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

Tomi Nano, PhD

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Medical Physics Resident

Tomi Nano, PhD

Artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, such as machine or deep learning, has evolved drastically in recent years. It is being applied to a broad spectrum of problems, however, there are few AI algorithms that have transitioned to clinic and disseminated into practice. Translat...

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Jared Narvid, MD

Assistant Professor

Asst. Professor Clin Radiology

Jared Narvid, MD

Jared Narvid, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Neuroradiology subspecialty at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and he completed a one-year internship from St. Mary’s Hospital in San Fr...

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Susan Noworolski, PhD

Professor

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Susan Noworolski, PhD

Dr. Noworolski is a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of the Graduate Group in Bioengineering. She is Director of Graduate Studies for the Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program at UCSF. Dr. Noworolski’s research focuses on developing magnetic res...

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Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor

Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD

Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ohliger obtained his PhD in Medical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard/MIT Divisi...

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Beck Olson

Computational and Data Scientist

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Beck Olson

Scientific software developer with a focus on data visualization, algorithms and image processing. An advocate of open-source software with a focus on building tools to apply new technologies to cutting-edge science.

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Eugene Ozhinsky, PhD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Eugene Ozhinsky, PhD

Eugene Ozhinsky, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco. His main research interests are in the areas of machine learning for musculoskeletal imaging and MR-guided focused ultrasound therapy. He...

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Valentina Pedoia, PhD

Assistant Professor

Asst. Professor in Residence

Valentina Pedoia, PhD

Valentina Pedoia, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Department. She is an Imaging scientist with a primary interest in developing algorithms for advanced computer vision and machine learning to improve the usage of non-invasive imaging as diag...

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Ashish Raj, PhD

Professor

Professor in Residence

Ashish Raj, PhD

I have more than 15 years experience in computer vision, signal processing, graph theory, medical imaging and informatics. I have had continuous and successive experiences in forming and leading research teams comprising of basic and clinical scientists in executing NIH-funded re...

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Aaron Scheffler, PhD, MS, BA

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Assist. Professor In Residence

Aaron Scheffler, PhD, MS, BA

My research centers on the statistical challenges posed by highly structured data collected in an increasing number of applications ranging from imaging to wearable technologies. Frequently, the observed data are discrete samples of an underlying functional process which exhibits...

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Youngho Seo, PhD

Professor

Professor in Residence

Youngho Seo, PhD

Youngho Seo, PhD, is a Professor in Residence and Director of Nuclear Imaging Physics in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty Affiliate at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, Pro...

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Amrita Basu Somani, PhD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Amrita Basu Somani, PhD

Development of computational models for early detection of cancer lesions and progression to metastatic disease can help discriminate between high and low cancer risk profiles. Therefore, we seek to exploit diverse, high-throughput genomic and clinical data to understand the mole...

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Jason Talbott, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Assoc Professor In Residence

Jason Talbott, MD, PhD

Jason Talbott, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Neuroradiology section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He also serves as Associate Residency...

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Andrew Taylor, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology

Andrew Taylor, MD, PhD

Andrew G. Taylor, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Taylor obtained his MD and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, foll...

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Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD

Associate Professor

Assoc Professor in Residence

Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD

Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Tosun obtained her BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bilkent University, Tur...

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Taman Upadhaya, PhD

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Postdoctoral Scholar

Taman Upadhaya, PhD

I am a postdoctoral researcher working in the department of radiation oncology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. I do biomedical data science. My research is focused on prognostic/predictive models for oncology using multi-omics data ( Histopath...

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Gilmer Valdes, PhD

Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Asst. Professor In Residence

Gilmer Valdes, PhD

The expanding collection and sharing of health-related data, increases in computational power, and advances in machine learning (ML) are hoped to enable discoveries of better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. In our field of Radiation Oncology, Machine Learning has b...

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Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD

Assistant Professor

Asst.Professor Clin. Radiology

Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD

Javier Villanueva­-Meyer, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Neuroradiology subspecialty section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Med...

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Thienkhai Vu, MD

Associate Professor

Associate Clinical Professor

Thienkhai Vu, MD

Thienkhai H. Vu, MD, PhD, is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Unviersity of California, San Francisco. He primarily provides his expertise on chest imaging at SFGH, and occasionally provides his services in ultrasound,...

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Zhen Wang, MD

Professor

Professor in Residence

Zhen Wang, MD

Zhen Jane Wang, MD received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at UCSF in 2007, serving as a Chief Resident from...

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Duan Xu, PhD

Professor

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Duan Xu, PhD

Duan Xu, PhD, is a Professor in Residence and leads the Imaging Research for Neurodevelopment Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco Parnassus and Mission Bay. Dr. Xu obtained his BA in Integrated Science and BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern Univ...

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