Deborah J. Rubens, M.D.

Deborah J. Rubens, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-8365
Fax: (585) 276-0294

Professional Bio

Dr. Rubens is Professor and Associate Chair of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Stanford University and her M.D. from the University of Rochester. She completed her radiology residency at Rochester General Hospital and a fellowship in Cross-Sectional Imaging at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. At the Medical Center she has served as the Director of Body MRI, headed the Ultrasound Division, and most recently is the Associate Chair of Special Imaging (Ultrasound, Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography). She holds secondary appointments in Oncology and in Biomedical Engineering and is the Medical Director of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound.



Her primary clinical specialties are ultrasound, body Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Her research and academic interests include prostate cancer/sonoelasticity, prostate cancer/diagnostic efficacy, contrast agent development-liver and vascular ultrasound, three-dimensional ultrasound, and US/MR/CT fusion. She recently completed an NIH grant to study 3D ultrasound elastography imaging of prostate cancer as principle investigator. She currently is a co-investigator of an NIH study on prophylaxis of venous thrombosis in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and co-investigator of a clinical study titled "Edoxaban Thrombus Reduction Imaging Study (eTRIS)".

Dr. Rubens is an active member of the National Institutes of Health Diagnostic Radiology Study Section and sits on the editorial board for Ultrasound Quarterly. She reviews for American Journal of Roentgenology, Radiology, Radiographics, and the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She co-authored Ultrasound Secrets and has authored multiple articles, chapters and monographs for Radiologic Clinics of North America and Ultrasound Clinics of North America. She is the primary or contributing author of over 150 peer reviewed papers.

She is a fellow of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, a fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and a board examiner for the American Board of Radiology. She served as the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Distinguished Scientist from 2006-2007 and continues to lecture nationally and internationally for the recently renamed American Institute of Radiologic Pathology.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Volunteer Service Award | American Board of Radiology 2013 - Present
Distinquished Scientist-Armed Forces Institute of Pathology | Washington, DC 2006 - 2007
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine-Fellow 2003
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound-Fellow 2003

Patents

Non-invasive Assessment of Liver Fat by Crawling Wave Dispersion

United States Serial NO.: 14/118,461
Filed Date: May 17, 2012
Title: Non-Invasive assessment of Liver FAt by Crawling Wave Dispersion
Invented by: Christopher Barry, Deborah Rubens, Kevin Parker
Non-invasive Assessment of Liver Fat by Crawling Wave Dispersion, with Emphasis on Attenuation

United States Serial NO.: 14/239,048
Filed Date: August 15, 2012
Title: Non-invasive Assessment of Liver Fat by Crawling Wave Dispersion, with Emphasis on Attenuation
Invented by: Christopher Barry, Deborah Rubens, Kevin Parker

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jun
Barr RG, Ferraioli G, Palmeri ML, Goodman ZD, Garcia-Tsao G, Rubin J, Garra B, Myers RP, Wilson SR, Rubens D, Levine D. "Elastography Assessment of Liver Fibrosis: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Conference Statement." Ultrasound quarterly. 2016 Jun; 32(2):94-107.
2015 Sep
Thompson JP, Bhatt S, Rubens D. "Identify Before Orchiectomy: Segmental Testicular Infarct." Ultrasound quarterly. 2015 Sep; 31(3):198-201.
2015 Sep
Barr RG, Ferraioli G, Palmeri ML, Goodman ZD, Garcia-Tsao G, Rubin J, Garra B, Myers RP, Wilson SR, Rubens D, Levine D. "Elastography Assessment of Liver Fibrosis: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Conference Statement." Radiology. 2015 Sep; 276(3):845-61. Epub 2015 Jun 16.
2015 Jul
Rojas KD, Montero ML, Yao J, Messing E, Fazili A, Joseph J, Ou Y, Rubens DJ, Parker KJ, Davatzikos C, Castaneda B. "Methodology to study the three-dimensional spatial distribution of prostate cancer and their dependence on clinical parameters." Journal of medical imaging. 2015 Jul; 2(3):037502. Epub 2015 Jul 29.
2015 Jun
Barry CT, Hazard C, Hah Z, Cheng G, Partin A, Mooney RA, Chuang KH, Cao W, Rubens DJ, Parker KJ. "Shear wave dispersion in lean versus steatotic rat livers." Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2015 Jun; 34(6):1123-9.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)

Specialties

Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1979
BS | Arts & Sciences | Stanford University1975

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1984 - 06/30/1985
Fellowship in Radiology at Rochester General Hospital07/01/1981 - 06/30/1984
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1980 - 06/30/1981
Internship in Anesthesiology at University of Rochester Medical Center06/01/1979 - 06/30/1980