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Sharyn I. Katz, MD

Degree and Institution

MD, Rush Medical College

Faculty Title

Instructor, Radiology

Administrative Title

Assistant Director, Clinical Trials and Imaging Working Group, Tobacco and Environmental Carcinogenesis Program


Clinical Expertise

Thoracic Imaging

Research Expertise

Translational Research/Molecular Imaging

Cancer Programs
» Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Program
» Radiology

Other Affiliations
Radiology Society of North America

Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Diagnostic Radiology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

MRI & CVI, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications
Board Certified Radiology 2004

Honors and Award

2008 Abramson Cancer Center Pilot Projects Program Award


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Contact Information

Sharyn I. Katz

Division of Thoracic Imaging
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1 Silverstein Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office Phone: 215-662-3035
Fax: 215-614-0033

I am a faculty member in the Department of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and my research interest is molecular imaging in oncology. Specifically, I am interested in the development of novel PET radiotracers for the detection and characterization of lung cancer. I have chosen PET imaging since these tracers have promise as clinical functional imaging tools. My goal is to position myself at the interface of basic research and the clinic and identify novel molecular imaging probes for translation to the clinic.
My current clinical project is titled “FLT-PET/CT as an Early Measure of Response to Chemotherapy in Stage 4 Lung Cancer with Comparison to FDG-PET/CT”.  I am also exploring FLT-PET/CT uptake as a measure of early response to chemotherapy in mouse xenograft models of human lung cancer.