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

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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Trout AT, Zhang B, Care MM, Towbin AJ. The striated MR nephrogram, not a reflection of pathology. Pediatric radiology. 2015;45(11):1644-50.

Leung DH, Ye W, Molleston JP, Weymann A, Ling S, et al. Baseline Ultrasound and Clinical Correlates in Children with Cystic Fibrosis. The Journal of pediatrics. 2015;167(4):862-868.e2.

Trout AT, Towbin AJ, Fierke SR, Zhang B, Larson DB. Appendiceal diameter as a predictor of appendicitis in children: improved diagnosis with three diagnostic categories derived from a logistic predictive model. European radiology. 2015;25(8):2231-8.

Wallihan DB, Podberesky DJ, Sullivan J, Denson LA, Zhang B, et al. Diagnostic Performance and Dose Comparison of Filtered Back Projection and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction Three-dimensional CT Enterography in Children and Young Adults. Radiology. 2015;276(1):233-42.

Anupindi SA, Podberesky DJ, Towbin AJ, Courtier J, Gee MS, et al. Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: imaging issues with targeted solutions. Abdominal imaging. 2015;40(5):975-92.

Bunt CW, Burke HB, Towbin AJ, Hoang A, Stephens MB, et al. Point-of-Care Estimated Radiation Exposure and Imaging Guidelines Can Reduce Pediatric Radiation Burden. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM. 2015;28(3):343-50.

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.

Shaughnessy EE, Towbin A, Prosser J. Neonate with choking. JAMA pediatrics. 2015;169(3):281-2.

Kolbe AB, Podberesky DJ, Zhang B, Towbin AJ. The impact of hepatocyte phase imaging from infancy to young adulthood in patients with a known or suspected liver lesion. Pediatric radiology. 2015;45(3):354-65.

Cripe TP, Ngo MC, Geller JI, Louis CU, Currier MA, et al. Phase 1 study of intratumoral Pexa-Vec (JX-594), an oncolytic and immunotherapeutic vaccinia virus, in pediatric cancer patients. Molecular therapy: the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy. 2015;23(3):602-8.