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Jinha M. Park, MD, PhD

Director, Body Imaging Division
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology - Division of Body Imaging

Contact Information

Primary Office
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


Dr. Jinha Park is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Radiologist with expertise in the interpretation of complex radiologic studies of abdominal and pelvic cancers. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Radiology at City of Hope Medical Center where he served as Director of MRI and Radiology Research.

He obtained his B.A. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley. He then completed both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Southern California studying a specific tumor associated protein called HER-2 in breast, ovarian, and stomach cancer and developing an antibody against this cancer protein for future diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. After completing an Internship at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, he then trained as a Resident in Diagnostic Radiology at UCLA Medical Center and as an NIH-sponsored Fellow in Abdominal Cancer Imaging at Stanford University Medical Center.


BA, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Pathobiology, University of Southern California
MD, Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Resident, Radiology, UCLA Medical Center
Fellow, NCI Body Imaging, Stanford University Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

Diplomate - American Board of Radiology

Research Summary

Whole Body MRI for Early Detection of Tumors
Functional multi-parametric MRI of Cancer Treatment Response
ImmunoPET/CT for Targeted Tumor Detection


Sampath, S., Rahmanuddin, S., Sahoo, P., Frankel, P., Boswell, S., Wong, J., Rotter, A., Rockne, R., Wong, J. & Park, J. M. (2019). Change in Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Is Associated With Local Failure After Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Prospective Clinical Trial. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 105(3), 659-663. PMID: 31271822.

Saccomandi, P., Landro, M. D., Massaroni, C., Fong, Y., Park, J., Park, J. & Schena, E. (2019). Temperature map of kidneys undergoing microwave ablation using computed tomography-thermometry: Ex-vivo experiments and numerical simulations. In Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2019 - Symposium Proceedings. DOI: 10.1109/MeMeA.2019.8802197.

Gao, M., Lin, M., Moffitt, R. A., Salazar, M. A., Park, J., Vacirca, J., Huang, C., Shroyer, K. R., Choi, M., Georgakis, G. V., Sasson, A. R., Talamini, M. A. & Kim, J. (2019). Direct therapeutic targeting of immune checkpoint PD-1 in pancreatic cancer. British journal of cancer, 120(1), 88-96. PMID: 30377341.

Mortimer, J. E., Bading, J. R., Park, J. M., Frankel, P. H., Carroll, M. I., Tran, T. T., Poku, E. K., Rockne, R. C., Raubitschek, A. A., Shively, J. E. & Colcher, D. M. (2018). Tumor Uptake of 64Cu-DOTA-Trastuzumab in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 59(1), 38-43. PMID: 28637802.

Park, J. J., Park, J. M. (2017). Reduced Metal Artifacts on CT Utilizing the Medtronic MVPTM Microvascular Plug System. Endovascular Today, 16(10), 34-36.

Lee, A., Kessler, J., Park, J. M., Fatemi, N. & Park, J. J. (2017). Minimally Invasive Interventions for Nontraumatic Splenic Disorders. Endovascular Today, 16(2), 77-84.

Park, J. J., Park, J. M. (2015). A New Era in Embolic Devices. Endovascular Today, 45-46.

Schoellhammer, H. F., Hsu, F., Vito, C., Chu, P., Park, J. M., Waisman, J. & Kim, J. (2014). Complete pathologic response of HER2-positive breast cancer liver metastasis with dual Anti-HER2 antagonism. BMC Cancer, 14(1). DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-242.

Falor, A., Arrington, A. K., Luu, C., Schoellhammer, H. F., Ko, M., Chow, W., D'Apuzzo, M., Park, J. & Kim, J. (2013). Massive intra-abdominal imatinib-resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumor in a 21-year-old male. Case Reports in Medicine, 2013. DOI: 10.1155/2013/373981.

Cheng, Z., De Jesus, O. P., Kramer, D. J., De, A., Webster, J. M., Gheysens, O., Levi, J., Namavari, M., Wang, S., Park, J. M., Zhang, R., Liu, H., Lee, B., Syud, F. A. & Gambhir, S. S. (2010). 64Cu-labeled affibody molecules for imaging of HER2 expressing tumors. Molecular imaging and biology : MIB : the official publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging, 12(3), 316-24. PMID: 19779897.

Les, A. S., Shadden, S. C., Figueroa, C. A., Park, J. M., Tedesco, M. M., Herfkens, R. J., Dalman, R. L. & Taylor, C. A. (2010). Quantification of hemodynamics in abdominal aortic aneurysms during rest and exercise using magnetic resonance imaging and computational fluid dynamics. Annals of biomedical engineering, 38(4), 1288-313. PMID: 20143263.

Wang, D. S., Dake, M. D., Park, J. M. & Kuo, M. D. (2009). Molecular imaging: a primer for interventionalists and imagers. [invited article]. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR, 20(7 Suppl), S505-22. PMID: 19560036.

Wang, D. S., Dake, M. D., Park, J. M. & Kuo, M. D. (2006). Molecular imaging: a primer for interventionalists and imagers. [invited article]. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR, 17(9), 1405-23. PMID: 16990461.

Krishnan, M., Park, J. M., Cao, F., Wang, D., Paulmurugan, R., Tseng, J. R., Gonzalgo, M. L., Gambhir, S. S. & Wu, J. C. (2006). Effects of epigenetic modulation on reporter gene expression: implications for stem cell imaging. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 20(1), 106-8. PMID: 16246867.

Park, J. M., Ikeda, D. M. (2006). Promising techniques for breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and staging using non-ionizing radiation imaging techniques. Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 21 Suppl 1, 7-10. PMID: 17645984.

Tseng, J. R., Dandekar, M., Subbarayan, M., Cheng, Z., Park, J. M., Louie, S. & Gambhir, S. S. (2005). Reproducibility of 3'-deoxy-3'-(18)F-fluorothymidine microPET studies in tumor xenografts in mice. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 46(11), 1851-7. PMID: 16269599.

Press, M. F., Sauter, G., Bernstein, L., Villalobos, I. E., Mirlacher, M., Zhou, J. Y., Wardeh, R., Li, Y. T., Guzman, R., Ma, Y., Sullivan-Halley, J., Santiago, A., Park, J. M., Riva, A. & Slamon, D. J. (2005). Diagnostic evaluation of HER-2 as a molecular target: an assessment of accuracy and reproducibility of laboratory testing in large, prospective, randomized clinical trials. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 11(18), 6598-607. PMID: 16166438.

Shah, S. K., McNitt-Gray, M. F., De Zoysa, K. R., Sayre, J. W., Kim, H. J., Batra, P., Behrashi, A., Brown, K., Greaser, L. E., Park, J. M., Roback, D. K., Wu, C., Zaragoza, E., Goldin, J. G., Suh, R. D., Brown, M. S. & Aberle, D. R. (2005). Solitary pulmonary nodule diagnosis on CT: results of an observer study. Academic radiology, 12(4), 496-501. PMID: 15831424.

Park, J. M., Gambhir, S. S. (2005). Multimodality radionuclide, fluorescence, and bioluminescence small-animal imaging. Proceedings of the IEEE, 93(4), 771-783. DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2005.844263.

Park, J. M., Ruess, L., O'Connor, S. C., Hussain, F., Oshiro, D. Y. & Person, D. A. (2004). Internet consultations from a remote Pacific island: impact of digitized radiologic images on referral decisions. Journal of digital imaging, 17(4), 253-7. PMID: 15692868.

Olafsen, T., Tan, G. J., Cheung, C. W., Yazaki, P. J., Park, J. M., Shively, J. E., Williams, L. E., Raubitschek, A. A., Press, M. F. & Wu, A. M. (2004). Characterization of engineered anti-p185HER-2 (scFv-CH3)2 antibody fragments (minibodies) for tumor targeting. Protein engineering, design & selection : PEDS, 17(4), 315-23. PMID: 15187222.

Tai, C. K., Logg, C. R., Park, J. M., Anderson, W. F., Press, M. F. & Kasahara, N. (2003). Antibody-mediated targeting of replication-competent retroviral vectors. Human gene therapy, 14(8), 789-802. PMID: 12804141.

Press, M. F., Slamon, D. J., Flom, K. J., Park, J., Zhou, J. Y. & Bernstein, L. (2002). Evaluation of HER-2/neu gene amplification and overexpression: comparison of frequently used assay methods in a molecularly characterized cohort of breast cancer specimens. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 20(14), 3095-105. PMID: 12118023.

Park, J. J., Irvine, R. A., Buchanan, G., Koh, S. S., Park, J. M., Tilley, W. D., Stallcup, M. R., Press, M. F. & Coetzee, G. A. (2000). Breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCAI) is a coactivator of the androgen receptor. Cancer research, 60(21), 5946-9. PMID: 11085509.

Park, J. M., Yang, X., Park, J. J., Press, O. W. & Press, M. F. (1999). Assessment of novel anti-p185HER-2 monoclonal antibodies for internalization-dependent therapies. Hybridoma, 18(6), 487-95. PMID: 10626677.

Park, J. J., Pike, M. C., Park, J. M. & Press, M. F. (1999). Hormones and Breast Cell Proliferation. In R. A. Lobo (Eds.) Treatment of the Postmenopausal Woman: Basic and Clinical Aspects. (2nd ed.), pp. 473-85. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.