People

Leadership

Christopher Hess, MD, PhD

Founding Director

Professor and Chair

Christopher Hess, MD, PhD

Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, is the Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF. Dr. Hess completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering and his MD at the University of Illinois in 1998 and 2002, respectively....

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Sharmila Majumdar, PhD

Executive and Scientific Director

Professor and Vice Chair

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, is a UCSF Professor and is the Vice Chair for Research and Margaret Hart Surbeck Distinguished Professor in Advanced Imaging in the Departments of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF and Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. She is...

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John Mongan, MD, PhD

Director of Translational Informatics

Assoc.Prof.of Clin.Radiology

John Mongan, MD, PhD

John Mongan, MD, PhD, is the Vice Chair for Informatics and an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology (Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound section) in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. His areas of research interest...

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Faculty & Staff

Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD

Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR). Dr. Adler-Milstein is a leading researcher in health IT policy, with a specific focus on electronic health records and interoperability. She h...

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Rima Arnaout, MD

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Assistant Adjunct Professor

Rima Arnaout, MD

Dr. Rima Arnaout is an Assistant Professor in Medicine (Cardiology) and a member of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, the Biological and Medical Informatics graduate program, and the Center for Intelligent Imaging. She is a physician-scientist with a background i...

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Spencer Behr, MD

Associate Professor

Assoc Prof of Clin Radiology

Spencer Behr, MD

Spencer Behr, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and the Director of the Fellowship for both the Abdominal Imaging subspecialty and for the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He obtained his medical deg...

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Atul Butte, MD, PhD

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics

Professor

Atul Butte, MD, PhD

Atul Butte, MD, PhD Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF Director, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, UCSF Chief Data Scientist, University of Cali...

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Martina Descovich, PhD

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Assoc Professor In Residence

Martina Descovich, PhD

Dr. Descovich specializes in the physics of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). SRS and SBRT are advanced modalities of radiation therapy, enabling high targeting accuracy. The CyberKnife system is a medical device entirely dedicated to...

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Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Memory & Aging Center

Assoc Professor in Residence

Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD

Dr. Grinberg is a neuropathologist specializing in brain aging and associated disorders. She received her medical and doctorate degrees in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2003, Dr. Grinberg, along with colleagues from several disciplines founded a brain bank in São Paulo, Brazil, which has...

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Nola Hylton, PhD

Professor, Body Imaging Research Group

Professor in Residence

Nola Hylton, PhD

Nola Hylton, PhD, is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and Director of the Breast Imaging Research Group at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Hylton received her BS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institu...

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Sharat Israni

Executive Director & CTO, Bakar Institute

Executive Director

Sharat Israni

I've been an original "Big Data" leader and software executive at pioneering companies, who prefers to go where Data Science (and computation) have yet to arrive.... but will. Focussed the last 4+ years on Data Science for Medicine and Public Health. Here is a sum...

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Fei Jiang, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Assist. Professor in Residence

Fei Jiang, PhD, MS

Dr. Jiang is an assistant professor in biostatistics in the University of California, San Francisco. She has been an assistant professor in statistics for three years in the University of Hong Kong. Her research interest lies in machine learning methods, high dimensional models,...

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Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD

Professor, Chief of Breast Imaging

Professor in Residence

Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD

Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD, is a Professor in Residence and Chief of Breast Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Developing a breat imaging program was a natural progression of Dr. Joe’s research interest in br...

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Kimberly Kallianos, MD

Assistant Professor

Asst Prof - Clinical Radiology

Kimberly Kallianos, MD

Kimberly Kallianos, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kallianos received her medical degree at Harvard Medical...

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Michael Keiser, PhD

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Assistant Professor

Michael Keiser, PhD

Our lab investigates how small molecules perturb protein target networks to biological and therapeutic effect. In a forward polypharmacology campaign, we are using machine learning and computational methods such as the Similarity Ensemble Approach (SEA) to infer new combinations...

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Tatiana Kelil, MD

Assistant Professor

Asst. Professor-Clin.Radiology

Tatiana Kelil, MD

In 2012 Tatiana Kelil earned her MD at Chicago Medical School, followed by a one-year internship at St. Mary’s Health Center in Chicago, IL. Kelil completed a four-year diagnostic radiology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2017. In 2018, she co...

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Marc Kohli, MD

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Informatics

Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology

Marc Kohli, MD

Marc Kohli, MD, is the Director of Clinical Informatics, and an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging section in Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Indiana...

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Peder Larson, PhD

Associate Professor

Assoc. Professor in Residence

Peder Larson, PhD

Peder Larson, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence and a Principal Investigator in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Larson's research program is primarily centered around developing new MRI scannin...

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Amie Lee, MD

Associate Professor

Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology

Amie Lee, MD

Amie Lee, MD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Breast Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her medical degree from UCSF in 2009. She completed her residency in Dia...

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Yan Li, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neuroimaging Research Group

ASST ADJ PROF-HCOMP

Yan Li, PhD

Dr. Yan Li joined UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging as an Assistant Professor in March 2019. Dr. Li received her medical degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, Master of Science in Biochemistry from McGill University in Canada, and PhD from the UCSF/UC Berkeley J...

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Thomas Link, MD, PhD

Professor & Chief of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section

Professor in Residence

Thomas Link, MD, PhD

Thomas M. Link, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section and Clinical Director of the Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research (MQIR) Group in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Link comp...

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Jing Liu, PhD

Associate Professor

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Jing Liu, PhD

Jing Liu, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2001, and she earned her MS in E...

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Janine Lupo Palladino, PhD

Associate Professor

Associate Prof in Residence

Janine Lupo Palladino, PhD

Janine Lupo, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Surbeck Laboratory of Advanced Imaging and Neuroimaging Research Interest Group of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. She is a member of the UCSF/UC Berkeley Graduate Group in Bioengineering, Helen Diller Family...

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Dimitrios Mitsouras, PhD

Associate Professor

Assoc Prof in Residence

Dimitrios Mitsouras, PhD

Dr. Mitsouras is Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF and Medical Physicist at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is Chair of the MR Safety Committee at the SFVAMC, and Director of TRST 3D, the Veterans Affa...

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Olivier Morin, PhD

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Associate Professor of Clin

Olivier Morin, PhD

Our research laboratory creates multi-omics prediction models for personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment. I serve as the principal investigator for the MEDomics Consortium (www.medomics.ai). Our group has active research activities in quantitative imaging, natural language p...

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Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD

Professor

Professor in Residence

Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD

Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He has joint appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and...

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