Mark Tulchinsky, MD

Mark Tulchinsky, MD

Nuclear Medicine Hershey, PA

Nuclear Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Office Address

  • 500 University Dr
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: (800) 243-1455

Mark Tulchinsky, MD

Nuclear Medicine Hershey, PA

Nuclear Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center


  • I am a Board Certified Nuclear Medicine physician and Internist, practicing all aspects of Nuclear Medicine since 1989. My practice site has been Pennsylvania University Hospital since 1981. I specialize in clinical Nuclear Medicine with particular concentration on hepatobiliary imaging. My practice also includes Thyroid Cancer therapy, treatment of benign hyperthyroid diseases, treatment of bone metastases, PET/CT imaging, SPECT/CT imaging, and other modalities.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Clinical Interests: Nuclear Medicine; Sincalide; X-Ray Computed Tomography; Positron-Emission Tomography; Gallbladder; Radiopharmaceuticals; Radionuclide Imaging; Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Professor of Radiology and MedicinePenn State University Hospital, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, PA
    Assistant Professor of Radiology (1991-1992); Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medicine (1992-1998); Professor of Radiology and Medicine (1998-Present)
  • Associate Chief, Division of Nuclear MedicinePenn State University Hospital, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, PA
    Staff Nuclear Medicine Physician (1991-1992)
  • Associate Chief of Nuclear MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, PA
  • Medical Consultant in Nuclear MedicinePennsylvania Blue Shield
    Camp Hill, PA
  • Associate Director, Nuclear Cardiology SectionHahnemann University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant ProfessorHahnemann University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA
    Instructor in Medicine (1989-1990)

Education & Training

  • George Washington UniversityGeorge Washington University
  • VA Medical Center
  • First Tashkent State Medical InstituteFirst Tashkent State Medical Institute

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1989 - 2016
  • American Board of Nuclear MedicineNuclear Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
    • Student Education Award, Sustained Excellence in Medical Student EducationPenn State University, Radiology, 2006-2007
    • Best Doctors in America2005-2012

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Nuclear Medicine Tests for Acute Gastrointestinal Conditions.  Allen TW, Tulchinsky M, Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, 3/1/2013
    • SPECT/CT Unequivocally Depicts Dilated Cystic Duct Sign on Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy in Acute Cholecystitis.  Tulchinsky M, Clin Nucl Med, 1/1/2013
    • PET/CT in Primary Hepatic Lymphoma With Hepatic Vein Thrombus That Extended Into the Inferior Vena Cava.  Diehl K, Sarwani NE, Tulchinsky M, Clin Nucl Med, 1/1/2013

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Chapter: Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy 
      Tulchinsky M
      Editors: Schiepers C.Springer-Verlag, Berlin
      Edition 2nd,2006
    • Professional Self-Evaluation Program: Nuclear Radiology (Fifth Series) Test and Syllabus Chapter: Neuroblastoma 
      Tulchinsky M, Eggli DF
      Editors: Siegel BA.American College of Radiology, Reston, VA
    • Skeletal Nuclear Medicine Chapter: The Normal Planar Bone Scan. 
      Eggli D, Tulchinsky M
      Editors: Collier BD, Fogelman I, Rosenthall L.Mosby-Year Book, Inc, St. Louis, MO


    • Mebrofenin hepatocellular clearance rate shows promise as quantitative liver function test and prognostic tool for liver transplant candidates. Tulchinsky M, Riley T, Kadry Z, JNM, 5/1/2012
    • Inter- and intra-reader reproducibility in processing Tc-99m-mebrofenin hepatocellular clearance parameters. Tun K, Kong L, and Tulchinsky M, JNM, 5/1/2012
    • Survey of sincalide cholescintigraphy techniques that are practiced in the U.S.: How frequently are the SNM guidelines on sincalide infusion followed? Tulchinsky M, Balon H, Donohoe K, Holes-Lewis K, Hunt K, Kantor S, Wall L, Lehman E, JNM, 5/1/2012


    • Instructive Case Review in Hepatobiliary Imaging. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Orlando, FL - 4/26/2013
    • Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy: Approaches for the Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Orlando, FL - 4/25/2013
    • Advanced Techniques for Gallbladder Ejection Fraction in Patients with Chronic Abdominal Pain. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Orlando, FL - 4/25/2013

    Other Languages

    • Russian

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Alabama PPO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
    • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


    • PennState
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