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Zachary R. Abramson, DMD, MD
Zachary R. Abramson, MD, DMD

Zachary R. Abramson, MD, DMD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



BS (Biology) - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
DMD - Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
MD - University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Internship (Internal Medicine) - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Residency (Radiology) - Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN
Fellowship (Pediatric Radiology) - Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

Honors & Awards

  • 2018  Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
  • 2013  Arthur R. Porter Memorial Scholarship
  • 2013  AOA Medical Honor Medical Society Inductee
  • 2009  American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS)
  • 2009  Oral Abstract Scientific Presentation Award
  • 2006  Harvard Medical School Louis Pasteur Research Award
  • 2004  Phi Beta Kappa – Early induction for G.P.A in the top 1% at the University of Michigan

Research interests

  • Quantitative Imaging
  • Computer-aided 3D Modeling for Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Radiological Multimedia Online Education

Selected Publications

Abramson Z, Oh C, Wells M, Choudhri AF, Whitehead MT. CT and MR Appearance of Teeth: Analysis of Anatomy and Embryology and Implications for Disease. J Clin Med 13, 1187, 2024.

Robertson DJ, Abramson ZT, Davidoff AM, Bramlet MT. Virtual reality applications in pediatric surgery. Semin Pediatri Surg Jan 12, 2024; 33(1):151387. doi: 10.1016/j.sempedsurg.2024.151387. PMID: 38262206.

Abramson Z, Thompson D, Goode C, Morin CE, Daniels S, Choudhri AF, Davidoff AM. Current and emerging 3D visualization technologies in radiology. Pediatric Radiology 2024.

Neupane P, Shrestha U, Brasher S, Abramson Z, Tipirneni-Sajja A. Simulation of a virtual liver iron overload model and R2* estimation using multispectral fat-water models for GRE and UTE acquisitions at 1.5 T and 3 T. NMR Biomed Dec 2023; 36(12):e5018. Doi: 10.1002/nbm.5018. Epub Aug 4, 2023.

Abramson Z. Surgeons and MRI. Clinical Imaging Vol. 103, November 2023. PMID: 37748244. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2023.109978

Abramson ZR, Susarla SM, Kumar AR, Choudhri AF. Computed Tomographic Analysis of the Sagittal Orbit-globe Relationship. Ann Maxillofac Surg Jul-Dec:7(2):260-262, 2017.

Abramson ZR, Peacock ZS, Cohen HL, Choudhri AF. Radiology of Cleft Lip and Palate: Imaging for the Prenatal Period and throughout Life. Radiographics Nov-Dec;35(7):2053-63, 2015. Review.

Abramson ZR, Susarla SM, Lawler ME, Choudhri AF, Peacock ZS. Geometry of anterior open bite. J Craniofac Surg May;26(3):e223-5, 2015.

Abramson ZR, Susarla SM, Lawler ME, Peacock ZS, Troulis MJ, Kaban LB. Effects of Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis on Three-Dimensional Airway Anatomy in Children. J Oral Maxillofac Surg Jan;71(1):90-7, 2013.

Ahn J, Odom SR, Saillant N, Ojeifo OA, Abramson Z, Gupta A, Cahalane MJ.  Capillary leak syndrome and abdominal compartment syndrome from occult rectal malignancy.  Am Surg Nov;78(11):443-5, 2012. 

Susarla SM, Abramson ZR, Dodson TB, Kaban LB. Upper airway length decreases after maxillomandibular advancement in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. J Oral Maxillofac Surg Nov;69(11):2872-8, 2011.

Abramson Z, Susarla SM, Lawler M, Bouchard C, Troulis M, Kaban LB.  Three-dimensional computed tomographic airway analysis of patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated by maxillomandibular advancement. J Oral Maxillofac Surg Mar;69(3):677-86, 2011.

Susarla SM, Thomas RJ, Abramson ZR, Kaban LB. Biomechanics of the upper airway: Changing concepts in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg Dec;39(12):1149-59, 2010.

Susarla S, Abramson Z, Dodson T, Kaban L. Cephalometric Measurement of Upper Airway Length Correlates with the Presence and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Nov;68(11):2846-2855, 2010.

Abramson Z, Susarla S, August M, Troulis M, Kaban L. Three-dimensional CT Analysis of Airway Anatomy in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Feb;68(2):354-62, 2010.

Abramson Z, Susarla S. Tagoni J, Kaban L. Three-dimensional computed-tomographic (3-D CT) Analysis of Airway Anatomy. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Feb;68(2):363-371, 2010.

Fahey F, Abramson Z, Padwa B, Zimmerman R, Zurakowski D, Nissenbaum M, Kaban B, Treves T. Use of 99mTc MDP SPECT for Assessment of Mandibular Growth:  Development of Normal Values. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging May;37(5):1002-1010, 2010.

Abramson Z, Susarla S, Troulis M, Kaban L. Age-Related Changes of the Upper Airway Assessed by 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography. J Craniofac Surg Mar;20(Supp1):657-663, 2009.

Park CH, Abramson ZR, Taba Jr M, Jin Q, Chang J, Kreider JM,  Goldstein SA, Giannobile WV. 3-D image analysis using micro-CT: technique for quantification of alveolar bone following resorption or repair. J Periodontol Feb;78(2):273-81, 2007.

Last update: March 2024