Susan Wall, MD

Professor Emeritus
Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs
Vice Chair, Academics


Susan Wall, MD, is a Professor in Radiology and Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Wall received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed an internship in Pediatrics from UCSF, and joined the UCSF Department of Radiology for her residency, serving as Chief Resident. In 1982, she joined the Radiology faculty at UCSF, and from 1993-2000, Dr. Wall served as Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Since 1997, she was Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs in Radiology and she retired in 2006 after 20 years of service to the University.

From 2003-2005, Dr. Wall took over the responsibility as Dean for UCSF-Fresno. As Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate Medical Education, she oversaw 70 accredited programs and more than 1,300 trainees. Dr. Wall has served on and chaired numerous committees both locally and nationally. She has chaired the Merit and Promotions Committee and the Human Relations Committee. Nationally, Dr. Wall is past president of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists where she was honored as the first woman to become the Annual Visiting Professor. Dr. Wall served as Chair of the Editorial Board of the Radiological Society of North America News as well as the Publications Council, the American College of Radiology Intersociety Conferences, and the Steering Committee of the Group on Resident Affairs of the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Dr. Wall is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on abdominal imaging, and she has published more than 130 manuscripts.

Academic Affairs

Abdominal imaging, vascular radiology, interventional radiology

Professional Interests:
Abdominal imaging, interventional techniques, developing junior faculty mentoring program

Education and Training:
• Bachelor of Science: Humboldt State University, California - Nursing Magna Cum Laude
• Bachelor of Science: San Diego State University, California - Chemistry
• Medical Degree: University of California, San Francisco
• Internship: University of California, San Francisco - Pediatrics
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology - Chief Resident

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award, University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiology, 2006
First Woman as Annual Visiting Professor, Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, 1997


Sutliff RL, Walp ER, Kim YH, Walker LA, El-Ali AM, Ma J, Bonsall R, Ramosevac S, Eaton DC, Verlander JW, Hansen L, Gleason RL, Pham TD, Hong S, Pech V, Wall SM. Contractile force is enhanced in Aortas from pendrin null mice due to stimulation of angiotensin II-dependent signaling. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e105101.
Vidyarthi AR, Arora V, Schnipper JL, Wall SD, Wachter RM. Managing discontinuity in academic medical centers: strategies for a safe and effective resident sign-out. J Hosp Med. 2006 Jul; 1(4):257-66.
Vidyarthi AR, Katz PP, Wall SD, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. Impact of reduced duty hours on residents' educational satisfaction at the University of California, San Francisco. Acad Med. 2006 Jan; 81(1):76-81.
Yee J, Kumar NN, Hung RK, Akerkar GA, Kumar PR, Wall SD. Comparison of supine and prone scanning separately and in combination at CT colonography. Radiology. 2003 Mar; 226(3):653-61.