Jody Tanabe, MD
Professor, Radiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1985)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Davis (CA) (1981)
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program, Radiology (1992)
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Neuroradiology (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Radiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Senior Editor, American Journal of Neuroradiology, AJNR (2014)
  • Distinguished Investigators Award, Academy of Radiology (2014)
  • Leadership for Innovative Team Science Program, Colorado CTSI (2012)


  • Verplaetse TL, Cosgrove KP, Tanabe J, McKee SA. Sex/gender differences in brain function and structure in alcohol use: A narrative review of neuroimaging findings over the last 10 years. J Neurosci Res. 2021 Jan;99(1):309-323. PubMed PMID: 32333417
  • Tanabe J, Thaker A. Microstructure and Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in Neuropsychiatry: A Neuroradiology Perspective. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2020 Nov;5(11):1009-1010. PubMed PMID: 33161957
  • Hagler DJ Jr, Hatton S, Cornejo MD, Makowski C, Fair DA, Dick AS, Sutherland MT, Casey BJ, Barch DM, Harms MP, Watts R, Bjork JM, Garavan HP, Hilmer L, Pung CJ, Sicat CS, Kuperman J, Bartsch H, Xue F, Heitzeg MM, Laird AR, Trinh TT, Gonzalez R, Tapert SF, Riedel MC, Squeglia LM, Hyde LW, Rosenberg MD, Earl EA, Howlett KD, Baker FC, Soules M, Diaz J, de Leon OR, Thompson WK, Neale MC, Herting M, Sowell ER, Alvarez RP, Hawes SW, Sanchez M, Bodurka J, Breslin FJ, Morris AS, Paulus MP, Simmons WK, Polimeni JR, van der Kouwe A, Nencka AS, Gray KM, Pierpaoli C, Matochik JA, Noronha A, Aklin WM, Conway K, Glantz M, Hoffman E, Little R, Lopez M, Pariyadath V, Weiss SR, Wolff-Hughes DL, DelCarmen-Wiggins R, Feldstein Ewing SW, Miranda-Dominguez O, Nagel BJ, Perrone AJ, Sturgeon DT, Goldstone A, Pfefferbaum A, Pohl KM, Prouty D, Uban K, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M, Galvan A, Bagot K, Giedd J, Infante MA, Jacobus J, Patrick K, Shilling PD, Desikan R, Li Y, Sugrue L, Banich MT, Friedman N, Hewitt JK, Hopfer C, Sakai J, Tanabe J, Cottler LB, Nixon SJ, Chang L, Cloak C, Ernst T, Reeves G, Kennedy DN, Heeringa S, Peltier S, Schulenberg J, Sripada C, Zucker RA, Iacono WG, Luciana M, Calabro FJ, Clark DB, Lewis DA, Luna B, Schirda C, Brima T, Foxe JJ, Freedman EG, Mruzek DW, Mason MJ, Huber R, McGlade E, Prescot A, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA, Allgaier NA, Dumas JA, Ivanova M, Potter A, Florsheim P, Larson C, Lisdahl K, Charness ME, Fuemmeler B, Hettema JM, Maes HH, Steinberg J, Anokhin AP, Glaser P, Heath AC, Madden PA, Baskin-Sommers A, Constable RT, Grant SJ, Dowling GJ, Brown SA, Jernigan TL, Dale AM. Image processing and analysis methods for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. Neuroimage. 2019 Nov 15;202:116091. PubMed PMID: 31415884
  • Tanabe J, Yamamoto DJ, Sutton B, Brown MS, Hoffman PL, Burnham EL, Glueck DH, Tabakoff B. Effects of Alcohol and Acetate on Cerebral Blood Flow: A Pilot Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 Oct;43(10):2070-2078. PubMed PMID: 31386214
  • Tanabe J, Regner M, Sakai J, Martinez D, Gowin J. Neuroimaging reward, craving, learning, and cognitive control in substance use disorders: review and implications for treatment. Br J Radiol. 2019 Sep;92(1101):20180942. PubMed PMID: 30855982
  • Maamari RN, Stunkel L, Kung NH, Ferguson CJ, Tanabe J, Schmidt RE, Dahiya S, Dhand A, Van Stavern GP, Rajagopal R, Harocopos GJ. Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy Complicated by Fatal Cerebral Vasculitis. J Neuroophthalmol. 2019 Jun;39(2):260-267. PubMed PMID: 30676416
  • Weinkle LJ, Hoyt B, Thompson JA, Sillau S, Tanabe J, Honce J, Klepitskaya O. Association of MRI Measurements with Cognitive Outcomes After STN-DBS in Parkinson's Disease. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2018 Jul-Aug;5(4):417-426. PubMed PMID: 30363383
  • Yamamoto DJ, Banich MT, Regner MF, Sakai JT, Tanabe J. Behavioral approach and orbitofrontal cortical activity during decision-making in substance dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Nov 1;180:234-240. PubMed PMID: 28934666
  • Sakai JT, Dalwani MS, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Raymond K, McWilliams S, Tanabe J, Rojas D, Regner M, Banich MT, Crowley TJ. Imaging decision about whether to benefit self by harming others: Adolescents with conduct and substance problems, with or without callous-unemotionality, or developing typically. Psychiatry Res. 2017 May 30;263:103-112. PubMed PMID: 28371655
  • Mohl B, Berman BD, Shelton E, Tanabe J. Levodopa response differs in Parkinson's motor subtypes: A task-based effective connectivity study. J Comp Neurol. 2017 Jun 15;525(9):2192-2201. PubMed PMID: 28256710
  • Lind KE, Gutierrez EJ, Yamamoto DJ, Regner MF, McKee SA, Tanabe J. Sex disparities in substance abuse research: Evaluating 23 years of structural neuroimaging studies. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Apr 1;173:92-98. PubMed PMID: 28212516
  • Regner MF, Saenz N, Maharajh K, Yamamoto DJ, Mohl B, Wylie K, Tregellas J, Tanabe J. Top-Down Network Effective Connectivity in Abstinent Substance Dependent Individuals. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 24;11(10):e0164818. PubMed PMID: 27776135
  • Boulos PK, Dalwani MS, Tanabe J, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Banich MT, Crowley TJ, Sakai JT. Brain Cortical Thickness Differences in Adolescent Females with Substance Use Disorders. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 6;11(4):e0152983. PubMed PMID: 27049765
  • Nagae LM, Honce JM, Tanabe J, Shelton E, Sillau SH, Berman BD. Microstructural Changes within the Basal Ganglia Differ between Parkinson Disease Subtypes. Front Neuroanat. 2016 Feb 23;10:17. PubMed PMID: 26941615
  • Pollard R, Hannan M, Tanabe J, Berman BD. Early-onset Parkinson disease leading to diagnosis of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2016 Apr;25:110-1. PubMed PMID: 26868161
  • Krmpotich T, Mikulich-Gilbertson S, Sakai J, Thompson L, Banich MT, Tanabe J. Impaired Decision-Making, Higher Impulsivity, and Drug Severity in Substance Dependence and Pathological Gambling. J Addict Med. 2015 Jul-Aug;9(4):273-80. PubMed PMID: 25918968
  • Yamamoto DJ, Woo CW, Wager TD, Regner MF, Tanabe J. Influence of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and ventral striatum on risk avoidance in addiction: a mediation analysis. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Apr 1;149:10-7. PubMed PMID: 25736619
  • Dalwani MS, McMahon MA, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Young SE, Regner MF, Raymond KM, McWilliams SK, Banich MT, Tanabe JL, Crowley TJ, Sakai JT. Female adolescents with severe substance and conduct problems have substantially less brain gray matter volume. PLoS One. 2015;10(5):e0126368. PubMed PMID: 26000879
  • Nyberg EM, Tanabe J, Honce JM, Krmpotich T, Shelton E, Hedeman J, Berman BD. Morphologic changes in the mesolimbic pathway in Parkinson's disease motor subtypes. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2015 May;21(5):536-40. PubMed PMID: 25817514
  • Regner MF, Dalwani M, Yamamoto D, Perry RI, Sakai JT, Honce JM, Tanabe J. Sex Differences in Gray Matter Changes and Brain-Behavior Relationships in Patients with Stimulant Dependence. Radiology. 2015 Dec;277(3):801-12. PubMed PMID: 26133201
  • Chumachenko SY, Sakai JT, Dalwani MS, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Dunn R, Tanabe J, Young S, McWilliams SK, Banich MT, Crowley TJ. Brain cortical thickness in male adolescents with serious substance use and conduct problems. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015 Jul 30;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26225812
  • Wylie KP, Tanabe J, Martin LF, Wongngamnit N, Tregellas JR. Nicotine increases cerebellar activity during finger tapping. PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e84581. PubMed PMID: 24358367
  • Chaarani B, et al. Brain Function in the Pre-Adolescent Brain: Results from the ABCD Study. Nature neuroscience
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Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Member
  • American Society of Neuroradiology, Member
  • American Society Functional Neuroradiology, Member
  • Radiological Society of North America, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Radiology, Board Certification (1992)
  • Neuroradiology, Board Certification (1996)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Radiology - Neuroradiology
  • Radiology
Public Speaking

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1985)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Davis (CA) (1981)
Residency Programs:
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program, Radiology (1992)
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Neuroradiology (1993)
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Languages: English
Department: Radiology
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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