Hongming Zhuang, MD, PhD

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Hongming Zhuang, MD, PhD, is a nuclear medicine radiologist and chief of the Nuclear Medicine Division at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Beijing, People's Republic of China


MCP-Hahnemann University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA


Nuclear Medicine - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Nuclear Medicine - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Nuclear Medicine – American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Undergraduate Degree

PhD in Molecular & Cell Biology - The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Graduate Degree

Master of Medicine - Beijing, People's Republic of China

Titles and Academic Titles

Chief, Nuclear Medicine Division

Professor of 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.

Gillis E, Wen Z, Zhuang H (2019 Feb). Unusual Focal Muscle FDG Activity Related to Altered Biomechanics. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 44(2): 173-175. Doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002399. PMID: 30516674.


Wu C, Zhuang H. Congenital Penile Rhabdomyosarcoma on FDG PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2018 Nov;43(11):852-853. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002268.

Austin AG, Raynor WY, Reilly CC, Zadeh MZ, Werner TJ, Zhuang H, Alavi A, Rajapakse CS (2019 Jan). Evolving Role of MR Imaging and PET in Assessing Osteoporosis. PET Clinics, 14(1): 31-41. Doi: 10.1016/j.cpet.2018.08.007. PMID: 30420220. Electronically published: 2018 Oct 24.

Ayubcha C, Zirakchian Zadeh M, Stochkendahl MJ, Al-Zaghal A, Hartvigsen J, Rajapakse CS, Raynor W, Werner T, Thomassen A, Zhuang H, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Alavi A (2018 Oct). Quantitative Evaluation of Normal Spinal Osseous Metabolism with 18F-NaF PET/CT. Nuclear Medicine Communications, 39(10): 945-950. Doi: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000000891. PMID: 30086077.


Chamroonrat W, Cheng G, Servaes S, Zhuang H. Intussusception incidentally detected by FDG-PET/CT in a pediatric lymphoma patient. Ann Nucl Med. 2010 May 7. [Epub ahead of print].

Chamroonrat W, Cheng G, Servaes S, Li J, Zhuang H. Cytomegalovirus pneumonitis detected by gallium-67 scintigraphy with a negative diagnostic chest computed tomography. Clin Nucl Med. 2010 Jul;35(7):542-4.



Zhuang H, Kung JW, Alavi A. In Lipson D/Van Beek (editors): PET Imaging of Infection and Inflammatory Lung Disease: Functional Lung Imaging (in press 2005), New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc

Zhuang H, Gupta N, Alavi A. In Lipson D/Van Beek (editors): Metabolic imaging for assessing solitary pulmonary nodules: Functional Lung Imaging (in press 2005), New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc

Zhuang H, El-Haddad G. PET Imaging in the Evaluation of Fever of Unknown Origin, in Charron M (editor): Pediatric PET Imaging. (in press 2005), New York, Springer-Verlag

Zhuang H, Alavi A. PET Imaging in Infectious Diseases, in Valk PE, Delbeke D, Bailey DL, Townsend DW and Maisey MN (editors): Positron Emission Tomography. Clinical Practice, (in press 2005) London, Springer-Verlag

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Associate Editor, Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Manuscript Reviewer, American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)
Manuscript Reviewer, Chinese Medical Journal
Manuscript Reviewer, Clinical Cancer Research
Manuscript Reviewer, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Manuscript Reviewer, Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Manuscript Reviewer, Future Microbiology
Manuscript Reviewer, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Neurology
Manuscript Reviewer, Leukemia & Lymphoma
Manuscript Reviewer, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Manuscript Reviewer, World Journal of Surgical Oncology