Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Levon Nazarian, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Vice Chair for Education

Radiology - Body Imaging
Radiology - Musculoskeletal
Radiology - Ultrasound

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Office Locations

Main Building, 7th Floor
132 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-4916
Fax: (215) 923-9958

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Radiology

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2017,2011

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011

Named in Best Doctors in America 2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007

Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2017

William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2014


Additional Treatments Ultrasound guided corticosteroid injections of joints, ligaments, bursae and tendon sheaths. Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, calcific tendinitis, trigger finger, Morton's neuroma, plantar fasciitis, ganglion cysts. Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, American College of Radiology, and Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound


  • Cornell University Medical College, Medical School


  • McGaw Medical Center - Northwestern University


  • Weill Cornell Medical Center - New York Presbyterian Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Recent Publications

Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Needle Fenestration and Corticosteroid Injection for Anterior and Anterolateral Ankle Impingement

Resident Perspectives of an Interactive Case Review Following Independent Didactic Study as a Method of Teaching a Pediatric Imaging Curriculum

Imaging surveillance in patients after a benign fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid: Associated cost and incidence of subsequent cancer

Comparative Trends in Utilization of MRI and Ultrasound to Evaluate Nonspine Joint Disease 2003 to 2015

Factors Related to Increased Ulnar Collateral Ligament Thickness on Stress Sonography of the Elbow in Asymptomatic Youth and Adolescent Baseball Pitchers

Erratum: Potential utility of a combined approach with US and MR Arthrography to image medial elbow pain in baseball players (Radiology (2016) 279:3 827-837) DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2016151256)

Potential Utility of a Combined Approach with US and MR Arthrography to Image Medial Elbow Pain in Baseball Players

Early anatomic changes of the ulnar collateral ligament identified by stress ultrasound of the elbow in young professional baseball pitchers

ABR core examination changes that affect residency candidate decisions

Stress sonography of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow in professional baseball pitchers: A 10-year study

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome diagnosis and treatment

Enthesopathy of the lateral cord of the plantar fascia

Does the ulnar nerve enlarge after surgical transposition?

Two novel nonsurgical treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome

Stress ultrasound evaluation of medial elbow instability in a cadaveric model

Cost and radiation savings of partial substitution of ultrasound for CT in appendicitis evaluation: A national projection

The antiangiogenic effects of a vascular endothelial growth factor decoy receptor can be monitored in vivo using contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging

National ultrasound curriculum for medical students

Sonography of greater trochanteric pain syndrome and the rarity of primary bursitis

Dynamic neuromusculoskeletal ultrasound documentation of brachial plexus/thoracic outlet compression during elevated arm stress testing