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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

23332816. ter Haar GR, Abramowicz JS, Akiyama I, Evans DH, Ziskin MC, Maršál K, Do we need to restrict the use of Doppler ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy? Ultrasound Med Biol 39:3(374-80)2013 Mar

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

22145196. Ziskin MC, Wesley L. Nyborg, PhD, 1917–2011. 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

21527623. Bigelow TA, Church CC, Sandstrom K, Abbott JG, Ziskin MC, Edmonds PD, Herman B, Thomenius KE, Teo TJ, The thermal index: its strengths, weaknesses, and proposed improvements. J Ultrasound Med 30:5(714-34)2011 May

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

21116010. Driban JB, Balasubramanian E, Amin M, Sitler MR, Ziskin MC, Barbe MF, The potential of multiple synovial-fluid protein-concentration analyses in the assessment of knee osteoarthritis. J Sport Rehabil 19:4(411-21)2010 Nov

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

20691912. Barnett SB, Abramowicz JS, Ziskin MC, Marsál K, Claudon M, WFUMB Symposium on Safety of Nonmedical Use of Ultrasound. Ultrasound Med Biol 36:8(1209-12)2010 Aug

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

19741364. COMAR technical information statement: expert reviews on potential health effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and comments on the bioinitiative report. Health Phys 97:4(348-56)2009 Oct

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

18359912. Abramowicz JS, Fowlkes JB, Skelly AC, Stratmeyer ME, Ziskin MC, Conclusions regarding epidemiology for obstetric ultrasound. J Ultrasound Med 27:4(637-44)2008 Apr

18359908. Abramowicz JS, Barnett SB, Duck FA, Edmonds PD, Hynynen KH, Ziskin MC, Fetal thermal effects of diagnostic ultrasound. J Ultrasound Med 27:4(541-59; quiz 560-3)2008 Apr

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

15825854. Ziskin MC, COMAR Technical Information Statement. The IEEE exposure limits for radiofrequency and microwave energy. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 24:2(114-7, 121)2005 Mar-Apr

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

15204526. Sekins KM, Leeper DB, Hoffman JK, Keilman GW, Ziskin MC, Wolfson MR, Shaffer TH, Feasibility of lung cancer hyperthermia using breathable perfluorochemical (PFC) liquids. Part II: Ultrasound hyperthermia. Int J Hyperthermia 20:3(278-99)2004 May

14982479. Vijayalaxmi, Logani MK, Bhanushali A, Ziskin MC, Prihoda TJ, Micronuclei in peripheral blood and bone marrow cells of mice exposed to 42 GHz electromagnetic millimeter waves. Radiat Res 161:3(341-5)2004 Mar

14603477. Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Local heating of human skin by millimeter waves: a kinetics study. Bioelectromagnetics 24:8(571-81)2003 Dec

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

12405076. Ziskin MC, Electromagnetic hypersensitivity--a COMAR Technical Information Statement. June 27, 2002. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 21:5(173-5)2002 Sep-Oct

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

11534836. Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Distortion of millimeter-wave absorption in biological media due to presence of thermocouples and other objects. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 48:9(1013-9)2001 Sep

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

11298391. Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Millimeter wave power density in aqueous biological samples. Bioelectromagnetics 22:4(288-91)2001 May

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

10815639. Rojavin MA, Radzievsky AA, Cowan A, Ziskin MC, Pain relief caused by millimeter waves in mice: results of cold water tail flick tests. Int J Radiat Biol 76:4(575-9)2000 Apr

10797455. Alekseev SI, Ziskin MC, Reflection and absorption of millimeter waves by thin absorbing films. Bioelectromagnetics 21:4(264-71)2000 May

10773365. Barnett SB, Ter Haar GR, Ziskin MC, Rott HD, Duck FA, Maeda K, International recommendations and guidelines for the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound in medicine. Ultrasound Med Biol 26:3(355-66)2000 Mar

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