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Harvey Alan Ziessman, M.D.

Director, Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Director, Nuclear Medicine Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine Residency Program Director
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science



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600 N. Wolfe Street
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline Street
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Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests

SPECT/CT; Genitourinary nuclear medicine; Endocrine radiology; Hepatobiliary radiology; Gastrointestinal radiology


Dr. Harvey A. Ziessman is a Professor in the Division of Nuclear Medicine within the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. He serves as the Director of Nuclear Medicine Imaging and the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program Director. He joined Johns Hopkins in 2003.

Dr. Ziessman received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Georgetown University. He trained in nuclear medicine at the University of Michigan and is board certified in both internal medicine and nuclear medicine.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Ziessman served as the Director of Nuclear Medicine at Georgetown University from 1991 to 2003.

He is the author of a major nuclear medicine textbook entitled Nuclear Medicine, The Requisites, 4th edition, and Case Review Series, Nuclear Medicine, 2nd edition. He has published more than 75 original research articles, 25 review articles, and 34 book chapters. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Indiana University School of Medicine / MD (1969)


    • Gorgas Hospital (1974)


    • University of Michigan Health System / Nuclear Medicine (1984)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1974)
    • American Board of Nuclear Medicine / Nuclear Medicine (1984, 2004)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Bravo PE, Goudarzi B, Rana U, Filho PT, Castillo R, Rababy C, Ewertz M, Ziessman HA, Cooper DS, Ladenson PW, Wahl RL. "Clinical significance of discordant findings between pre-therapy (123)I and post-therapy (131)I whole body scan in patients with thyroid cancer." Int J Clin Exp Med. 2013 May 22;6(5):320-33. Print 2013.

    Ziessman HA. "Sincalide cholescintigraphy--32 years later: evidence-based data on its clinical utility and infusion methodology." Semin Nucl Med. 2012 Mar;42(2):79-83. doi: 10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2011.10.002.

    Ziessman HA. "Newsline 2012: 25 years of age." J Nucl Med. 2012 Jan;53(1):13N. No abstract available.

    Tulchinsky M, Ziessman HA, Maurer AH. "Current standard technique for cholecystokinin cholescintigraphy."AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jan;198(1):W93; author reply W94. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.7128. No abstract available.

    DiBaise JK, Richmond BK, Ziessman HA, Everson GT, Fanelli RD, Maurer AH, Ouyang A, Shamamian P, Simons RJ, Wall LA, Weida TJ, Tulchinsky M. "Cholecystokinin-cholescintigraphy in adults: consensus recommendations of an interdisciplinary panel." Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Jan;37(1):63-70. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31823e26bb.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +

    Graduate Program Affiliation

    Nuclear Medicine Residency Program

  • Activities & Honors +

    Professional Activities

    • Chairman, The Johns Hopkins University Radiation Safety Committee, 2008
    • Newsline editor, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM)
    • President, American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 2008
    • Secretary/Treasurer, The American Board of Nuclear Medicine
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