Deborah M. Zarnow, MD, MS

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Deborah M. Zarnow, MD, MS, is a pediatric neuroradiologist with the Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Internship

Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Neuroradiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Fellow)
Pediatric Neuroradiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neuroradiology
Radiology

Graduate Degree

MS - Applied Psychology, Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neuroradiologist

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

Flanders TM, madsen PJ, Pisapia JM, Hudgins ED, Mackell CM, Alexander EE< Moldenhauer JS, Zarnow Dm, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Heuer GG: Improved Postoperative Metrics with Modified Myofasical Closure in Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair. Operative Neurosurgery February 2020.

2019

LaRiviere MJ, Avery RA, Dolan JG, Adamson PC, Zarnow DM, Xie Y, Avery SM, Kurtz GA, Hill-Kayser CE, Lustig RA, Lukens JN : Emergent Radiation for Leukemic Optic Nerve Infiltration in a Child Receiving Intrathecal Methotrexate. Practical Radiation Oncology April 2019.

2018

Pisapia JM, Akbari H, rozycki M, Goldstein H, Bakas S, Rathore S, Moldenhauer JS, Storm PB, Zarnow DM, Anderson RCE, Heuer GG, Davatzikos C: Use of Fetal Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis and Machine Learning to Predict the Need for Postnatal Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion in Fetal Ventriculomegaly. Journal of the American Medical Association pediatrics 172(2): 128-135, February 2018.

2017

Pisapia JM, Akbari H, Rozycki M, Goldstein H, Bakas S, Rathore S, Moldenhauer JS, Storm PB, Zarnow DM, Anderson RCE, Heuer GG, Davatzikos C. Use of Fetal Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis and Machine Learning to Predict the Need for Postnatal Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion in Fetal Ventriculomegaly. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Dec 18. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.3993. [Epub ahead of print]

Pisapia JM, Rozycki M, Akbari H, Bakas S, Thawani JP, Moldenhauer JS, Storm PB, Zarnow DM, Davatzikos C, Heuer GG. Correlations of atrial diameter and frontooccipital horn ratio with ventricle size in fetal ventriculomegaly. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Mar;19(3):300-306.

2016

Victoria T, Johnson AM, Edgar JC, Zarnow DM, Vossough A, Jaramillo D. Comparison Between 1.5-T and 3-T MRI for Fetal Imaging: Is There an Advantage to Imaging With a Higher Field Strength? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jan;206(1):195-201. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.14205. Read the abstract.

2014

Lang SS, Goldberg E, Zarnow D, Johnson MP, Storm PB, Heuer GG: Case Report: Prenatal diagnosis of hemimegalencephaly. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul-Aug;82(1-2):241.e5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2013.09.028. Epub 2013 Sep 19.

Roberts TP, Heiken K, Edgar JC, Berman J, Zarnow D, Blaskey L, Levy S, Nagae L, Solot C, Dell J: Left hemispheric diffusivity of the arcuate fasciculus: Influences of Autism Spectrum Disorder and language impairment. Am J Neuroradiol 35(3): 587-92, 2014.

Lang SS, Goldberg E, Zarnow D, Johnson MP, Storm PB, Heuer GG. Prenatal diagnosis of hemimegalencephaly. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul-Aug;82(1-2):241.e5-8.

Jackson EM, Schwartz DM, Sestokas AK, Zarnow DM, Adzick NS, Johnson MP, Heuer GG, Sutton LN. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in patients undergoing tethered cord surgery after fetal myelomeningocele repair. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Apr;13(4):355-61.

2013

Roberts TP, Lanza MR, Dell J, Qasmieh S, Hines K, Blaskey L, Zarnow DM, Levy SE, Edgar JC, Berman JI: Maturational differences in thalamocortical white matter microstructure and auditory evoked response latencies in autism spectrum disorders. Brain Res 1537: 79-85, Nov 2013.

Posters and Presentations

Lectures by Invitation

2021

Zarnow DM. "Abusive Head Trauma: Evidenced based Neuroimaging Criteria and Differential Diagnosis," The Eastern Neuroradiological Society Annual Meeting (virtual). Aug 2021.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2021-present, Ad-hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Neuroradiology

2020-present, Ad-hoc Reviewer, Pediatric Radiology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2021-present, Incentive Task Force

2021-present, Team Leader, Protocol Optimization Fetal and Spine MRI

2020-present, Neuroradiology Improvement Process, Workflow

2017-present, Department of Radiology Annual Party

2008-present, Decrease Sedation in MRI

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations
International

1999-present, Radiological Society of North America

National

2020-present, Eastern Neuroradiological Society
2018-present, American Society of Spine Radiology
2013-present, Society for Pediatric Radiology
2009-present, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology
2007-present, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
2003-present, American Society of Neuroradiology
2003-present, American College of Radiology
1999-present, American Roentgen Ray Society