By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

December 4, 2017 -- The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has tapped Dr. Christopher Hess, PhD, to lead its department of radiology and biomedical imaging, replacing Dr. Ronald Arenson, who retired in October.

Dr. Christopher Hess, PhD
Dr. Christopher Hess, PhD.

Hess is currently a professor of radiology and neurology and chief of neuroradiology at UCSF. He also serves as the associate chair for quality and safety at the department, and he is associate director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health's T32 training grant program.

Hess joined the faculty in 2008 after completing a radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at UCSF. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois, where he also received bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctorate in electrical engineering.

Hess holds leadership positions at the RSNA, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He also serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Neuroradiology and is incoming deputy editor for Radiology.

His areas of research include MRI of brain degeneration, development, and vascular disease. He has also served as fellowship director of neuroradiology at UCSF, and he teaches in the university's Undergraduate Medical Education and Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging programs, as well as in postgraduate education programs for radiology and neurosurgery.


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