Deborah M. Zarnow, MD

Deborah M. Zarnow, MD
Attending Radiologist
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Dr. Zarnow is an Attending Radiologist within the Division of Neuroradiology and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology. She received her Medical Degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She additionally holds an MS in Applied Psychology from Chicago Medical School. She has dual board certification in neuroradiology and radiology.

Dr. Zarnow is a member of Radiological Society of North America, Society for Pediatric Radiology, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology, American Society of Spine Radiology.

Dr. Zarnow’s current research is in the field of pediatric neuroradiology primarily with fetal MRI and patients who have undergone fetal myelomeningocele repair.

Publication Highlights

  1. Pisapia JM, Akbari H, Rozycki M, Goldstein H, Bakas S, Rathore S, Moldenhauer JS, Storm PB, Zarnow DM, Anderson RCE, Heuer GG, Davatzikos C (2018 Feb 1). Use of Fetal Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis and Machine Learning to Predict the Need for Postnatal Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion in Fetal Ventriculomegaly. JAMA Pediatrics, 172 (2): 128-135. Doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.3993.
  2. Pisapia JM, Rozycki M, Akbari H, Bakas S, Thawani JP, Moldenhauer JS, Storm PB, Zarnow DM, Davatzikos C, Heuer GG (2017 Mar). Correlations of Atrial Diameter and Frontooccipital Horn Ratio with Ventricle Size in Fetal Ventriculomegaly. J Neurosurg Pediatr., 19 (3): 300-306. Doi: 10.3171/2016.9.PEDS16210. Epub 2017 Jan.
  3. Victoria T, Johnson AM, Edgar JC, Zarnow DM, Vossough A, Jaramillo D (2016 Jan). Comparison Between 1.5-T and 3-T MRI for Fetal Imaging: Is There an Advantage to Imaging With a Higher Field Strength? Am J Roentgenol., 206 (1): 196-201. Doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.14205.
  4. Mirsky DM, Schwartz ES, Zarnow DM (2015). Diagnostic Features of Myelomeningocele: The Role of Ultrafast Fetal MRI. Fetal Diagn. Ther., 37 (3): 219-225. Doi: 10.1159/000363738. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

Research Focus: Neuroradiology

External Links


  • Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
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