Dr. Rapp is an Attending Radiologist within the Division of Body Imaging and an Instructor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rapp completed his medical education at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2012. Prior to completing his Medical Degree, he received a Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MMS) from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2007. In 2017 he completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Temple University Hospital. He then went on to complete a pediatric radiology fellowship at CHOP from 2017-2018. He holds board certification in diagnostic radiology.Dr. Rapp’s current research interests include cardiovascular, lymphatic, and pulmonary imaging. Dr. Rapp is currently involved in ongoing investigation of the use of dual-energy CT technology in analysis of various pediatric applications, foremost being lung perfusion, with a focus on infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Dr. Rapp is also interested in utilizing dynamic airway cine CT to further understand the etiologies of tracheobronchomalacia in neonates and infants. In the cardiovascular field, one of Dr. Rapp’s many investigative interests is in exploring how to improve imaging in patients with Fontan complications. Dr. Rapp’s overarching goal is to improve functional imaging in pediatric radiology to obtain earlier and more precise diagnoses.
Dr. Rapp’s current research interests include cardiovascular, lymphatic, and pulmonary imaging. Dr. Rapp is currently involved in ongoing investigation of the use of dual-energy CT technology in a variety of pediatric applications, chief among them is the assessment of pulmonary perfusion. In addition, he is currently exploring the use of dynamic airway CT in neonates and infants to further understand and improve diagnosis of tracheobronchomalacia.
Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Imaging, Pulmonary Imaging