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Leo J. Wolansky, M.D.

Professor and Chair of Radiology
Section Head, Neuroradiology
Academic Office Location:
Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2802
Phone: 860-679-3626
Website(s):

Diagnostic Imaging

Curriculum Vitae:
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Columbia College of Columbia UniversityPre-Med/Music
M.D.Mount Sinai School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyLenox Hill HospitalDiagnostic Radiology (Chief Resident 1988-1989)
FellowshipYale New Haven HospitalNeuroradiology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Department of Radiology, Teacher of the YearDiagnostic Imaging & Therapeutics Residency
Department of Radiology Teacher of the YearUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center
Department of Radiology Teacher of the Year - View Box EducatorUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center
Excellence in Teaching AwardThe Foundation of UMDNJ
Listed Among "Best Doctors in New Jersey"New Jersey Monthly
Named a Best Doctor (1996-1997 East Coast Division; 1998)The Best Doctors in the United States
Outstanding Merit AwardNew Jersey Medical School Faculty
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Brain & Spine Institute Steering CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal20202021
Radiation Safety (Leadership Ad Hoc Group)OtherMemberUConn HealthUniversity20182018
“Practical Questions in Contemporary Imaging”Founder & Co-ChairExternalInternational20182018
Clinical Affairs SubcommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20182020
Dean's CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20182020
Radiology Quality Assurance & Performance ImprovementAdvisory CommitteeChairUConn HealthLocal20182021
Dean's CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal20182021
Radiation Safety CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20172018
Clinical Competence CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20172018
Radiology Quality Assurance and Performance ImprovementOtherChairUConn HealthUniversity20172018
EVP Clinical CabinetAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20172020
Clinical Chairs & Center Directors CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2017
Clinical CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal20172021
Radiologic Society of North America Annual Meeting Scientific Program CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMember and ReviewerExternalInternational20162019

Journal Articles

Abstracts

  • Gadolinium-induced Marrow Signal Changes with Metabolic Correlation: Are Cell Lines Directly Affected?
    DeBevits J, Bageac D, Wolansky L, Dicamillo P, Wu R, Hu C, Karimeddini D. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2020 Aug;
  • MRI Evidence of Progressive Gadolinium Deposition in Bone During Monthly Triple-dose Gadolinium CE-MRI’s and its Relationship to Hypophosphatemia.
    DeBevits J, Bageac D; DiCamillo P, Munbodh R, Wu Rong, Dhib-Jalbut S, Wolansky L, Karimeddini D. European Congress of Radiology 2020 Jul;
  • Gadolinium-Induced Cranial Marrow Signal Changes and Leukopenia: Is There a Common Genesis?
    DeBevits J, Bageac D; Hu C, Wu R, Karimeddini D, Wolansky L ASNR Annual Meeting 2020 May;
  • Gadolinium-induced Hypophosphatemia Does Not Correlate with Gadolinium Deposition in the Brain in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Undergoing Monthly Triple-Dose Gadopentetate Dimeglumine CE-MRI.
    DeBevits J, Bageac D; DiCamillo P, Munbodh R, Wang L, Karimeddini D, Dhib-Jalbut S, Hu C, Wang L, Wu R, Wolansky L. RSNA Annual Meeting, December 1-6, 2019. Chicago 2019 Dec;
  • Gadolinium Deposition within the Brain 10 years After Undergoing Up to 26 Monthly Triple-Dose Gadopentetate Dimeglumine in Multiple Sclerosis Patients.
    DeBevits J, Bageac D, Wu R, DiCamillo P, Munbodh R, Hu C, Wang Y, Wang L, Karimeddini D, Dhib-Jalbut S, Wolansky L. ASNR Annual Meeting, May 18-23, 2019. Boston. 2019 May;
  • Hematologic abnormalities in patients exposed to monthly triple-dose gadolinium for a year.
    Bageac D, Hu C, Wu R, DeBevits J, DiCamillo P, Wang L, Munbodh R, Karimeddini D, Naismith R, Dhib-Jalbut S, Redko S, Cook S, Wang Y, Malchoff C, Wolansky L. American College of Radiology Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. 2019 May;
  • MRI: Pharmacokinetics” of Gd Deposition: Quantitative Analysis of Serial Monthly Administration of Triple-Dose Gadopentetate Dimeglumine in 26 Multiple Sclerosis Patients Involving 13 Consecutive Monthly Triple–Doses.
    Munbodh R, DeBevits J, Wang L, Bageac D, Karimeddini D, Cook S, Naismith R, DiCamillo P, Dhib-Jalbut S, Wolansky L. Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 Nov;
  • Gadolinium-induced Marrow Signal Changes with Metabolic Correlation: Are Cell Lines Directly Affected?
    DeBevits J, Bageac D, Wolansky L, Dicamillo P, Wu R, Hu C, Karimeddini D. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Case Reports

Conference Papers

  • Gadolinium induced marrow signal changes with metabolic correlation after monthly triple-dose Gadolinium administration for a year.
    DeBevits J, Bageac D, Wolansky I, DiCamillo P, Wu R, Hu C, Karimeddini D, Wolansky L. 2020 Oct;

Letters

Other

Reviews

Websites

  • Radiology Online
    Wolansky L, Baldwin M, Karimeddini D, Molina M, Joyce R (Eds.) Radiology Online (https://health.uconn.edu/radiology-online/credits/) 2019 Dec;
  • Friends Of Radiology in Ukraine
    Numerous Friends Of Radiology in Ukraine 2016 Jun;
  • Friends of Radiology in Ukraine website (2018)
    http://friendsofradiologyinukraine.org
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Imaging of Head TraumaLectureASNR International Symposium, ARU, FORU2019Kyiv, Ukraine
“Enhanced MRI in MS”LectureAmerican Society of Neuroradiology & Friends Of Radiology in Ukraine2018Lviv, Ukraine
"Gadolinium Enhanced MRI in MS,"Plenary LectureThe World Federation of Ukrainian Medical Associations, Annual meeting2018Ternopil, Ukraine
“Gadolinium Enhanced MRI in MS: Should We Relax?”LectureCRC Seminar, UConn Health2018Farmington, Connecticut
“MRI of the Sella”LectureUConn Health, Division of Endocrinology2018Endocrine Grand Rounds
“Gd MRI”TalkBrain Research Symposium, UConn Health2018Mark Twain House, West Hartford CT
Features of local gradient disorder on MRI that distinguish radiation necrosis and tumor recurrence post­radiotherapy are associated with zonal necrosis, vessel wall thickening, hyalinization and demyelination: A preliminary study in brain tumors. Prasanna P, Rogers L, Cohen M, Singh G, Badve C, Wolansky L, Madabhushi A, Tiwari P.TalkSociety for NeuroOncology2016
Frequency of Gadolinium (Gd) deposition in the dentate nucleus after 13 monthly triple-doses of Gd. Mitra J, DiCamillo P, Cook S, Cadavid D, Wolansky L, Tiwari P.TalkRSNA2016Chicago
Human-Machine performance comparison study in distinguishing radiation necrosis from brain tumor recurrence on routine MRI. Prasanna P, Nayate A, Gupta A. Rogers L, Wolansky L, Sing G.TalkRSNA2016Chicago
A MRI-pharmacokinetic study of gadolinium deposition in the dentate nucleus in multiple sclerosis patients receiving serial triple-doses of Gd for 14 consecutive months. Wolansky L, Mitra J, DiCamillo P, Cook S, Cadavid D, Richards T, Naismith R, Lancia S, Tiwari P.PosterECTRIMS2016London
Assessment of Brain Atrophy in multiple sclerosis patients with fat-suppressed T1 weighted and FLAIR subtracted images ulitising Comparative Brain Imaging software. Hojjati M, Richards T, Tatsuoka C, Thiele F, Wolansky L.PosterECTRIMS2016London
Diagnostic utility of quantitative 18F-FDG-PET/MRI, DSC pMRI and 18F-FDG-PET/CT in differentiating radiation necrosis from tumor recurrence in post therapy GBM. Hojjati M, Badve C, Garg V, Gupta A, Tatsuoka C, Sloan A, Rogers L, Faulhaber P, Wolansky L.TalkARRS2016Los Angeles
Radiogenomic Analysis of TCBA/TCIA Diffuse Lower Grade Gliomas by Molecular Subtype. Holder C, Poisson L, Cooper L, Huang E, Chen J, Hwang S, Mukherjee S, Wolansky L, Griffith B, Yeom K, Iv M, Wintermark M, Colen R, Jain R, Kirby J, Freymann J, Rubin D, Jaffe C, Brat D, Flanders A.TalkRSNA2015Chicago
Comparison of 18FDG-PET/MR to Qualitative and Semi-quantitative 18-FDG-PET/CT in Differentiation of Radiation Necrosis from Tumor Recurrence. Badve CA, Yankevich U, Abboud S, Garg, V, Sloan A, Rogers L, Wolansky L, ODonnell James, Faulhaber P.TalkSociety of Nuclear Medicine2015Baltimore
Improved Detection Rates with high Sensitivity Gadolinium Enhanced MRI Protocols Translate Into Increased Statistical Power for Clinical Trials in MS 31st Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. 9. Brown R, Narayanan S, Cook S, Cadavid D, Wolansky L, Arnold D.PosterECTRIMS2015Barcelona
Evaluation of recurrent spinal cord mass with PET-MR after treatment for filum terminale. Abboud S, Montagnese J, Badve C, Garg V, Sloan A, Wolansky L.TalkASNR2015Chicago