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Bradley Sabloff, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Completed medical school and radiology residency at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  Completed a thoracic radiology fellowship at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital. Joined the faculty of The MD Anderson Cancer Center 1999.

Research Interests

Thoracic imaging manifestations of leukemia and lymphoma and imaging manifestations of thoracic interventions.

Clinical Interests

Staging of thoracic malignancies, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mesothelioma.  Intra-thoracic manifestations of metastatic disease.  Cardiac imaging with CT and MRI using cardiac gated techniques.  PET/CT in oncologic imaging.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1478
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT15.5048
Phone: (713) 792-3674

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1992 McGill University - Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

10/1998-9/1999 Clinical Fellowship, Radiology, Harvard University, Boston, MA, Theresa McLoud, M.D
7/1994-6/1998 Clinical Residency, Radiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Richard Satin, M.D.
7/1993-6/1994 Clinical Residency, Surgical and Medical (pre-Radiology), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Richard Satin, M.D.
7/1992-6/1993 Clinical Residency, Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Jean DeSerres, M.D.

Board Certifications

6/1998 American Board of Radiology
6/1998 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
6/1998 Quebec Board of Specialists - Radiology
10/1993 The Medical Council of Canada


Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2005-2011
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 11/1999-2005

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Acting Section Chief, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011-2012


Advisory Board, General Electric Digital Radiography Medical, Waukesha, WI, 2002-2004

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, DICRC : Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Research Committee, 2014-present
Member, CFRC: Clinical Faculty Review Committee, 2014-present
Member, PRS Executive Council Second Term, 2013-present
Member, Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Finance Committee, 2013-present
Member, Diagnostic Imaging Incentive Plan 2014-2015, 2013-2014
Member, Diagnostic Imaging Strategic Plan, 2013-2014
Member, Diagnostic Imaging Electronic Health Record (EHR) Selection, 2013-2014
Member, Diagnostic Imaging PET/CT Credentials Committee, 2013-2014
Member, Electronic Health Record Committee, 2013
Member, PRS Executive Council First Term, 2010-2013
Member, International Committee to Reclassify Adenocarcinoma of the Lung, 2008-2013
Member, Faculty Senate, 2007-2013
Member, Faculty Senate Finance Committee, 2007-2013
Member, Institutional Review Board 1, 2005-2013
Member, Faculty Senate, 2003-2006

Honors and Awards

2004 Educational Exhibit Award, Certificate of Merit, "Pericardial Recesses on Multidetector CT: Implications for Oncologic Imaging", American Roentgen Ray Society
2001 Educational Exhibit Award, Certificate of Merit, "Radiation Injury of the lung after 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy", American Roentgen Ray Society
1992 University Scholar, McGill Medical School
1988 McConnell Scholarship for Academic Achievement

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Cho J, Ibbott GS, Kerr MD, Amos RA, Stingo FC, Marom EM, Truong MT, Palacio DM, Betancourt SL, Erasmus JJ, DeGroot PM, Carter BW, Gladish GW, Sabloff BS, Benveniste MF, Godoy MC, Patil S, Sorensen J, Mawlawi OR. Characterizing proton-activated materials to develop PET-mediated proton range verification markers. Phys Med Biol 61(11):N291-310, 6/2016. e-Pub 5/2016. PMID: 27203621.
2. Pemmaraju N, Chang E, Daver N, Patel K, Jorgensen J, Sabloff B, Verstovsek S, Borthakur G. Extramedullary acute myeloid leukemia: leukemic pleural effusion, case report and review of the literature. Front Oncol 4:130, 2014. e-Pub 6/2014. PMCID: PMC4040935.
3. Godoy MC, Truong MT, Sabloff B, Naidich DP. Subsolid pulmonary nodule management and lung adenocarcinoma classification: state of the art and future trends. Semin Roentgenol 48(4):295-307, 10/2013. PMID: 24034262.
4. Aberle DR, DeMello S, Berg CD, Black WC, Brewer B, Church TR, Clingan KL, Duan F, Fagerstrom RM, Gareen IF, Gatsonis CA, Gierada DS, Jain A, Jones GC, Mahon I, Marcus PM, Rathmell JM, Sicks J, National Lung Screening Trial Research Team (Sabloff B et al). Results of the two incidence screenings in the National Lung Screening Trial. N Engl J Med 369(10):920-31, 9/2013. PMID: 24004119.
5. Hayashi Y, Xiao L, Suzuki A, Blum MA, Sabloff B, Taketa T, Maru DM, Welsh J, Lin SH, Weston B, Lee JH, Bhutani MS, Hofstetter WL, Swisher SG, Ajani JA. A nomogram associated with high probability of malignant nodes in the surgical specimen after trimodality therapy of patients with oesophageal cancer. Eur J Cancer 48(18):3396-404, 12/2012. e-Pub 7/2012. PMCID: PMC3869451.
6. Godoy MC, Sabloff B, Naidich DP. Subsolid pulmonary nodules: imaging evaluation and strategic management. Curr Opin Pulm Med 18(4):304-12, 7/2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMID: 22575798.
7. Benveniste MF, Rosado-de-Christenson ML, Sabloff BS, Moran CA, Swisher SG, Marom EM. Role of imaging in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of thymoma. Radiographics 31(7):1847-61, 11/2011. PMID: 22084174.
8. National Lung Screening Trial Research Team (Sabloff B et al), Aberle DR, Berg CD, Black WC, Church TR, Fagerstrom RM, Galen B, Gareen IF, Gatsonis C, Goldin J, Gohagan JK, Hillman B, Jaffe C, Kramer BS, Lynch D, Marcus PM, Schnall M, Sullivan DC, Sullivan D, Zylak CJ. The National Lung Screening Trial: overview and study. Radiology 258(1):243-253, 1/2011. e-Pub 11/2010. PMCID: PMC3009383.
9. Truong MT, Sabloff BS, Ko JP. Multidetector CT of solitary pulmonary nodules. Radiol Clin North Am 48(1):141-155, 1/2010. PMID: 19995633.
10. Marom EM, Martinez CH, Truong MT, Lei X, Sabloff BS, Munden RF, Gladish GW, Herbst RS, Morice RC, Stewart DJ, Jimenez CA, Blumenschein GR, Onn A. Tumor cavitation during therapy with antiangiogenesis agents in patients with lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol 3(4):351-357, 4/2008. PMID: 18379352.
11. Erasmus JJ, Sabloff BS. CT, positron emission tomography, and MRI in staging lung cancer. Clin Chest Med 29(1):39-57, v, 3/2008. PMID: 18267183.
12. Bruzzi JF, Munden RF, Truong MT, Marom EM, Sabloff BS, Gladish GW, Iyer RB, Pan TS, Macapinlac HA, Erasmus JJ. PET/CT of esophageal cancer: its role in clinical management. Radiographics 27(6):1635-1652, Nov-Dec, 11/2007. PMID: 18025508.
13. Gladish GW, Rice DC, Sabloff BS, Truong MT, Marom EM, Munden RF. Pedicle muscle flaps in intrathoracic cancer resection: imaging appearance and evolution. Radiographics 27(4):975-987, Jul-Aug, 7/2007. PMID: 17620462.
14. Travis WD, Garg K, Franklin WA, Wistuba II, Sabloff B, Noguchi M, Kakinuma R, Zakowski M, Ginsberg M, Padera R, Jacobson F, Johnson BE, Hirsch F, Brambilla E, Flieder DB, Geisinger KR, Thunnissen F, Kerr K, Yankelevitz D, Franks TJ, Galvin JR, Henderson DW, Nicholson AG, Hasleton PS, Roggli V, Tsao MS, Cappuzzo F, Vazquez M. Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma and lung adenocarcinoma: the clinical importance and research relevance of the 2004 World Health Organization pathologic criteria. J Thorac Oncol 1(9 Suppl):S13-19, 11/2006. PMID: 17409995.
15. Gladish GW, Choe DH, Marom EM, Sabloff BS, Broemeling LD, Munden RF. Incidental pulmonary emboli in oncology patients: prevalence, CT evaluation, and natural history. Radiology 240(1):246-255, 7/2006. e-Pub 5/2006. PMID: 16684921.
16. Erasmus JJ, Munden RF, Truong MT, Ho JJ, Hofstetter WL, Macapinlac HA, Correa AM, Wu TT, Bruzzi JF, Marom EM, Sabloff BS, Ajani JA, Komaki R, Liao Z, Lee JH, Fukami N, Bresalier R, Swisher SG. Preoperative chemo-radiation-induced ulceration in patients with esophageal cancer: a confounding factor in tumor response assessment in integrated computed tomographic-positron emission tomographic imaging. J Thorac Oncol 1(5):478-486, 6/2006. PMID: 17409902.
17. Bruzzi JF, Truong M, Zinner R, Erasmus JJ, Sabloff B, Munden R. Short-term restaging of patients with non-small cell lung cancer receiving chemotherapy. J Thorac Oncol 1(5):425-429, 6/2006. PMID: 17409894.
18. Tsao AS, Tang XM, Sabloff B, Xiao L, Shigematsu H, Roth J, Spitz M, Hong WK, Gazdar A, Wistuba I. Clinicopathologic characteristics of the EGFR gene mutation in non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol 1(3):231-239, 3/2006. PMID: 17409862.
19. Yi JG, Marom EM, Munden RF, Truong MT, Macapinlac HA, Gladish GW, Sabloff BS, Podoloff DA. Focal uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose by the thyroid in patients undergoing initial disease staging with combined PET/CT for non-small cell lung cancer. Radiology 236(1):271-275, 7/2005. PMID: 15987980.
20. Erasmus JJ, Truong MT, Smythe WR, Munden RF, Marom EM, Rice DC, Vaporciyan AA, Walsh GL, Sabloff BS, Broemeling LD, Stevens CW, Pisters KM, Podoloff DA, Macapinlac HA. Integrated computed tomography-positron emission tomography in patients with potentially resectable malignant pleural mesothelioma: Staging implications. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129(6):1364-1370, 6/2005. PMID: 15942579.
21. Sabloff BS, Wistuba II, Erasmus JJ. Cystic bronchioloalveolar cell carcinoma. J Thorac Imaging 20(2):110-114, 5/2005. PMID: 15818211.
22. Travis WD, Garg K, Franklin WA, Wistuba II, Sabloff B, Noguchi M, Kakinuma R, Zakowski M, Ginsberg M, Padera R, Jacobson F, Johnson BE, Hirsch F, Brambilla E, Flieder DB, Geisinger KR, Thunnisen F, Kerr K, Yankelevitz D, Franks TJ, Galvin JR, Henderson DW, Nicholson AG, Hasleton PS, Roggli V, Tsao MS, Cappuzzo F, Vazquez M. Evolving concepts in the pathology and computed tomography imaging of lung adenocarcinoma and bronchioloalveolar carcinoma. J Clin Oncol 23(14):3279-3287, 5/2005. PMID: 15886315.
23. Truong MT, Erasmus JJ, Macapinlac HA, Marom EM, Mawlawi O, Gladish GW, Sabloff BS, Bruzzi JF, Munden RF. Integrated positron emission tomography/computed tomography in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: normal variants and pitfalls. J Comput Assist Tomogr 29(2):205-209, Mar-Apr, 3/2005. PMID: 15772538.
24. Truong MT, Erasmus JJ, Munden RF, Marom EM, Sabloff BS, Gladish GW, Podoloff DA, Macapinlac HA. Focal FDG uptake in mediastinal brown fat mimicking malignancy: a potential pitfall resolved on PET/CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol 183(4):1127-1132, 10/2004. PMID: 15385319.
25. Truong MT, Sabloff BS, Munden RF, Erasmus JJ. A patient with new-onset seizure and mediastinal adenopathy. Chest 126(3):982-985, 9/2004. PMID: 15364782.
26. Sabloff BS, Truong MT, Wistuba II, Erasmus JJ. Bronchioalveolar cell carcinoma: radiologic appearance and dilemmas in the assessment of response. Clin Lung Cancer 6(2):108-112, 9/2004. PMID: 15476596.
27. Truong MT, Erasmus JJ, Sabloff BS, Marom EM, Gladish GW, Chasen MH, Munden RF. Pericardial "sleeve" recess of right inferior pulmonary vein mimicking adenopathy: computed tomography findings. J Comput Assist Tomogr 28(3):361-365, May-Jun, 5/2004. PMID: 15100541.
28. Zinner RG, Glisson BS, Fossella FV, Pisters KM, Kies MS, Lee PM, Massarelli E, Sabloff B, Fritsche HA, Ro JY, Ordonez NG, Tran HT, Yang Y, Smith TL, Mass RD, Herbst RS. Trastuzumab in combination with cisplatin and gemcitabine in patients with Her2-overexpressing, untreated, advanced non-small cell lung cancer: report of a phase II trial and findings regarding optimal identification of patients with Her2-overexpressing disease. Lung Cancer 44(1):99-110, 4/2004. PMID: 15013588.
29. Truong MT, Sabloff BS, Gladish GW, Whitman GJ, Munden RF. Invasive thymoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol 181(6):1504, 12/2003. PMID: 14627564.
30. Truong MT, Erasmus JJ, Gladish GW, Sabloff BS, Marom EM, Madewell JE, Chasen MH, Munden RF. Anatomy of pericardial recesses on multidetector CT: implications for oncologic imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol 181(4):1109-1113, 10/2003. PMID: 14500241.
31. Erasmus JJ, Gladish GW, Broemeling L, Sabloff BS, Truong MT, Herbst RS, Munden RF. Interobserver and intraobserver variability in measurement of non-small-cell carcinoma lung lesions: implications for assessment of tumor response. J Clin Oncol 21(13):2574-2582, 7/2003. PMID: 12829678.
32. Sabloff B, Munden RF, Melhem AI, El-Naggar AK, Putnam JB. Radiologic-pathologic conferences of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the pleura. AJR Am J Roentgenol 180(4):972, 4/2003. PMID: 12646438.
33. Koenig TR, Munden RF, Erasmus JJ, Sabloff BS, Gladish GW, Komaki R, Stevens CW. Radiation injury of the lung after three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy. AJR Am J Roentgenol 178(6):1383-1388, 6/2002. PMID: 12034601.
34. Gladish GW, Sabloff B, Munden RF, Truong MT, Erasmus JJ, Chasen MH. Primary thoracic sarcomas. Radiographics 22(3):621-637, May-Jun, 5/2002. PMID: 12006691.
35. Ko JP, Shepard JO, Drucker EA, Aquino SL, Sharma A, Sabloff B, Halpern E, McLoud TC. Factors influencing pneumothorax rate at lung biopsy: are dwell time and angle of pleural puncture contributing factors? Radiology 218(2):491-496, 2/2001. PMID: 11161167.
36. Mullins ME, Sabloff B, Aquino SL, McLoud TC. Residents' corner. Answer to case of the month # 80. Congenital pericardial defect. Diagnosis: pericardial defect with right ventricular herniation. Can Assoc Radiol J 52(1):50-51, 2/2001. PMID: 11247266.
37. Ko JP, Drucker EA, Shepard JA, Mountain CF, Dresler C, Sabloff B, McLoud TC. CT depiction of regional nodal stations for lung cancer staging. AJR Am J Roentgenol 174(3):775-782, 3/2000. PMID: 10701624.
38. Bloom C, Hamilton P, Cassoff J, Pinsky M, Rosenbloom M, Sabloff B, Arenson AM, Hickey N, Lisbona A. Scrotal ultrasonography: a pictorial essay. Can Assoc Radiol J 49(1):12-20, 2/1998. PMID: 9494459.

Invited Articles

1. Shroff GS, Viswanathan C, Godoy MC, Marom EM, Sabloff BS, Truong MT. Pitfalls in Oncologic Imaging: Pericardial Recesses Mimicking Adenopathy. Semin Roentgenol 50(3):235-40, 7/2015. e-Pub 2/2015. PMID: 26002245.

Book Chapters

1. Sabloff B. Thoracic Metastatic Disease. In: Oncologic Imaging: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Ed(s) Silverman PM. Elsevier/Saunders: Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Phase I/II Multidose, Multicenter Clinical trial to evaluate the safety of the combination of Avastin and Tarceva for locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous cell NSCLC in patiens who have been previously treated
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 1/1/2002 - 1/1/2006
Title: aSi/CsI FP Digital Chest Imaging with Scatter Rejection and Exposure Equalization
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Collaborator
Principal Investigator: Chris Shaw, Ph.D.
Duration: 1/1/2002 - 1/1/2006

Last updated: 7/29/2016