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Lawrence E Ginsberg, 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

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Postgraduate Training

1986-1988 Clinical Fellowship, Neuroradiology, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Michael D. F. Deck, M.D.
1983-1986 Clinical Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, David H. Baker, M.D.
1982-1983 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Board Certifications

2005 Maintenance of Certification in Neuroradiology
1995 Certificate of Added Qualifications in Neuroradiology
1987 American Board of Radiology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Singh S, Rosenthal DI, Ginsberg LE. Enlargement and transformation of thyroglossal duct cysts in response to radiotherapy: imaging findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 30(4):800-802, 4/2009. e-Pub 1/2009. PMID: 19131415.
2. Ma J, Jackson EF, Kumar AJ, Ginsberg LE. Improving fat-suppressed T2-weighted imaging of the head and neck with two fast spin-echo Dixon techniques: initial experiences. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 30(1):42-45, 1/2009. e-Pub 7/2008. PMID: 18653688.
3. La Barge DV, Salzman KL, Harnsberger HR, Ginsberg LE, Hamilton BE, Wiggins RH, Hudgins PA. Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Rosai-Dorfman disease) imaging manifestations in the head and neck. AJR Am J Roentgenol 191(6):299-306, 12/2008. PMID: 19020219.
4. Dong F, Gidley PW, Ho T, Luna MA, Ginsberg LE, Sturgis EM. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the external auditory canal. Laryngoscope 118(9):1591-1596, 9/2008. PMID: 18677277.
5. Debnam JM, Garden AS, Ginsberg LE. Benign ulceration as a manifestation of soft tissue radiation necrosis: imaging findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 29(3):558-562, 3/2008. e-Pub 1/2008. PMID: 18202241.
6. Debnam JM, Esmaeli B, Ginsberg LE. Imaging characteristics of dacryocystocele diagnosed after surgery for sinonasal cancer. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 28(10):1872-1875, Nov-Dec, 2007. PMID: 17921234.
7. Shellenberger T, Fornage B, Ginsberg LE, Clayman GL. Transoral resection of thyroid cancer metastasis to lateral retropharyngeal nodes. Head Neck 29(3):258-266, 2007.
8. Kumar VA, Lewin JS, Ginsberg LE. CT assessment of vocal cord medialization. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 27(8):1643-1646, Nov-Dec, 2006. PMID: 16971603.
9. Cody DD, Stevens DM, Ginsberg LE. Multi-detector row CT artifacts that mimic disease. Radiology 236(3):756-761, 2005. PMID: 16055698.
10. Hentschel SJ, McCutheon IE,Ginsberg LE, Weinberg JS. Exophytic ependymomas of the spinal cord. A report of two cases. ACTA Neurochir 146:1047-1050, 2004.

Invited Articles

1. Ginsberg LE. MR imaging of perineural tumor spread. Neuroimaging Clin N Am 14(4):663-677, 2004. PMID: 15489147.


1. Ginsberg LE. A phase I dose escalation study of pemetrexed in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). American Society Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology: 49th Annual Meeting, 2007.
2. Ginsberg LE. Phase II study of combination cisplatin, docetaxel and erlotinib in patients with metastatic/recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology: 49th Annual Meeting, 2007.

Book Chapters

1. Ginsberg LE. Perineural tumor spread associated with head and neck malignancies. In: Head and Neck Imaging, 5th. Ed(s) Peter M. Som, Hugh D. Curtin. Mosby: St. Louis, MO, 1021-1049, 2011.
2. Ginsberg LE. Imaging of skull base neoplasms. In: Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors. Ed(s) Ehab Y. Hanna, Franco Demonte. Informa Healthcare: New York, 81-93, 2009.
3. Ginsberg LE. The role of diagnostic imaging in identifying cervical metastases in oral cavity cancer. In: Oral Cancer Metastasis. Ed(s) Jeffrey Myers. Springer Link, 33-48, 2009.
4. Ginsberg LE. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer. In: Squamous Cell Cancer of the Neck. Ed(s) Robert Hermans. Cambridge University Press, 67-93, 2008.
5. Kies MS, Lewin J, Ginsberg LE, Lippman SM. Head and neck cancer. In: The MD Anderson Manual of Clinical Oncology. Ed(s) Hagop M. Kantarjian, Robert A. Wolff, Charles A. Koller. McGraw-Hill: New York, 2006.
6. Ginsberg LE, Chen MYM, Pope TL Jr, Ott DJ. Imagen de la columna vertebral. In: Radiologia Basica. McGraw-Hill Interameicana De Espana, S.A.U. Madrid, Spain, 393-416, 2006.
7. Ginsberg LE. Imaging of the spine. In: Basic Radiology. Ed(s) Michael Y. M. Chen, Thomas Lee Pope, David J. Ott. Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill: New York, 352-373, 2004.

Letters to the Editor

1. Ginsberg LE. Radiologists as physicians. Radiology 250(2):605-606, 2/2009. PMID: 19188332.
2. Ginsberg LE. PowerPoint pen. AJR Am J Roentgenol 182(1):258, 2004. PMID: 14684549.

Last updated: 7/17/2014