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Susan K. Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D.

Imaging Sciences

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 273-1974

Fax: (585) 276-2851

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Biography

Professional Background

Susan K. Hobbs MD, PhD is an Associate Professor at URMC in the Department of Imaging Sciences.

Her undergraduate degree is in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. She completed her MD at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Her research focused on tumor angiogenesis. Subsequently, she had the opportunity to conduct post-doctoral research at the Lucas Center for Imaging at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research focused on novel methods to investigate tumor protein biomarkers.

Dr. Hobbs completed her clinical training at St. Vincents Hospital-Manhattan(Transitional), Fairview-University of Minnesota (Radiology Residency), University of California-San Diego (Radiology Residency), and University of California-San Francisco (Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship). Following her training Dr. Hobbs began working at Kaiser Permanente in the Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek, CA). Prior to her appointment at URMC, she was Chief of CT imaging at Kaiser.

Dr. Hobbs joined the faculty at URMC in 2005 as an Assistant Professor and head of the newly created Cardiothoracic Imaging Section within the Department of Imaging Sciences. Under her direction, the volume of Cardiac MRI has increased, a Lung Cancer Screening Program was begun, cardiothoracic imaging has dedicated involvement in the URMC Valve Clinic with transcatheter valve implantation pre-procedural imaging. She is a member of the LAM clinic, serving as the imaging consultant.

Dr. Hobbs specializes in the diagnostic imaging related to pulmonary diseases, oncologic processes in the thorax, cardiovascular disease, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Hobbs holds a special interest in quality improvement within the field of Imaging Sciences.

Dr. Hobbs is an active member in the Society of Thoracic Radiology, Society for Cardiovascular CT, North American Society of Cardiac imaging, RSNA, ARRS, and ACR. She acts as a reviewer for NIH and Radiology (a journal of RSNA).

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

1989
B Ch E | University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering

1998
PhD | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemical Engineering

1998
MD | Harvard Medical School
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
Fellowship in at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of California (San Diego) Medical Cente

07/01/1998 - 06/30/1999
Internship in Transitional at St. Vincent's Hospital Medical Center- Manhattan

03/01/2003 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Radiology at University of Minnesota Medical School

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of California (San Diego) Medical Cente

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
Fellowship in at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

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Awards

2015
Best Conference Teachers - Faculty Award
Location: Dept. of Imaging Sciences, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center

2014 - 2015
Arvin Robinson Faculty Teaching Award
Location: Dept. of Imaging Sciences, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center

2014
Service Excellence Team Award from the University of Rochester Medical Center Board - Member of the TAVI Team

2013 - 2014
Fischer Fund University of Rochester, Department of Imaging Sciences, Recipient

2011
Philips-AUR Faculty Development Program, Association of University Radiologists

2003
Finalist, W.S. Moore Award, ISMRM Young Investigator Award

2002
Student Travel Stipend, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, ISMRM Annual Meeting, Hawaii

2001 - 2003
NCI Tumor Imaging Fellowship (Stanford)

2001
AACR-AFLAC, Inc. Scholar-In-Training Award, Molecular Targets & Cancer Therapeutics Conference

2000
Clarence Carter Humanitarian Award, University of Minnesota Foundation

1998
American Association for Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research

1997
American Association for Cancer Research Travel Award, Annual Meeting

1994 - 1998
National Institues of Health, Medical Research Fellowship

1991 - 1994
National Science Foundation, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

1990
NIH Summer Medical Fellowship

1990
National Medical Foundation Hugh J. Anderson Scholarship

1989
University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology Outstanding Community Service Award

1989
Minnegasco Outstanding Student Award

1988
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Inducted

1986 - 1989
Honeywell Engineering Scholarship

1984 - 1988
General Mills Scholarship

1984 - 1988
Xerox National Achievement Scholarship

1984
University of Minnesota Presidential Scholarship

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Publications

Journal Articles

2015
Sur, BW; Wandtke, JC; Hobbs, SK. "Pneumothorax: How to Recognize Subtle Signs and Avoid Pitfalls." Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. 2015; 38(4): 1-8.

5/2014
Abujedeh, H; Pyatt, RS Jr; Bruno, MA; Chetlen, AL; Buck, D; Hobbs, SK, Roth, C; Truwit, C; Agarwal, R; Kennedy, ST; Glenn, L. "RADPEER Peer Review: Relevance, Use, concerns, Challenges, and Direction Forward." J Am Coll Radiol. 2014; .

2014
Huo, Z; Xu, F; Zang, J; Zhao, H; Hobbs, SK; Wandtke, J; Sykes, A; Narinder, P; Foos, D. "Bone Suppression Technique for Chest Radiographs." Proc. SPIE 9037, Medical Imaging 2014: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment. 2014; .

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