Radiology Personnel

Jeffrey Jarvik, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor
Director, Health Services Research Center
Neuroradiology

Biography

Dr. Jarvik is a neuroradiologist with specialized training in health services research, who has focused his research efforts on the imaging of low back pain and peripheral nerve disorders. He is a UW professor of radiology with a joint appointment in neurosurgery, an adjunct appointment in the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health, and an adjunct appoint in the Department of Pharmacy. Dr. Jarvik was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Washington and a General Electric-Association of University Radiologists Radiology Research Foundation (GERRAF) grant recipient. Shortly after joining the faculty, Dr. Jarvik received an R01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with a percentile ranking of 1.1 to conduct a multi-center randomized trial to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a rapid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method for patients with low back pain. The main results of this trial were published in JAMA in 2003. Since 2001 Dr. Jarvik has served as the associate director of the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) for Upper Extremity and Spine Disorders, a NIH-NIAMS funded center based at the Center for Cost and Outcomes Research (CCOR). He is the principal investigator of one of the center projects, a randomized controlled trial investigating surgical versus conservative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. This trial is also examining the utility of high resolution MRI of the median nerve. Another outcomes project was the Back Pain Outcomes using Longitudinal Data project, a multisite project that is funded by the AHRQ for 3 years (9/10-9/13). Dr. Jarvik earned his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and graduated magna cum laude. He continued studying at UCSD and received his M.D. He did his internship at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego, California and his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he also did his fellowship in neuroradiology. He came to the University of Washington with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He did further training at the University of Washington and received his M.P.H.

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

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Using Natural Language Processing of Free-Text Radiology Reports to Identify Type 1 Modic Endplate Changes
Huhdanpaa H., Tan W., Rundell S., Suri P., Chokshi F., Comstock B., Heagerty P., James K., Avins A., Nedeljkovic S., Nerenz D., Kallmes D., Luetmer P., Sherman K., Organ N., Griffith B., Langlotz C., Carrell D., Hassanpour S., Jarvik J.
Journal of Digital Imaging. 2017 Aug:1-7

Long-Term Effects of Repeated Injections of Local Anesthetic With or Without Corticosteroid for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Trial
Friedly J., Comstock B., Turner J., Heagerty P., Deyo R., Bauer Z., Avins A., Nedeljkovic S., Nerenz D., Shi X., Annaswamy T., Standaert C., Smuck M., Kennedy D., Akuthota V., Sibell D., Wasan A., Diehn F., Suri P., Rundell S., Kessler L., Chen A., Jarvik J.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017 Aug:1499-1507.e2

Conduct and reporting of a vertebroplasty trial warrants critical examination
Buchbinder R., Kallmes D., Jarvik J., Deyo R.
Evidence-Based Medicine. 2017 Jun:106-107

Lumbar Muscle Cross-Sectional Areas Do Not Predict Clinical Outcomes in Adults With Spinal Stenosis: A Longitudinal Study
Gellhorn A., Suri P., Rundell S., Olafsen N., Carlson M., Johnson S., Fry A., Annaswamy T., Gilligan C., Comstock B., Heagerty P., Friedly J., Jarvik J.
PM and R. 2017 Jun:545-555

Prioritizing research topics: a comparison of crowdsourcing and patient registry
Truitt A., Monsell S., Avins A., Nerenz D., Lawrence S., Bauer Z., Comstock B., Edwards T., Patrick D., Jarvik J., Lavallee D.
Quality of Life Research. 2017 Apr:1-10

Subsequent health-care utilization associated with early physical therapy for new episodes of low back pain in older adults
Karvelas D., Rundell S., Friedly J., Gellhorn A., Gold L., Comstock B., Heagerty P., Bresnahan B., Nerenz D., Jarvik J.
Spine Journal. 2017 Mar:380-389

Patient priority weighting of the roland morris disability questionnaire does not change results of the lumbar epidural steroid injections for spinal stenosis trial
Makris U., Edwards T., Lavallee D., Bauer Z., Comstock B., Jarvik J., Patrick D., Lotfi M., Friedly J.
Spine. 2017 Jan:42-48

Modifiable risk factors for chronic back pain: insights using the co-twin control design
Suri P., Boyko E., Smith N., Jarvik J., Williams F., Jarvik G., Goldberg J.
Spine Journal. 2017 Jan:4-14

Effect of Comorbid Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis on Longitudinal Clinical and Health Care Use Outcomes in Older Adults With New Visits for Back Pain
Rundell S., Goode A., Suri P., Heagerty P., Comstock B., Friedly J., Gold L., Bauer Z., Avins A., Nedeljkovic S., Nerenz D., Kessler L., Jarvik J.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017 Jan:43-50

Performance Goals for an Adjunct Diagnostic Test to Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies After Screening Mammography: Analysis of Costs, Benefits, and Consequences
Lee C., Bensink M., Berry K., Musa Z., Bodnar C., Dann R., Jarvik J., Lehman C., Ramsey S.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2016 Nov:R81-R88