Alexander J. Towbin, MD

Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Neil D. Johnson Chair, Radiology Informatics

Associate Chief, Radiology Informatics

Co-Chief, Thoracoabdominal Imaging

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

Phone 513-636-5896

Fax 513-803-3015



Radiology informatics; cancer imaging; abdominal imaging


Radiology informatics; cancer imaging; abdominal imaging

Dr. Towbin is a radiologist, the Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics, and associate chief of Radiology, Clinical Operations and Radiology Informatics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is a recognized leader in enterprise imaging, structured reporting, and workflow efficiency. In his clinical role, Dr. Towbin specializes in abdominal imaging. His research focuses on radiology clinical informatics, quality improvement, cancer imaging, and imaging of the liver.

MD: Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

Internship: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2002-2003.

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003-2007.

Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Certification: American Board of Radiology, 2007.

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Larson DB, Trout AT, Fierke SR, Towbin AJ. Improvement in diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound of the pediatric appendix through the use of equivocal interpretive categories. AJR: American journal of roentgenology. 2015;204(4):849-56.

Larson DB, Towbin AJ, Pryor RM, Donnelly LF. Improving consistency in radiology reporting through the use of department-wide standardized structured reporting. Radiology. 2013 Apr;267(1):240-50.

Towbin AJ, Iyer SB, Brown J, Varadarajan K, Perry LA, Larson DB. Practice policy and quality initiatives: decreasing variability in turnaround time for radiographic studies from the emergency department. Radiographics. 2013 Mar-Apr;33(2):361-71.

Smith EA, Salisbury S, Martin R, Towbin AJ. Incidence and etiology of new liver lesions in pediatric patients previously treated for malignancy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul;199(1):186-91.

Towbin AJ, Paterson B, Chang PJ. A computer-based radiology simulator as a learning tool to help prepare first-year residents for being on call. Acad Radiol. 2007 Oct;14(10):1271-83.