EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Universidad Del Salvador , 1982 , Buenos Aires , Argentina

Residency

Nuclear Medicine
  • John Hopkins Hospital , 1986 , Baltimore , MD

Residency

Pediatrics
  • St. Agnes Hospital , 1989 , Baltimore , MD

Fellowship

Pediatric Nuclear Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1998 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2002 , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Colleran GC, Kwatra N, Oberg L, Grant FD, Drubach L, Callahan MJ, MacDougall RD, Fahey FH, Voss SD. How we read pediatric PET/CT: indications and strategies for image acquisition, interpretation and reporting. Cancer Imaging. 2017 Nov 07; 17(1):28. View abstract
  2. Cao X, Xu X, Drubach L, Fahey FH. Stomach frame-count-based attenuation correction of dynamic posterior view gastric emptying scintigraphy with continuous acquisition in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Nov; 47(12):1599-1607. View abstract
  3. Drubach LA. Nuclear Medicine Techniques in Pediatric Bone Imaging. Semin Nucl Med. 2017 05; 47(3):190-203. View abstract
  4. Ly S, Frates MC, Benson CB, Peters HE, Grant FD, Drubach LA, Voss SD, Feldman HA, Smith JR, Barletta J, Hollowell M, Cibas ES, Moore FD, Modi B, Shamberger RC, Huang SA. Features and Outcome of Autonomous Thyroid Nodules in Children: 31 Consecutive Patients Seen at a Single Center. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 10; 101(10):3856-3862. View abstract
  5. Drubach LA, Jenkins KJ, Stamoulis C, Palmer EL, Lee EY. Evaluation of Primary Pulmonary Vein Stenosis in Children: Comparison of Radionuclide Perfusion Lung Scan and Angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Oct; 205(4):873-7. View abstract
  6. Grant FD, Gelfand MJ, Drubach LA, Treves ST, Fahey FH. Radiation doses for pediatric nuclear medicine studies: comparing the North American consensus guidelines and the pediatric dosage card of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Apr; 45(5):706-13. View abstract
  7. Fahey F, Zukotynski K, Zurakowski D, Markelewicz R, Falone A, Vitello M, Cao X, Grant F, Drubach L, Vija AH, Bhattacharya M, Ding X, Bar-Sever Z, Gelfand M, Treves ST. Beyond current guidelines: reduction in minimum administered radiopharmaceutical activity with preserved diagnostic image quality in pediatric hepatobiliary scintigraphy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014 Dec; 41(12):2346-53. View abstract
  8. Drubach LA, Zurakowski D, Palmer EL, Tracy DA, Lee EY. Utility of salivagram in pulmonary aspiration in pediatric patients: comparison of salivagram and chest radiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Feb; 200(2):437-41. View abstract
  9. Drubach LA, Kourmouzi V, Cao X, Zurakowski D, Fahey FH. Gastric emptying in children: what is the best acquisition method? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Aug; 55(2):191-3. View abstract
  10. Drubach LA. Pediatric Bone Scanning: Clinical Indication of (18)F NaF PET/CT. PET Clin. 2012 Jul; 7(3):293-301. View abstract
  11. Tsai LL, Drubach L, Fahey F, Irons M, Voss S, Ullrich NJ. [18F]-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and plexiform neurofibromas: correlation with malignant transformation. J Neurooncol. 2012 Jul; 108(3):469-75. View abstract
  12. Hsiao EM, Cao X, Zurakowski D, Zukotynski KA, Drubach LA, Grant FD, Yahil A, Vija AH, Davis RT, Fahey FH, Treves ST. Reduction in radiation dose in mercaptoacetyltriglycerine renography with enhanced planar processing. Radiology. 2011 Dec; 261(3):907-15. View abstract
  13. Drubach LA, Connolly SA, Palmer EL. Skeletal scintigraphy with 18F-NaF PET for the evaluation of bone pain in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Sep; 197(3):713-9. View abstract
  14. Shusterman S, Grant FD, Lorenzen W, Davis RT, Laffin S, Drubach LA, Fahey FH, Treves ST. Iodine-131-labeled meta-iodobenzylguanidine therapy of children with neuroblastoma: program planning and initial experience. Semin Nucl Med. 2011 Sep; 41(5):354-63. View abstract
  15. Drubach LA, Palmer EL, Connolly LP, Baker A, Zurakowski D, Cypess AM. Pediatric brown adipose tissue: detection, epidemiology, and differences from adults. J Pediatr. 2011 Dec; 159(6):939-44. View abstract
  16. Treves ST, Baker A, Fahey FH, Cao X, Davis RT, Drubach LA, Grant FD, Zukotynski K. Nuclear medicine in the first year of life. J Nucl Med. 2011 Jun; 52(6):905-25. View abstract
  17. Hong TS, Shammas A, Charron M, Zukotynski KA, Drubach LA, Lim R. Brown adipose tissue 18F-FDG uptake in pediatric PET/CT imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Jun; 41(6):759-68. View abstract
  18. Grant FD, Drubach LA, Treves ST. (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET and PET/CT in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Malignancies. PET Clin. 2010 Jul; 5(3):349-61. View abstract
  19. Zukotynski KA, Fahey FH, Laffin S, Davis R, Treves ST, Grant FD, Drubach LA. Seasonal variation in the effect of constant ambient temperature of 24 degrees C in reducing FDG uptake by brown adipose tissue in children. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2010 Oct; 37(10):1854-60. View abstract
  20. Drubach LA, Kourmouzi V, Fahey FH. Cheese is a reliable alternative meal for solid-phase gastric emptying study. Nucl Med Commun. 2010 May; 31(5):430-3. View abstract
  21. Drubach LA, Johnston PR, Newton AW, Perez-Rossello JM, Grant FD, Kleinman PK. Skeletal trauma in child abuse: detection with 18F-NaF PET. Radiology. 2010 Apr; 255(1):173-81. View abstract
  22. Drubach L. MD, Grant F. MD, Treves ST MD. Pediatric Oncology Cases. A Case-Based Approach to PET/CT in Oncology (Victor Gerbaudo) . 2010. View abstract
  23. Drubach L. MD, Kourmouzi V. CNMT, Fahey F. D.Sc. Stability of the Labeling of Alternative Meals for Solid Phase Gastric Emptying Study. 2009; 50(Supplement 2). View abstract
  24. K. Zukotynski, L. Du and L. Drubach. The Role of Bone Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of children with Fever of Unknown Origin. 2009; 50(Supplement 2). View abstract
  25. Drubach L. M.D., Johnston P.,Newton A. M.D., Rosello-Perez J. M.D., Grant F. M.D., Kleinman PK. M.D . Fluorine-18 NaF PET in the detectionof skeletal trauma in child abuse. 2008. View abstract
  26. Zukotynski KA, Fahey FH, Laffin S, Davis R, Treves ST, Grant FD, Drubach LA. Constant ambient temperature of 24 degrees C significantly reduces FDG uptake by brown adipose tissue in children scanned during the winter. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2009 Apr; 36(4):602-6. View abstract
  27. Katherine Zukotynski, Frederic Fahey, Stephen Laffin, Royal Davis, S. Ted Treves, Frederick Grant, Laura Drubach. Reducing brown fat uptake of FDG in children with room temperature control. 2008. View abstract
  28. Drubach LA, Sapp MV, Laffin S, Kleinman PK. Fluorine-18 NaF PET imaging of child abuse. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Jul; 38(7):776-9. View abstract
  29. Sheehy N, Drubach L. (18)F-FDG uptake at vaccination site. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Feb; 38(2):246. View abstract
  30. Connolly SA, Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Zurakowski D, Jaramillo D. MRI for detection of abscess in acute osteomyelitis of the pelvis in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Oct; 189(4):867-72. View abstract
  31. Lim R, Fahey FH, Drubach LA, Connolly LP, Treves ST. Early experience with fluorine-18 sodium fluoride bone PET in young patients with back pain. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Apr-May; 27(3):277-82. View abstract
  32. Drubach LA, Dubois S, Frazier L, Connolly LP. Combined effects of granulocyte colony stimulating factor and radiation. Clin Nucl Med. 2007 Jan; 32(1):39-41. View abstract
  33. Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Connolly SA,Treves ST. Bone. Pediatric Nuclear Medicine/PET, S. T. Treves. 2007. View abstract
  34. Drubach LA, Voss SD, Kourmouzi V, Connolly LP. The ischiopubic synchondrosis: changing appearance on PET/CT as a mimic of disease. Clin Nucl Med. 2006 Jul; 31(7):414-7. View abstract
  35. Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Treves ST. Pediatric skeletal scintigraphy. Nuclear Medicine, Robert E. Henkin. 2006; II. View abstract
  36. Drubach LA, Connolly L, Treves ST. Pediatric Scintigraphy. Teaching Atlas of Nuclear Medicine, Teaching Atlas of Nuclear Medicine,Kevin J. Donohoe, Annick Van Den Abbeele. 2005. View abstract
  37. Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Connolly LP. Meckel's diverticulitis: diagnosis with computed tomography and Tc-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Dec; 29(12):823-4. View abstract
  38. Drubach LA, Connolly SA, Connolly LP. Tc-99m leukocyte imaging in acute graft versus host disease. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Dec; 29(12):801-2. View abstract
  39. Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Connolly SA, Treves ST. Young athletes with low back pain: skeletal scintigraphy of conditions other than pars interarticularis stress. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Nov; 29(11):689-93. View abstract
  40. Paltiel HJ, Diamond DA, Zurakowski D, Drubach LA, Atala A. Endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux with autologous chondrocytes: postoperative sonographic features. Radiology. 2004 Aug; 232(2):390-7. View abstract
  41. Drubach LA, Connolly SA, Treves ST, Connolly LP. Stress-induced fracture involving a nonossifying fibroma. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Jan; 29(1):41-2. View abstract
  42. Stauss J, Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Treves ST. Pelvic hypoplasia after radiation therapy. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Oct; 28(10):847-8. View abstract
  43. Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Treves ST. Localization of Tc-99m MDP in the rectus abdominis muscle without associated symptoms. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Sep; 28(9):769-70. View abstract
  44. Connolly LP, d'Hemecourt PA, Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Micheli LJ, Treves ST. Skeletal scintigraphy of young patients with low-back pain and a lumbosacral transitional vertebra. J Nucl Med. 2003 Jun; 44(6):909-14. View abstract
  45. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Jaramillo D, Treves ST. Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis of children: assessment of skeletal scintigraphy-based diagnosis in the era of MRI. J Nucl Med. 2002 Oct; 43(10):1310-6. View abstract
  46. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Zurakowski D, Ted Treves S. Ectopic ureteroceles in infants with prenatal hydronephrosis: use of renal cortical scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Mar; 27(3):169-75. View abstract
  47. Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Ted Treves S. Applications of nuclear medicine in pediatric oncology. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Feb; 27(2):117-25. View abstract
  48. Connolly LP, Zurakowski D, Connolly SA, Peters CA, Drubach LA, Cilento BG, Treves ST. Natural history of vesicoureteral reflux in girls after age 5 years. J Urol. 2001 Dec; 166(6):2359-63. View abstract
  49. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Treves ST. Pyonephrosis in a duplex kidney: diagnosis facilitated by skeletal scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2001 Jul; 26(7):629-30. View abstract
  50. Drubach LA, Connolly LP, D'Hemecourt PA, Treves ST. Assessment of the clinical significance of asymptomatic lower extremity uptake abnormality in young athletes. J Nucl Med. 2001 Feb; 42(2):209-12. View abstract
  51. Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Treves ST. Pediatric Nuclear Oncology. Nuclear Oncology: Diagnosis and Therapy, Iraj Khalkhali, Stanley J. Goldsmith, Jean Maublant. 2001. View abstract
  52. Hales K, Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ. Tc-99m red blood cell imaging of blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. Clin Nucl Med. 2000 Oct; 25(10):835-7. View abstract
  53. Lin E, Connolly LP, Zurakowski D, DiCanzio J, Drubach L, Mitchell K, Tetrault T, Laffin SP, Treves ST. Reproducibility of renal length measurements with 99mTc-DMSA SPECT. J Nucl Med. 2000 Oct; 41(10):1632-5. View abstract
  54. Drubach LA, Connolly LP, Poussaint TY, Faul PN, Treves ST. Role of intraoperative skeletal scintigraphy in the localization of osteoblastomas. Clin Nucl Med. 2000 Oct; 25(10):819-20. View abstract
  55. Lin E, Connolly LP, Drubach L, Zurakowski D, DiCanzio J, Mitchell K, Treves ST. Effect of early emptying on quantitation and interpretation of liquid gastric emptying studies of infants and young children. J Nucl Med. 2000 Apr; 41(4):596-9. View abstract
  56. Drubach LA, Connolly LP, Treves ST. Pediatric Scintigraphy. Teaching Atlas of Nuclear Medicine,Kevin J. Donohoe, Annick Van Den Abbeele. 2000. View abstract
  57. Drubach LA, Connolly LP, Chung T, Treves ST. Four and 24-hour imaging of mesoblastic nephroma with Tc-99m DMSA. Clin Nucl Med. 1997 Nov; 22(11):797. View abstract