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Biography

Born March 18th 1952

 

Fall 2006

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Ashley Davidoff was schooled in Johannesburg in a Jewish day school called King David School from nursery school through primary school and then high school all on the same great campus.  His education and experiences were profound in his youth- and lessons he learned during the early years have stayed with him for life. Through his involvement in the world of dance from the ages of 5 through 14 he learned to appreciate the arts and learned from his mother the discipline required to pursue excellence and the importance of artistic expression.

He was admitted to the University of Witwatersrand medical school in 1970 where he spent the next 5 years before graduating in 1975. It was during this time that he learned of his need to create fundamental principles as a foundation to his education and the concept for the “The Common Vein”, a right brain approach to medical education, was seeded.

After his formal medical education he spent a 6 month internship in surgery under Professor Myburgh, followed by a six month internship in medicine under Professor Zwi at the Johannesburg General Hospital.  At that time he developed an interest in the heart and in 1976 spent a senior internship in cardiology under the guidance of Professor John Barlow at the Johannesburg General Hospital. At the recommendation of Dr Barlow, he furthered his studies in Canada where he did a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto at the University of Toronto under the guidance of Dr Richard Rowe(1977/78), and then entered a second fellowship in pediatric cardiac pathology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School under the guidance of Drs Richard and Stella van Praagh(1978/79).

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89318p.8s Under Guidance of Dr’s Richard and Stella van PraaghCardiac Registry 1978/79 Boston Children’s Hospital

It was during this time that his appreciation of the beauty of structure matured since it was part of his function to photograph the heart specimens.

Under the inspiration of the Richard and Stella van Praagh, with discussions and debates that went into the middle of the night, he realised that it was the diagnostic aspect of medicine that really inspired him, and after speaking to a cousin Dr Nat Hyman, a radiologist in Maryland, he decided to enter the field of diagnostic imaging.

In view of his cardiac background he was accepted to do a further two years of fellowship in cardiac and interventional radiology (1979-81) at the Brigham and Womens hospital, Harvard Medical School under Dr Herbert Abrams, and finally completed a residency in radiology at the Brigham and Womens Hospital.

He lost his father in 1983 and decided to take a year to visit his mother in South Africa and advance his interest in art and photography in Europe.  He backpacked around Europe and South Africa with camera and pencil in hand and had his eye on his surroundings and the art of Europe.  At this time his yearnings and leanings to the art world were cultivated. (1984/85)

The next 16 years were spent at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the department of Radiology where he became a clinical professor of Radiology.  The Common Vein became a large part of his educational endeavours.

He met his future wife Naomi Fisher while he lived a life of seclusion in Holliston, a small new England town outside of Boston.  They were married in 1989 and have four wonderful children. They now live in Newton, a city just outside of Boston.

As it became apparent that more time was needed to dedicate to family and The Common Vein, he joined the radiology group at Caritas St Elizabeths Centre in Boston (Tufts Medical School affiliate 2002- current) where for 3 days a week he practices as a clinical radiologist and for the other two concentrates on evolving the Common Vein (thecommonvein.com), and advancing interests in the arts photgraphy and gardening.(imagingdomain.com)

After an exhibit at the Newton Library “The Beautiful Body – Elegance of the Human Form” in October 2009 , a friend Rosita Fine, suggested he take the story of the journey of medicine through art on the road. The exhibit told the story from the cell through conception and development of a ballet dancer to her peak and who then develops cancer.  The value of integrating art and medicine became apparent and Cell to Soul was born.

His most recent endeavour is the creation of an organization that explores the power of the creative arts to express the beauty of the human form in health and disease, and to use the forum to explore the medical journey

Presentations Exhibits in Art Biology and Medicine

1998- present

Annual presentations of “The Common Vein” – an electronic educational web site that incorporates medical education and art     thecommonvein.com

1998

Newton Garden City Award – Certificate of Merit

2003 –

Newton Garden Tour  Certificate of Appreciation

Our home is a renovated carriage house with a small compact water garden.

2006- present

Newton Open Studios The garden, garden sculptures of natural elements, and the art studio in the house is open to the Newton Community

2005 – present

Museum of Science Ongoing Exhibit “Beyond the X-ray” –A display of the Art and Poetry of the Body

Brief Description of the Works

An interest in biology, nature, and creative arts from an early age is culminating in the convergence of these interests as I evolve into adulthood.  The overall work has a philosophical basis that emphasises that underlying complexity there is simplicity.  Parts making up the whole, which becomes more powerful than the individual parts, is a key concept.  The whole however only becomes part of the next and more complex unit.

The Common Vein is a medical electronic educational project that uses images and principles to advance the student from simplicity to complexity in stepwise manner.  Conventional medical images are augmented with colorful artistic renderings that have a variety of functions.  Sometimes they are used portray concepts (a picture speaks a thousand words) and on other occasions they are used to display the beauty of form and function.  Each year I choose one organ to present at the national radiology meeting.   For a solid year I delve into the medical, historical and cultural world of the organ.  The experience is so intense that I am driven to write poetry and create beautiful images of the organ as I learn to admire the wonder of biology and evolution.  The planned exhibit will reveal art and some poetry that reflect my awe and admiration of the world of biology.

Medical Curriculum Vitae

                                                      ASHLEY DAVIDOFF, M.D.

 

Office Address                       Director Radiological Education

Co-Director, Abdominal Imaging

Attending, Interventional Radiology

St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre

 

Home Address                       3 Lake Avenue

Newton Center, MA  02459

 

Telephone                              1-617-789-2740 W

1-617-705-9563 (pager)

 

Email                                      adavidoff@gmail.com

 

Place of Birth                         Johannesburg, South Africa.  US citizen

 

Web Site                                 thecommonvein.net

ArtinAnatomy.com

 

EDUCATION & POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

 

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Witwatersrand,

Johannesburg, South Africa

1/76-6/76                   Medical Intern, Johannesburg General Hospital,

Johannesburg, South Africa

6/76-12/76                 Surgical Intern, Johannesburg General Hospital,

Johannesburg, South Africa

1/77-6/77                   Senior Intern in Cardiology, Johannesburg General Hospital

Johannesburg, South Africa

7/77-6/78                   Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital for Sick Children,

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

7/78-6/79                  Fellow in Cardiac Pathology, Children’s Hospital Medical Center,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

7/79-6/81                   Fellow in Angiography and Interventional Radiology                                                                           Brigham and Women’s Hospital,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

7/81-12/83                 Resident in General Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 

 

 

 

FACULTY ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1/84-6/84                                 Instructor in Radiology, Ultrasound Department,

Brigham and Women’s Hospital                                                                                                           Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

7/84-6/85                                 Lecturer in Radiology

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

1/85-3/91                                 Assistant Professor of Radiology                                                                                                          Department of Radiology,

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

1993-1998                               Associate Professor of Radiology

Univ. Mass Medical Center

1998-2002                               Professor of Clinical Radiology

Univ. Mass Memorial Health Care-University Campus

 

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

1984-2002                               Abdominal Imaging

Interventional Radiology

Univ. Mass Medical Center

2002-2019                               Abdominal Imaging

Interventional Radiology

Cardiovascular Imaging

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

 

MAJOR ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

1991-2002                               Director Abdominal Imaging

Univ. Mass Medical Center

2002-2019                               Director Radiologic Education

Co-Director, Abdominal Imaging

Director, Cardiovascular Imaging

St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Massachusetts License #53080

VQE, ECFMG

American Board of Radiology 1984

ACLS 2019

 

MEMBERSHIPS & COMMITTEES

1991-                           Radiological Society of North America

1992- 2008                  Education Committee – New England Roentgen        

Ray Society

1994-95                       Co-chairman, Education Committee – New England

Roentgen Ray Society

1993-2001                    Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

1994-2002                   UMMC Continuing Medical Education Committee

 

WEB SITE – THE COMMON VEIN

 

2012-               CEO The Common Vein LLC

The Common Vein – Understanding Biology and Life

 

Creator, developer, and editor of a dynamic medical education tool and data base, thecommonvein.com.  The program emphasizes basic principles, images, and an arborized organization of content that enables the student and scholar to advance from basic to complex knowledge.  Content includes ~ 5,000 documents and 16,000 coded images.  Numerous awards have been bestowed on individual portions of the project.  See Appendix for links.

 

HONORS & AWARDS

Teacher of the Year Awarded by U. Mass. Medical Students 1987

Teacher of the Year Awarded by U. Mass. Radiology Residents   1988

Certificate of Merit

“A Computerized Case Based Teaching Tool”

American Roentgen Ray Society 1997

Certificate of Merit for Electronic Excellence

“The Common Vein – Gastrointestinal System”

American Roentgen Ray Society, 1999

Certificate of Merit

“Comprehensive Kidney: A multimedia integrated knowledge system of the kidney”   American Roentgen Ray Society 2000

Certificate of Merit

“All Adrenal: A multimedia computerized educational program”

American Roentgen Ray Society 2001.

Certificate of Merit.

“All about Vein: A multimedia computerized educational program”

American Roentgen Ray Society 2001.

Distinguished Service Award

New England Roentgen Ray Society, 2008

Certificate of Merit, “The Gallbladder” RSNA 2008

Certificate of Merit, “The Heart: Integrating Basic Science with Clinical Science”  RSNA 2009

Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region referral guide, continuous 1996-2011

Super Doctors  Listed in the 2011 Boston Super Doctors voted by peer nomination                                 reflecting top 5% of doctors in Boston

 

PATENT:

Vacuum Aspiration Device US Patent Number 5027827

                     http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5027827/description.html

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REPORT OF TEACHING:

 

COURSE DIRECTORSHIPS

 

  •    Coordinator of Radiologic Imaging for Medical School Curriculum, Univ. Massachusetts

1997-2001                  Imaging and Treatment Strategies for Primary Care Physicians

U Mass Medical Center

2002-2007                  Imaging and Treatment Strategies for Primary Care Physicians

Caritas St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre

2000-2008                  NERRS Cardiac Review Course. Principles and Practice of Cardiac                                               Imaging. New England Roentgen Ray Society

2002-2003                  Rapid Fire Board Review Course

Caritas St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre

 

2008                                                    INVITED MODERATOR.  Unknown Cardiac Cases. New England Roentgen Ray Society. Boston  2008

 

FORMALLY SUPERVISED TRAINEES

 

US Medical Students Mentored:

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging           Brian Davison                         1995-96

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

Barry Giglio                            1996

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging           Joseph Makris                         1997

Abdominal Imaging                            Phi Tran                                   1998

Abdominal Imaging                            Rodrick Williams                    1998

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging           Jesse Smith                             1998

Abdominal Imaging                            Teresa Kim                             1999

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging           Theresa Chen                          1999

Abdominal Imaging                            John Hanekamp                      2000

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging           Chris Sakellis                          2001

Abdominal Imaging                            Marc Mancuso                        2001

Radiology Research                            Joseph Makris                         1997

Radiology Research                            Justin Campbell                       1999

Radiology Research                            Stephen Bliss                          1999

Radiology Research                            Nina Kottler                            1999

Radiology Research                            Theresa Chen                          1999

Radiology Research                            Chetan Rajadhyasksha            2000-01

 

Israeli Medical Students

 

Boaz Hass                                                                                           1997

Avraham Yitzhak                                                                               1997

Avraham Beigelman                                                                           1997

Ron Schonmann                                                                                  1997

Ilan Green                                                                                           1999

Yinnon Matsliah                                                                                 1999

Areta Levkovich                                                                                 1999

Lior Nesher                                                                                         2000

Doron Rimar                                                                                       2000

Uri Pollack                                                                                          2000

Asaf Toker                                                                                          2000

 

Others:

Kavita Mamtora                                                                                  1996

Varni Gulaparti

 

Thesis advisee

Zareen Mushtaque                                                                                          1999-2000

WPI Student – thesis advisor

“Visual Perception in Radiology:  Innate Ability or Trained Skill?”

 

Preceptor in Advanced Imaging

 

Joseph Makris MD

Current Position:                 Children’s Diagnostic Imaging of Atlanta ; Alanta, Georgia

Projects:                                                     The “Sabre” IVC – A study of the inferior vena cava in fatty change of the liver.  Presented at the ARRS 1998.

 

Safety issues regarding needles used for percutaneous ethanol ablation of tumors – A study comparing plastic and metallic hubs. Presented at the ARRS 1998.

 

Notes Scales and Music:  Adapting a time honored approach to learning to interpret the chest x-ray. Presented at the AUR 1998.

 

Notes Scales and Music:  Adapting a time honored approach to learning to interpret Radiographs.  Presented at the ARRS 1998.

 

The use of a sheath system to facilitate ureteral balloon dilatation and stent placement.  Presented at the ARRS 1998.

 

Notes Scales and Music:  A computerized teaching program for residents and radiologists.  Presented at the RSNA 1998.

Jesse Smith MD

Current Position:        Portsmouth Regional Hospital Radiologist, Portsmouth NH

Projects:                      Could acetic acid be the hot new agent for tumor ablation? Laboratory Study.  Presented at RSNA 1998.

“For radiologists and detectives” Multimedia interactive program to improve visual skills. Presented at ARRS 1999.

“Vascular Vitae” – a complete educational package for the vascular team.  Presented at ARRS 1999.

 

New tricks with an old dog:  Laboratory studies comparing acetic acid with ethanol for potential use in percutaneous tumor ablation.  Presented at ARRS 1999.

 

 

Stephen Bliss MD

Current Position:         South Shore Radiology Associates, Weymouth MA

Projects:                      “Vascular Team” A complete integrated educational package.  Presented at RSNA 1999.

Tal Rencus MD

Current Position:         New England Baptist Radiology

Projects:                      Radiology Lifesaver:  A tool for the ER radiology.  Presented at ARRS 2000.

Theresa Chen MD

Current Position:         Radiologist, Oklahoma City VA Medical Medical Center Physicians

Projects:                      “The Gall of it All”:  The biliary system as gateway to multimedia medical learning.  Presented at ARRS 2000.

Nina Kottler MD

Current Position:        Radiologist, Mineral Wells Texas

Projects:                      Comprehensive Kidney.  A multimedia integrated knowledge system of the kidney.  Presented at ARRS 2000.

Certificate of Merit

Chetan Rajadhyaksha MD

Current Position:         Sectioin Chief Nuclear Imaging, Mt Sinai Medical Center, NYC.

Projects:                      All Adrenal – An integrated digital educational tool.  Certificate of Merit.  Presented at ARRS 2001.

“What Next in the Kidney?” An interactive program that tests and exercises decision making skills.  Presented at ARRS 2001.

Christopher Sakelis MD

Current Position:        Nuclear Medicine Radiologist, BWH

Projects:                     All about Veins – A multimedia computerized educational                                                               Certificate of Merit. Presented at ARRS 2001.

Marc Beland MD

Current Position:        unknown

Projects:                      Digital Education – A hope still to be realized.  Presented at ARRS 2001.

The left ventricle – will it see better days with radiology? Presented at ARRS 2001.

Marc Mancuso MD

Current Position:         Pediatric Radiologist, Charlotte NC

Projects:                      “What next in the abdomen?”  An interactive program that tests and exercises decision making skills.  Presented at ARRS 2001.

 

MEDICAL STUDENT ADVISOR

                                    Robert Ronan  –           UMMC Class of 1997

Phi Tran                       UMMC Class of 1997

LOCALLY INVITED LECTURES

 

Evaluation of Pancreatic Tumors of the Islet Cell.  Surgical Grand Rounds.  University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.  January 20, 1990.

Interesting Case Conference.  Department of Medicine.  University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.  January 24, 1990.

MRI of the Liver.  Central Massachusetts Magnetic Imaging Center, Worcester, MA.  May 14, 1990.

Clinical Imaging of the Abdomen.  Lecture to First Year Medical Students. U Mass Medical Center.  October 1, 1993.

CXR Interpretation I.  Cardiology Fellows Lecture Series.  U Mass Medical Center.  October 28, 1993.

MRI of the Liver.  Surgical Grand Rounds.  U Mass Medical Center.  November 17, 1993.

CXR Interpretation II.  Cardiology Fellows Lecture Series.  U Mass Medical Center.  January 1994.

Conceptual Introduction to Radiology I.  Department of Medicine. 3rd year medical students.  U Mass Medical Center. July 7, 1994.

Conceptual Introduction to Radiology II.  Department of Medicine.  3rd year medical students.  U Mass Medical Center.  July 8, 1994.

CXR Interpretation I.  Cardiology Fellows Lecture Series.  U Mass Medical Center.  September 8, 1994.

Clinical Imaging of the Abdomen.  U Mass Medical School.  September 27, 1994.

MRI Principles and Applications in Congenital Heart Disease.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds.  U Mass Medical Center. October 29, 1994.

 

Tetralogy of Fallot.  Department of Cardiology.  University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  February 28, 1995.

Anomalies of Embryonic Cardiovascular Development.  4th Year Developmental Anatomy Course.  U Mass Medical School.  March 13, 1995.

Anomalies of Embryonic Cardiovascular Development.  4th Year Developmental Anatomy Course.  U Mass Medical School.  March 5, 1996.

Hematuria-What is the Best Way?  Imaging Strategies for the Primary Care Physician.  Dept. of Radiology, U Mass Medical Center, Sturbridge, MA  May 23, 1997.

Angiography-Where is Angiography Going? Imaging Strategies for the Primary Care Physician.  Dept. of Radiology, U Mass Medical Center, Sturbridge, MA  May 23, 1997.

DVT/PE-Suspected PE-What do I do? Imaging Strategies for the Primary Care Physician.  Dept. of Radiology, U Mass Medical Center, Sturbridge, MA  May 23, 1997.

CXR Interpretation I.  Cardiology Fellows Conference.  Cardiology Department. U Mass Medical Center, Worcester, MA  September 16, 1997.

MRI of the Liver.  Central Mass Magnetic Imaging Center, University Commons, Worcester, MA  September 17, 1997.

Clinical Imaging of Liver & Biliary System.  U Mass Medical School, Worcester, MA  September, 18, 1997.

CXR Interpretation II.  Cardiology Fellows Conference.  Cardiology Department.  U Mass Medical Center, Worcester, MA  January 15, 1998.

The Common Vein:  Educational Tool & Hepatic Imaging.  Surgery Grand Rounds.  U Mass Medical Center, Worcester, MA February 25, 1998.

Anomalies of Cardiac Development.   4th Year Developmental Anatomy Course.  U Mass Medical Center, Worcester, MA  March 9, 1998.

Radiology.  Department of Surgery Basic Science Curriculum.  U Mass Medical Center, Worcester, MA  April 8, 1998.

The Common Vein.  U Mass Instructional Technology Conference.

            Holiday Inn Boxborough Woods, Boxborough, MA April 16, 1998.

Notes, Scales, & Music.  Imaging Strategies for the Primary Care Provider, U Mass Medical Center, Dept. of Radiology, Worcester, MA  May 15, 1998

The Common Vein.  Digestive Disease and Nutrition Research-in-Progress symposium.  U Mass Medical Center, Dept. of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, October 19, 1998.

Anomalies in the Formation of the Great Vessels.    Developmental Anatomy Course, U Mass Medical School, Worcester, MA, March 7, 2000.

Use of Spiral CT.  Surgery Grand Rounds.  U Mass Memorial Health Care-University Campus, Worcester, MA.  April 5, 2000.

Tissue Characterization in Radiology.  Department of Surgery, U Mass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus, Worcester, MA, April 26, 2000.

“Radiology and Liver Transplant”  Liver Transplant Retreat, Beechwood Inn, Worcester, MA, Worcester, MA, June 14, 2000.

“The Common Vein”, Radiology Tech In-service, U Mass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, August 2, 2000.

“The Liver”, Clinical Imaging Session to Anatomy Students, U Mass Medical School, Worcester, MA.

“Structural Basis and Imaging of Gastrointestinal Disease”,

U Mass Medical School, GI Pathology Course, January 12, 2001.

Congenital Anomalies of the Heart, U Mass Medical School, Anatomy Course, March 20,   2001.

Rapid Fire Board Review  – Cases in GU Radiology Caritas St Elizabeth’s Boston MA 2003

Rapid Fire Board Review  – Cases in Cardiovascular  Radiology Caritas St Elizabeth’s Boston MA 2003

Rapid Fire Board Review  – Cases in GU Radiology Caritas St Elizabeth’s Boston MA 2004

Rapid Fire Board Review  – Cases in Cardiovascular  Radiology Caritas St Elizabeth’s Boston MA 2004

Imaging in Congestive Heart Failure – Medical Grand Rounds Caritas St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre Boston 2006

Imaging in Oncology – Surgical Grand Rounds Caritas St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre Boston 2007

 

REGIONALLY INVITED LECTURES

 

Radiology-Pathology Correlation of Liver Abnormalities.  New England Roentgen Ray Society.  Cambridge, MA.  May 20, 1990.

Imaging of the Liver:  Radiologic Pathologic Correlation.  59th Conference of Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists.  Springfield, MA.  May 12, 1990.

Genitourinary Trauma.  New England Roentgen Ray Society, Lecturer and Panelist.  Cambridge, MA.  March 20, 1992.

Renal Trauma.  New England Conference of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., Manchester, NH.  September 24, 1992.

The Role of Body CT Scanning in Trauma.  Radiology Grand Rounds, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.  November 3, 1992.

Congenital Heart Disease.  Beth Israel Hospital.  January 25, 1994.

CT of Abdominal Trauma.  New England Roentgen Ray Society.  Cambridge, MA.  September 16, 1994.

MRI of the Adrenal Glands.  Department of Endocrinology.  Brigham & Women’s Hospital. December 7, 1994.

Emergency Room Radiology. Panel of Unknown Cases.  Moderator.

New England Roentgen Ray Society Meeting.  November 17, 1995.

MRI of Conal Truncal Malformations. Department of Radiology.  Beth Israel Hospital.  February 28, 1995.

Modern Concepts in Image Evaluation.  Dept. of Radiology. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA October 7, 1997.

Vascular Imaging.  Moderator.  New England Roentgen Ray Society Meeting.  March 15, 1996.

Abdominal Imaging.  Moderator.  New England Roentgen Ray Society Meeting.  April 16, 1996.

 

Emergency Radiology.  Moderator.  New England Roentgen Ray Society Meeting.  September 20, 1996.

Abnormalities of Cardiac Development.  4th Year Developmental Anatomy Course.  U Mass Medical School.  March 20, 1997.

CT Abdominal Trauma.  Medical Grand Rounds.  Noble Hospital, Westfield, MA.  April 24, 1997.

Visiting Lecturer.  Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

January 31, 2000.

Resident Review Conference.  Beth Israel & Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.                                         February 3, 2000.

Use of Spiral CT.  Medical Grand Rounds, Marlboro Hospital,   Marlboro,  MA.  March        2, 2000.

The Anatomy of the Heart and the Segmental Approach to Congenital Heart Disease.  “Cardiac Imaging Course”, New England Roentgen Ray Society, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA.  April 1, 2000.

Coronary Arteries in Health and Disease. “Cardiac Imaging Course”, New England Roentgen Ray Society, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA.  April 1, 2000.

Radiology of Acquired Heart Disease. “Cardiac Imaging Course”, New England Roentgen Ray Society, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA.  April 1, 2000.

Valvular Heart Disease. “Cardiac Imaging Course”, New England Roentgen Ray Society, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA.  April 1, 2000.

Board Review Beth Israel Deaconess Residents, Boston, MA, May 3, 2000.

Visiting Lecturer, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, September 11, 2000.

Resident Review Conference, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA, September 12, 2000.

Visiting Lecturer, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, January 8, 2001.

Board Review, Beth Israel Deaconess Residents, Boston, MA, April 19, 2001.

Visiting Lecturer, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, April 23, 2001.

Hematuria Imaging Strategies in Primary Care Medicine Hyatt Regency Cambridge October 2002

Applied  Anatomy  Segmental Approach to Complex Congenital Heart Disease.  “Cardiac Imaging Course”, New England Roentgen Ray Society – Brigham and Women’s Hospital  MA April 2002

Radiology of Acquired  Heart Disease.  “Cardiac Imaging Course”, New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course  – Brigham and Women’s Hospital  MA April 2002

Techniques in Cardiac Imaging. “Cardiac Imaging Course”, New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course  – Brigham and Women’s Hospital  MA April 2002

Cardiac MDCT – A Revolution in Cardiac and Coronary Imaging  and Treatment Strategies in Primary Care Medicine Dedham MA September 2004

Aortic Aneurysms: Imaging Strategies.  Imaging and Treatment Strategies in Primary Care Medicine Dedham MA September 2004

Applied Anatomy Segmental Approach to Complex Congenital Heart Disease.  “Cardiac Imaging Course”, New England Roentgen Ray Society, Cardiac Course.  Waltham MA 2004

CT Clinical Utility in the Heart  New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course    Waltham MA April 2004

Radiology of Crohn’s Disease Symposium on Inflammatory Bowel Disease Boston 2004

MDCT Clinical Utility in the Heart  New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course    Waltham MA April 2005

MDCT Clinical Utility in the Heart  New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course  Waltham MA April 2006

Renal Imaging for the Clinician  4th Annual Imaging and Treatment Strategies in Primary Care Medicine Waltham MA September 2006

Diseases of the Aorta  New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course  Waltham MA April 2006

Aortic Aneurysms  5th Annual Imaging and Treatment Strategies in Primary Care Medicine Waltham MA September 2007

Rapid Fire Board Review Congenital Heart Disease New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course  Waltham MA April 2007

MDCT Clinical Utility in the Heart  New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course    Waltham MA April 2007

Diseases of the Aorta  New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course Waltham MA April 2007

The Heart Applied Anatomy and Embryology – Principles and Practice of Cardiac Imaging     New England Roentgen Ray Society Cardiac Course  April 2008

 

NATIONAL INVITED LECTURES

Radiology-Pathology Correlation of Liver Disease.  Radiology Grand Rounds.  Cincinnati, Ohio.  April 15, 1990.

MRI of the Abdomen and Pelvis.  12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. New York. August 18, 1993.

 

TEACHING OF STUDENTS IN COURSES

The Abdomen – Applied Anatomy (February 2017) Tufts 1st year medical Students

The Abdomen – Applied Anatomy (February 2018) Tufts 1st year medical Students

 

FORMAL TEACHING OF RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS

Introduction to Radiology Medical residents. Caritas St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre 2007 Introduction to Radiology Medical residents.  Caritas St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre 2008

Introduction to Emergency Radiology Medical residents. Caritas St Elizabeth’s Medical Centre September 2009

Imaging Approach to CHF to medical residents. St Elizabeth August 30th 2017

Applied Anatomy of Congenital Heart Disease.  Boston Medical Center, Radiology Residents  April 12th 2019

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSPECIALTY CLINICAL EDUCATION

 

2002-2014  St Elizabeth’s Fellow Conferences:

 

Pulmonary Fellows Conference   Weekly (2002-present)

GI Fellows Conference                 Once a Month (2002 – present)

GI Oncology Conference             Twice a Month 2002 – present)

Urology Conference                    Once a Month (2002 – present)

Cardiology Fellows Conference    Once a Month (2002 -2017)

Combined Cardiovascular Imaging Conference – Multidisciplinary Conference attended by Cardiologists, Cardiovascular surgeons and Vascular surgeons and Radiologists 2017 – present

 

M&M conference                          Once a Month (2008- present)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

  1. Levin DC, Harrington DP, Bettmann MA, Garnic JD, Davidoff A, Lois J.  Anatomic variations of the coronary arteries supplying the anterolateral aspect of the left ventricle.  Investigative Radiology 1982, 175:458-462.
  2. Harrington DP, Levin DC, Garnic JD, Davidoff A, Bettman MA, Kuribayashi S, Torman H.  Compound angulation for the angiographic evaluation of renal artery stenosis.  Radiology 1983, 146(3):829-831.
  3. Raptopoulos V, Davis MA, Davidoff A, Karellas A, Hays D, D’Orsi CJ, Smith EH:  Fat-Density Oral Contrast Agent for Abdominal CT.  Radiology 1987, 164:653-656.
  4. Cartier MS, Davidoff A, Hirsh MP, Bannon S, Sutton MJ, Doubilet PM: TheNormal Diameter of the Fetal Aorta and Pulmonary Artery:  Echo-Cardiographic Evaluation in Utero.  AJR 1987, 149:1003-1007.
  5. Resciniti A, Fink MP, Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Silva WE:  Nonoperative Management of Adult Splenic Trauma:  Development of a Computed Tomographic Scoring System that Detects Patients at High Risk for Delayed Rupture.  Journal of Trauma 128:828-831, June 1988.
  6. Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Karellas A, Davis MA, Coolbaugh BL, Smith EH:   Computed Tomography of the Pancreas with a Fat Density Oral Contrast Medium.  AJR 150:1303-1306, June 1988.
  7. Kelly J, Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Waite R, Norton P:  The Value of Non-Contrast-Enhanced CT in Blunt Abdominal Trauma.  AJR 152:41-46, Jan 1989.
  8. Dupuy D, Raptopoulos V, Meyer D, Davidoff A:  Sonographic Findings in Glomus Tumor of the Stomach.  Case Report, J Clin Ultrasound 17:219-221, March/April 1989.
  9. Reuter KL, Young SB, Davidoff A, Colby JM: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of an Infected Urethral Diverticulum:  A Case Report.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging 9:955-957, 1991.
  10. Aurigemma G, Davidoff A, Silver K, Boehmer J: Left Ventricular Mass Quantitation Using Single Phase Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.   Am J Cardiology 70:259-262, 1992.
  11. Raptopoulos V, Sheiman RG, Phillips DA, Davidoff A, Silva WE:

            Traumatic Aortic Tear: Screening with Chest CT1.  Radiology 182:667-673, 1992.

  1. Clive DM, Davidoff A, Schweizer RT: Budd-Chiari Syndrome in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease:  A Complication of Nephrectomy in Patients with Liver Cysts.  Am J Kidney Dis 21(2):202-205, 1993
  2. Davidoff A, Reuter KL, Karellas A, Baker SP, Raptopoulos V:  Maternal Umbilicus:                  Ultrasound Window to the Gravid Uterus.  J Clin Ultrasound 22:263-267, May 1994
  3. Savarese DMF, Rohrer MJ, Pezzella AT, Davidoff A, Fraire AE, Menon M:  Successful            Management of Intracardiac Extension of Tumor Thrombus in a Patient with Advanced             Nonseminomatous Germ Cell testicular Cancer.  Urology 46:883-887, 1995
  4. Tandon R, Davidoff A, Worthington MG, Ross JJ. Pylephlebitis after CT-guided                    percutaneous liver biopsy.  AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Mar;184(3 Suppl):S70-2.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

  1. Davidoff A and Stark D. The liver, biliary system, pancreas and spleen, in Imaging Strategies in Oncology, eds:  Vanel D and Stark DD, Martin Dunitz, London, 1993.
  2. Davidoff A. Interventional Radiology-Drainage Techniques, in Intensive Care Medicine, 3rd ed. Textbook, eds:  Rippe JM, Irwin RS, Fink MP and Cerra FB, Little, Brown and Company, 1995.
  3. Davidoff A. Interventional Radiology-Drainage Techniques, in Intensive Care Medicine,                 4th ed. Textbook, eds:  Rippe JM, Irwin RS, Fink MP and Cerra FB, Little, Brown and                     Company
  4. Davidoff A. Interventional Radiology-Drainage Techniques, in Intensive Care Medicine,                5th ed. Textbook, eds:  Rippe JM, Irwin RS, Fink MP and Cerra FB, Little, Brown and                    Company

 

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

Papers Presented and Abstracts Published

 

  1. Davidoff A, Levin DC:  Efficacy of the Left Anterior Oblique (LAO) View of the Left Coronary Artery with Cranial Angulation.  Association of University Radiologists Meeting, New Orleans, 1981.
  2. Davidoff A, Levin DC:  Angiographic Anatomy of the First Septal Coronary Artery and its Surgical Significance.  Association of University Radiologists Meeting, Baltimore, 1982.
  3. Davidoff A:  Fetal Cardiac Assessment.  On Faculty for “Ultrasound for 1984,” Harvard Medical School, Boston,1984.
  4. Cummings T, Raptopoulos V, Katz JK, Smith EH, Davidoff A, Silva W:  CT Diagnosis of Aortoenteric Fistula and Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm:  The Disrupted Intimal Enhancement Sign.  The Radiological Society of North America, 71st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois, Radiology, 157(P):243, 1985.
  5. Raptopoulos V, Davis MA, Davidoff A, Karellas A, Hayes D, Smith EH:  Abdominal CT Scanning with Fat Density Oral Contrast Medium (“FatCAT”). Radiological Society of North America, 72nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, Radiology 161(P):332, 1986.
  6. Davidoff A, Raptopoulos V, Van Slyke M, Waite R:  Bare Area of the Gallbladder and Hepatocholecystic Space.  Radiological Society of North America, 73rd Scientific Assembly.  Chicago, Illinois, Radiology 165(P): 340, 1987.
  7. Colby JM, Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Zawacki J, Davis MA:  CT of the Stomach with Fat-Density Oral Contrast Material (“Fat-CAT”).  Association of University Radiologists, 35th Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, 1987.
  8. Kelly J, Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A:  Limited, Noncontrast CT Imaging in Trauma.  Association of University Radiologists, 35th Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina,  1987.
  9. Resciniti A, Fink MP, Raptopoulos V, Silva WE, Davidoff A:  Nonoperative Management of Adult Splenic Trauma:  Development of a Computed Tomographic Scoring System that Detects Patients at High Risk for Delayed Rupture.  Society of Critical Care Medicine, 16th Annual Scientific and Educational Symposium, Anaheim, California, 1987.
  10. Raptopoulos V, Kleinman PK, Marks S Jr, Davidoff A: The Renal Fascial Network in Retroperitoneal Extension of Pathologic Processes.  American Roentgen Ray Society, 87th Annual Meeting.  Miami Beach, Florida, April 26-May 1, 1987. Radiological Society of North America, 73rd Scientific Assembly.  Chicago, Illinois.  Radiology 155(P):433, 1987.
  11. Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Zawacki J, Davis MA:  Computed Tomography of the Upper Abdomen with Fat-Density Oral Contrast Medium: “Fat-CAT”.  VI European Congress of Radiology. Lisbon, Portugal, 1987.
  12. Raptopoulos V, Norton PM, Davidoff A, Colby JM, Smith EH:  CT-Angiography Radiological Society of North America.  73rd Scientific Assembly.  Chicago, Illinois, 1987.
  13. Davidoff A, Raptopoulos V, Waite RJ, Barry N, Reale F:  The Abnormal Hepatocholecystic Space-Study by US and CT.  Association of University Radiologists, 36th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1988.
  14. Schuster JJ, Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A:  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Cholelithiasis.  Association of University Radiologists, 36th Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, Louisiana,  1988.
  15. Scatamacchia SA, Raptopoulos V, Fink MP, Resciniti A, Davidoff A, Silva WE: CT in Non-Operative Treatment of Adult Splenic Trauma.  Association of University Radiologists, 36th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1988.
  16. Lee G, Raptopoulos V, Colby J, Isern AM, Davidoff A, Umali-Torres C: Sonography Guided Thoracentesis:  Its Impact in Lowering the Incidence of Pneumothorax Compared to Conventional Pleural Tap in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital.  Association of University Radiologists, 36th Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, Louisiana, 1988.
  17. Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Umali C:  To-And-Fro Dynamic Computed Tomography.  17th International Congress of Radiology.  Paris, France, 1989.
  18. Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Umali C, Colby JM:  To-And-Fro Dynamic CT.  Radiologic Society of North America, 75th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois, Radiology 173(P): 206-207, 1989.
  19. Raptopoulos V, Phillips D, Davidoff A:  Screening for Traumatic Aortic Tear with Chest CT.  5th International Symposium on Diagnostic Imaging. Barcelona, Spain, 1990.
  20. Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Colby J:  Clinical Utility of Abdominal CT and Sonography.  American Roentgen Ray Society, 90th Annual Meeting.  Washington, D.C., 1990.
  21. Ahlquist L, Ward A, Webber L, Ahmadi S, Davidoff A, Raptopoulos V.  Assessment of Resistance Training Effects on Muscle and Fat of the Thigh and Arm Using MRI.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 24:S118, 1992.
  22. Pels Rijcken TH, Davidoff A, Colby JM, Mukai J, Stark DD. T2-weighted FSE Imaging of the liver at 1.5 T.  European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, March 1995.
  23. Pels Rijcken TH, Davidoff A, Colby JM, Mukai J, Stark DD. Focal Liver Lesions:  Characterization by MR appearance on delayed gadolinium enhancement.  European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, March 1995.
  24. Roychowdhury A, Cummings TM, Colby JM, Afonso SA, Donnelly JM, Davidoff A. Significance of soft tissue changes in the mediastinum following decelerating blunt injury.  The role of CT as a screening method for blunt aortic trauma using these findings.  81st Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois, 1995.
  25. Kwon DS, Davidoff A, Rowchowdhury A, Counihan T, Silva WE, Colby JM. CT evaluation of inguinal hernias. Incidence and utility. 81st Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois, 1995.
  26. Davidoff A, Makris J, Diaz L, Colby JM, Cummings TM, Afonso SA. The “Sabre” IVC – A Study of the Inferior Vena Cava in Fatty Change of the Liver. American Roentgen Ray Society.  San Francisco, CA,1998.
  27. Makris J, Davidoff A. Safety Issues Regarding Needles used for Percutaneous Ethanol Ablation of Tumors – A Study Comparing Plastic and Metallic Hubs. Accepted for presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society.  San Francisco, CA, 1998.
  28. Rowchowdhury A, Makris J, Colby JM, Morris ML, Afonso SA, Cummings TM, Davidoff A. Unilateral Absence of the “White Pyramid” Sign on Non-Contrast CT – A Sign of Tubular Hydronephrosis. American Roentgen Ray Society.  San Francisco, CA, 1998.
  29. Smith J, Davidoff A, Palacios G. Could Acetic Acid be the Hot New Agent for Tumor Ablation? – Laboratory Study. Hot Topics-84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.  Chicago, IL, 1998.
  30. Colby JM, Efimova O, Davidoff A. The Erect Appendix – A CT Sign of Acute Appendicitis. Association of University Radiologists 48th Annual Meeting.  Orlando, Florida, 2000.
  31. Tholany J, Yam CS, Cummings T, Rajadhyaksha C, Colby JM, Davidoff A. “All Pancreas”:  An Integrated Learning Tool. Association of University Radiologists 48th Annual Meeting.  Orlando, Florida, 2000.
  32. Wang C, Yam CS, Cummings T, Williams R, Colby JM, Afonso SA, Davidoff A. What Next?  An Interactive Tool to Improve Radiological Decision Making. Association of University Radiologists 48th Annual Meeting.  Orlando, Florida, 2000.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

Scientific and Educational Exhibits

 

  1. Davis MA, Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Smith EH:  Visualization of the canine gastrointestinal wall using CT and a negative density oral contrast agent (FatCAT).  American Roentgen Ray Society, 87th Annual Meeting.  Miami Beach, Florida,  1987.
  2.       Raptopoulos V, Davis MA, Davidoff A, Coolbaugh BL, D’Orsi CJ, Smith EH:  Computed tomography of the pancreas with a fat density oral contrast medium (FatCAT).  American Roentgen Ray Society, 87th Annual Meeting.  Miami Beach, Florida, 1987.
  3. Raptopoulos V, Kleinman PK, Marks S Jr, Davidoff A:  The renal fascial network in retroperitoneal extension of pathologic processes.  American Roentgen Ray Society, 87th Annual Meeting.  Miami Beach, Florida, 1987. Radiological Society of North America, 73rd Scientific Assembly.  Chicago, Illinois.  Radiology 165(P): 433, 1987.
  4. Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Davis MA, Coolbaugh BL, Smith EH: Computed Tomography of the Pancreas with a Fat Density Oral Contrast Medium: “fatCAT”.  Radiological Society of North America, 73rd Scientific Assembly.  Chicago, Illinois.  Radiology 165(P):433, 1987.
  5. Raptopoulos V, Fink M, Resciniti A, Davidoff A, Silva W:  Nonoperative Treatment of Adult Splenic Trauma:  The Role of CT.  Radiological Society of North America, 73rd Scientific Assembly.  Chicago, Illinois, 1987.
  6. Cartier MS, Davidoff A, Hirsh MP, Bannon S, Sutton MJ, Doubilet PM:  The Normal Diameter of the Fetal Aorta and Pulmonary Artery:  Echo-cardiographic Evaluation in Utero.  Presented at the Association of University Radiologists meeting, 1987.
  7. Davidoff A, Peirce J, Raptopoulos V, Costa S, Gang DL, Smith EH:  Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation:  Method of Evaluating Radiologic Care. Radiologic Society of North America, 74th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois, Radiology 169(P):402, 1988.
  8. Davidoff A, Raptopoulos V, Waite RJ, Peirce J, Cooney JV, Reale FR:  Abnormal Hepatocholecystic Space: Study with US and CT.  Radiologic Society of North America, 74th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois, Radiology 169(P): 405, 1988.
  9. Raptopoulos V, Karellas A, Constantinou C, Bernstein J, Reale FR, Zawacki JK, Davidoff A: Differentiation of Low-Density Soft-Tissue  Liver Lesions from Partial Fatty Infiltration with Dual-Energy CT.  Radological Society of North America, 74th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois,  Radiology 169(P): 412, 1988.
  10. Raptopoulos V, Davidoff A, Umali CB, Colby JM: To-and-Fro Dynamic CT.  Radiological Society of North America, 74th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois,  Radiology 169(P):442, 1988.

 

  1. Davidoff A, Peirce JB, Raptopoulos V, Boyle E, Gang D: Radiology-Pathology Correlation of Liver Masses. (Certificate of Appreciation) American Roentgen Ray Society, 90th Annual Meeting.  Washington, DC, 1990.
  2. Aurigemma GP, Davidoff A, Boehmer J: Quantitation of Left Ventricular Mass in Humans by MRI:  Impact of Cardiac Phase. American Roentgen Ray Society, 90th Annual Meeting.  Washington, DC, 1990.
  3. Sniger W, Davidoff A, Daly JM, Reuter KL, Teeger S, Afonso SA, Colby JM: The CT Appearance of Gel-Foam in the Pelvis Following Major Gynecologic Surgery.  41st Annual Meeting, Association of University Radiologists, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993.
  4. Lazzara EW, Davidoff A, Daly JM, Afonso SA: Does Routine Delayed Splenic Imaging Have Utility in Splenic Trauma? 41st Annual Meeting, Association of University Radiologists, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993.
  5. Lazzara EW, Davidoff A, Reuter, KL, Colby JM, Daly JM, Nelson BE, Rose, PG: Metastatic Ovarian Cancer to the Liver-Imaging Manifestations.  41st Annual Meeting, Association of University Radiologists, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993.
  6. Lazzara EW, Colby JM, Afonso SA, Davidoff A: Utility of Delayed CT Imaging of Acute Splenic Trauma.  94th Annual Meeting, American Roentgen Ray Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994.
  7. Pels Rijcken TH, Davidoff A, Davidson DA, Mukai J, Colby JM, Afonso SA, Stark DD.  Optimized Tissue Characterization with Fast Spin Echo Imaging at 1.5 T.  94th Annual Meeting, American Roentgen Ray Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994.
  8. Pels Rijcken TH, Davidoff A, Davidson DA, Colby JM, Mukai J, Afonso SA, Stark DD. Liver Hemangiomas and Cysts:  Heterogeneous vs. Homogeneous Appearance on MRI.  94th Annual Meeting, American Roentgen Ray Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994.
  9. Pels Rijcken TH, Davidoff A, Davidson DA, Colby JM, Mukai J, Afonso SA, Stark DD. Liver Metastases – MR Appearance on Delayed Gadolinium Enhancement.  94th Annual Meeting, American Roentgen Ray Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994.
  10. Roychowdhury A, Sena L, Afonso SA, Colby JM, Davidoff A.  Mediastinal changes in Aortic Trauma-Computerized Tomographic Study. Association of University Radiologists, 43rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1995.
  11. Roychowdhury A, Sena L, Afonso SA, Colby JM, Davidoff A.  Fat: A Macroscopic Window to Microscopic Pathology in Abdomen. Association of University Radiologists, 43rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1995.
  12. Wivell W, Roychowdhury A, Afonso SA, Colby JM, Davidoff A.  Anterior Abdominal Fat Pad – Interventional Gateway to High Abdominal Lesions. Association of University Radiologists, 43rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1995.
  13. Garlapati VS, Afonso SA, Colby JM, Napolitano L, Davidoff A. Diagnosis of Femoral DVT by CT. Association of University Radiologists, 43rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA,1995.
  14. Davison B, Pels Rijken T, Mullen C, Davidoff, A. The Interstitial Space of Tumors.  MRI Study of Neoplastic Tissue. Association of University Radiologists, 43rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1995.
  15. Armstrong M, Napolitano LM, Davidoff A, Silva WE.  Blunt Hepatic Trauma: Is Serial Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging Necessary in Non-Operative Management?  55th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1995.
  16. Bloomfield K, Cummings T, Colby JM, Herskowitz EB, Afonso SA, Davidoff A.  The Multifaceted Appearance of Hemorrhage in the Abdomen-Evaluation by CT. 44th Annual Meeting of the Association of University Radiologists, 1996.
  17. Roychowdhury A, Colby JM, Afonso SA, Waite RJ, Cummings T, Davidoff A.  Fluid Accumulation in the Flanks-Why is it not Dependent? 44th Annual Meeting of the Association of University Radiologists, 1996.
  18. Repishti D, Cummings T, Davidoff A.  Blunt Duodenal Injury:  Accuracy of CT for Diagnosis of Flank Perforation. 7th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Emergency Radiology, 1996.
  19. Davison BD, Davidoff A, Gulkin T, Banner B.  PATHRAD:  A Computerized Case Based Teaching Tool.  American Roentgen Ray Society 1997 Annual Meeting, 1997, Boston, MA

             Certificate of Merit

  1. Davidoff A, Repishti DD, Herskowitz EB, Martin SW, Colby JM, Afonso SA. The Use of Urokinase in Complicated and Comnplex Abdominal Collections. Presented at the 83rd Scientific  Assembly and Annual Meeting. Radiological Society of North America.  December 1997.
  2. Davidoff A, Afonso SA, Martin SW, Colby JM. The Reticulofascial Network.  CT Appearances in Health and Disease. Presented at the 83rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Radiological Society of North America.  December 1997.
  3. Davidoff A, Davison B, Banner B. The Common Vein.  Presented at the 83rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. InfoRad Exhibit. Radiological Society of North America. December 1997.
  4. Davidoff A, Davison B, Williams R, Banner B. Integrated Education – A Wave for the Future. Presented at The Association of University Radiologists. New Orleans LA.  1998.
  5. Davidoff A, Banner B, Davison B. The Common Vein:  Demonstration of a Quantum Information System.  Presented at The Association of University Radiologists. New Orleans LA., 1998.
  6. Makris J, Davidoff A, Umali CB, Davison B.  Notes Scales and Music:  Adapting a Time Honored Approach to Learning to Interpret the Chest X-Ray. Presented at The Association of University Radiologists 46th AnnualMeeting. New Orleans LA, 1998.
  7. Rowchowdry A, Makris J, Afonso SA, Cummings TM, Colby JM, Davidoff A.  Signs of Tubular and Interstitial Hydronephrosis on Non-Contrast CT.  Presented at The Association of University Radiologists 46th AnnualMeeting.  New Orleans LA, 1998.
  8.     Davidoff A, Makris J, Diaz L, Colby JM, Cummings TM, Afonso SA.  The   “Sabre” IVC – A Study of the Inferior Vena Cava in Fatty Changes of the Liver.  Presented at The Association of University Radiologists 46th Annual Meeting. New Orleans LA, 1998.
  9. Davidoff A, Banner B, Davison B. The Common Vein.  UMass Instructional Technology Conference 1998.
  10. Makris J,  Davidoff A, Umali CB, Colby JM.  Notes Scales and Music:  Adapting a Time Honored Approach to Learning to Interpret Radiographs. Presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society, San Francisco CA, 1998.
  11. Davidoff A, Morris ML, Kanzaria PK, Davison B, Boutselis M, D’Orsi CJ. ACR Lexicon for Mammographic Description-CD Rom Interactive Display. Presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society, San Francisco CA, 1998.
  12. Makris J, Davidoff A.  The Use of a Sheath System to Facilitate Ureteral Balloon Dilatation and Stent Placement.  Presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society, San Francisco CA, 1998.
  13. Davidoff A, Palacios GA, Williams RA, Colby JM, Kohlroser J, Bonkovsky HL. The Use of Percutaneous Acetic Acid Injection for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Accepted to the 84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 1998.
  14. Davidoff A, Palacios GA, Colby JM, Afonso SA, Cummings TM. Alcohol Ablation of Fluid Accumulating Lesions – Methodologic Considerations. Accepted to the 84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 1998.
  15. Makris J, Williams RA, Davidoff A.  Notes, Scales and Music. A Computerized Teaching Program for Residents and Radiologist. Accepted to the 84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 1998.
  16. Williams RA, Davidoff A, Makris J, Davison B.  The PC Virtual Film Board. Accepted to the 84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America,  1998.
  17. Williams RA, Davison B, Makris J, Davidoff A.  The Future of the Front End PC in the Radiology Department:  Practical Consideration of Costs and Upgrade-ability with a Rapidly Changing Technology. Accepted to the 84rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 1998.
  18. Colby JM, Morris ML, Davidoff AD. Endoscopic Ultrasound of the Upper GI Tract:  An Aide in Defining Unusual Pathologies.  Accepted to the 84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 1998.
  19. Davidoff A, Davison B, D’Orsi CJ. The ACR Lexicon on Breast Disease – An Interactive and Integrative Computerized Version. Accepted InfoRAD Exhibit. 84th Scientific Assemblyand Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 1998.
  20. Davidoff A, Banner B, Williams RA, Davison B, Makris J. The Common Vein – An Integrative Computerized Reference Tool with an Innate Intelligence. Accepted InfoRAD Exhibit. 84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 1998.
  21. Davidoff A, Colby JM, Afonso SA, Williams RA, Banner B, Sweeney B, Yam CS.  The Common Vein – Gastrointestinal System. American Roentgen Ray Society,1999.

            Certificate of Merit for Electronic Excellence

  1. Davidoff A, Davison B.  Scaled Information Systems – Gateway to Integrated Knowledge.  American Roentgen Ray Society, 1999.
  2. Smith J, Makris J, Wiliams R, Davison B,  Davidoff A.  “For Radiologists and Detectives” Multimedia Interactive Program to Improve Visual Skills. American Roentgen Ray Society,  1999.
  3. Smith J, Sacks B, Williams R, Gupta A, Cuenoud H, Davison B, Davidoff A.  “Vascular Vitae” – a complete educational package for the vascular team. American Roentgen Ray Society, 1999.
  4. Smith J, Davidoff A.  New Tricks with an Old Dog:  Laboratory Studies Comparing Acetic Acid with Ethanol for Potential Use in Percutaneous Tumor Ablation.  American Roentgen Ray Society, 1999.
  5. Bliss S, Smith J, Sacks B, Yam S, Miller A, Kim D, Davidoff A.  “Vascular Team” A complete integrated educational package.  Radiological Society of North America, 1999.
  6. Davidoff A, Yam SCS. “Data on the Fly” Software for the Reading Board.                Radiological Society of North America, 1999.
  7. Davidoff A, Yam SCS, Williams R, Banner B, Colby JM. The Common Vein – Biliary System.  Radiological Society of North America, 1999.

Certificate of Merit

  1. Torres-Berastain I, Matsliah Y, Colby JM, Logan S, Davidoff A. Pneumohepatia:  Air in and around the Liver. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2000.
  2. Rencus T, Cummings TM, Knorr JR, Umali CB, Colby JM,

            Davidoff A. Radiology Lifesaver:  A Tool for the ER Radiology. Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2000.

61        Chen T, Colby JM, Williams R, Banner B, Yam CS, Davidoff A.

“The Gall of it All”:  The Biliary System as Gateway to Multimedia Medical Learning.  Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2000.

  1. Kottler N, Fisher ND, Bellin P, Pullman J, Williams R, Yam CS, Davidoff A. Comprehensive Kidney.  A Multimedia Integrated Knowledge System of the Kidney.  Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2000.

            Certificate of Merit

  1. Rajadhyaksha C, Banner B, Wang C, Colby J, Yam S, Davidoff A.

All Adrenal – An Integrated Digital Educational Tool.  Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2001.

            Certificate of Merit

  1. Sakelis C, Davidoff A, Kim D, Rajadhyaksha C, Wang C, Banner B, Yam S, Phillips D. “All About Vein” – A Multimedia Computerized Educational Program. Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2001.

            Certificate of Merit

  1. Rajadhyaksha C, Davidoff A.  “What Next in the Kidney?” An

interactive program that tests and exercises decision making skills. Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2001.

  1. Beland M, Rajadhyasksha C,  Davidoff A.  The Left Ventricle –  Will it See Better Days with Radiology? Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2001.
  2. Colby J, Morris ML, Davidoff A. Contrast Extravasation:  Recognition, Prevention and Treatment. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2001.
  3. Beland M, Davidoff A, Wang C, Yam S, Rajadhyasksha C, Smith E.  Digital Education – A Hope Still to be Realized. Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2001.
  4. Mancuso M, Rajadhyaksha C, Wang C, Colby J, Yam S, Davidoff A.  “What Next in the  Abdomen?”  An interactive program that tests and exercises decision making skills. Computer Exhibit Presentation, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2001.
  5. Colby JM, Walsh KA, Davidoff A.  Conscious Sedation:  A Review for Busy Practitioners.                  Association of University Radiologists 49th Annual Meeting, Toronto, CA, 2001.
  6. C. Rajadhyaksha, B. Banner, J. Colby,  A. Davidoff  UMass Memorial Health Care University Campus, Worcester, Massachusetts , All Adrenal – An Integrated Digital Educational Tool RSNA 2001
  7. Kydd, C. Rajadhyaksha, C Wang, T. Smith, B. Appigniani, A. Davidoff  Brain drain – An Integrated Digital Educational Tool D.  UMass Memorial Health Care University Campus, Worcester, Massachusetts , RSNA 2001
  8. Ashley Davidoff,  David Lee, Priscilla Slanetz, Chetan Rajadhyaksha, Aparna Rajadhyaksha, Armando Fraire All About Lung – Web Based Educational Model  RSNA 2003

73        Rozin E A. Davidoff  Image Library,

Caritas St Elizabeth Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts RSNA 2004

  1. L Wiechmann, MD; P Slanetz, MD; F Chong, MD; A Davidoff, MD, Boston, MA The Breast Module: A Web-based Integrated Multidisciplinary Module RSNA 2005
  2. P Slanetz, C Allison, L Wiechmann, J Makris, A Davidoff. Format based on Notes, Scales and Music by J Makris, A Davidoff Notes Scales and Music – web based, electronic tool that teaches mammographic skills. RSNA 2005
  3. C Allison, MBCHB; S Tsai, MD; D Lee, MD; C Yam, PhD; A Davidoff MD.

The Pancreas – Hermit of the Abdomen Exposed by Modern Imaging  RSNA 2005

  1. C Allison, MBCHB; D Cave, MD, PhD; C Yam, PhD; A Davidoff, MD.

Comprehensive Crohn’s: Length, Depth, and Breadth of the Disease RSNA 2005

  1. A Davidoff, MD, MA; D L Lee, MD; S S Tsai, MD; P J Slanetz, MD, MPH; E H Smith, MD; J B Mendel, MD The Common Vein: An Integrated Web-based Educational System That Applies Universal Principles to Structure and Reveals How They Apply in Health and Disease RSNA 2007
  2. A Davidoff, MD; C Allison, MBCHB; D L Lee, MD; J B Mendel, MD

The Aorta – A web based educational tool integrating the basic sciences of the aorta with the clinical sciences. RSNA 2007

  1. Ganesh Athappan MD Ashley Davidoff MD

The Interatrial Septum Web Based Learning Tool RSNA 2008

81        Ganesh Athappan Ravin Davidoff MD Ashley Davidoff, MD,

The Mitral aortic Complex Web Based Learning Tool RSNA 2008

  1. Jamie Armstrong PA Jessica Humphries Ashley Davidoff MD

            Imaging Pain.   A Web Based Module RSNA 2008

83        Alok Anand  Jessica Humphries  Ashley Davidoff

All About The  Gallbladder  RSNA 2008 Merit Award

84        A Davidoff, MD, G Athappan, MD; M Maysky; R Schwartz, MD; E Barry, RT; M Johnstone, MD. The Heart: Integrating Basic Science with Clinical Science

 

INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS PRODUCED AND ACCREDITED

 

1)         The Adrenal Gland: A program integrating the basic sciences with the clinical sciences of the adrenal gland presented as “All Adrenal” at the ARRS 2001 meeting; awarded Certificate of Merit and accepted for presentation at RSNA 2001

2)        The Left Ventricle: A program integrating the basic sciences with the clinical sciences of the heart. Presented at the ARRS 2001 meeting

  • The Brain: A program integrating the basic sciences with the clinical sciences of the brain and accepted for presentation as “Brain Drain” at RSNA 2001.
  • Applied Anatomy of the Adrenal Gland. An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, and ISRRT, 2001
  • Applied Anatomy of the Aorta An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, and ISRRT, 2008
  • Applied Anatomy of the Breast

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, and ISRRT, 2005

  • Applied Anatomy of the Gallbladder

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, and ISRRT, 2009

  • Applied Anatomy of the Colon

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, and ISRRT, 2006

  • Applied Anatomy of the Esophagus                                                               An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, and ISRRT, 2008
  • Applied Anatomy of the Great Veins                                                   An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2001
  • Applied Anatomy of the Heart                                                                                      

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2001

  • Applied Anatomy of the Liver                                                                                      

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2001

  • Applied Anatomy of the Lung Part 1                                                                                      An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2005
  • Applied Anatomy of the Lung Part 2                                                                                      An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2007
  • Applied Anatomy of the Pancreas                                                                                        An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2006
  • Approach to the Geriatric Patient

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008 and AOTA, ASWB, CA_BBS, CA_BRN, CCMC, FBN, NASW 2009

  • Clinical and Imaging Strategies in Pain

An interactive web based program for health professionals submitted for accreditation for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Pain

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008 AOTA, ASWB, CA_BBS, CA_BRN, CCMC, FBN, NASW 2009

  • Disease and Pain

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2009, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2009

  • Clinical Strategies in Headache

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2009

  • Clinical Strategies in Neck Pain

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2009

  • Clinical and Imaging Strategies in Abdominal Pain

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008, and CA_BRN,  FBN, 2009

  • Clinical and Imaging Strategies in Back Pain

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2009

  • Clinical Strategies in Chest Pain

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008, CA_BRN, FBN, 2008

  • Clinical Strategies in Pelvic Pain

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2009

  • Clinical Strategies in Acute Myocardial Infarction

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2008

27)      Applied Anatomy of the Heart Part 1 and Part 2

An interactive web based program for health professionals pending accreditation for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2009

 28)      Introduction to Cancer

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2009, and CA_BRN,  FBN, 2009

 29)       Breast Cancer

An interactive web based program for health professionals pending accreditation for        continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2009, and CA_BRN, FBN 2009

30)       Colon Cancer

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited  for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2009, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2010

31)        Lung Cancer

An interactive web based program for health professionals pending accreditation for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2010, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2010

32)     Liver Cancer

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2009, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2009

33)     Pulmonary Embolism

An interactive web based program for health professionals accredited for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2009, and CA_BRN, FBN, 2009

34)       Applied Anatomy of the Brain Part 1

An interactive web based program for health professionals pending accreditation for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2010

35)      Applied Anatomy of the Thyroid

An interactive web based program for health professionals pending accreditation for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2010

36)      Applied Anatomy of the Uterus

An interactive web based program for health professionals pending accreditation for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2010

37)     CT Colonography – Virtual Colonoscopy

An interactive web based program for health professionals with accreditation for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2008

38)       Introduction to Cardiac Anatomy

An interactive web based program for health professionals with accreditation for continuing education by ASRT, CoR, AND ISRRT, 2011

39)       The Coronary Circulation 2011

40)       Applied Anatomy of the Thyroid 2011

41)       Introduction to Fractures 2011

 

 

ART IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE – EXHIBITIONS

 

Boston Museum of Science – Beyond the X-Ray

 

            Artistic Renderings of the Body -2006 –present

“Chest of Fruit”

“Scaffolding of the Heart”

“Listen with Your Eyes”

“Grapes of the Lungs”

“Emphysema”

“Hermit of the Abdomen” – The Pancreas – Art and Poetry

 

Author of  Interactive program entitled  –   Radiologist for the Day

An Interactive Chest Module 2006- present

 

Newton Open Studios – Annual Spring Exhibition

Art in Nature Biology and Medicine-  2006- present

 

Chronicle Channel 5 Interview –

Art and Beauty in the Body November 2008

 

Newton Public Library

Beauty of Form and Function in Biology

Art Exhibition with Juried Acceptance for Newton Public Library October 2009

 

 

 

APPENDIX:  Active links to Common Vein content

 

BLOGS IN BIOLOGY (2015 – present)

https://thecommonvein.net/blogs

 

    • A poem about the pancreas published September 15th 2017
    • Published April 30th Dedicated to Alcohol Awareness Month
    • A poem about the colon March 28th 2016
    • September 28, 2015

 

 

POETRY IN BIOLOGY (extracted from Poetry of The Common Vein) (1998- present)

https://poetry.thecommonvein.net/

 

Aorta – A Match Made in Heaven

Brain – You Top Them All – Ode to the Brain

Breast – The Time and Cycles of My Life – A Story of Womanly Issues

Colon – In the Bowels of the Body I Reside and Work

Gallbladder – Gall, Guile, Gumption, and Guts

Heart – My dear Heart

Heart – Dance of the Scaffold

Lungs – The Grapes of Exchange – A Short Story

Pain – A Poem

Pancreas – Hermit of the Abdomen

Prostate – The One Who Stands before

Thyroid Gland – The Wisdom of the Thyroid Gland

 

ART IN BIOLOGY  (Extracted from Medical Art of The Common Vein 1988-present)     https://medicalart.thecommonvein.net

 

 

HISTORY IN BIOLOGY (Extracted from Historical Perspectives on The Common Vein)

https://history.thecommonvein.net

Aorta

Arteries

Bile Ducts

Brain

Breasts

Cell

Colon

Duodenum

Gallbladder

Heart

Kidneys

Liver

Pancreas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My mother taught me the art of expression through dance.  My wife taught me the ultimate expression of  the gift of family with our four children.  As a radiologist by profession and a teacher and artist by nature my daily pursuits are driven by the powerful need to create beauty from the mundane.  I combine my academic career in cardiovascular and abdominal imaging with a passion for creativity, the outlet depending upon the season.  The fall and winter months find me at the reading board and the computer, creating colorful images from radiologic films.  During the warmth of spring and summer my passions spill into the garden, where nature teaches me truth and I combine reality with the fantasy of stone sculpture and sound of water.  My endeavours in family, dance, art, medicine, education, and the garden have kept me inspired and fulfilled.

 

My father and mother came from poor immigrant families that had fled Lithuanian pogroms against the Jews.

 

 

About 1956 – 4years old

0010pb01 Johannesburg South Africa Davidoff biography

Muizenburg about 5years

0018p At the beach Muizenburg Johannesburg South Africa Davidoff biography

Victoria Falls with Mom about 1957

0019p About 1957 Victoria Falls now Zimbabwe Davidoff biography

First tap competition 5 or 6 years

0017p first tap competition Johannesburg South Africa Davidoff biography

Flamenco dance – about 10years55385b01 Flamenco dance competition Spanish dance Davidoff biography

Kruger National Park South Africa during Medical School  – age about 20 years55456 Kruger National Park South Africa 1984 Davidoff biography