Michael E. Zapadka, D.O.

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Michael E. Zapadka, D.O.

Michael E. Zapadka, D.O.

Associate Professor


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  • Roentgen Ray Society

  • Am Coll Of Radiology

  • Radiological Soc of North Amer

  • Am Osteopathic Assn

  • Am Soc Of Neuroradiology

  • NPI: 1992989792

Clinical Interests

  • Neuroradiology, Radiology

Education & Training

  • B.S.

    1998 - Penn State University

  • D.O.

    2002 - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Internship

    2003 - General Practice: Delaware Cnty Mem Hosp

  • Residency

    2007 - Diagnostic Radiology: Bryn Mawr Hosp

  • Fellowship

    2008 - Diagnostic Radiology: WFU School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology Diagnostic Radiology

  • American Board of Radiology Neuroradiology


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural, Temporal Bone, DiGeorge Syndrome, Brain Neoplasms, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Recent Publications

  • Orbital interstitial fluid: evidence of a potential pathway for extracranial cerebrospinal fluid absorption Sachs JR, Zapadka ME, Elster AD.. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2018;():.
  • High resolution T2 MRI in the diagnosis of cerebellopontine angle and internal auditory canal lesions Maslan JT, Lack CM, Zapadka M, Gasser TG, Oliver E.. Clin Imaging. 2017;45():8-11.
  • Arterial spin labeling perfusion imaging demonstrates cerebral hyperperfusion in anti-NMDAR encephalitis Sachs JR, Zapadka ME, Popli GS, Burdette JH.. Radiol Case Rep. 2017;12(4):833-837.
  • Accelerated unilateral radiographic Huntingtonian changes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for a nongerminomatous germ cell tumor leading to identification of occult disease in the dorsal striatum Lucas JT Jr, Zapadka M, Houseknecht K, Buckley KS, Couture DE, Brown DR.. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2016;38(2):161-162.
  • Computed tomography demonstrates abnormalities of contralateral ear in subjects with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss Marcus S, Whitlow CT, Koonce J, Zapadka ME, Chen MY, Williams DW III, Lewis M, Evans AK.. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;78(2):268-271.
  • Angiotensin-(1-7) attenuates metastatic prostate cancer and reduces osteoclastogenesis Krishnan B, Smith TL, Dubey P, Zapadka ME, Torti FM, Willingham MC, Tallant EA, Gallagher PE.. Prostate. 2013;73(1):71-82.
  • A 6-year-old girl with fever, rash, and increased intracranial pressure Ravish ME, Krowchuk DP, Zapadka M, Shetty AK.. J Emerg Med. 2013;45(2):186-189.
  • Does MR perfusion imaging impact management decisions for patients with brain tumors? A prospective study Geer CP, Simonds J, Anvery A, Chen MY, Burdette JH, Zapadka ME, Ellis TL, Tatter SB, Lesser GJ, Chan MD, McMullen KP, Johnson AJ.. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012;33(3):556-562.
  • Increased corpus callosum volume in children with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is associated with neurocognitive deficits and genetic polymorphisms Shashi V, Francis A, Hooper SR, Kranz PG, Zapadka M, Schoch K, Ip E, Tandon N, Howard TD, Keshavan MS.. Eur J Hum Genet. 2012;20(10):1051-1057.
  • Altered development of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: an in vivo proton spectroscopy study Shashi V, Veerapandiyan A, Keshavan MS, Zapadka M, Schoch K, Kwapil TR, Hooper SR, Stanley JA.. Biol Psychiatry. 2012;72(8):684-691.
  • Brain and its coverings Zapadka ME, Bradbury MS, Williams DW III. In: Chen MYM, Pope TL, Ott DJ, eds. Basic radiology. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical;2011: 325-364.
  • Radiation-induced adult medulloblastoma: a two-case report and review of the literature Chan MD, Attia A, Tatter SB, Lesser G, Zapadka ME, Mott RT, Carter A, McMullen KP, Shaw EG, Ellis TE [sic ] [Ellis TL].. J Neurooncol. 2011;103(3):745-749.
  • Radiology report clarity: a cohort study of structured reporting compared with conventional dictation Johnson AJ, Chen MYM, Zapadka ME, Lyders EM, Littenberg B.. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010;7(7):501-506.

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