 Feb; Wilmington, DE.
States LJ. Pediatrics: Presentation and Discussion, presented at: SIGNA PET MR Users' Meeting; 2016 Jun; San Diego, CA.
States LJ. Advances in Radiotherapy-II. Presented at: 201 DVC AAPM Spring Symposium. Thomas Jefferson University; 2016 May; Philadelphia, PA.
States LJ. PET Scan - Who needs it and how is it helpful? Presented at: Congenital Hyperinsulinism Family Conference; 2016 Apr; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
States LJ. Use of Anesthesia in Imaging Studies and Interventional Procedures in Children. Presented at: New York Presbyterian Hospital; 2016 Apr; New York, NY.
States LJ. 18 F-DOPA PET Imaging of Focal Hyperinsulinism: "GPS" for Surgeon." Presented at: 3rd International Scientific HI Symposium: Congenital Hypoglycemia Disorders: Hyperinsulinism and Glycogen Storage Diseases. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2016 Apr 14-15; Philadelphia, PA.
States LJ. 18 DOPA Imaging in Congenital Hyperinsulinism. Presented at: Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, Continuing Education Session; 2015 Jun; Washington, DC.
Awards and Honors
2017, John Caffey Society
2014, Top Doctor in Plymouth Meeting, PA
2014, International Association of Radiologists
2014, The Leading Physicians of the World publication
2002, Clinical Investigator Award for Research in Women's Health, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
2002, Top 10% of Teaching Faculty, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
1994, Milton Elkin Award, Most Outstanding Graduating Resident, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center Unified Program
1988, Papanicolau Fellow, Department of Anatomy, Weill Cornell Medical College Outstanding Medical Student and Teaching Assistant
Editorial and Academic Positions
2016-present, Ad-hoc reviewer, Future Oncology
2016-present, Ad-hoc reviewer, Clinical Nuclear Medicine
2011-present, RadiologyInfo.org Content Reviewer, RSNA-ACR Public Website Medical Advisor
2010-present, Ad-hoc Reviewer, Pediatric Radiology
2009-present, Co-editor, American College of Radiology Case in Point
2009-present, Ad-hoc Reviewer, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine
2009-present, Ad-hoc Reviewer, Pediatric Radiology
Academic and Institutional Committees
2017-present, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. member, Radiology representative
2016-present, Pancreatic Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2015-present, Member, Quality Improvement Committee, Nuclear Medicine Representative, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2013-present, Member, Alliance of Minority Physicians, University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2011-present, Member, EPIC Radiant Radiologist Super User Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2008-present, Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2008-present, Member, Education Committee, Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2008-present, Member, Alumni Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Leadership and Memberships
2016-present, World Molecular Imaging Society
2015-present, International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine
1996-present, American College of Radiology (ACR) (Member)
- 2015-present, Member, Education Committee, Pediatric Radiology Representative
- 2015-present, Member, Select Pediatric Rapid Response Committee, Nuclear Medicine Representative
- 2015-present, Member, ACR Select Roster
- 2012-present, Member, Collaborative Committee
1993-present, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (Member)
2004-present, Children's Oncology Group, Radiology Committee (Member)
2000-present, Society for Nuclear Medicine and molecular imaging (SNMMI) (Member)
- 2015-present, Pediatric Council
- 2010-present, Representative for the Collaborative Committee
1995-present, Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)
- 2015-present, Member, ACR Select Roster
- 2016, Member, Nuclear Medicine Committee
- 2005-present, Nuclear Medicine Committee
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