Tanya Jaitley Rath MD
  • Tanya Jaitley Rath, MD

    Associate Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology, Director of Head and Neck Imaging

Tanya Jaitley Rath, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology, Director of Head and Neck Imaging


Medical / Graduate School M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (AOA)
Residency Diagnostic Radiology Residency, University of Michigan
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship,University of Michigan
Current American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (2010 -Present)

American Society of Neuroradiology (2006 -Present)

American College of Radiology (2001 - Present)

Eastern Society of Neuroradiology (2013-Present)

Radiological Society of North America (2001 -Present)
& Programs PET
Clinical Interest Head and Neck Imaging
Research Interest PET/CT
Central skull base imaging
Head and Neck Oncologic Imaging
Temporal bone imaging
Selected Publications Aiken AH, Rath TJ, Anzai Y, Branstetter BF, Hoang J, Wiggins R, Juliano A, Glastonbury C, Phillips D, Brown R, Hudgins P. ACR Neck Imaging, Reporting and Data Systems (NI-RADS): White paper of the ACR NI-RADS Committee. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 July 5. pii: S1546-1440 (18) 30598-2.

Persky MJ, Albergotti WG, Rath TJ, Kubik MW, Abberbock S, Geltzeiler M, Kim S, Duvvuri U, Ferris RL. Positive Margins by Oropharyngeal Subsite in Transoral Robotic Surgery for T1/T2 Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.2018 Apr;158(4):660-666.

Alper CM, Rath TJ, Teixeira MS, Swarts JD. A Novel Imaging Method for the Cartilaginous Eustachian Tube Lumen: Computerized Tomography During the Forced Response Test. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Jan;127(1):13-20.

Rath TJ, Narayanan S, Hughes MA, Ferris RL, Chiosea SI, Branstetter BF. Solid Lymph Nodes as an Imaging Biomarker for Risk Stratification in Human Papillomavirus-related Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Apr 27.

Julie E. Bauman JE, Duvvuri U, Gooding WE, Rath TJ, Gross ND, Song J, Jimeno A, Yarbrough W, Johnson FM, Wang L, Chiosea S, Sen M, Kass J, Johnson JT, Ferris RL, Kim S, Hirsch F, Flaherty JT, Mills GB, Grandis JR. Predictive biomarkers of EGFR-Src blockade in Operable Head and Neck Cancer: a Randomized, Double Blind Window Study. JCI Insight. 2017 Mar 23;2(6):e90449.

Yankevich U, Hughes MA, Rath TJ, Fakhran S, Alhilahi LM, Kim S, Branstetter BF. PET/CT in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Should We Routinely Include the Head and the Abdomen? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Feb 8:1-5.

Maxwell JH, Rath TJ, Byrd JK, Albergotti WG, Wang H, Duvvuri U, Kim S, Johnson JT, Branstetter BF, Ferris RL. Accuracy of Computed Tomography to Predict Extracapsular Spread in p16-Positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jul;125(7):1613-8

Lueng AS, Rath TJ, Hughes MA, Kim S, Branstetter BF. Optimal Timing of First Surveillance FDG-PET/CT in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Head Neck. 2016 Apr;38 Suppl 1:E853-8.

Kent DT, Rath TJ, Snyderman C. Conventional and Three-Dimensional Computerized Tomography in Eagle's Syndrome's, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, and Asymptomatic Controls. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jul;153(1):41-7.

Branstetter BF 4th, Rath TJ, Kubicek GJ. Accuracy of computed tomography for predicting pathologic nodal extracapsular extension in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing initial surgical resection. In regard to Prabhu et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jun 1;89 (2):434-5.

Dogan S, Hedberg ML, Rath TJ, Ferris RL, Assaad AM, Chiosea SI. Human Papillomavirus and Epstein - Barr Virus In Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma of Low Incidence Population. Head Neck, 2014 April; 36 (4): 511-6. Epub 2013 Jun 18 ahead of print

Chai RL, Rath TJ, Johnson JT, Ferris RL, Kubicek GJ, Duvvuri U, Branstetter BF. Accuracy of Computed Tomography in the Prediction of Extracapsular Spread of Lymph Node Metastases in Squamous Cell Carcinoma
of the Head and Neck. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2013 Nov 1

Lim CW, Mehta V, Chai R, Pinheiro CN, Rath T, Snyderman C, Duvvuri U. Transoral Anatomy of the Tonsillar Fossa and Lateral Pharyngeal Wall - Anatomical Dissection with Radiographic and Clinical Correlation.
Laryngoscope. 2013 Dec; 123(12):3021-5.

McDermott M, Hughes MA, Rath TJ, Johnson JT, Heron DE, Kubicek GJ, Kim SW, Ferris RL, Duvvuri U, Ohr JP, Branstetter BF. Negative Predictive Value of Surveillance PET/CT in Head and Neck Squamous Cell
Cancer. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Aug; 34(8): 1632-6.

SA Ansari, Rath TJ, D Gandhi. Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndromes Presenting with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: a Case Series. J Neuro Intervent Surg 2011 Sep; 3(3):272-8

Parmar H, Rath T, Castillo M, Gandhi D. Imaging of Focal Amyloid Depositions in the Head, Neck and Spine: Amyloidoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2010 Aug; 31 (7):1165-70.
Honors and
Awards 2018 ASNR Outstanding Presentation Award in Head and Neck Radiology
2017 ASNR Cum laude Award Neuroradiology Educational Exhibits
2016 University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology Excellence in
Teaching Award, Division of Neuroradiology
2016 RSNA Educational Exhibit Cum Laude
2015 RSNA Educational Exhibit Certificate of Merit
2014 ASNR Outstanding Presentation Award in Head and Neck Radiology