Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Radiology, Pediatric
  • Diagnostic Radiology

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Picker Foundation Scholar in Radiol. Research, James Picker Foundation (1976-1982)
  • John Caffey Award, Society for Ped Radiol (1978)
  • Agnes Axtel Faculty Scholar, Stanford Med Sch (1981)

Professional Education


  • Internship:UW Health/ University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic (1971) WI
  • Fellowship:Children's Hospital Boston (1975) MA
  • Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (1974)
  • Residency:UCSF Medical Center (1974) CA
  • Medical Education:UCSF School of Medicine (1970) CA
  • Certification, Hudson Institute, Santa Barbara, Profess. & Organiz. Coaching (1998)
  • Sr. Resident, Childrens Hosp, Boston, Pediatric Radiology (1975)
  • Residency, UCSF Radiol. Acad. Train. Prog., Diagnostic Radiology (1974)
  • Internship, Univ. of Wisc., Madison, Medicine/Pediatrics Mixed (1971)
  • M.D., UCSF, Medicine (1970)

Community and International Work


  • Physician Renewal, Palo Alto, ÇÅ

    Topic

    Career and life coaching for physicians

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Center for Professional & Personal Renewal

    Populations Served

    Physicians and Physicians in Training

    Location

    US

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Pediatric diagnostic imaging, stress and burnout prevention, physician career transitions, life planning for physicians and physicians in training, the disruptive physician, job search strategies for physicians in training

Teaching

2013-14 Courses


Publications

Journal Articles


  • ROENTGENOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF ACUTE NONOBSTRUCTIVE APPENDICITIS - A CASE-REPORT GASTROINTESTINAL RADIOLOGY ERWIN, B. C., MOSKOWITZ, P. S., Shochat, S. J., ZBORALSKE, F. F. 1985; 10 (1): 89-91

    Abstract

    We document a case of acute nonobstructive appendicitis and critically evaluate the pertinent literature. Although undoubtedly a rare entity, nonobstructive appendicitis may occur and should be differentiated from a normal appendix by barium enema examination. Mucosal and intramural inflammatory abnormalities are described which permit the diagnosis of nonobstructive appendicitis.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1985ABN2000017

    View details for PubMedID 3972220

  • PROTECTION FROM RADIATION NEPHROPATHY BY WR-2721 RADIATION RESEARCH Donaldson, S. S., MOSKOWITZ, P. S., Evans, J. W., Fajardo, L. F. 1984; 97 (2): 414-423

    Abstract

    The efficacy of WR-2721 pretreatment against radiation injury to the growing kidney was evaluated in the weanling mouse. Immediately following unilateral nephrectomy, animals received intraperitoneal injections of saline or WR-2721 (220 mg/kg). Thirty minutes later both nonprotected (saline-treated) control animals and protected (WR-2721-treated) animals received 1000-rad single-fraction radiation to the remaining kidney. Other animals received WR-2721 immediately following unilateral nephrectomy but no radiation. Animals were sacrificed at 3 and 24 weeks. Nonirradiated animals treated with WR-2721 only showed normal compensatory renal growth, body growth, and renal function at 24 weeks. The nonprotected, irradiated animals exhibited renal growth inhibition without body growth inhibition, and renal functional abnormalities including elevation of serum BUN and reduction of glomerular filtration rate. Pretreatment with WR-2721 prior to 1000 rad prevented the renal growth inhibition and functional abnormalities seen in the nonprotected irradiated animals. Within the observation period there were no differences in renal morphology by light and electron microscopy between protected and nonprotected groups; only mild glomerular and tubular abnormalities compatible with radiation injury were seen. WR-2721 can modulate renal radiation injury; however, the growth and functional protection is not well correlated with specific histologic change. The dose reduction factor for WR-2721 renal growth protection is between 1.16 and 1.2. WR-2721 may have future clinical utility by increasing radiation tolerance of the kidney.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1984SD80900019

    View details for PubMedID 6320252

  • SONOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS OF CYSTIC ADENOMATOID MALFORMATION INUTERO PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS Cohen, R. A., MOSKOWITZ, P. S., MCCALLUM, W. D. 1983; 3 (2): 139-143

    Abstract

    Routine ultrasound examination at 30 weeks gestation revealed an intrapulmonary cystic mass in an otherwise normal fetus. Following delivery at term, the diagnosis of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the right lung was confirmed, and an elective right middle lobectomy successfully performed at nine days of age.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1983QQ56000009

    View details for PubMedID 6622393

  • CHILDHOOD DISKITIS - COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC FINDINGS RADIOLOGY Sartoris, D. J., MOSKOWITZ, P. S., Kaufman, R. A., ZIPRKOWSKI, M. N., Berger, P. E. 1983; 149 (3): 701-707

    Abstract

    The spectrum of computed tomographic findings in seven children with diskitis is reported. Paravertebral inflammatory masses, intraspinal (epidural) soft-tissue extension with thecal sac deformity, and psoas involvement with abscess were demonstrated in 7/7, 6/7, and 1/7 patients, respectively. Plain radiographic findings of disk space narrowing and vertebral end-plate destruction were confirmed by CT in all cases. Follow-up CT in two patients revealed persistent bone destruction despite resolution of soft-tissue inflammation and clinical abnormalities. CT proved most useful in the diagnosis of early and atypical cases. The CT spectrum of childhood diskitis may simulate other diseases, including neoplasm, tuberculosis, and disk herniation. While CT is not routinely indicated in typical childhood diskitis, it may confirm the diagnosis in those patients with atypical clinical presentation or nonspecific plain radiographs, and exclude other lesions in patients unresponsive to routine treatment.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1983RR57900017

    View details for PubMedID 6647847

  • TRACHEAL COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS CAUSING UPPER AIRWAY-OBSTRUCTION IN CHILDREN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY MOSKOWITZ, P. S., SUE, J. Y., Gooding, C. A. 1982; 139 (3): 596-600

    View details for Web of Science ID A1982PC20200029

    View details for PubMedID 6981329

  • ROENTGENOGRAPHIC MANIFESTATIONS OF ESOPHAGEAL AND INTESTINAL INVOLVEMENT IN BEHCETS-DISEASE IN CHILDREN PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY VLYMEN, W. J., MOSKOWITZ, P. S. 1981; 10 (4): 193-196

    View details for Web of Science ID A1981LR76900001

    View details for PubMedID 7254913

  • SONOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS OF NEONATAL MECONIUM CYST AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY Carroll, B. A., MOSKOWITZ, P. S. 1981; 137 (6): 1262-1264

    View details for Web of Science ID A1981MT26800032

    View details for PubMedID 6976103

  • COMBINATION RADIATION-ADRIAMYCIN THERAPY - RENOPRIVAL GROWTH, FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL EFFECTS IN THE IMMATURE MOUSE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS Donaldson, S. S., MOSKOWITZ, P. S., CANTY, E. L., Fajardo, L. F. 1980; 6 (7): 851-859

    View details for Web of Science ID A1980KA92600010

    View details for PubMedID 7204121

  • CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED INHIBITION OF COMPENSATORY RENAL GROWTH IN THE IMMATURE MOUSE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY MOSKOWITZ, P. S., Donaldson, S. S., CANTY, E. 1980; 134 (3): 491-496
  • ADRENAL SONOGRAPHY IN RENAL AGENESIS AND DYSPLASIA AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY Silverman, P. M., Carroll, B. A., MOSKOWITZ, P. S. 1980; 134 (3): 600-602

    View details for Web of Science ID A1980JH76100037

    View details for PubMedID 6766636

  • THYMIC CYST HEMORRHAGE - A CAUSE OF ACUTE, SYMPTOMATIC MEDIASTINAL WIDENING IN CHILDREN WITH APLASTIC-ANEMIA AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY MOSKOWITZ, P. S., NOON, M. A., McAlister, W. H., Mark, J. B. 1980; 134 (4): 832-836

    View details for Web of Science ID A1980JM11100033

    View details for PubMedID 6767376

  • ULTRASONIC RENAL VOLUMETRY IN CHILDREN - ACCURACY AND SIMPLICITY OF THE METHOD RADIOLOGY MOSKOWITZ, P. S., Carroll, B. A., McCoy, J. M. 1980; 134 (1): 61-64

    Abstract

    Renal length and volume were determined with B-mode ultrasonography and manual planimetry. The accuracy of the technique was prospectively evaluated in 11 children in whom concurrent sonograms and excretory urograms were obtained. Sonographic renal volume correlated better with urographic renal volume (r = 0.89) than did sonographic and urographic renal length (r = 0.78). The technique provides rapid, noninvasive measurement of renal length and volume, and can be used to follow renal growth patterns in children.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1980HY67400015

    View details for PubMedID 7350636

  • PNEUMATOSIS PULMONALIS - COMPLICATION OF THE IDIOPATHIC RESPIRATORY-DISTRESS SYNDROME AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY BREWER, L. L., MOSKOWITZ, P. S., CARRINGTON, C. B., Bensch, K. G. 1979; 95 (1): 171-?

    Abstract

    Interstitial emphysema of the lung is a well-recognized complication of the idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome. Its incidence has increased with the recent more aggressive therapy for this disease, and persistence of the emphysema in a large number of patients has been observed. This report describes the clinical complications, changes in the roentgenographic pattern, and, particularly, the characteristic morphologic findings in these patients, which delineate persistent pulmonary emphysema as a distinct entity.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1979GT26500014

    View details for PubMedID 434108

  • RENAL MALPOSITION ASSOCIATED WITH OMPHALOCELE RADIOLOGY PINCKNEY, L. E., MOSKOWITZ, P. S., Lebowitz, R. L., Fritzsche, P. 1978; 129 (3): 677-682

    Abstract

    Nine patients with omphalocele had abnormally positioned kidneys; in 8, the kidneys were more cephalad than normal, immediately subdiaphragmatic in position. In one patient the kidneys were more caudal than normal. This renal malposition should be recognized in order to avoid unnecessary imaging procedures in patients with omphalocele.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1978FZ36800020

    View details for PubMedID 725043

  • RADIATION-INDUCED INHIBITION OF COMPENSATORY RENAL GROWTH IN WEANLING MOUSE KIDNEY RADIOLOGY Donaldson, S. S., MOSKOWITZ, P. S., CANTY, E. L., Efron, B. 1978; 128 (2): 491-495

    Abstract

    Weanling mice were given 500, 1,000, 1,500, or 2,000 rads single-fraction renal irradiation immediately following unilateral nephrectomy and sacrificed 3 days or 3, 6, 12, or 24 weeks later. Inhibition of compensatory renal growth was related to both radiation dose and time following treatment; it was transient following 500 and 1,000 rads but persisted following 1,500 and 2,000 rads. Renal growth was inhibited more than body growth. These studies indicate that the weanling mouse kidney is more sensitive to radiation-induced inhibition of compensatory renal growth than adult mice or other rodents.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1978FH28200041

    View details for PubMedID 663265

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