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Jules Sumkin, DO, FACR, FSBI

Professor and Chairman: Department of Radiology
UPMC Endowed Chair of Women's Imaging


Interest (in 3 to 10 words): Breast Imaging , Practice Management, Mentorship, Telemedicine

Education 1972-1976 University of Michigan B.S. Physical Anthropology

Ann Arbor, Michigan

1976-1980 Ohio University D.O. Osteopathy

University of Michigan
Medical / Graduate School Ohio University
Residency Mt. Sinai Hospital
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Body Imaging, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 1986
Current Allegheny County Medical Society

American College of Radiology

American Roentgen Ray Society

Association of University Radiologists

Mammographers Society of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Radiological Society

Pittsburgh Roentgen Society

Radiological Society of North America

Society of Breast Imaging
& Programs
Digital Imaging
Clinical Interest Breast MRI

Breast Tomosynthesis

Cross sectional imaging Gynecologic Oncology

Interventional Breast techniques

Research Interest Breast Tomosynthesis

Breast MRI

Molecular Breast Imaging

Breast Biopsy device development

Resonance Electric Impedance Spectroscopy

Selected Publications   Gur D, Bandos AI, Cohen CS, Hakim CM, Hardesty LA, Ganott MA, Perrin RL, Poller WR, Shah R, Sumkin JH, Wallace LP, Rockette HE. The Laboratory Effect: Comparing Radiologists Performance and Variability during Clinical Prospective and Laboratory Mammography Interpretations. Radiology, 2008; 249(1):47-53.

Gur D, Bandos AI, King JL, Klym AH, Cohen CS, Hakim CM, Hardesty LA, Ganott MA, Perrin RL, Poller WR, Shah R, Sumkin JH, Wallace LP, Rockette HE. Binary and Multi-Category Ratings in a Laboratory Observer Performance Study: A Comparison. Medical Physics 2008; 35(10): 4404-9.

Gur, D., Bandos, A.I., Klym, A.H., Cohen, C.S., Hakim, C.M., Hardesty, L.A., Ganott, M.A., Perrin, R.L., Poller, W.R., Shah, R., Sumkin, J.H., Wallace, L.P., Rockette, H.E. Agreement of the order of overall performance levels under different reading paradigms. Academic Radiology 2008; 15(12):1567-1573.

Nickles Fader A, Edwards RP, Cost M., Kabour-Shakir A, Kelley JL, Schwartz B, Sukumvanich P, Comerci J, Sumkin J, Elishaev, Gencia Rohan L. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Cervical Cancer: Utility of Intraoperative Versus Postoperative Assessment. Gyn Onc 111 2008 13 -17.

Gur D, Abrams GS, Chough DM, Ganott MA, Hakim CM, Perrin RL, Rathfon GY, Sumkin JH, Zuley ML, Bandos AI. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis An Observer Performance Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009; 193 (2):586-91.

R.A. Jesinger, L.M. Hill, J. Sumkin, "Lithopedion" Military Medicine, February 2010; 175(2): v-vi.

Hakim CM, Chough DM, Ganott MA, Sumkin JH, Zuley ML, Gur D. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in the Diagnostic Environment: A Subjective Side by Side Review". Accepted for publication in the American Journal of Roentgenology/ 2010August ; 195(2): W172-6.

Rubinstein WS, Latimer JJ, Sumkin JH, Huerbin M, Grant SG, Vogel VG. A study of 0.5 Tesla dedicated magnetic resonance imaging for the detection of breast cancer in young, high risk women. BMC Womens Health, 2006;6:10.

Spangler ML, Zuley ML, Sumkin JH, Abrams G, Ganott MA, Hakim C, Perrin R, Chough DM, Shah R, Gur D. Detection and classification of calcifications on digital breast Tomosynthesis and 2D digital mammography: A comparison. AJR 2010, accepted for publication.

Gur D, Bandos AI, Rockette HE, Zuley ML, Sumkin JH, Chough DM, Hakim CM. Localized detection and classification of abnormalities on FFDM and Tomosynthesis examinations rated under an FROC paradigm. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2010; accepted for publication.

Gur D, Sumkin J, Zuley M, Lederman D, Wang, X. Computer-aided detection of breast masses depicted on full-field digital mammograms: A performance assessment. British Journal of Radiology. 2010. accepted for publication

Honors and  
''Top Doc's'' in the Region, Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2020

''Top Doc's'' in the Region, Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2019

Richard L. Baron Leadership Award, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,

Terri L. Chapman Award, Susan G. Komen, June 14, 2017

University of Pittsburgh Honor, UPMC Endowed Chair for Women's Imaging, February 28, 2014

Medal of Merit, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May 2, 2010
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.