Jesse Courtier, MD

Associate Professor
Assoc Prof, Clinical Radiology

Biography

Jesse Courtier, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatric Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is responsible for the interpretation of pediatric imaging using multiple modalities including CT, MRI, ultrasound, plain film and fluoroscopy for the thoracic, abdominal/pelvic, and musculoskeletal systems in Pediatric patients. Dr. Courtier obtained his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City in 2003, and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology from the University of Kansas, Wichita in 2008, followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Pediatric Radiology from UCSF.

Dr. Courtier’s research interests include technique optimization in pediatric body MR applications including MR urography, MR enterography, and fetal MR. He is als interested in the development of new educational materials for resident, fellow, and medical student education.

Dr. Courtier is highly involved in medical education, serving as the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Site Director of Training for the Mission Bay Hospital, Director of the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship, and Chair of the Radiology Residency Clinical Competency Committee. He has published 46+ peer-review journal articles as well as several abstracts and educational exhibits. Dr. Courtier is a multi-award winning educator, having been awarded the UCSF Department of Radiology Fellow Teaching Award, Haile T Debas Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Department of Radiology Hideo Minagi Teaching Award .

Expertise:
Pediatric Radiology

Specialty:
CT, MRI, ultrasound, plain film and fluoroscopy in the thoracic, abdominal/pelvic, and musculoskeletal organ systems of pediatric patients

Professional Interests:
Pediatric body MRI, MR enterography, pediatric oncologic imaging, fetal MRI, 3D printing and post-processing, Augmented Reality applications

Education and Training:
• Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City
• Internship: University of Hawaii, Honolulu - Preliminary Surgery
• Residency: University of Kansas, Wichita - Diagnostic Radiology
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging - Abdominal Imaging
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging - Pediatric Radiology
• State of California Medical License
• Diplomate, American Board of Radiology
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support
• Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
• CAQ (Certificate of Additional Qualification) in Pediatric Radiology

Education

M.D., 2003
School of Medicine, University of Iowa
Clinical Fellowship, Radiology, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Honors and Awards

Hideo Minagi Oustanding Teacher Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2016
Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Academic Medical Educators, 2013
Minagi Chair – Award to develop resident/medical student educational tools, University of California, San Francisco, 2012
Outstanding Clinical Fellow Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2010

Publications

Oates A, Ahuja S, Lee MM, Phelps AS, Mackenzie JD, Courtier JL. Pediatric renal transplant biopsy with ultrasound guidance: the 'core' essentials. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Jun 01.
Courtier J, Rao AG, Anupindi SA. Advanced imaging techniques in pediatric body MRI. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 May; 47(5):522-533.
Li Y, Lee MM, Worters PW, MacKenzie JD, Laszik Z, Courtier JL. Pilot Study of Renal Diffusion Tensor Imaging as a Correlate to Histopathology in Pediatric Renal Allografts. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Apr 05; 1-7.
Villanueva-Meyer JE, Naeger DM, Courtier JL, Hope MD, Lambert JW, MacKenzie JD, Phelps AS. Pediatric chest CT at chest radiograph doses: when is the ultralow-dose chest CT clinically appropriate? Emerg Radiol. 2017 Mar 14.
Leelakanok N, Zapala MA, Edwards EA, Phelps AS, Mackenzie JD, Courtier J. Incidental Findings on Pediatric Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Acad Radiol. 2017 Mar 09.
Kim W, Courtier J, Morin C, Shet N, Strauch E, Kim JS. Postnatal MRI for CDH: A pictorial review of late-presenting and recurrent diaphragmatic defects. Clin Imaging. 2017 Mar 08; 43:158-164.
Phelps A, Ramachandran R, Courtier J, Perito E, Rosenthal P, MacKenzie JD. Ultrasound elastography: is there a shear wave speed cutoff for pediatric liver fibrosis and inflammation? Clin Imaging. 2016 Oct 17; 41:95-100.
Courtier J, Webb EM, Phelps AS, Naeger DM. Assessing the learning potential of an interactive digital game versus an interactive-style didactic lecture: the continued importance of didactic teaching in medical student education. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Dec; 46(13):1787-1796.
Ehman EC, Phelps AS, Ohliger MA, Rhee SJ, MacKenzie JD, Courtier JL. Detection of bowel inflammation with fused DWI/T2 images versus contrast-enhanced images in pediatric MR enterography with histopathologic correlation. Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov - Dec; 40(6):1135-1139.
Li Y, Phelps A, Zapala MA, MacKenzie JD, MacKenzie TC, Courtier J. Magnetic resonance imaging of Müllerian duct anomalies in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 May; 46(6):796-805.
Ho ML, Courtier J, Glastonbury CM. The ABCs (Airway, Blood Vessels, and Compartments) of Pediatric Neck Infections and Masses. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 May; 206(5):963-72.
DuBois SG, Marachelian A, Fox E, Kudgus RA, Reid JM, Groshen S, Malvar J, Bagatell R, Wagner L, Maris JM, Hawkins R, Courtier J, Lai H, Goodarzian F, Shimada H, Czarnecki S, Tsao-Wei D, Matthay KK, Mosse YP. Phase I Study of the Aurora A Kinase Inhibitor Alisertib in Combination With Irinotecan and Temozolomide for Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Neuroblastoma: A NANT (New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy) Trial. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 20; 34(12):1368-75.
Patel MV, Leibowich S, Courtier JL, Rhee S, MacKenzie JD. Disodium gadoxetate uptake in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type I: Enhancing our understanding of the cholestatic disease. Radiol Case Rep. 2013; 8(1):661.
Lambert JW, Phelps AS, Courtier JL, Gould RG, MacKenzie JD. Image quality and dose optimisation for infant CT using a paediatric phantom. Eur Radiol. 2016 May; 26(5):1387-95.
Courtier J, Cardenas A, Tan C, Towne M, Rhee SJ, Heyman MB, MacKenzie JD. Nonanesthesia magnetic resonance enterography in young children: feasibility, technique, and performance. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Jun; 60(6):754-61.
Anupindi SA, Podberesky DJ, Towbin AJ, Courtier J, Gee MS, Darge K, Dillman JR. Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: imaging issues with targeted solutions. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Jun; 40(5):975-92.
Barajas RF, Phelps A, Foster HC, Courtier J, Buelow BD, Gupta N, Nicolaides T, Glenn OA, Banerjee A. Metastatic Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma to the Peritoneal Cavity Via Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Case Report and Literature Review. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2015 Jul; 76(1):e91-6.
Basta AM, Courtier J, Phelps A, Copp HL, MacKenzie JD. Scrotal swelling in the neonate. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Mar; 34(3):495-505.
DuBois SG, Groshen S, Park JR, Haas-Kogan DA, Yang X, Geier E, Chen E, Giacomini K, Weiss B, Cohn SL, Granger MM, Yanik GA, Hawkins R, Courtier J, Jackson H, Goodarzian F, Shimada H, Czarnecki S, Tsao-Wei D, Villablanca JG, Marachelian A, Matthay KK. Phase I Study of Vorinostat as a Radiation Sensitizer with 131I-Metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG) for Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Neuroblastoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jun 15; 21(12):2715-21.
Yanik GA, Villablanca JG, Maris JM, Weiss B, Groshen S, Marachelian A, Park JR, Tsao-Wei D, Hawkins R, Shulkin BL, Jackson H, Goodarzian F, Shimada H, Courtier J, Hutchinson R, Haas-Koga D, Hasenauer CB, Czarnecki S, Katzenstein HM, Matthay KK. 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine with intensive chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation for high-risk neuroblastoma. A new approaches to neuroblastoma therapy (NANT) phase II study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Apr; 21(4):673-81.
DuBois SG, Allen S, Bent M, Hilton JF, Hollinger F, Hawkins R, Courtier J, Mosse YP, Matthay KK. Phase I/II study of (131)I-MIBG with vincristine and 5 days of irinotecan for advanced neuroblastoma. Br J Cancer. 2015 Feb 17; 112(4):644-9.
Courtier J, Cardenas A, Tan C, Towne M, Rhee SJ, Heyman M, MacKenzie JD. Non-Anesthesia MR Enterography in Very Young Children-Feasibility, Technique and Performance. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Jan 05.
Phelps AS, Naeger DM, Courtier JL, Lambert JW, Marcovici PA, Villanueva-Meyer JE, MacKenzie JD. Pairwise comparison versus Likert scale for biomedical image assessment. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jan; 204(1):8-14.
Jeanty C, Derderian SC, Courtier J, Hirose S. Clinical management of infantile cholelithiasis. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Aug; 50(8):1289-92.
Lin C, MacKenzie JD, Courtier JL, Gu JT, Milojevic D. Magnetic resonance imaging findings in juvenile spondyloarthropathy and effects of treatment observed on subsequent imaging. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2014; 12:25.
Naeger DM, Straus CM, Phelps A, Courtier J, Webb EM. Student-created independent learning modules: An easy high-value addition to radiology clerkships. Acad Radiol. 2014 Jul; 21(7):879-87.
Koc G, Courtier JL, Phelps A, Marcovici PA, MacKenzie JD. Computed tomography depiction of small pediatric vessels with model-based iterative reconstruction. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Jul; 44(7):787-94.
Cheng LS, Courtier J, MacKenzie TC. Anal duplication in a one-year-old girl. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep. 2013 Oct 01; 1(10):373-374.
Courtier J, Ohliger M, Rhee SJ, Terreblanche O, Heyman MB, MacKenzie JD. Shooting a moving target: use of real-time cine magnetic resonance imaging in assessment of the small bowel. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Oct; 57(4):426-31.
Anupindi SA, Terreblanche O, Courtier J. Magnetic resonance enterography: inflammatory bowel disease and beyond. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2013 Nov; 21(4):731-50.
Koc G, Courtier JL, Kim JS, Miniati DN, MacKenzie JD. Intra-abdominal inverted umblical cord in gastroschisis: a unique ultrasound finding. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Jan; 44(1):109-11.
Patel AS, Soares B, Courtier J, Mackenzie JD. Radiation dose reduction in pediatric CT-guided musculoskeletal procedures. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Oct; 43(10):1303-8.
Schecter SC, Courtier J, Cho SJ, Saadai P, Hirose S, Mackenzie TC, Miniati D. Hepatic portocholecystostomy for biliary atresia: a 25-year follow-up and review. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan; 48(1):262-6.
Courtier J, Robbins E, Soares B, Horvai A, Mackenzie JD. Primary mixed malignant tumor of bone in an 18-year-old male: Report of a case with radiologic-pathologic correlation. J Bone Oncol. 2012 Dec; 1(3):101-5.
Courtier J, Schauer GM, Parer JT, Regenstein AC, Callen PW, Glenn OA. Polymicrogyria in a fetus with human parvovirus B19 infection: a case with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Nov; 40(5):604-6.
Shue EH, Soares B, Courtier J, Hogue J, Shimotake T, MacKenzie TC. Type IV intestinal atresia, congenital bilateral perisylvian syndrome, and chronic pulmonary hypertension secondary to multiple vascular disruption syndrome in a monochorionic twin. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Oct; 47(10):1938-42.
Behr SC, Courtier JL, Qayyum A. Imaging of müllerian duct anomalies. Radiographics. 2012 Oct; 32(6):E233-50.
Cabarrus M, Sun YL, Courtier JL, Stengel JW, Coakley FV, Webb EM. The prevalence and patterns of intraluminal air in acute appendicitis at CT. Emerg Radiol. 2013 Jan; 20(1):51-6.
Nijagal A, Jelin E, Feldstein VA, Courtier J, Urisman A, Jones KD, Lee H, Hirose S, MacKenzie TC. The diagnosis and management of intradiaphragmatic extralobar pulmonary sequestrations: a report of 4 cases. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Aug; 47(8):1501-5.
Jordan E, Poder L, Courtier J, Sai V, Jung A, Coakley FV. Imaging of nontraumatic adrenal hemorrhage. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul; 199(1):W91-8.
Tariq U, Poder L, Carlson D, Courtier J, Joe BN, Coakley FV. Multimodality imaging of fat-containing adrenal metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Jun; 37(6):e157-9.
Courtier JL, Perito ER, Rhee S, Tsai P, Heyman MB, MacKenzie JD. Targeted MRI contrast agents for pediatric hepatobiliary disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Apr; 54(4):454-62.
Shin DS, Poder L, Courtier J, Naeger DM, Westphalen AC, Coakley FV. CT and MRI of early intrauterine pregnancy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Feb; 196(2):325-30.
Saeed M, Plett S, Kim GE, Daldrup-Link H, Courtier J. Radiological-pathological correlation of pleomorphic liposarcoma of the anterior mediastinum in a 17-year-old girl. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Dec; 40 Suppl 1:S68-70.
Courtier J, Poder L, Wang ZJ, Westphalen AC, Yeh BM, Coakley FV. Fetal tracheolaryngeal airway obstruction: prenatal evaluation by sonography and MRI. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Nov; 40(11):1800-5.
Courtier J, Ali K. Case 151: hereditary angioedema in the duodenum. Radiology. 2009 Nov; 253(2):564-9.