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Kenneth L. Gage, MD, PhD

Specialty: Radiology
Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Locations: Moffitt Cancer Center

Cancer Types Treated: Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Penile Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma , Bladder Cancer , Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer , Melanoma , Neuroendocrine Tumor , Pancreatic Cancer , Prostate Cancer , Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma) , Testicular Cancer

Dr. Gage is a dual board certified (American Board of Radiology and American Board of Nuclear Medicine) imaging specialist with areas of clinical expertise in the imaging diagnosis, staging and treatment response assessment for prostate cancer and other genitourinary malignancies, pancreatic diseases and neuroendocrine tumors.  His Body MRI fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital provided an excellent introduction to prostate MRI and the use of MRI-US guided prostate biopsies, a technology he helped implement at Moffitt Cancer Center after joining the faculty in 2014. In addition to oncologic applications, he has a special interest in the use of MRI and functional imaging for the detection and classification of post-treatment complications (such as postsurgical or post-radiation fistulas1) and the differentiation of malignant from premalignant (intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms) and nonmalignant disease (e.g., autoimmune pancreatitis2).  

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear Radiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology


  • Johns Hopkins University - Body MRI


  • Johns Hopkins University - Diagnostic Radiology
  • Johns Hopkins University - Nuclear Medicine

Medical School:

  • University of Pittsburg School of Medicine - MD
Participating Trials

A Validation Study on the Impact of Decipher® Testing on Treatment Recommendations in African-American and Non-African American Men with Prostate Cancer (VANDAAM Study)
Condition: Genitourinary
Intervention: Not Applicable

VISION: An International, Prospective, Open-Label, Multicenter, Randomized Phase 3 Study of 177LU-PSMA-617 in the Treatment of Patients with Progressive PSMA-Positive Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (MCRPC)
Condition: Genitourinary
Intervention: Lu-PSMA-617; Not Applicable

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
813-745-6100 or toll-free 1-800-679-0775.


  • Galgano SJ, McNamara MM, Peterson CM, Kim DH, Fowler KJ, Camacho MA, Cash BD, Chang KJ, Feig BW, Gage KL, Garcia EM, Kambadakone AR, Levy AD, Liu PS, Marin D, Moreno C, Pietryga JA, Smith MP, Weinstein S, Carucci LR. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Left Lower Quadrant Pain-Suspected Diverticulitis. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 May;16(5S):S141-S149. Pubmedid: 31054740.
  • Evens A, Cyriac G, Jeong D, Araujo C, Gage K, Rose T. A Pictorial Essay of Immunotherapy: Complications that Internists Will See, Whether They Like it or Not. Am J Med. 2019 Mar;132(7):808-815. Pubmedid: 30849381.
  • Parra NA, Lu H, Choi J, Gage K, Pow-Sang J, Gillies RJ, Balagurunathan Y. Habitats in DCE-MRI to Predict Clinically Significant Prostate Cancers. Tomography. 2019 Mar;5(1):68-76. Pubmedid: 30854444. Pmcid: PMC6403034.
  • Parra NA, Lu H, Li Q, Stoyanova R, Pollack A, Punnen S, Choi J, Abdalah M, Lopez C, Gage K, Park JY, Kosj Y, Pow-Sang JM, Gillies RJ, Balagurunathan Y. Erratum: Predicting clinically significant prostate cancer using DCE-MRI habitat descriptors. Oncotarget. 2019 Mar;10(21):2113. Pubmedid: 31007853. Pmcid: PMC6459347.
  • Johnson EM, Gage KL, Feuerlein S, Jeong D. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance for the Evaluation of Suspected Cardiac Thrombus: Conventional and Emerging Techniques. J Vis Exp. 2019 Jun;(148). Pubmedid: 31259905.
  • Jeong D, Gladish G, Chitiboi T, Fradley MG, Gage KL, Schiebler ML. MRI in cardio-oncology: A review of cardiac complications in oncologic care. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Aug;50(5):1349-1366. Pubmedid: 31448472.
  • Johnson DB, Taylor KB, Cohen JV, Ayoubi N, Haugh AM, Wang DY, Schlick BD, Voorhees AL, Gage KL, Fintelmann FJ, Sullivan RJ, Eroglu Z, Abramson RG. Anti-PD-1-Induced Pneumonitis Is Associated with Persistent Imaging Abnormalities in Melanoma Patients. Cancer Immunol Res. 2019 Aug. Pubmedid: 31462410.
  • Bennett SJ, Dill KE, Hanley M, Ahmed O, Desjardins B, Gage KL, Ginsburg M, Khoynezhad A, Oliva IB, Steigner ML, Strax R, Verma N, Rybicki FJ. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Suspected Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 May;15(5S):S208-S214. Pubmedid: 29724424.
  • Parra AN, Lu H, Li Q, Stoyanova R, Pollack A, Punnen S, Choi J, Abdalah M, Lopez C, Gage K, Park JY, Kosj Y, Pow-Sang JM, Gillies RJ, Balagurunathan Y. Predicting clinically significant prostate cancer using DCE-MRI habitat descriptors. Oncotarget. 2018 Dec;9(98):37125-37136. Pubmedid: 30647849. Pmcid: PMC6324677.
  • Jeong D, Bui M, Peterson D, Montilla-Soler J, Gage KL. FDG avid breast cancer bone metastases silent on CT and scintigraphy: a case report with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Acta Radiol Open. 2017 Oct;6(10):2058460117734243. Pubmedid: 29051834. Pmcid: PMC5638166.
  • Bonci G, Steigner ML, Hanley M, Braun AR, Desjardins B, Gaba RC, Gage KL, Matsumura JS, Roselli EE, Sella DM, Strax R, Verma N, Weiss CR, Dill KE. ACR Appropriateness CriteriaThoracic Aorta Interventional Planning and Follow-Up. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Nov;14(11S):S570-S583. Pubmedid: 29101994.
  • Oliva IB, Day K, Dill KE, Hanley M, Ahmed O, Bennett SJ, Desjardins B, Gage KL, Ginsburg M, Hamawy AH, Steigner ML, Strax R, Verma N, Rybicki FJ. ACR Appropriateness CriteriaImaging of Deep Inferior Epigastric Arteries for Surgical Planning (Breast Reconstruction Surgery). J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Nov;14(11S):S456-S461. Pubmedid: 29101984.
  • Ahmed O, Hanley M, Bennett SJ, Chandra A, Desjardins B, Gage KL, Gerhard-Herman MD, Ginsburg M, Gornik HL, Oliva IB, Steigner ML, Strax R, Verma N, Rybicki FJ, Dill KE. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Vascular Claudication-Assessment for Revascularization. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 May;14(5S):S372-S379. Pubmedid: 28473094.
  • Fowler KJ, Kaur H, Cash BD, Feig BW, Gage KL, Garcia EM, Hara AK, Herman JM, Kim DH, Lambert DL, Levy AD, Peterson CM, Scheirey CD, Small W, Smith MP, Lalani T, Carucci LR. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Pretreatment Staging of Colorectal Cancer. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 May;14(5S):S234-S244. Pubmedid: 28473079.
  • Singh-Bhinder N, Kim DH, Holly BP, Johnson PT, Hanley M, Carucci LR, Cash BD, Chandra A, Gage KL, Lambert DL, Levy AD, Oliva IB, Peterson CM, Strax R, Rybicki FJ, Dill KE. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 May;14(5S):S177-S188. Pubmedid: 28473074.
  • Gage KL, Thomas K, Jeong D, Stallworth DG, Arrington JA. Multimodal Imaging of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Cancer Control. 2017 Apr;24(2):172-179. Pubmedid: 28441371.
  • Jeong D, Patel A, Francois CJ, Gage KL, Fradley MG. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Oncology. Cancer Control. 2017 Apr;24(2):147-160. Pubmedid: 28441369.
  • Permuth JB, Choi J, Balarunathan Y, Kim J, Chen DT, Chen L, Orcutt S, Doepker MP, Gage K, Zhang G, Latifi K, Hoffe S, Jiang K, Coppola D, Centeno BA, Magliocco A, Li Q, Trevino J, Merchant N, Gillies R, Malafa M, On Behalf Of The Florida Pancreas Collaborative . Combining radiomic features with a miRNA classifier may improve prediction of malignant pathology for pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec;7(52):85785-85797. Pubmedid: 27589689. Pmcid: PMC5349874.
  • Khimani F, Jeong DK, Miladinovic B, Nishihori T, Ayala E, Locke F, Mishra A, Chavez J, Shah B, Gage K, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Nonfluorodeoxyglucose-Avid Persistent Splenomegaly at Time of Transplantation Delays Neutrophil and Platelets Engraftment without Affecting Survival in Patients with Lymphomas Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Dec;22(12):2201-2207. Pubmedid: 27660169.
  • Eisen RJ, Enscore RE, Atiku LA, Zielinski-Gutierrez E, Mpanga JT, Kajik E, Andama V, Mungujakisa C, Tibo E, MacMillan K, Borchert JN, Gage KL. Evidence that rodent control strategies ought to be improved to enhance food security and reduce the risk of rodent-borne illnesses within subsistence farming villages in the plague-endemic West Nile region, Uganda. Int J Pest Manag. 2015 Oct;59(4):259-270. Pubmedid: 26500395. Pmcid: PMC4615535.
  • Coughlin JM, Wang Y, Ma S, Yue C, Kim PK, Adams AV, Roosa HV, Gage KL, Stathis M, Rais R, Rojas C, McGlothan JL, Watkins CC, Sacktor N, Guilarte TR, Zhou Y, Sawa A, Slusher BS, Caffo B, Kassiou M, Endres CJ, Pomper MG. Regional brain distribution of translocator protein using [(11)C]DPA-713 PET in individuals infected with HIV. J Neurovirol. 2014 Jun;20(3):219-232. Pubmedid: 24567030. Pmcid: PMC4078660.
  • Gage KL, Deshmukh S, Macura KJ, Kamel IR, Zaheer A. MRI of perianal fistulas: bridging the radiological-surgical divide. Abdom Imaging. 2013 Oct;38(5):1033-1042. Pubmedid: 23242265. Pmcid: PMC4394844.
  • Endres CJ, Coughlin JM, Gage KL, Watkins CC, Kassiou M, Pomper MG. Radiation dosimetry and biodistribution of the TSPO ligand 11C-DPA-713 in humans. J Nucl Med. 2012 Feb;53(2):330-335. Pubmedid: 22241913. Pmcid: PMC3274766.
  • Cho SY, Gage KL, Mease RC, Senthamizhchelvan S, Holt DP, Jeffrey-Kwanisai A, Endres CJ, Dannals RF, Sgouros G, Lodge M, Eisenberger MA, Rodriguez R, Carducci MA, Rojas C, Slusher BS, Kozikowski AP, Pomper MG. Biodistribution, tumor detection, and radiation dosimetry of 18F-DCFBC, a low-molecular-weight inhibitor of prostate-specific membrane antigen, in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. J Nucl Med. 2012 Dec;53(12):1883-1891. Pubmedid: 23203246. Pmcid: PMC3742115.
  • Joyal JL, Barrett JA, Marquis JC, Chen J, Hillier SM, Maresca KP, Boyd M, Gage K, Nimmagadda S, Kronauge JF, Friebe M, Dinkelborg L, Stubbs JB, Stabin MG, Mairs R, Pomper MG, Babich JW. Preclinical evaluation of an 131I-labeled benzamide for targeted radiotherapy of metastatic melanoma. Cancer Res. 2010 May;70(10):4045-4053. Pubmedid: 20442292. Pmcid: PMC2871064.
  • Gage KL, Gartner MJ, Burgreen GW, Wagner WR. Predicting membrane oxygenator pressure drop using computational fluid dynamics. Artif Organs. 2002 Jul;26(7):600-607. Pubmedid: 12081518.
  • Gartner MJ, Wilhelm CR, Gage KL, Fabrizio MC, Wagner WR. Modeling flow effects on thrombotic deposition in a membrane oxygenator. Artif Organs. 2000 Jan;24(1):29-36. Pubmedid: 10677154.
  • Zaheer A, Singh VK, Akshintala VS, Kawamoto S, Tsai SD, Gage KL, Fishman EK. Differentiating autoimmune pancreatitis from pancreatic adenocarcinoma using dual-phase computed tomography. J Comput Assist Tomo. 38(1):146-152. Pubmedid: 24424563. Pmcid: PMC4394855.