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Stephen ArnoffMarvin C. Ziskin, MD


Director, Center for Biomedical Physics

Professor, Radiology and Medical Physics

Telephone:  215-707-4259

FAX: 215-707-4324

Email: ziskin@temple.edu


Department of Radiology


Educational Background:


BA, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1958


MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1962


Internship, West Jersey Hospital, Camden, NJ, 1962-1963


MSBmE, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University of Technology, Philadelphia, PA, 1965


Theoretical Biophysics, Colorado State University, 1965


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specialty Interests:


  • Biomedical physics
  • Safety of non-ionizing radiation

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honors and awards:


NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering, 1963-1965

National Science Foundation Fellowship to attend course in Digital and Analog Electronics, 1972

Sherman Mills Fairchild Award, Society of Photo-Optical Instrument Engineers, 1972

President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine,  1982-1984

American College of Radiology Committee on Research and Technology, 1992-1998

Member of the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements, 1987-Present

United States Representative to the International Electrotechnical Commission, 1988-present

Recipient of the AIUM William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award, 1993

Member of the NIH NHLBI Study Section for Atherosclerosis Specialized Centers of Research, 1974-1981

Member of the Special Data Review Panel for the NIH NHLBI B-Scan Assessment of Carotid and Femoral Atherosclerosis Study, 1976-1983

Member of the Policy Board for the NIH NHLBI Artheriosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, 1986-2006

Current member of the Monitoring Board of the NIH NHLBI Cardiovascular Health (CHS) Study, 1991-present

Current member of the FDA Panel on Radiological Devices, 1998-present

National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurement, Board of Directors, 1997-2005

Chairman, Temple University Medical Radiation Safety

Committee, 1998-present

Chairman, IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR), 2002-2004

Chairman, WFUMB Committee on Safety, 1986-2003

AIUM Joseph Holmes Basic Science Award, 2003

Member, IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES), 1994-present

Member, USAF Panel on Non-Lethal Effects of Millimeter Waves, 2001-2007


World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB), President 2003-2006


Co-Chairman ICES Committee on Safety of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation, 2006-present


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Ziskin MC:  Intrauterine Effects of Ultrasound: Human Epidemiology. Teratology 59:252-260, 1999. 


Ziskin MC:  Specification of Acoustic Output Level and Measurement Uncertainty in Ultrasonic Exposimetry.  IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. 50:1023-1034, 2003.
Ziskin, MC:  Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Millimeter Wave Therapy.  In Current Concepts in Bioelectromagnetics.  Edited by S. Ayrapetyan and M. Markov.  Springer Pub.  Pp 241-251, 2005.
Abramowicz JS, Barnett SB, Duck FA, Edmonds PD, Hynynen KH, and Ziskin MC:  Fetal Thermal Effects of Diagnostic Ultrasound.  J. Ultrasound Med, 27:541-559, 2008.
Alexeev SI, Szabo I, and Ziskin MC:  Millimeter wave reflectivity used for measurement of skin hydration with different moisturizers.  Skin Research and Technology 14:390-396, 2008.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26112617. Nightingale KR, Church CC, Harris G, Wear KA, Bailey MR, Carson PL, Jiang H, Sandstrom KL, Szabo TL, Ziskin MC, Conditionally Increased Acoustic Pressures in Nonfetal Diagnostic Ultrasound Examinations Without Contrast Agents: A Preliminary Assessment. J Ultrasound Med 34:7(1-41)2015 Jul

22926874. Ziskin MC, Millimeter waves: acoustic and electromagnetic. Bioelectromagnetics 34:1(3-14)2013 Jan

22145196. Ziskin MC, Wesley L. Nyborg, PhD, 19172011. J Ultrasound Med 30:11(1606-7)2011 Nov

21649551. Logani MK, Alekseev S, Bhopale MK, Slovinsky WS, Ziskin MC, Effect of millimeter waves and cyclophosphamide on cytokine regulation. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 34:1(107-12)2012 Feb

21591900. Ziskin MC, Morrissey J, Thermal thresholds for teratogenicity, reproduction, and development. Int J Hyperthermia 27:4(374-87)2011

21344460. Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Enhanced absorption of millimeter wave energy in murine subcutaneous blood vessels. Bioelectromagnetics 32:6(423-33)2011 Sep

21284009. Egot-Lemaire SJ, Ziskin MC, Dielectric properties of human skin at an acupuncture point in the 50-75?GHz frequency range: a pilot study. Bioelectromagnetics 32:5(360-6)2011 Jul

20876902. Ziskin MC, The thermal dose index. J Ultrasound Med 29:10(1475-9)2010 Oct

20595082. Alekseev SI, Fesenko EE, Ziskin MC, Enhanced absorption of microwaves within cylindrical holes in Teflon film. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 57:10(2517-24)2010 Oct

19771548. Alekseev SI, Gordiienko OV, Radzievsky AA, Ziskin MC, Millimeter wave effects on electrical responses of the sural nerve in vivo. Bioelectromagnetics 31:3(180-90)2010 Apr

19527954. Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Millimeter-wave absorption by cutaneous blood vessels: a computational study. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 56:10(2380-8)2009 Oct

18937772. Alekseev SI, Szabo I, Ziskin MC, Millimeter wave reflectivity used for measurement of skin hydration with different moisturizers. Skin Res Technol 14:4(390-6)2008 Nov

18780297. Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Influence of blood flow and millimeter wave exposure on skin temperature in different thermal models. Bioelectromagnetics 30:1(52-8)2009 Jan

18220297. Alekseev SI, Gordiienko OV, Ziskin MC, Reflection and penetration depth of millimeter waves in murine skin. Bioelectromagnetics 29:5(340-4)2008 Jul

18064600. Radzievsky AA, Gordiienko OV, Alekseev S, Szabo I, Cowan A, Ziskin MC, Electromagnetic millimeter wave induced hypoalgesia: frequency dependence and involvement of endogenous opioids. Bioelectromagnetics 29:4(284-95)2008 May

17929264. Alekseev SI, Radzievsky AA, Logani MK, Ziskin MC, Millimeter wave dosimetry of human skin. Bioelectromagnetics 29:1(65-70)2008 Jan

17429851. Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Human skin permittivity determined by millimeter wave reflection measurements. Bioelectromagnetics 28:5(331-9)2007 Jul

16622862. Makar VR, Logani MK, Bhanushali A, Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Effect of cyclophosphamide and 61.22 GHz millimeter waves on T-cell, B-cell, and macrophage functions. Bioelectromagnetics 27:6(458-66)2006 Sep

16595331. Logani MK, Natarajan M, Makar VR, Bhanushali A, Ziskin MC, Effect of millimeter waves on cyclophosphamide induced NF-kappaB. Electromagn Biol Med 25:1(23-7)2006

16437546. Szabo I, Kappelmayer J, Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Millimeter wave induced reversible externalization of phosphatidylserine molecules in cells exposed in vitro. Bioelectromagnetics 27:3(233-44)2006 Apr

16437545. Logani MK, Szabo I, Makar V, Bhanushali A, Alekseev S, Ziskin MC, Effect of millimeter wave irradiation on tumor metastasis. Bioelectromagnetics 27:4(258-64)2006 May

15931684. Alekseev SI, Radzievsky AA, Szabo I, Ziskin MC, Local heating of human skin by millimeter waves: effect of blood flow. Bioelectromagnetics 26:6(489-501)2005 Sep

15605409. Makar VR, Logani MK, Bhanushali A, Kataoka M, Ziskin MC, Effect of millimeter waves on natural killer cell activation. Bioelectromagnetics 26:1(10-9)2005 Jan

15376243. Logani MK, Bhanushali A, Anga A, Majmundar A, Szabo I, Ziskin MC, Combined millimeter wave and cyclophosphamide therapy of an experimental murine melanoma. Bioelectromagnetics 25:7(516-23)2004 Oct

15300733. Radzievsky AA, Gordiienko OV, Szabo I, Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Millimeter wave-induced suppression of B16 F10 melanoma growth in mice: involvement of endogenous opioids. Bioelectromagnetics 25:6(466-73)2004 Sep

12952093. Ziskin MC, Specification of acoustic output level and measurement uncertainty in ultrasonic exposimetry. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 50:8(1023-34)2003 Aug

12669299. Szabo I, Manning MR, Radzievsky AA, Wetzel MA, Rogers TJ, Ziskin MC, Low power millimeter wave irradiation exerts no harmful effect on human keratinocytes in vitro. Bioelectromagnetics 24:3(165-73)2003 Apr

12395417. Logani MK, Anga A, Szabo I, Agelan A, Irizarry AR, Ziskin MC, Effect of millimeter waves on cyclophosphamide induced suppression of the immune system. Bioelectromagnetics 23:8(614-21)2002 Dec

12151054. Radzievsky AA, Cowan A, Byrd C, Radzievsky AA, Ziskin MC, Single millimeter wave treatment does not impair gastrointestinal transit in mice. Life Sci 71:15(1763-70)2002 Aug 30

11476917. Ziskin MC, Barnett SB, Ultrasound and the developing central nervous system. Ultrasound Med Biol 27:7(875-6)2001 Jul

11424160. Szabo I, Rojavin MA, Rogers TJ, Ziskin MC, Reactions of keratinocytes to in vitro millimeter wave exposure. Bioelectromagnetics 22:5(358-64)2001 Jul

11228098. Radzievsky AA, Rojavin MA, Cowan A, Alekseev SI, Radzievsky AA Jr, Ziskin MC, Peripheral neural system involvement in hypoalgesic effect of electromagnetic millimeter waves. Life Sci 68:10(1143-51)2001 Jan 26

10823349. Radzievsky AA, Rojavin MA, Cowan A, Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Hypoalgesic effect of millimeter waves in mice: dependence on the site of exposure. Life Sci 66:21(2101-11)2000 Apr 14

10331528. Ziskin MC, Intrauterine effects of ultrasound: human epidemiology. Teratology 59:4(252-60)1999 Apr

10195534. Radzievsky AA, Rojavin MA, Cowan A, Ziskin MC, Suppression of pain sensation caused by millimeter waves: a double-blinded, cross-over, prospective human volunteer study. Anesth Analg 88:4(836-40)1999 Apr

9806220. Rojavin MA, Cowan A, Radzievsky AA, Ziskin MC, Antipruritic effect of millimeter waves in mice: evidence for opioid involvement. Life Sci 63:18(PL251-7)1998

9519213. Rojavin MA, Ziskin MC, Medical application of millimetre waves. QJM 91:1(57-66)1998 Jan

9343112. Rojavin MA, Ziskin MC, Electromagnetic millimeter waves increase the duration of anaesthesia caused by ketamine and chloral hydrate in mice. Int J Radiat Biol 72:4(475-80)1997 Oct

9103483. Alekseev SI, Alekseev AS, Ziskin MC, Effects of alcohols on A-type K+ currents in Lymnaea neurons. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 281:1(84-92)1997 Apr

9266543. Rojavin MA, Tsygankov AY, Ziskin MC, Interaction of cyclophosphamide and ketamine in vivo. Neuroimmunomodulation 3:6(333-5)1996 Nov-Dec

8606934. Logani MK, Ziskin MC, Continuous millimeter-wave radiation has no effect on lipid peroxidation in liposomes. Radiat Res 145:2(231-5)1996 Feb

7677795. Rojavin MA, Ziskin MC, Effect of millimeter waves on survival of UVC-exposed Escherichia coli. Bioelectromagnetics 16:3(188-96)1995

8316679. Ziskin MC, Fundamental physics of ultrasound and its propagation in tissue. Radiographics 13:3(705-9)1993 May

1324540. Margulies N, Abraham V, Way JS, Ziskin MC, Effect of ultrasound on the neonatal rat brain. Ultrasound Med Biol 18:5(459-64)1992

1805479. Muscarella LF, Vasthare U, Tuma RF, Abraham V, Ziskin MC, Effect of ultrasound on regional cerebral blood flow in neonatal rats. Ultrasound Med Biol 17:9(893-9)1991

2174175. Lamperti A, Ziskin MC, Bergey E, Gorlowski J, Sodicoff M, Transdermal absorption of radioprotectors in the rat using permeation-enhancing vehicles. Radiat Res 124:2(194-200)1990 Nov

2237473. Ziskin MC, Update on the safety of ultrasound in obstetrics. Semin Roentgenol 25:4(294-8)1990 Oct

2158149. Rao GS, Abraham V, Fink BA, Margulies N, Ziskin MC, Biochemical changes in the developing rat central nervous system due to hyperthermia. Teratology 41:3(327-32)1990 Mar

2154835. Sodicoff M, Lamperti A, Ziskin MC, Transdermal absorption of radioprotectors using permeation-enhancing vehicles. Radiat Res 121:2(212-9)1990 Feb

2183462. Ziskin MC, LaFollette PS Jr, Blathras K, Abraham V, Effect of scan format on refraction artifacts. Ultrasound Med Biol 16:2(183-91)1990

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