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Blebea, Judy

M.D.

Director
Associate Dean
Professor

Biography

Dr. Judy Blebea is a Professor of Radiology and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development at CMU College of Medicine. Dr. Blebea also serves as the Medical Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Director of the CMU Academy of Medical Educators. She oversees the faculty mentoring program at the College of Medicine and is a lead team member of the Michigan Peer Coaching Program for medical faculty. A nationally recognized radiologist and educator, Dr. Blebea has previously served as Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology and MSK fellowship program director at the University of Pennsylvania, Section Chief at Penn State University and at the University of Cincinnati. She has served on numerous national committees for radiological societies including the American College of Radiology, American Board of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Skeletal Radiology. Dr. Blebea has received several academic and service awards and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications, authored several book chapters, served as co-principal investigator of a grant-funded podcast series and given many presentations at the local, regional and national levels. Dr. Blebea’s current research focuses on faculty development as well as faculty and resident wellness and she continues to teach imaging courses for medical students.

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Blebea JS (1999). A national survey of practice patterns in the noninvasive diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Blebea JS (2001). Comparative assessment of CT and sonographic techniques for appendiceal imaging American Journal of Roentgenology.

Blebea JS (2005). Magnetic resonance imaging of ankle and foot tendons. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology.

Blebea JS (2001). Knee in early juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: MR imaging findings Radiology.

Blebea JS (2001). CT Angiography: in vitro comparison of five reconstruction methods. American Journal of Roentgenology.

Blebea JS (2018). Venous thoracic outlet syndrome. Ital J Vasc Endovasc Surg.

Blebea JS (1991). Two-piece wrist surface coil. American Journal of Roentgenology.

Blebea JS (1993). Intrinsic and extrinsic carpal ligaments: evaluation by three-dimensional fourier transform MR imaging. American journal of Roentgenology.

Blebea JS (1993). Rheumatoid arthritis: evaluation of wrist extensor tendons with clinical examination versus MR imaging - preliminary report. Radiology.

Blebea JS (1994). Post traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the azygous vein in a patient with azygous continuation. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.

Blebea JS (1995). Multicenter trial to evaluate vascular magnetic resonance angiography of the lower extremity. JAMA.

Blebea JS (1995). MR Imaging of soft-tissue masses: diagnostic efficacy and value of distinguishing between benign and malignant lesions American Journal of Roentgenology.

Blebea JS (1996). The Radiological Society of North America 81st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Image Interpretation Session, Radiographics.

Blebea JS (1997). Fibrolipoma of the median nerve: MRI Clinical Radiology.

Blebea JS (1997). Magnetic resonance imaging in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.

Blebea J (1999). Evaluation of peripheral arteries with magnetic resonance angiography. Vascular Ultrasound Today.

Blebea JS (1999). Deep venous thrombosis following percutaneous insertion of vena caval filters. Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Luck MD, Gordon AG, Blebea JS, Dalinka MK (2008). High association between accessory soleus muscle and Achilles tendonopathy. Skeletal radiology.

Schweitzer ME, Daffner RH, Weissman BN, Bennett DL, Blebea JS, Jacobson JA, Morrison WB, Resnik CS, Roberts CC, Rubin DA, Seeger LL, Taljanovic M, Wise JN, Payne WK (2008). ACR Appropriateness Criteria on suspected osteomyelitis in patients with diabetes mellitus. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR.

Chen K, Blebea J, Laredo JD, Chen W, Alavi A, Torigian DA (2008). Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Disorders with PET, PET/CT, and PET/MR Imaging. PET clinics.

Tuite MJ, Daffner RH, Weissman BN, Bancroft L, Bennett DL, Blebea JS, Bruno MA, Fries IB, Hayes CW, Kransdorf MJ, Luchs JS, Morrison WB, Roberts CC, Scharf SC, Stoller DW, Taljanovic MS, Ward RJ, Wise JN, Zoga AC (2012). ACR appropriateness criteria(®) acute trauma to the knee. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR.

Blebea JS (2021). Editorial Comment on "Determining a Threshold of Medial Meniscal Extrusion for Prediction of Knee Pain and Cartilage Damage Progression Over 4 Years: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative". AJR. American journal of roentgenology.

Blebea JS, Houseni M, Torigian DA, Fan C, Mavi A, Zhuge Y, Iwanaga T, Mishra S, Udupa J, Zhuang J, Gopal R, Alavi A (2007). Structural and functional imaging of normal bone marrow and evaluation of its age-related changes. Seminars in nuclear medicine.

Roberts CC, Daffner RH, Weissman BN, Bancroft L, Bennett DL, Blebea JS, Bruno MA, Fries IB, Germano IM, Holly L, Jacobson JA, Luchs JS, Morrison WB, Olson JJ, Payne WK, Resnik CS, Schweitzer ME, Seeger LL, Taljanovic M, Wise JN, Lutz ST (2010). ACR appropriateness criteria on metastatic bone disease. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR.

Blebea JS, Meilstrup JW, Wise SW (2003). Appendiceal imaging: which test is best? Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR.

Wise JN, Daffner RH, Weissman BN, Bancroft L, Bennett DL, Blebea JS, Bruno MA, Fries IB, Jacobson JA, Luchs JS, Morrison WB, Resnik CS, Roberts CC, Schweitzer ME, Seeger LL, Stoller DW, Taljanovic MS (2011). ACR Appropriateness Criteria® on acute shoulder pain. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR.
Excellence in Teaching in the Surgical Disciplline
Certificate of Achievement
Fellow, CMU Academy of Medical Educators
Third Place, Poster presentation.
Podcast series nominated for a podcast award: The People's Choice.
Award
Highest Honors Award
Class Valedictorian
Honor Medical Society
Award for Scholastic Excellence
First Place "MRI of soft tissue masses"
Certificate of Merit for Scientific Exhibit
First Place - Scientific Exhibit
Blue Ribbon Lecture
Selected Participant, Association of University Radiologists
Distinguished Service Award
Certificate in recognition of dedication to the Community Medicine Academy
Volunteer Service Award
M.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center
B.S., City College, City University of New York
Society of Skeletal Radiology
CMU Academy of Medical Educators
Michigan State Medical Society
Radiological Society of North America